NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
CITY METROPOLITAN CHAPTER
NIGP NY INC
Our June 2019 Chapter Meeting is going to feature the topic:
you getting everything out of your NIGP Membership
including the opportunity
to advance your career thru professional development and certification as a CPPB or CPPO
Come back soon for the meeting date and announcement of our
As most of you may be aware, NIGP introduced
a new professional development and credentialing program on May 2, 2019 called Pathways. For those of you who follow the Purchissues
forum on NSite, you know there are many questions about the announcement.
Pathways, NIGP will offer multiple ways for members to obtain education. NIGP will offer a certification, the NIGP-CPP Certified
Procurement Professional, that will require ongoing education (similar to the UPPCC’s current CPPB and CPPO certifications),
and certificates to show mastery in specific subjects which will not require ongoing education.
I know many of you are very curious as to why NIGP chose to do this and are concerned how this affects
all of us who have current certifications from the UPPCC and other institutes and those who are working toward certification.
While I encourage all of you to visit NIGP’s Pathways website at https://nsite.nigp.org/nigppathways/home (especially go through the FAQs link), I would like to share the following:
did NIGP develop Pathways? Among the reasons are the requests for affordable education, flexibility and accessibility for
how you obtain your education, the desire for customizable options and for multiple options for recognition. I can tell you
from my past chapter visits, these are all concerns I’ve heard from members at every visit. Not everyone works at an
agency that pays for their education, people need the flexibility to obtain education at a convenient time, and there are
many in our profession who do not meet the eligibility requirements for a certification but still desire some form of recognition.
the NIGP-CPP? The NIGP-CPP expands the areas of focus beyond the UPPCC’s Body of Public Procurement Knowledge to include
Strategy, Leadership and Business Principles & Operations.
· How does a NIGP-CPP compare
to the certificates/badges? Certificate = engaging in learning events and successfully completing the assessment; no
additional requirements. Certification = meeting eligibility requirements and obtaining a sufficient score on the exam; additional
ongoing requirements to maintain the certification.
Bridging – There will be an option for those with CPPBs and CPPOs to “bridge”
to the new NIGP-CPP. NIGP will offer free virtual prep courses, will waive the application fee, and will offer the bridge
exam for free to those with a CPPB or CPPO until June 2021.
· Why do those with a CPPB get
to bridge to the same NIGP-CPP certification as those with a CPPO? While NIGP will only have one certification, the
gap of knowledge bridging from a CPPB will be wider than those with a CPPO. The CPPO requires additional knowledge of the
UPPCC body of knowledge than the CPPB so it is expected that those bridging from a CPPB will be required to add that knowledge
plus learn the NIGP-CPP’s requirements in strategy, leadership, and business principles & operations.
I keep my CPPB/O or just get the NIGP-CPP? I asked this very question!! Just as some of our vey own members have multiple
designations, that will be a choice for you to make. At this point, I am recertifying for my CPPO and will most likely bridge
to the NIGP-CPP as well – but that is certainly not required.
· There will be many opportunities
to earn badges, core certificates, designations, and specializations, beginning with the classes offered prior to the 2019
NIGP Forum in Austin. At Forum, NIGP will be offering a Technology Procurement Specialization Certificate Level 1 course,
Thursday through Saturday before Forum, and will offer a Strategy and Policy Core Certificate course on Friday and Saturday
prior to Forum. These courses mark the beginning of the course offerings that will come. Future opportunities will be available,
including online courses and in-person courses that may be offered by chapters.
know there are many more questions than covered here and again, we encourage you to visit the Pathways site for details. Though
it’s been announced, Pathways is still in its infancy and there are more details for NIGP to determine and convey to
the membership. We also recommend that you watch one of the three upcoming webinars about Pathways on June 4th,
June 13th or June 26th. You will find the links to register for these webinars on the Pathways page.
Finally, if you
cannot find the information you need, please feel free to reach out to us - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to assist.
Lorraine Hein & Sean Carroll
NIGP Area 1 Chapter Ambassadors
June 4, 2019
Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP CEO Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB,
June 13, 2019
Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP's Chief
Content Officer Todd Slater, PhD
Introducing Pathways, presented by NIGP CEO Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB,
Forum 2019 August 25 - 28 | Austin, TX
$940 for regular registration. Register today.
NEW! Leaders Edge:
Transformative leadership development for
mid-level procurement professionals
NIGP is excited to bring
you Leaders Edge, our new yearlong development program created to find and nurture rising stars in public procurement who
aspire to become the next generation of executive leaders. This program 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.
