At the NPI Annual Conference, we pack a lot of education and networking into each day. We keep our delegates fueled up!
10/22: Hors d’ Oeuvres at the Welcome Reception
10/23: Breakfast at the Opening Ceremony, lunch at the Presidential Awards Lunch, dinner on your own
10/24: Breakfast at the General Session, lunch at the Lunch and Learn, dinner at the Awards Gala
10/25: Breakfast before the Concurrent Sessions, lunch at the Annual Business Meeting, dinner on your own
True to our commitment to our members to be the premier public sector event, we listened closely to the feedback that told our conference planners that the traditional vendor expo model held little value for conference delegates. Meeting representatives and gathering information is important, but the expo hall and booth approach lacked informational depth. We’ve replaced the expo with this intimate, interactive session based on the concept of speed dating. Come enjoy breakfast and see what it’s all about!
2018 marks the 50th year of the NPI Annual Conference. This year’s Awards Gala is sure to be a celebration worthy of the Golden Anniversary of the premier public sector event. We will honor the Past Presidents who have shaped and guided NPI into the outstanding organization today. The 2018 Carlton N. Parker Outstanding Service Award winner will be announced. The 2018 AEP Award recipients will be recognized. You don’t want to miss this!
Michele is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a Conscious Leadership Coach who has over 25 years in the learning and development arena meeting the training and communications needs of Fortune 500 firms as well as startup companies. She has coached hundreds through one-on-one coaching, workshops and team deep dives. Michele is passionate about helping others recognize their greatest areas of potential and leading teams to use their talents to create improved collaboration and increased productivity. She is also passionate about helping leaders come face-to-face with the behaviors that are getting in their way and adopting mindful practices that build trust and create a best place to work atmosphere. Join Michele on October 25th for two engaging sessions, Building Strengths-Based Teams and Choosing Empowerment.
Don’t forget to book your room at the host hotel, the Historic Hilton Downtown Fort Worth. The Conference room rate of $169.00 plus taxes per night is available through September 21st, or until the group block is sold out. Book your room here: https://npiconnection.org/events/venue.asp
Don’t miss your chance to receive your AEP Award in person at the 50th Annual Conference Gala and AEP Award Presentation on Wednesday, October 24th! There’s only one 50th Annual NPI Conference and the Gala and Award Presentation will be an exceptional event. Register today at https://npiconnection.org/development/conference.asp
NPI would like to congratulate Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB on being elected as the new Chair of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). Kathleen serves as a member of our AEP Evaluation Committee. Congratulations Kathleen on this prestigious position!
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This private sector trend is a must in the public sector. Private industry has recognized the impact that an incident of active violence can have on the viability of the organization and forward thinking companies are developing plans, training employees and enacting protocols to address the threat of workplace violence. This two-part presentation will examine some of the responses and strategies private industry is employing that can be adopted in a public setting. In Part 1, participants will learn the importance of awareness and having a response plan and come away with ideas for strengthening the defensive posture of your organization as well as response and recovery plans.
Although your days at the conference will be filled with educational sessions and events, you won’t want to miss the rich history and culture offered by our host city. Come in a few days before the conference or stay a few days after and experience all that Fort Worth has to offer! Start planning your stay with a visit to https://www.fortworth.com/
Renowned speaker Marcheta Gillespie will lead one of today’s hottest topics. The Women of Procurement: Tales of Strife, Success and Survival explores why we are so much more than a hashtag (#MeToo)! Many women in business have experienced treatment reflective of the #MeToo movement. But many others have flourished in a culture that supports, develops and promotes women in leadership roles. Join this panel of female leaders in our profession as they share their own stories of strife and success. The panel will discuss the challenges of being a woman in a leadership role, how they dealt with inappropriate or unfair treatment and how they made a difference in creating cultures where women flourish alongside their male counterparts.