Webinar Recommendations for June 8-12, 2015: Why Do We Work in Procurement and How Can We Continue to Be Qualified?

Webinar Recommendations for June 8-12, 2015: Why Do We Work in Procurement and How Can We Continue to Be Qualified?

This week there are five webinars scheduled, but I chose to recommend these two because there is a hint of risk to them. Not the kind of risk that we are conditioned to assessing and mitigating (what a nice change of pace), but the kind of risk that I wish more people in our industry would take. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and connect to the registration pages.

With All Of The Challenges We Face, Why Do We Work In This Space? (SIG Townhall)

6/10, 1pm EDT

See what I mean? Imagine how much more interesting procurement events would be if people didn’t mince their words. Why on earth do we work in procurement? In this SIG Town hall teleconference, Antonio Humphreys, Senior Manager of Global Procurement at Adobe, will tackle this issue head on. He is also going to discuss the competitive differentiators to our profession, key motivators, and how we are best positioned to evolve with the dynamic pace of change in the business world.

How Procurement Skills Must Change in the Digital Age (IACCM)

6/11, 11am EDT

There is so much change in the works: in global commerce, in corporate strategy, and in procurement itself. With all of this change, there must be an expectation that individuals in the field adjust their knowledge and capabilities accordingly. In this event, Bill Huber, Managing Director at Alsbridge, will look at the new competencies we need to develop, the approaches we use, and the ways we measure our impact. Bill will focus primarily on strategic sourcing, and will provide predictions for the future and recommend career strategies for ambitious procurement professionals.

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