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Pathways was designed to meet the needs of the modern public procurement learner. Whether you need small bursts of learning you can schedule on an as-needed basis, or more focused day-long or multi-day certificates, Pathways has an offering for you.

All Pathways content will be available in three delivery formats to suit the learning preferences of our members and provide greater scheduling flexibility.

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new-badge-red-2-512-150x150.png VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATE

CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT
22.5 Contact Hours
2.3 CEUs

Procure professional design services and construction by applying the latest public procurement best practices.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/08/20 - 09/10/20 William J. (Joe) Tommie, Jr.
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09/15/20 -  09/17/20 William J. (Joe) Tommie, Jr.
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VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED COMPETENCY MODULES

STANDARDIZATION
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Supporting the identification and the process of standardization of appropriate commodities for the entity to operate more effectively and efficiently

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
08/11/20 Ronald King Register
EVALUATION METHODS
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Gain a foundational understanding of evaluation methods and corresponding requirements within the procurement function.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/01/20 Stacy Lynn Adams Register
TRANSFORMATION & VISION CREATION
7.5 Contact Hours
0.8 CEUs

Learn how to employ strategic decisions, theory, and management practices that captures and improves upon the larger entity’s initiative.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/03/20 Stacy Gregg Register
ENABLING REGULATIONS & COMPLIANCE
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Apply legal limits to authority and the practice of public procurement from legislative, administrative, and common law.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/08/20 Lynda Allair Register
INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENTS
7.5 Contact Hours
0.8 CEUs

Learn about the many legal, logistical, and cultural issues surrounding international procurements.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/11/20 Kevin C. Yin Register
ETHICS, INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Understand the relationship between ethics and law, the relationship between ethics and professionalism, and the role of ethics in public procurement.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/15/20 Lynda Allair Register
SOURCING & CONTRACTING METHODS
7.5 Contact Hours
0.8 CEUs

Learn how to identify the appropriate source selection method and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each method.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/29/20 Bobbie Tolston Register
SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Development specifications that promote maximum competition.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
10/06/20 Bobbie Tolston Register

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED CORE CERTIFICATES

 
FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGY & POLICY

17 Contact Hours
1.7 CEUs

Perform the procurement function inline with common legal, ethical, and value-focused standards to demonstrate the strategic alignment of public procurement.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
08/10/20 - 08/24/20 Richard Pennington Register
FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING & ANALYSIS

15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEUs

Analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for the entity.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
01/11/21 - 01/30/21 Stacy Adams Register
FOUNDATIONS OF SOURCING & CONTRACTING
22.5 Contact Hours
2.3 CEUs

Ensuring that all procured commodities are acquired in the right manner, based on the correct criteria, and within the appropriate price range.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
08/12/20 - 08/14/20 Dennis Carney
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09/07/20 - 09/21/20 Bobbie Tolston Register
11/20/20 - 12/14/20 Dennis Carney
FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEUs

Empowers practitioners to take their careers to the next level, integrating hallmark concepts on leadership, innovation, agility, communication, and relationship management to empower novice leaders with the skillsets they need to succeed.

DATES

LOCATION
08/19/20 - 08/20/20 Lourdes Coss
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FOUNDATIONS OF WAREHOUSING & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEUs

Empowering learners with the foundation to ensure goods and materials are handled efficiently, effectively, and safely

DATES

LOCATION
08/20/20 - 08/21/20 Darin Matthews
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VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATES

CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT
22.5 Contact Hours
2.3 CEUs

Procure professional design services and construction by applying the latest public procurement best practices.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
09/08/20 - 09/10/20 Darin Matthews
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09/15/20 -  09/17/20 Darin Matthews Register
TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT
27.5 Contact Hours
2.8 CEUs

Introduction to terminology, research practices and opinions, solicitation methods, strategies for risk identification, and common mistakes procurement professionals encounter when negotiating and managing awarded IT contracts.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
08/11/20 - 08/13/20 Stephanie Akerley
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09/28/20 - 10/12/20 Kristy Varda
12/07/20 - 12/21/20 Stephanie Akerley

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NEW ON-DEMAND COMPETENCY MODULES

COST, PRICE AND VALUE ANALYSIS

2.5 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Learn to discuss cost, price, and value opportunities with stakeholders and eliminate costly mistakes.

EVALUATION METHODS

3.0 Contact Hours
0.3 CEUs

Gain a foundational understanding of evaluation methods and corresponding requirements within the procurement function.

