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November 14-18: Procurement Experience, Questions from Finance, CPO Influence, and a Supplier Diversity Dial P Livestream


Although we aren’t (technically) in a recession yet, there has been plenty of news of layoffs. In this week’s episode of the Dial P podcast, I looked at examples across industries for what makes them different and what sets them apart. Listen to Tracking Recent Layoffs: It’s Getting Bad Out There

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Can travel & expenses be used as an employee benefit?’ from Procurement Leaders and TripActions on November 22nd.

And now for this week’s recommendations… nearly all of which I’m getting to play a role in!


Eliminating Obstacles to Value Through the Procurement Experience (Globality, Art of Procurement)

November 15th, 11am ET

Although most procurement teams talk about partnering with the business, they continue to roll out the same old cumbersome, administrative processes and technologies. Join Keith Hausmann, Chief Revenue Officer at Globality, Emily James, Head of Talent Procurement at BP, Michael Hamann, Senior Procurement Manager at BT Sourced, and Jon Kesman, Global Practice Leader - Workforce Procurement at QuantumWork Advisory, as they answer live questions about procurement’s desire for stronger working partnerships.


Answers to the 3 Hardest Questions from Finance (

November 16th, 1pm ET

Do these questions sound familiar? 

  1. Why did you blow the budget?
  2. Cost avoidance is not actually saving money, right?
  3. How do you really know we’re getting good prices?

I bet they do… join Rod Sherkin for webinar about creating simple reports that will resonate with Finance and demonstrate the competitive advantage you create for your organization.


6 ways CPOs can boost their influence with the C-Suite (Procurement Leaders & GEP)

November 17th, 10am ET

The premise of this webinar is interesting… as is the statement in the description that advises appealing to the emotions of the C-suite first and then to their logic. Join Graham Copeland, Senior Director of Business Development at GEP, for a session about applying “sales science” to procurement’s executive relationships.


Dial P for Procurement Livestream: The State of Supplier Diversity in 2022: Progress. Process. Empowerment. (, Supply Chain Now)

November 17th, 12n ET

In 2022,’s State of Supplier Diversity Report saw the highest level of participation since the survey was first run in 2017. Over 200 companies of different sizes and industries shared their current status, best practices, operational challenges, and vision for the future of supplier diversity.

Aylin Basom, CEO of, and Lois Eichacker, Vice President of Customer Success at, will join Kelly Barner and Scott Luton LIVE to share the most compelling findings from this year’s report and answer live audience questions about how they can ensure their supplier diversity efforts are impactful far into the future.




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