NIGP Introduces Leaders Edge: A Transformative Leadership Development Program for Mid-Level Procurement Professionals

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NIGP, the pioneer in workforce development for public procurement introduces Leaders Edge a yearlong development program created to find and nurture rising stars in public procurement who aspire to become the next generation of executive leaders.

Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS

Leaders Edge is a comprehensive program that will help us identify and develop future executive-track leaders in public procurement.

NIGP, the pioneer in workforce development for public procurement is excited to introduce Leaders Edge, a new yearlong development program created to find and nurture rising stars in public procurement who aspire to become the next generation of executive leaders.

Leaders Edge is an intimate, cohort-based learning experience, with a mix of in-person and online learning sessions designed to meet our members’ needs and to close the leadership gap in public procurement.

New Mindset. New Skillset. New Learning.
The modern workforce is changing rapidly with lifelong learning becoming the new norm. To stay relevant, professionals must embrace an agile mindset, learn continually and take charge of their professional development to forge their career paths. Leaders Edge provides the blueprint.

Studies show among new professionals:
91% aspire to reach leadership positions*
55% want better opportunities for leadership development**

Leaders Edge provides a fully immersive competency-based learning experience to learn the critical leadership skills and knowledge to successfully lead and influence in this fast-paced and high-performance technology driven world.

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO states, “Leaders Edge is a comprehensive program that will help us identify and develop future executive-track leaders in public procurement. This is a milestone in NIGP’s history and we look forward to continuing to find innovative techniques to develop agile leaders who are ready to positively impact the profession and the organizations they work for.”

Leaders Edge kicks off August 1 with a 1 ½ day workshop followed by virtual sessions throughout the year. All session topics will reinforce NIGP’s Leadership Competency Model based on skill-building across these core competencies:

  •     Communication
  •     Leading Change
  •     Influence and Persuasion
  •     Coaching and Mentoring
  •     Leading Teams
  •     Conflict Management
  •     Strategic Thinking

NIGP’s mission is to develop, support and promote public procurement professionals. We are passionate about cultivating a strong pipeline of talented leaders in the profession. The deadline to apply for is April 15, 2019.

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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Since 1944, the Institute has been developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents. With over 15,000 professionals from more than 2,600 local, state, provincial and federal government contracting agencies across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, NIGP is international in its reach.
http://www.nigp.org

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