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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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VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED COMPETENCY MODULES

ASSET & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Learn how to identify warehousing and logistics issues and the techniques for safely managing inventories.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
06/02/20 Darin L. Matthews Register
SOURCING & CONTRACTING METHODS
8.0 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
06/09/20 Dennis T. Carney Register
REQUIREMENTS PLANNING & UNDERSTANDING
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 CEUs

Learn how to analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for your entity.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
06/16/20 Stacy Lynn Adams Register
07/14/20 William J. Tommie, Jr Register
NEGOTIATIONS
4.0 Contact Hours
0.4 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.

DATES

INSTRUCTOR
06/25/20 Ronald King 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
07/29/20 Stacy Adams 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
07/23/20 - 07/24/2020 (Converted to Virtual) Marcheta Gillespie Register
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
07/06/20 - 07/20/20 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
06/03/20 - 06/17/20 Stacy Lynn Adams Register
09/07/20 - 09/21/20 Bobbie Tolston Register
11/20/20 - 12/14/20 Dennis Carney

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR-LED SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATES

FOUNDATIONS OF 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
06/23/20 - 07/07/20 Kristy Varda Register
09/28/20 - 10/12/20 Kristy Varda
12/07/20 - 12/21/20 Stephanie Akerley

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ON-DEMAND CORE CERTIFICATES

$360
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

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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
09/30/20 - 10/01/20 Tacoma, WA Register
10/05/20 - 10/06/20 Columbus, OH Register
10/21/20 - 10/22/20 Fairview Park, OH Register
10/22/20 - 10/23/20 Mississauga, ON Register
11/03/20 - 11/04/20 Denver, CO 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
09/08/20 - 09/09/20 Plantation, FL Register
09/21/20 - 09/22/20 Salisbury, MD Register
11/09/20 - 11/10/20 Columbus, OH 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
07/14/20 - 07/16/20 Fort Collins, CO (Moved to Virtual) Register
08/21/20 - 08/23/20 Chicago, IL Register
09/08/20 - 09/10/20 Columbus, OH Register
09/16/20 - 09/18/20 Boise, ID Register
09/23/20 - 09/25/20 Jackson, MS Register
09/23/20 - 09/25/20 Jefferson City, MO 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
08/22/20 - 08/23/20 Chicago, IL Register
10/26/20 - 10/28/20 Columbus, OH Register
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
08/21/20 - 08/22/20 Chicago, IL Register

IN-PERSON SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATES

FOUNDATIONS OF 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

LOCATION
06/09/20 - 06/11/20 Columbia, SC (Moved to Virtual) Register
08/10/20 - 08/12/20 Columbus, OH (Moved to Virtual) Register
08/21/20 - 08/23/20 Chicago, IL Register
10/07/20 - 10/09/20 Wilsonville, OR Register

IN-PERSON COMPETENCY BUNDLES

DATES

LOCATION
08/04/20 - 08/04/20 Grand Junction, CO Register
08/20/20 - 08/20/20 Parker, CO Register
09/22/20 - 09/23/20 Parker, CO Register
11/13/20 - 11/13/20 Tampa, FL Register