Leaders Edge


Leaders Edge is an intimate, cohort-based learning experience, with a mix of in-person and online learning sessions designed to meet our members’ needs and to close the leadership gap in public procurement.

All session topics reinforce NIGP’s Leadership Competency Model based on skill-building across these core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Leading Change
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leading Teams
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership Styles

Studies show among new professionals:
91% aspire to reach leadership positions*
55% want better opportunities for leadership development**

*Virtuali & WorkplaceTrends.com
**2016 Gallup Report

Kara Daniel
"The Leaders Edge Program helped me to be a more effective leader by identifying my areas of strengths and providing me with tools to address weaker areas for me to focus on for improvement. " - Kara Daniel, CPPB, Springfield R-12 School District, MO, Class of 2020

Kerrie Koopman
"The Leaders Edge Program provides knowledge, team work, encouragement, and amazing networking. It is an influential and inspiring experience, that I would highly recommend to others" - Kerrie Koopman, CPPO, CPPB, Frederick County Public Schools, MD, Class of 2020

Valerie Scott

Leaders Edge... "is more forward looking, more comprehensive in terms of emotional intelligence and how you actually lead an organization, in a strategic way." - Valerie Scott, CPPB, City of Longmont, CO, Class of 2020