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Advance Your Career at the NAEP 2020 Procurement Academy

Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments)

 NAEP is pleased to offer once again the Procurement Academy. Head to warm and sunny Arizona this January to expand your professional skill sets.

Building your leadership skills and capabilities can add value to your career and to your procurement department. Take charge of your career development. Each tier of the academy consists of 2 ½ days of training and 20 hours of educational credit.

NAEP Procurement Academy
January 13-15, 2020 (Plan to arrive Sunday evening, January 12th)
Phoenix, AZ
Registration & Information

Tier 1 Agenda  |  Tier 2 Agenda  |  Leadership Tier 3 Agenda

Procurement Academy Tier 1: Foundation

Tier I is for early career professionals or professionals new to higher ed procurement. Objectives of this course focus on fundamental administrative processes and systems. It aligns to three major competencies: Ethical Practice, Effective Performance and Communication.

In-depth module topics include the following:

  • Your Role on the Procurement Team
  • Understanding the Procurement Cycle
  • Ethics
  • Practical Writing
  • Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • Strategic Sourcing & RFX's
  • Managing Risk
  • Developing Strong Client Relationships
  • Social Responsibility


Procurement Academy Tier II: Professional

Tier II is for the mid-level career professional who manages a program and/or people within the procurement department. Some areas of focus are Communication, Strategic Agility and Relationship Building.

In-depth module topics include the following:

  • Negotiation
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Contract Development & Management
  • Ethics in Practice
  • Harnessing Data Analytics
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Contract Development & Management
  • Influential Leadership


Leadership Academy Tier III

The NAEP Leadership Academy highlights 3 specific skill sets - Relationship Building, Strategic Agility, and Leadership. If you manage people or a department, this workshop will teach you what you need to know.

In-depth module topics focus on:

  • Maximizing Your Leadership Style
  • Cultural Competency and Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Presence
  • Financial Management Strategies
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Supplier Chain Management
  • Organizational Alignment
  • Leading Procurement

NAEP National Office, 8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 2000, Columbia, MD 21045

New Phone Number Starting May 1: 443.281.9901
Tel: 443.543.5540 • Fax: 443.219.9687

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