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
their career paths. Leaders Edge provides the blueprint to guide you.
With Leaders Edge,
you’ll learn lifelong leadership skills and gain the knowledge and expertise to lead effectively in this fast-paced
and high-performance technology-driven world.
The program kicked off August 1 with a 1 ½
day workshop followed by virtual sessions throughout the year.
Session topics will reinforce
NIGP’s Leadership Competency Model based on skill-building across these competencies:
- Influence and Persuasion
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Conflict Management
- Strategic Thinking
Do you have what it takes to be part of Leaders Edge?
UPPCC Launches Online Application for Recertification
Herndon, VA – January 14, 2019 - The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is pleased to announce that the new online
application for recertification is now available.
Public procurement professionals who are credentialed by the organization as CPPOs
and CPPBs are required to recertify every five (5) years to maintain their credentialed status. The recertification process
consists of documenting one’s ongoing professional development and contribution activities in the field of public procurement.
UPPCC has taken the paper-based process of the past and completely transformed it into a
modern, user-friendly process that is now completely paperless and accessible to any certificant through their own personalized
Certificants will appreciate the significant benefits this convenient online
application process provides, which includes the ability to:
● log all continuing education and professional
development activities as they are completed,
● upload documentation for logged activities directly
to the application,
● track progress towards meeting recertification requirements,
● view certification
status and recertification dates (expiration dates),
● apply for recertification and make payment,
And much more!
Convenient and Organized for Busy Professionals
“UPPCC has made the tracking of my professional
development activities so much easier with the new online recertification application. I can conveniently organize and log
my achievements in MyUPPCC as I complete them rather than scrambling to pull them together at the last minute. I can even
upload my supporting documentation directly to my application. Once I’m ready to recertify, everything is all set to
be submitted.” – Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB, Chair of the UPPCC Board
your recertification is due next week, next month or 3 years from now, UPPCC encourages all certificants to give the new online
application a try. You can open a new application for recertification by logging into your account and clicking on the “My
Application for Recertification” tab from the MyUPPCC dashboard. UPPCC is now accepting recertification submissions
via the MyUPPCC portal, but will continue to accept paper application through February 28, 2019.
The Universal Public Procurement
Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer
(CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded
and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified
well over 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.
Introducing Aspire, NIGP’s new learning experience.
Over the next year, we are enhancing member learning with the launch of Aspire, our learning
experience. Aspire will enable members to connect with peers and easily access quality content using a variety of
learning methods. It’s all about providing each one of you a unique experience tailored to your needs with the flexibility
to learn anywhere, anytime, anyway. Aspire provides learning that’s as powerful and personal as your
Here’s what to expect:
- The NEW Aspire Learning System will be released in
October. You can access all our learning offerings, quickly register for courses and explore the many learning paths
to personalize your learning experience. This will replace the current MyLink.
- Leadership Development: We have
heard from members on the need for a robust Leadership Development Program. Over the next year, we will roll out a 3-tier
- Tier 1: Self-Paced
– Access to online leadership development content that you can take at your own pace. Set to release with the
Aspire Learning System in October.
2: Leadership Reimagined for Chapters – Provide Chapter Leaders the opportunity to learn and exchange
ideas and best practices. Scheduled to launch in February 2019.
- Tier 3: Leadership Development for Members – Bring together a cohort of NIGP peers in both
a virtual and in-person setting. Set to release at Forum 2019.
- Virtual Web Conferences:
We recognize that travel costs and time away from the office can often impact professional development. To help,
we want to bring the learning directly to your desktop through our new virtual conferences. Our first conference
is being offered on November 8th and 9th. Click here to learn more and register.
- Content Enhancements: We are updating and enhancing our content to improve your overall
learning experience. One area you will notice is that our content is being delivered in smaller “chunks”.
This allows greater flexibility and ease when trying to fit professional development into a busy schedule.
Please reach out if you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve your learning experience
and help you aspire.
I look forward to designing and delivering
this new learning experience together.
What do you aspire to? See what your colleagues have to say. (Link to I Aspire video)
Todd Slater, PhD.
Chief Content Officer, NIGP email@example.com 703.429.2614
NIGP NY INC CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR
January 1 -December 31, 2019 ARE DUE.
Thanks to those chapter members who paid
their 2018 and 2019 dues or agencies paid your members NIGP Chapter
See the Membership Application
for more information.
e-payments thru EFT.