Advanced Purchasing Excellence Series
21st Century Purchasing for Public Purchasing Professionals
We are pleased to announce a four part advanced purchasing excellence series for purchasing and supply chain management professionals.
Globally recognized purchasing experts Omid Ghamami and Mike Kolodisner will be teaching world class principles to boost your purchasing skills, capabilities, and – ultimately – your career.
You will receive 6 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) credit for attending this 4 part Webinar Series.
This webinar series will uncover the four dramatic shifts you need to be taking *now* to boost your skills to the next level:
Driving Spec & SOW Design for TCO
Tuesday April 8th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM Pacific Time
Structuring the Solicitation for Performance Results & Supplier Innovation
Thursday April 10th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM Pacific Time
Using Cost Modeling to Select the Lowest TCO Supplier
Monday April 14th, 11:30AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Developing Supplier Performance Agreements
Tuesday April 15th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM Pacific Time
Webinar access information will be provided via group communication prior to the first webinar on Tuesday, April 8th. Webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing later online in the event you miss a webinar or wishes to re-watch them.
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Early Bird Special If paid by 3/21/14
If paid after 3/21/14 ~ Regular Rate
CAPPO OR ISM Members: $197
Non Members: $247
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER!
Sign up for this webinar series by Friday 3/21/14 and receive a FREE eCopy of Omid Ghamami’s latest book:
World Class Contract Management – The ULTIMATE Reference Guide for Purchasing Professionals
Biography of Omid Ghamami
President ~ Purchasing Advantage
Omid Ghamami is President & Chief Purchasing Officer at Purchasing Advantage, a purchasing seminar and training solutions provider. Since 1995, he has taught thousands of hours of courses, workshops, and seminars in 14 different countries on topics related to the entire spectrum of purchasing, supply chain management, purchasing contract law, negotiations, and supplier management. Omid is the author of a multitude of articles in global purchasing journals, as well as two books on purchasing management.
Omid has 18 years’ experience with Intel Corp, where he managed global purchasing operations with a $2.2B scope.
Omid is also an Adjunct Professor of Purchasing at Folsom Lake College, where he has pioneered an innovative 16 unit Purchasing Certificate Program, the first of its kind in California.
Omid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento, as well as an MBA from the University of California, Riverside (Class President).
What Others Are Saying About Omid
“Your principles and tools have revamped our negotiation planning and total cost analysis processes and results. You are THE Godfather of Negotiation Planning.” ~ Keith Erickson, Global Director of Corporate Purchasing, Intel Corp
“I have used the much of what you taught and passed the information onto others. The response from my supply partners has been outstanding. Thank you very much!” ~ RSI Home Products
“Omid is a highly skilled and practical teacher/consultant. We just finished a very successful series of seminars. The reviews from attendees are among the highest I have seen.” ~ Institute For Supply Management Sacramento, CA
“Omid is one of our top notch speakers in the area of sales and purchasing negotiations, pre-negotiation planning, and purchasing contract law. We look to him as one of our best and most experienced speakers when presented with seminars in these areas.!” ~ MVP Seminars LLC
“I am in the middle of working with a key supplier to take out unnecessary costs and processes on a project that seems to be out of control. The information in this series provides just the type of tools and principles I need to bring this under control. This has got to be ‘hands down’ the best and most practical series I have ever participated in.” ~ Steve McCredie, Director of Education for the ISM”
“The most useful presentation I’ve seen in 35 years in the business. Omid has exceptional command of the subject matter and a very fine sense of what to say and when and how. Kudos to you for getting him in front of us, and let’s see more of him, please!” ~ Teledyne Technologies Inc.
“Omid is full of energy and enthusiasm, and has provided our organization important insight to how to gain breakthrough productivity gains and quality improvements in our contract negotiation process.” ~ President of the Brazilian Council of Purchasing Executives
Biography of Mike Kolodisner
President ~ Pro Train
Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO, is currently President of Pro-Train and training and consulting company located in Laguna Hills, California
Mike is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Prior to his current position, he was the chief purchasing and contracting officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Before that he was Director of Administrative Services for Orange County, California. Mike has done training and consulting for both private and public organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.
Mike has a BA from the University of Maryland and has attended graduate school at George Washington University.
What Others Are Saying About Mike
“Instructor was very informative and made great examples. He kept everyone engaged.” ~ Kate K. City of Ames, Iowa
“Excellent teacher – knowledgeable, energetic, and excellent material. Great job!” ~ Judith L. City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“Excellent and knowledgeable instructor. Very interesting class” ~ Patricia C. Fairfax County, VA
“Good instructor, made the class fun” ~ Pamela S. Virginia Dept of Transportation
“Mike was excellent. He got everyone thinking and provided a very comfortable climate for interaction” ~ Gail D. City of Coral Springs, Fl
“Excellent course. Instructor was great and the topic was useful to my life and work” ~ Eric S. San Diego Unified School District
“The instructor kept our attention and interest. We had an interactive class. Very enjoyable.” ~ Kathleen H. San Diego Unified School District
“Best instructor I have had for an NIGP class!” ~ Patrick H. San Diego School Unified District
“Mr. Kolodisner is the best instructor offered by NIGP to this point, knowledgeable and entertaining. I liked the instructor’s use of exercises. They illustrated the learning points.” ~ Tom L. University of Victoria
“I along with my staff attended the seminar in Fairfield last Friday and was very impressed with how you taught. You kept the attention of all of us and that’s not easy to do with government workers.” ~ Debra N. Alameda County Purchasing
Other Information About Mike
Developed the following courses for NIGP
Winner of seven consecutive awards of excellence in agency procurement