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2018 Conference Agenda

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Procurement

 

Monday October 22
6:00 - 6:30pm 1st Timers Introduction to NPI
6:30 - 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Tuesday October 23

8:30 - 9:00am

Opening Ceremony and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am

Keynote Presentation

Curtis Needs a Ride

Ricky Anderson & Group
10:45 - 11:45am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

To Train or Not to Train - That IS the Question (AEP Award Criteria #4)
Diane Palmer-Boeck

Or

Creating a World Class Procurement Organization (Award Criteria #18)
Marcheta Gillespie

12:00 - 1:15pm

Presidential Awards Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

The Secrets of Writing Effective Statements of Work (AEP Award Criteria #14)
Michael Kolodisner

Or

The women of Procurement: Tales of Strife, Success and Survival (Leadership)
Marcheta Gillespie
3:15 - 4:45pm

General Session

Lights, Camera, Conspiracy: An FBI Case Story (Leadership)

Special Agent Kyle Scheatzle, FBI Miami Field Office
Wednesday October 24
7:45 - 10:00am
General Session

 

Partner Focus Session (and Continental Breakfast)

 

This session replaces the traditional exhibit floor interactions with focused mini-presentations in a small group environment. Designed to deliver the maximum message with immediate feedback, this rotating table format is sure to provide valuable information!
10:15 - 11:15am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Contract Management (AEP Award Criteria #18)
Diane Palmer-Boeck

Or

MORE...Lights, Camera, Conspiracy: Q&A, a spin-off case, and investigative innovations (Leadership)
Special Agent Kyle Scheatzle, FBI Miami Field Office

11:30am - 12:30pm

General Session
Lunch and Learn with NCPP: The Tough Stuff: Negotiations, Protests and Conflict Management

Tammy Rimes, NCPP

12:45 - 2:15pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Dealing with Cases of Procurement Fraud (AEP Award Criteria #18)
Narita Holmes

Or

Prepare for the Worst Part 1 (Leadership)
Mike Pryor
2:30 - 3:30pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Critical Thinking for Purchasing Professionals (AEP Award Criteria #18)
Michael Kolodisner

Or

Prepare for the Worst Part 2 (Leadership)
Mike Pryor
3:45 - 5:15pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Informal Compliance Review: Strengthen Weak Processes Through a Self-Review (AEP Award Criteria #4)
Carol Cooper

Or

Leadership & the Procurement of Success (Leadership)
LaShon Ross and January Cook
6:00 - 9:00pm
23rd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Awards Gala and Carlton N. Parker Award Presentation
Thursday October 25
7:45 - 10:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30am
Platinum Partner General Session
Cooperating to Achieve your Agency's social Goals

Duff Erholtz, NJPA and Tammy Rimes, NCPP
9:45 - 11:15am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

How Does Your Procurement Organization Maeasure Up? (AEP Award Criteria #4)
Tim slifka

Or

Building Strengths-Based Teams (Leadership)
Michele Cox
11:30 - 12:30pm
Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers Lunch
12:45 - 2:15pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

The Auditors are Coming! Now What Do I Do? (AEP Award Criteria #18)
Narita Holmes

Or

Choosing empowerment (Leadership)
Michele Cox
2:30 - 3:30pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Achieving Excellence in Procurment (AEP Award Criteria #18)
January Cook, Phillip Ellison, Penny Marchell and Dawn Berry

Or

Public-Private Partnerships (3) (AEP Award Criteria #14)
Carol Cooper
3:30pm
Conference Close