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Upcoming events

    • February 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 30, 2017
    • 8:45 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian


    The utilization of the cloud to host applications and websites is expanding at an exponential rate and businesses need expertise to help them understand and navigate the cloud.

    Hands-on labs will allow students to learn how the Cloud differs from traditional server virtualization by building out highly-available and auto-scaling architecture directly on the Amazon cloud. Students will be provided Amazon Cloud as part of the class fee so they can apply the topics they are learning directly in the Amazon Cloud infrastructure.

    Enroll Today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Foundations of Amazon Web Services (AWS) web page.


    • February 15, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 25, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Become a Leader People Will Follow


    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader

    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do

    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes

    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Main topics include:

    Managing Self

    Leadership is not something you do - it's something you are.

    There is a direct correlation between one's ability to self-manage and their effectiveness as a leader. In this course you will examine the five core values of self-management; managing authority with humility, communicating effectively, managing time with purpose, displaying and maintaining emotional health, and personal versatility. The course process will include a discussion on what it means to lead, a discovery of the behaviors effective leaders exemplify, an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation, and the challenge to create a plan for developing the leader within.

    Leading Others

    The job of a leader is to help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    People respond to leadership when their purpose is made clear, their talents are used, their efforts are recognized, their accomplishments are rewarded, and their leader cares. In this course, you will examine the essentials of Leading Others; creating a climate of trust where people thrive, discovering and developing the skills and talents of individuals, building team cohesiveness and productivity, and helping the team fulfill their purpose in the organization.

    Managing Processes

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.

    Leading for Legacy

    Egocentric leaders leave a mess. Charismatic leaders leave a hole. But effective leaders leave a legacy.

    The measure of effective leadership is based on the lasting effects long after they are gone. As a leader grows, he or she begins to experience a shift in scope. They begin to think about the long-term results of their leadership - will they leave things better than they found them? In this course you will discover the five areas of Leading for Legacy; thinking and planning strategically, building alliances and relationships that produce win-win results, making ethical decisions that uphold and strengthen the core values of the organization, creating open and honest lines of communication with the people they report to, and initiating and driving meaningful changes.

    Who Should Attend

    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups

    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.

    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.


    • February 23, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian


    View the Experience Innovation™ video on YouTube

    Experience Innovation™ is an expert-guided innovation simulation that reveals the fundamentals of IDEO's human-centered design approach.

    Experience Innovation challenges participants to flex their creativity to solve a realistic and complex design challenge. In the process, teams will engage with the terms, techniques and thought patterns of successful innovators.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the EXPERIENCE INNOVATION™ web page.



    • February 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Become a Leader People Will Follow


    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader

    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do

    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes

    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Main topics include:

    Managing Self

    Leadership is not something you do - it's something you are.

    There is a direct correlation between one's ability to self-manage and their effectiveness as a leader. In this course you will examine the five core values of self-management; managing authority with humility, communicating effectively, managing time with purpose, displaying and maintaining emotional health, and personal versatility. The course process will include a discussion on what it means to lead, a discovery of the behaviors effective leaders exemplify, an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation, and the challenge to create a plan for developing the leader within.

    Leading Others

    The job of a leader is to help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    People respond to leadership when their purpose is made clear, their talents are used, their efforts are recognized, their accomplishments are rewarded, and their leader cares. In this course, you will examine the essentials of Leading Others; creating a climate of trust where people thrive, discovering and developing the skills and talents of individuals, building team cohesiveness and productivity, and helping the team fulfill their purpose in the organization.

    Managing Processes

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.

    Leading for Legacy

    Egocentric leaders leave a mess. Charismatic leaders leave a hole. But effective leaders leave a legacy.

    The measure of effective leadership is based on the lasting effects long after they are gone. As a leader grows, he or she begins to experience a shift in scope. They begin to think about the long-term results of their leadership - will they leave things better than they found them? In this course you will discover the five areas of Leading for Legacy; thinking and planning strategically, building alliances and relationships that produce win-win results, making ethical decisions that uphold and strengthen the core values of the organization, creating open and honest lines of communication with the people they report to, and initiating and driving meaningful changes.

    Who Should Attend

    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups

    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.

    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.


    • April 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 06, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Idaho Correctional Industries, 1301 N. Orchard St., Boise

    Hosted By


    Course Fees: NIGP Members $510, Non-Members $710 (register before 2/3/2017 and recieve $25 off registration fees. Registration after 3/5/2017 will incur a $50 late fee)

    Register Here

    Location:1301 N. Orchard - Hall Class Room Boise, ID 83706

    Instructor:Mr. Bill D. Davison, CPPO

    Contact Hours:16.00 CEUs:1.50 Access Period:N/A

    Hosted By:Idaho Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP

    Overview

    Risk is a critical consideration in the contracting and procurement process. A thoughtful and proactive approach toward risk, as it relates to specific procurement actions, contributes to the success of contract performance. Risk is directly related to the successful achievement of targeted goals and objectives. The procurement manager must ensure that the risks associated with each procurement action have been identified, assessed, and mitigated to the practicable maximum extent, while taking cost and other factors into consideration. The emphasis of this course will be on developing a solid understanding of the complexities of risk management and recognizing the importance of planning, monitoring and proactive insight and oversight into risk areas related to the contract’s stated performance outputs and outcomes.

    Course Description

    Registration & Payment Information

    Register online with credit card by clicking the register button above

    *FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

    Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

    If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:

    NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration

    2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350

    Herndon, VA 20171

    Local Information

    If you would like more information on the event, please contact IPPA at ippa@nigp-idaho.org


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