Educational Opportunities

The following educational opportunities are offered through the Columbia Chapter NIGP in partnership with OPPA.

Scholarships are available!  Contact Columbia Chapter to apply today.

Upcoming Face to Face Courses

Webinars:

  • Webinar – A Bulletproof Story with Creative Flourish: From How Much You Cost to the Value You Create

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 03/15/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 031517: A Bulletproof Story with Creative Flourish: From How Much You Cost to the Value You Create (Special Non-Member Discount) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 031517: A Bulletproof Story with Creative Flourish: From How Much You Cost to the Value You Create (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 031517: A Bulletproof Story with Creative Flourish: From How Much You Cost to the Value You Create (Special Non-Member Discount) Fee : 0.00
  • Webinar – Performance-Based Infrastructure for the Public Sector

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 03/29/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 032917: Performance-Based Infrastructure for the Public Sector (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 032917: Performance-Based Infrastructure for the Public Sector (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
  • Webinar – Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 04/05/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 040517: Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask (Special Non-Member Discount) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 040517: Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 040517: Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
  • Webinar – Cybersecurity for Procurement Professionals

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 05/10/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 051017: Cybersecurity for Procurement Professionals (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
  • Webinar – Spend Analysis for Forward Thinking Organizations

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 05/24/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 052417: Spend Analysis for Forward Thinking Organizations (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
    Webinar 052417: Spend Analysis for Forward Thinking Organizations (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
  • Webinar – Tackling the Triple Bottom Line: How to Identify, Understand, and Source Sustainable Products to Achieve Your Purchasing Goals

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 06/14/2017
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Online Learning
    Webinar 061417: Tackling the Triple Bottom Line: How to Identify, Understand, and Source Sustainable Products to Achieve Your Purchasing Goals (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 061417: Tackling the Triple Bottom Line: How to Identify, Understand, and Source Sustainable Products to Achieve Your Purchasing Goals (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00

Upcoming Workshops:

OPPA Spring Regional Conference 2019

TBD

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Please note:  While the classes below are not NIGP sponsored classes, they may be eligible as class credit towards CPPO or CPPB certification or recertification.  If you plan to apply these classes towards credits, refer to the UPPCC information for the required class information you will need to submit to qualify for class credit.

PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education:

Construction Contracting Certificate Program

The program is designed for individuals in the public construction contracting arena. Series of 4 classes offered each year at Portland State University. For more information see website. https://www.pdx.edu/cepe/construction-contracting-course-schedule


NIGP Sponsored Classes:

Note: The fees listed are for standard registration (31-59 days before course). Save $25 by registering 60 days or more before the course. Late fees apply if registering within 30 days of the start of the course!

Three-day NIGP Courses
Contract Administration in the Public Sector Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Introduction to Public Procurement Legal Aspects of Public Procurement Sourcing in the Public Sector Strategic Procurement Planning Note: A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
Two-day NIGP Courses
Alternative Dispute Resolution Capital Acquisitions Contracting for Construction Services Contracting for Public Sector Services Fundamentals of Leadership and Management Logistics and Transportation Managing Risk in Public Sector Contracts Warehousing and Inventory Control Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants “Intermediate” (*includes the new OMB requirements) Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants “Advanced” (*includes the new OMB requirements CPPB Prep CPPO Prep Customer Service: The Key to Success in Public Procurement Effective Contract Writing Get What you need through Successful Negotiation Strategies A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
One-day NIGP Courses
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Adding Value to the Procurement Process Best Practices in Developing Public Construction Bid Documents Effective Decision Making Effective Management of Construction Contracts Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement Introduction to Public Private Partnerships (P3s) Managing Your End -Users And Suppliers: It’s All About Relationships Performance Based Request for Proposals Performance Management, Measurement and Metrics Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving Tools for Ensuring Contractor Performance on Public Construction Projects When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Construction Project World Class Procurement Practices.
A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
For information on classes sponsored by the Columbia Chapter contact:
Kathi Braeme-Burr,
CPPB OPBC Professional Development Director,
NIGP Columbia Chapter
Sr. Procurement Analyst,
Multnomah County
503-988-7550

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