Two Big October Webinars - Don't Miss Them
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Two big webinars are on the calendar this month. Mark these dates and carve out time on your schedule for these professional development opportunities.
Leveraging the Procurement Function as a Key Tool to Advance Mission and Goals
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern | 11:00 am Pacific
Does your procurement department function as a strategic resource to the CBO? Does your team have the expertise necessary to advance institutional goals by leveraging business partnerships? Does your procurement department do more than say “no”, rehearse rules, and push paper through?
This webcast will cover some major core principles around people, processes, and technology that CPOs and CBOs should consider as they evaluate and enable their procurement department. The procurement team typically manages the second largest addressable spend in the enterprise; therefore, supporting and advancing this function will not only lead to cost savings, but can also lead to more revenue opportunities, a reduction in enterprise risk, and a happier campus constituency (which is more likely to engage procurement actively).
You will hear from a panel of experts about the latest challenges in higher education procurement, important considerations for making positive incremental change, and how the campus CPO, with CBO support, can drive important strategic initiatives on campus that go far beyond traditional “purchasing.”
Presented by Mary Dukakis, Southern New Hampshire University, Nichol Luoma, Arizona State University, and Rosey Murton, Florida State University
Diversity Spend Goals? How to Meet Them and Streamline Purchasing
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern | 11:00 am Pacific
How do you deliver what your institution needs, while still meeting your diversity spend goals? Learn how Virginia Tech University, a research institution with over 34,000 students, utilizes a centralized platform, Amazon Business, to enable purchasing while using the business tools to identify, track and report on diversity spend. Find out how to streamline the process and meet your diversity spend goals.
Learning objectives for this course include:
- Participants will learn how a large university can consolidate and manage current rogue or tail spend while gaining visibility and control.
- Participants will learn how to leverage their own e-procurement software (VT uses Jaggaer) in concert with Amazon Business to bring ordering under their current process and in compliance with other vendors.
- Participants will see how a large university uses can identify reportable second tier diversity spend while meeting management standards at the state level for utilizing diverse vendors
Presented by Mary Helmick, Virginia Tech and Matt Busbridge, Amazon Business