Through "NAEP University," continuing education and professional development are cornerstones of NAEP's mission and purpose.
NAEP's Procurement Academy is an in-person, two-day event held just outside of Baltimore. Delivered in three Tiers, the NAEP Procurement Academy provides best practices, insider intelligence and market knowledge needed to propel your career. Read more
Tier I: Foundation is best suited for those new to procurement Tier II: Professional takes a deeper dive into the role of procurement, ethics, customer service, and strategy. Tier III: Professional Plus expands upon the skills introduced in Tier II: Professional. Sessions include leadership, emotional intelligence, communicating at all levels, meeting effectiveness, decision-making, cultural competency and conflict resolution.
An important piece of NAEP University are it's various Institutes. Focusing on career-specific issues, these in-person, two-day events, are held nation-wide. Read more
Contract Management Institute
Federal Procurement Institute
RFP Process Institute
Strategic Procurement Institute
Supplier Diversity Institute
One of the elements within NAEP University that doesn't require travel are on-demand webinars. These virtual one-hour trainings are facilitated by industry experts and/or NAEP members and contain topical information for purchasing and procurement professionals. Browse On-Demand Webinars
NAEP's Annual Meeting is the national conference, and is the biggest event NAEP offers. With 50+ educational sessions, exciting keynote speakers, and a robust exhibit hall for all of your business and educational needs, this event is not to be missed! Annual Meeting Homepage
While NAEP is the national organization, it consists of several district and regional chapters. Many of these chapters offer their own in-person events and continuing education. Most of these events are two to three-days, but some include one-day workshops, as well.
Regional Events Calendar
NAEP supports member's becoming and remaining certified by offering programming which may be applied toward ISM's C.P.M. / CPSM / CPSD recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC's CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.
Read more on certification
As an NAEP member you receive both exclusive benefits and special pricing on events and professional development. Here are some of the resources you may now access:
Gain access to a library of hundreds of contemporary RFP's, with new material added continually.
Browse dozens of RFP categories
Perform 'key-word' searches for RFP's and Job Titles
Contribute your own RFPs for inclusion in to the library!
The NAEP Exchange
Great as a daily tool for asking your procurement peers for advice or resources, The "NAEP Exchange" works like a private, online bulletin board and is the premier communication tool for educational procurement professionals.
Through industry-leading whitepapers, surveys, and PowerPoint presentations, see what the subject-matter-experts are saying will help advance your department's efforts & strategically position procurement as a campus innovator.
In case you're new to working in Higher Ed, Procurement, or both, here are some resources developed by NAEP's Membership Committee to help you get acquainted!
Code of Ethics
Procurement professionals must have a highly developed sense of ethics to protect their own and their institution's reputation for fair dealing. To strengthen ethical awareness, and to provide guidelines for its Members, NAEP has long promoted a code of ethics.
With more and more Members new to higher education procurement, the Membership and Professional Development Committees are collaborating to create a mentoring program that can be offered regionally and nationally.