NEGOTIATIONS
2.0 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Learn how to conduct a negotiation by bringing together research, strategy, specifications and all associated criteria to achieve a best value solution for your entity.

REQUIREMENTS PLANNING & UNDERSTANDING
2.0 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Learn how to analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for your entity.
SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT
2.0 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Development specifications that promote maximum competition.

STANDARDIZATION
2.5 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Supporting the identification and the process of standardization of appropriate commodities for the entity to operate more effectively and efficiently.

ON-DEMAND CORE CERTIFICATES

$360
FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING & ANALYSIS

7 Contact Hours
0.7 CEUs

Analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for the entity.

FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGY & POLICY

10.5 Contact Hours
1.1 CEUs

Perform the procurement function inline with common legal, ethical, and value-focused standards to demonstrate the strategic alignment of public procurement.

ON-DEMAND COMPETENCY MODULES

$115 each
MISSION & PUBLIC BENEFIT

2 Contact Hours
0.2 CEUs

Support uninterrupted public sector operations and services for citizens by procuring required goods and services and conducted in a way that serves the long-term interests of the public.

ENABLING REGULATIONS & COMPLIANCE

2.5 Contact Hours
0.3 CEUs

Apply legal limits to authority and the practice of public procurement from legislative, administrative, and common law.

ETHICS, INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY
3.00 Contact Hours
0.3 CEUs

Understand the relationship between ethics and law, the relationship between ethics and professionalism, and the role of ethics in public procurement.

LEGISLATION & LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
3.00 Contact Hours
0.3 CEUs

Comply with legislation, legal principles, and public procurement best practices at different levels of government.

UPPCC BOK Alignment

See how Pathways Offerings in all formats align with the UPPCC BOK

Register for In-Person

IN-PERSON CORE CERTIFICATES

 
FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGY & POLICY

17 Contact Hours
1.7 CEUs

Perform the procurement function in line with commonplace legal requirements and ethical standards

DATES

LOCATION
09/14/20 - 09/15/20 Chesterfield, VA (Converted to Virtual) Register
09/30/20 - 10/01/20 Tacoma, WA (Converted to Virtual) Register
10/05/20 - 10/06/20 Mesa, AZ (Converted to Virtual) Register
10/05/20 - 10/06/20 Columbus, OH (Converted to Virtual) Register
10/13/20 - 10/14/20
Boise, ID (Converted to Virtual) Register
10/21/20 - 10/22/20 Fairview Park, OH (Converted to Virtual) Register
10/22/20 - 10/23/20 Mississauga, ON (Converted to Virtual) Register
11/03/20 - 11/04/20 Denver, CO (Converted to Virtual) Register
FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING & ANALYSIS

15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEUs

Perform the procurement function in line with commonplace legal requirements and ethical standards

DATES

LOCATION
09/21/20 - 09/22/20 Salisbury, MD (Converted to Virtual) Register
11/09/20 - 11/10/20 Columbus, OH (Converted to Virtual) Register
FOUNDATIONS OF SOURCING & CONTRACTING
22.5 Contact Hours
2.3 CEUs

Ensuring that all procured commodities are acquired in the right manner, based on the correct criteria, and within the appropriate price range.

DATES

LOCATION
09/08/20 - 09/10/20 Columbus, OH (Converted to Virtual) Register
09/16/20 - 09/18/20 Boise, ID (Converted to Virtual) Register
09/23/20 - 09/25/20 Jackson, MS (Converted to Virtual) Register
09/23/20 - 09/25/20 Jefferson City, MO (Converted to Virtual) Register
FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEUs

Empowers practitioners to take their careers to the next level, integrating hallmark concepts on leadership, innovation, agility, communication, and relationship management to empower novice leaders with the skillsets they need to succeed.

DATES

LOCATION
10/26/20 - 10/28/20 Columbus, OH (Converted to Virtual) Register

IN-PERSON COMPETENCY BUNDLES

DATES

LOCATION
08/20/20 - 08/20/20 Parker, CO (Converted to Virtual) Register
09/22/20 - 09/23/20 Parker, CO (Converted to Virtual) Register
11/02/20 - 11/02/20 Buckeye, AZ (Converted to Virtual) Register
11/04/20 - 11/04/20 Gleneden Beach, OR (Converted to Virtual) Register
11/13/20 - 11/13/20 Tampa, FL (Converted to Virtual) Register