SIG University Enrolling Students in Sourcing Industry Online Training and Certification Program

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Semester begins January 30th as SIG University celebrates their one-year anniversary

The thoroughness of the (SIG U) material and expertise behind it allows sourcing professionals to expand their tool set...

SIG University, a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on strategic sourcing and governance practices and methodologies today announces the 2017 schedule for its Certified Sourcing Professional curriculum.

The twelve-week course will be offered four times in 2017 with semester start dates on January 30, April 3, June 26 and September 18. SIG University (SIG U) is currently enrolling students in the January 30th start date. Closed cohorts are available outside these dates for companies enrolling 25 or more students simultaneously. Discounts are available for students and/or companies who enroll before January 20th.

SIG U was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap in today's workforce. The SIG U learning model enhances experiential learning with best-practice training. It is delivered over a 12-week period in a virtual classroom and is facilitated by experienced practitioner faculty who currently hold executive leadership positions in the sourcing space. The certification, which is valid for five years, is delivered in a modular format with lessons, assessments and quizzes to test mastery of subject matter. In addition, SIG U students have access to one of the largest banks of available sourcing data in the U.S. through the SIG Resource Center (SRC), which houses over 5,000 tools, templates, methodologies, processes, whitepapers and archived presentations.

“Over the course of the last year, we have put hundreds of students through the SIG University curriculum,” says Mark Pollack, SIG University Vice President. “The feedback we have received over the course of our first year in business has been overwhelmingly positive and underscores the need for this type of training in the industry.” Adds Justin McBryan, Talent Development Manager, IBM, “SIG U is a tremendous resource for the procurement industry. The thoroughness of the material and expertise behind it allows sourcing professionals to expand their tool set while solidifying their base competencies. The program is flexible to your schedule, but engaging and keeps the students on their toes!”

About SIG University
SIG University, http://www.siguniversity.org is the premier training and certification program for sourcing and outsourcing professionals looking to enhance their practical experience with the latest sourcing thought leadership. SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating the sourcing profession to deliver strategic value to the corporation, and is the only sourcing and governance certification designed and delivered by seasoned sourcing practitioners.

About SIG
SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 25-year history. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing “next” practices, innovation and networking opportunities through its: global and regional events, online webinars and teleconferences, member peer connection services, content-rich website and online Resource Center, which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment.

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