Workshops - Sunday, August 24

8:30-10:00 AM Opening Ceremony & Plenary
Keynote: Perform-ability:  How to Be your Best when it Matters Most 
Dan Thurmon     
10:15-11:45 AM A Better Way to Negotiate Rod Sherkin
10:15-11:45 AM Chapter Session: Taxes and the Law – Helping Your Chapter Run Smoothly! Kristalyn Loson, Attorney at Law
10:15-11:45 AM Best Value Delivery Procurement Expert Dean Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E.
10:15-11:45 AM Spend Analysis 201: Now That You Have The Data, What Do You Do With It? Jonathan White    
10:15-11:45 AM  Public Procurement Global Best Practices: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?  Clifton Jackson, MPA 
10:15-11:45 AM The Vision for Commercial Spaceport in Houston Justina Mann, C.M., CPPO, CPCM, CPSM, PMP    
10:15-11:45 AM Position Descriptions: The Building Blocks of the Profession 
Clifford McCue, Ph.D.    
10:15-11:45 AM
Conversations That Connect: Talking Shop in Transportation
David A. Davis, CPPO and Kenneth Wood, CPPO, CTPM
10:15-11:45 AM Conversations That Connect:  pCards: Can’t Live With ‘em, Can’t Live Without ‘em Thomas Patterson, CPPB and William Kirwin, CPPO,CPPB


10:15-11:45 AM Conversations That Connect: Purpose-Based Procurement  Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM 
1:30-3:00 PM Contract Performance Improvement: From the Inside Out or the Outside In?
Barbara Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB

1:30-3:00 PM  2014 NIGP Public Procurement Benchmark Survey Report  Daniel Bauer      
1:30-3:00 PM Best Value is the Practice of Responsible Procurement Professionals
Dean Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E.
1:30-3:00 PM  Counting your ABC’s – Behind the scenes of manufacturing automated passport control solutions at Vancouver International Airport Karen Wong, B.Mgt., SCMP    
1:30-3:00 PM Engaging Local and Small Businesses through Collaboration
Craig Rader, CPPO, CPPB
1:30-3:00 PM Bankruptcy, Procurement and Stress
Alexandru Roman, Ph.D
1:30-3:00 PM
Everybody Wins: Crafting a Solicitation that Fosters Transparency, Best Value and Collaborative Partnership 
Session 1 of 2; Focus on Commodities and Capital Equipment
Members of the NIGP Business Council 
1:30-3:00 PM Chapter Session: 60 Tips in 60 Minutes for a Super Reverse Trade Show

Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association, Kansas Association of Public Purchasing Professionals, Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, Kentucky Public Procurement Association, Oregon Public Purchasing Association, Inc. and Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association 

1:30-3:00 PM The Uphill Climb To Success: It’s Not Always Easy
John Kennedy, CPPO, C.P.M.
1:30-3:00 PM Diversity Town Hall Meeting
Don Buffum, CPPO and Janice C. Montague, CPPO  
3:15-4:45 PM Airport Procurement Game- Do You Have What It Takes to be an Airport Purchasing Agent?
Carrie Roberts, CPPO, C.P.M. and Cynthia Collins, CPPB
3:15-4:45 PM  Conversations That Connect: Chapters and Higher Education – The Next Big Thing for NIGP
Steve Hillis, CPPO, CPPB, CAFM, CAFS, MPA and Michael Reeves, CPPO, CPPB, CPA

3:15-4:45 PM Five Steps to Communicating the Value of Procurement
Brian Smith, Gerald Jelusich, and Jonathan White



3:15-4:45 PM Conversations That Connect: You’re Hired: Now the Rest of the Story!  Carolyn Turner, CPPO,CPPB, Kathy D. Robinson, CPPO, CPPB

3:15-4:45 PM How We Saved $12M by Delivering Cost Savings through Value Analysis
Peggy Ferrin, CPPB
3:15-4:45 PM Metrics Matter! - Leveraging Data in Becoming a High Performance Procurement Organization Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.PM, CPPB, CPM, Rick Berry, FNIGP, CPPO, Barbara Corella, CPPB, C.P.M, CPM


3:15-4:45 PM Best Practices in Contracting for Human Services
Brandie Knazze, CPPO

3:15-4:45 PM  Conversations That Connect: Public Housing Authority – Compliance, Contracts and Services Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. and David Young
3:15-4:45 PM Goldmine Session:  Finding Opportunities Using Teams, Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement
Lynda Allair, CPPO       
3:15-4:45 PM  Snakes and Ladders: The Slippery Slopes of Procurement Terminology Guy Callender, Ph.D., CPA