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2017 Conference Agenda


2017 Conference CEH Form

Tuesday October 17
5:00 - 6:00pm 1st Timers Introduction to NPI
6:30 - 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday October 18

8:00 - 8:45am

Opening Ceremony and Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30am Keynote Presentation
Keynote Speaker Steve Morgan
10:45 - 11:45am
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Part 1: Recruiting Excellence-Hiring, Onboarding and Training the Right Team AEP Award Criteria #3
Wayne Casper/Mark Neihart


Best Value Procurement Method & Request for Proposals AEP Award Criteria #14
Monica Schuerr-Howden

12:00 - 1:30pm

Presidential Awards Lunch
1:45 - 3:15pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions

The 4 Phases of Attitude
Steve Morgan


Lateral Leadership, High Flying Procurement Teams and You AEP Award Criteria #18
Richard Pennington

3:30 - 5:00pm
Platinum Partner General Session


Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Tornadoes – Oh my! Finding your Yellow brick road
Duff Erholtz & Tammy Rimes

Thursday October 19
8:00 - 9:30am
General Session

Current Topics and Forums

Small Groups

9:45 - 10:45am
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Change Management in an Ever Changing Industry
Debra Wilson, PhD


Part 2: Retaining Excellence-Developing and Rewarding Professionals AEP Award Criteria #3,#10, #12 and #18
Mark Neihart/Marcheta Gillespie

11:00am - 12:30pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

Getting in the Ring: Manager or Leade? Which are You?
Julie Kowalski


Dealing with the Internet of Things and Big Data AEP Award Criteria #7
Michael Kolodisner

12:30 - 2:00pm

General Session


Lunch and Learn with NCPP
Cooperative Procurement: Taking it to Higher Heights

Tammy Rimes

2:00 - 3:30pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Accountability: How to Hold People Accountable Whether They Report to You or Not
Julie Kowalski


Procurement 2.0: The Conclusion AEP Award Criteria #18
Marcheta Gillespie

3:45 - 5:15pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Disaster Purchasing: Local Government Life or Death
Mike Martinet


AEP Best Practices
Brian Garrity

6:00 - 9:00pm
22nd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Awards Gala and Carlton N. Parker Award Presentation
Friday October 20
8:00 - 9:30am
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Procurement Tales From the Dark Side
Richard Pennington


Customer Service for Procurement Professionals AEP Award Criteria #4a, b, c, d
Jana Vargas

9:45 - 11:15am
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Managing Change Through Leadership Role
Debra Wilson, PhD


Performance Measures for Government Procurement AEP Award Criteria #18
Matt Bauer

11:30 - 1:00pm
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Managing Risk in Public Procurement
Michael Kolodisner


Case Studies: The Las Vegas CVB Goes Green AEP Award Criteria #7 and #15
Christine Grommons

1:00 - 2:00pm
Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers Lunch
2:15 - 3:15pm
General Session

Drones Today...Flying Cars Tomorrow...Are You Really Ready for the Procurment Future?

Tammy Rimes and Ben Vaught

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