Program Managers’ Seminar

Program Managers’ Seminar

Join Us – July 14 – 29!
Participate in NMSDC’s Annual National
Program Managers’ Seminar Virtually!

These two weeks of virtual programming will offer:
  • Best practices in Supplier Diversity. These sessions are for newer supplier diversity professionals and those wanting to refresh their supplier diversity development, as well as Corporate Plus® members.
  • Content focused on innovation, career development and learning solutions for more experienced supplier diversity professionals. New this year, we will be offering industry group breakouts for more intensive connection and sharing within industries.
  • Soft skill development in: executive presence, board development, career acceleration, technical skills, business case creation, supply chain management, and available certifications that help support career goals

We look forward to sharing exceptional learning and connection opportunities with you.

Meet you in the virtual room!

Adrienne C. Trimble, President and CEO, The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.Sending You the Best,
Adrienne C. Trimble
Adrienne C. Trimble
President and CEO
NMSDC


Pricing

National Corporate Member
· First attendee from a company: Complementary
· Any additional from the same company: $600
Corporate Plus Member
· First person from a company: Complementary
· Any additional from the same company: $300
Local Corporate Member
$750.00

Check Out Our Virtual Series Line Up


Tuesday, July 14, 2020


11:00 AM  –  12:30 PM (EDT)

Directed Tier 1 Spending: What is it and How Does it Impact Your Company and Industry?
Part 2 from Leadership Week Series: Directed Tier 1 by Industry will be held during our program manager series leveraging the insights from this session to create an industry view of how the spend can be accounted for.

Panelists:
Michael A. Byron
Senior Director of Supplier Inclusion
Walmart, Inc.

Diane Lin
Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Relations
Starbucks


Wednesday, July 15, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 1
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 1: Establish corporate policy and top management support.

Moderator:
Tanya Nixon
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente

Presenters:
Carol Attak
Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability
BMO Financial Group

Eugene Campbell
Director of Supplier Inclusion & Sustainable Procurement
Allstate


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

What’s Next After Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
Lack of access to the PPP funds has left our MBEs without the much-needed capital to survive and grow. Learn about financial programs and various other sources of capital funding available to MBEs. These programs are important to maintain the viability and stability of our MBEs and their participation in corporate supply chains.

Moderator:
Dr. Lissa Miller
SVP, Head of Supplier Diversity
Suntrust now Truist

Presenter:
TJ Hughes
Head of Speciality Lending
Suntrust now Truist


Thursday, July 16, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Introducing Minority Money Managers to Corporate Treasury Departments
Eric Darrisaw and members of the Omni Research Group (ORG) will discuss the challenges that exist in providing minority money managers access to opportunities in the treasury department of major corporations. ORG will provide examples of organizations and strategies that have been effective in providing access to minority managers to corporate pension funds.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity: Best Practices 2
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years experience, as well experienced program managers who are interested in a refresh. Participants will receive pre-read material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice 2: Develop a corporate minority supplier development plan.

Moderator:
Tanya Nixon
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente

Presenters:
Kendra Burris-Austin
Director, Supplier Diversity
Centene Corporation

Reginald E. Humphrey 
Assistant Director, Supplier Engagement
General Motors, Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services


Tuesday, July 21, 2020


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Return on Investment (ROI): An Industry Perspective
Challenges, opportunities and innovation explored by industry groups in these virtual breakout sessions.

The session will be an Industry Group focused discussion on how to calculate Supplier Diversity ROI, and industry specific best practices.

Hosted by: Hubbard and Hubbard Associates

Presenter: 
Edward E. Hubbard
President & CEO, Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Understanding Your NMSDC Membership Benefits: NMSDC Supplier Diversity Program Support
This session will focus on the tools and benefits available as a member of NMSDC to support supplier diversity professionals as they develop themselves, their programs and identify business opportunities for their MBEs.

Program assessment tools, e-learning, virtual matchmaker technology, available certifications and programming.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Growth Initiative: The Game Has Just Changed For MBE’s
This session will be presented to our Corporate Program managers and Affiliate Presidents to detail the changes in the Growth Initiative. The expected outcome is our members should be an a better position to discuss financing and growth strategies with their respective MBE’s.

Moderator:
Madison Gunter
Director of Supplier Diversity
and Sustainable Procurement Programs
Salesforce

Presenters: 
Harvey Butler
Global Head of Supplier Diversity
Barclays

Mark Harrison
President & Managing Member
Totem Enterprises


Thursday, July 23, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Telling the Story: Making a Compelling Case for Supplier Diversity
This session will focus on soft skills needed for program managers to remain relevant within the corporate structure. We will discuss data development, presentation and communication needed to present a compelling supplier diversity business case.

* Corporate Plus® Members Only


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 3
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 3: Establish comprehensive internal and external communications.

Presenter:
Keya Grant
Director of Global Supplier Inclusion
WestRock


Tuesday, July 28, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
1:00 PM –2:00 PM (EDT)

Leveraging Supplier Diversity for Career Advancement Series

  • D&I Executives
  • CPOs
  • Sustainability Leaders
  • MBEs

This session will be a part of the series of conversations on how to leverage your supplier diversity position into new career opportunities.

The morning session will be a discussion of the roles, responsibilities, and skillset required for positions in D&I and Sustainability. We will continue the conversation in the afternoon with a discussion of the attributes required to become a CPO or fulfill your dreams of being a successful MBE.

Panelist:
Icy Williams
Founder & CEO
Legacy 83 Business


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

What’s Next After Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
Lack of access to the PPP funds has left our MBEs without the much-needed capital to survive and grow. Learn about financial programs and various other sources of capital funding available to MBEs. These programs are important to maintain the viability and stability of our MBEs and their participation in corporate supply chains.

* Corporate Plus® Members Only

Panelist:
Audra Jenkins
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Randstad North America


Wednesday, July 29, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 4
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 4: Identify opportunities for MBE’s in strategic sourcing and supply chain management.

Moderator:
Tanya Nixon
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Future of Supplier Diversity
Join this engaging session where various supplier diversity organizational leaders gather to discuss the current political and economic landscape as well as their forecast for the future of supplier diversity. We will discuss how the role will and must adjust as a result of these changes.


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