An educational series that provides learners with best practice guidance on a variety of technical and hard skills needed for public procurement success.
Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams
The essence of teams is working together toward a common goal. What makes a great team?
This Learning Lab series is designed around the chapters in Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams by Richard Pennington, CPPO, C.P.M. J.D.
Each Learning Lab is interactive featuring a live presenter and a subject matter expert who share their knowledge and insights on these relevant topics.
Learning Lab 4: Step to Their Side Often: Help Mold and Promote the Team
Learn what specific actions during a team's lifecycle can improve a team's prospects for success.
November 18 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 5: Use Just Enough Structure: Plan, Communicate, Follow-Up
Understand how to move a team from the early establishment of purpose and goals to achieving objectives.
December 9 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 6: Use Meaningful Measures of Merit
Measurement is critical to assessing procurement office operations. Learn how to development an approach to measurement that works for you.
January 13 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 7: First Ask How? Then Why? Then Decide?
Decision making is a process full of possible errors, get insight on how to identity potential errors and how to reduce them.
February 17 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 8: Manage Risk and Change
Risk management and change management are two sides of the side coin. Gain an understanding and assess the different business models for risk and change management.
March 17 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 9: Keep Learning and Make It Stick!
Discover key tools that can make you and your team more effective at learning.
April 14 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 10: Lead Laterally: Choose to Help
Understand the five behaviors of effective team leaders and distinguishing between the dimensions of leadership, from transactional through team to transformational leadership.
May 19 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Labs from Janet Arrowood, The Write Source, Inc.
Learning Lab: Professional/Business Writing
Learn to write the clearest and most concise emails, memos, reports, policies & procedures, and similar documents.
March 31 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab: Writing Effective Procurement/Solicitation Documents
Improve the quality of your procurement/solicitation documents by using a logical format that is audience- (bidder) focused, plain and concise and uses a structured approach that avoids repetition and redundancy.
April 21 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab: Effective Proposal Writing: Laying the Groundwork
Learn to create a logical structure for your proposal to ensure all requirements are addressed.
May 25 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab: Creating Effective Presentation Slides
Create attention-getting presentations that focuses on "less is more" and the "bottom line up front"
June 16 2PM - 4PM (EDT)