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Developing Impactful Supplier Diversity Programs

Developing Impactful Supplier Diversity Programs for Public Procurement Professionals - (August 2023)

Live webinar sessions:
  • Live class #1: August 10th, 1 – 4 pm ET
  • Live class #2: August 17th, 1 – 4 pm ET
  • Live class #3: August 24th, 1 – 4 pm ET
  • Live class #4: August 31st, 1 – 4 pm ET

This hybrid, instructor-led course can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).

Please review the full syllabus prior to registering.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led Online via LMS and Zoom Webinar

Dates: August 7 – September 1, 2023

Contact Hours: 12

Registration: FREE (funded by NASPO at no cost to you)

Book & Materials: The following book will be utilized throughout the course and is sold separately.*

Supplier Diversity for Dummies, Wiley
ISBN-10 : 1119843014 | ISBN-13 : 978-1119843016
Digital or hardcopies of the book can be ordered at the below links or wherever books are sold:
Wiley | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target

*NASPO members can be reimbursed for the purchase of this book through their state’s NASPO PD funds. You will need to follow the PD funds policy and request a reimbursement.  Email [email protected] for questions regarding reimbursements.

More than ever, organizations are assessing their supplier diversity programs and efforts. This series discusses key considerations in supplier diversity, addresses challenges in public procurement, and provides best practices specifically for complex public procurement institutions.


Week #1: August 7th – 11th, 2023 (3 hours)
Attend Webinar #1:  on August 10th, 1 -4 PM ET

Complete Any Associated Reading

Week #2: August 14th – 18th, 2023 (3 hours)
Attend Webinar #2: on August 17th, 1 – 4 PM ET

Complete Any Associated Reading

Week #3: August 21st – 25th, 2023 (3 hours)
Attend Webinar #3:  on August 24th, 1 – 4 PM ET

Complete Any Associated Reading

Week #4: August 28th – September 1st, 2023 (3 hours)
Attend Webinar #4: on August 31st, 1 – 4 PM ET

Complete Any Associated Reading

Suggested Audience:
Public procurement staff responsible for expanding supplier diversity efforts or building a supplier diversity program in their office, or any procurement staff interested in learning more about supplier diversity programs.

To introduce procurement officials to common challenges when implementing supplier diversity efforts and discuss approaches for developing effective supplier diversity programs.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the supplier diversity practitioner
  2. Identify the “Ps” and key competencies that drive impactful organizational results
  3. Analyze the internal and external environment and understand the supplier diversity management process
  4. Recognize best practices in small business engagement and development

Please contact [email protected] for troubleshooting or any questions pertaining to the course.

Facilitator: Kathey K. Porter, MBA, MSE, CPSD
Kathey is a nationally recognized small business strategist, award winning subject matter expert and frequent keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, economic inclusion, small business development/entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship. She’s CEO and principal of Porter Brown Associates, a training and professional services consultancy focusing on Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services for various governmental agencies, corporations and small businesses. Kathey is also the founder of the Supplier Diversity Training Institute (SDTI).

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