NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
CITY METROPOLITAN CHAPTER
NIGP NY INC
OUR NIGP NYC CHAPTER MEETING WAS
Thursday, June 27, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm
David N. Dinkins Municipal
1 Centre Street
had two dynamic guest speakers for our June meeting
Our host Mersida Ibric , Deputy Commissioner, DCAS Office of Citywide Purchasing
Sean Carroll, NIGP Ambassador & Chief Procurement Officer, New York
State Office of General Services
We had about 25 people representing a dozen different NYC procurement
agencies. Those present were delighted to hear the ways that NIGP is developing new opportunities for new and old procurement
professionals to work toward professional development and certification, at their own pace, and with mix of instructor led
courses, seminars and web trainings available, and new training opportunities, including some accessible from the employee's
own desk. We heard that at least a half dozen of our NYC procurement staff are planning on attending the Forum in Austin
Texas. Also for those who cannot go to the Forum, you can earn contact hours by attend virtual forum courses. Those
attending were pleased with the amount of information that they took away from the meeting and the 1.5 of educational contact
hours earned for attending the meeting.
Our next meeting will be held in September, hosted by NYC DOT,
ACCO, Nancy Carolan. The meeting will be held at 55 Water Street, ACCO Bid Room, enter from the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Plaza. Date and Time will be confirmed soon so return here for more details. Come to learn more about Pathways
(described below) and good news and ideas from those who attended the Forum. Light refreshments will be served
at our meeting.
November 2019 General Membership Meeting
December 2019 Chapter Holiday Gathering
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.
With 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.
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:
· Why 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.
We 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 J 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
Forum 2019 August 25 - 28 | Austin,
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?
NIGP NY INC CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR
January 1 -December 31, 2019 ARE DUE.
those chapter members who paid their 2018 and 2019 dues or agencies
paid your members NIGP Chapter dues.
the Membership Application for more information.
NIGPNYINC accepts e-payments thru EFT.