Leadership Summit 2024


Leading for Impact, now called, Impact, is designed for mid to senior level procurement leaders who want to explore the most in-demand topics that enhance the skills you’ll need to thrive in your role. 


After conducting research into issues impacting the profession, NIGP’s Leadership Committee determined workforce challenges are the most imperative focus area for leaders to grow. Therefore, for 2024, the theme for the Impact program is: 

Addressing Today’s Public Procurement Talent Challenges: Creating a Culture that Attracts, Retains, and Develops Top People. 

As organizations continue to struggle with attracting and retaining top employees, this year’s Impact cohort focuses on meeting these challenges head-on by using the principles and best practices of distinct Leadership Mindsets to: 

 Build and lead within an environment that attracts, grows, and retains an increasingly diverse, multigenerational workforce. 

 Create and succeed within new hybrid work environments and staffing models. 

 Lead teams when you are not the technical expert while also developing future leaders. 

 Develop succession planning approaches to ensure consistency of operations. 

 Develop partnerships with HR and other stakeholders that result in successful talent acquisition and management.  

You asked and we listened! NIGP’s 2024 Impact program now comprises pre and post webinars around your Leadership Summit experience so you can spend your valuable on-site time delving deeper into meaningful discussions with each other. After Summit, we will gather to reinforce what you’ve learned.   

This year’s cohort will utilize their new skills by creating new workforce models and tools, which will support you as you face the pressing challenge of developing a healthy and talented workplace. 


Francis J. Caputo, CMC

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Elizabeth Caputo

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Michael Rossman

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Christin Webb

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Pre and Post Leadership Summit virtual sessions
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

January 11 Virtual Session - with Christin Webb

What is your “WHY?”… What is your vision for....

  • The ideal procurement department look/feels like…
  • The type of people I want on my team is…
  • How I see myself within this picture is…
  • Who else will benefit from my attendance at the Summit and why… 

February 1 Virtual Session - with Michael Rossman

Uncover the "Why?" of Procurement Leadership

Explore the challenges of attracting, selecting, training, retaining, empowering and promoting the right people.

Gain Insights from Industry Leaders

  • Hear firsthand from procurement leaders about their HR needs and challenges.
  • Discover the profile of the ideal procurement team member.

Address HR Concerns in Procurement

  • Understand the level of training required for procurement candidates.
  • Implement effective onboarding, technical, and work ethics training.
  • Develop ongoing training programs for employees, supervisors, and managers.
  • Learn conflict mediation strategies for a harmonious procurement team.

February 22 - 24 - In Person in Houston

In Person at Leadership Summit

Full Leadership Summit Schedule

April 11 Virtual Session - with Christin Webb

Revisit the key lessons from the Summit and translate them into actionable insights.

  • Real-World Application: Discover how participants have implemented summit learnings into their daily practices.
  • Success Stories and Challenges: Share your triumphs and challenges in applying summit insights.
  • Interactive Coaching: Engage in breakout groups for personalized coaching and guidance.