Workshops - Wednesday, August 27

8:30 - 9:45 AM Plenary Session - Don’t miss this unique TED-Style plenary featuring three speakers, all with unique topics.  Whet your appetite with 20-minutes from
each speaker, then choose which topic you want to learn more about.  Deep Dive Workshops from each presenter follow the plenary.

Andrea Mitnick

Frank Bucaro
Jeff Havens
10:00 - 11:30 AM  Deep Dive Workshops: 

Andrea Mitnick

Frank Bucaro

Jeff Havens


1:00 - 2:30 PM The Road to Victory: Building a Championship Procurement Organization Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
1:00 - 2:30 PM Taking the Mystery Out of CPI/PPI Indices Beth Fleming, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.
1:00 - 2:30 PM Solar Energy & Creative Financing Can Bring Long-Term Savings Jay McCleary, CPPB
1:00 - 2:30 PM GSA’s State and Local Programs; Schedules Guide and What’s New!  Sue Davaro  
1:00 - 2:30 PM Cooperative Practices and Local Preference – Mutually Exclusive or Comfortable Coexistence? Brent Maas
1:00 - 2:30 PM Goldmine Session: Talent Management in Public Procurement  Barbara R. Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB

1:00 - 2:30 PM Challenge-Based Procurement: Philadelphia's New Approach to Developing and Buying Innovation  Story Bellows
1:00 - 2:30 PM Critical Thinking: A Critical Skill David Nash, CPPO, CPPB


1:00 - 2:30 PM The Wonderful World of Web-Based Meetings Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., FCCM
1:00 - 2:30 PM Chapter Session: Chapter of the Year Award Winners and presentation of the NEW 2015 Chapter Awards Program 2014 Chapter of the Year Award Winners      
2:45 - 4:00 PM Plenary & Closing
Keynote:  Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People, The Power of Relationships and Communication
Connie Podesta