Competency Module: Driving Change, Innovation and Agility

Competency badges form the building blocks of the Certificates Program. You get laser-focused learning in any of the individual competencies that make up the Public Procurement Competency Framework. Competency badges are given after completing any one of the 33 competency modules and successfully passing the assessment.

Course Availability:

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February 2, 2024
Competency Module: Driving Change, Innovation and Agility (Member: Standard) $325.00
Competency Module: Driving Change, Innovation and Agility (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until Feb 1, 2024)
Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Lourdes Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, MPA, Ms. Lourdes Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, MPA
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
May 21, 2024
Competency Module: Driving Change, Innovation and Agility (Member: Early) $260.00
Competency Module: Driving Change, Innovation and Agility (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until Mar 22, 2024)
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led


A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is providing leadership to their end-users. Practitioners must understand how to recognize opportunities for change and how to implement changes without creating disruptions.


In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Apply leadership principles as they relate to a current role or position.
  • Determine how to use key leadership principles effectively to increase employee impact.
  • Identify opportunities for self-improvement in leadership.
  • Determine how and when is the best time to change a process.
  • Solicit ideas for improving processes and solving problems from stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders throughout the implementation of innovative processes to achieve the operational goals of the end user.


Intended Audience

Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:

  • Public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.
  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.
  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function. 

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led


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Contact Hours






Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.


In-Person and Virtual  - 1 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 6: Leadership

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

1 Day Course

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Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.