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Join your fellow MPPOA members in taking advantage of these wonderful professional development opportunities. Your invitation to each Lunch and Learn will be emailed to you providing you an opportunity to register, or you can register via the Upcoming Events Calendar.


All meetings begin at Noon and go until 1:00 pm ET



  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023

State of the Chapter and Member Q & A Session

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023

"Where's the Data? How you know you need a modernized Contract Lifecycle Managment (CLM) Solution"

CLM is crucial in public procurement. This session is an open discussion about how to implement, evaluate and analyze the data CLM provides to aid in contract negotiation by providing insights on previous contract terms and conditions while ensuring a better relationship with suppliers.

Collaborative discussions with the session attendees along with success stories from local and state governments throughout the country that have implemented a CLM solution will be part of this session. We will learn how to ensure that all parties are meeting their obligations under the contract by providing reminders and alerts for key contact milestones and obligations.

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MPPOA Lunch and Learn - 11/28/2023

  • January 16, 2024

"Emotionally Intelligent Leadership"

Presented by Dr. Ramien R. Pierre

In this transformative workshop, participants will embark on a journey to cultivate their emotional intelligence and harness its profound impact on effective leadership. By mastering the art of emotionally intelligent leadership, participant will not only build stronger, more authentic relationships withing their teams but also enhance decision-making, communication, and conflict resolution skills.

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MPPOA Lunch and Learn- Emotionally Intelligent Leadership - 1/16/2024

  • February 20, 2024

"How to Get the Most Out of Your BidNet Platform"

Many MPPOA member organizations utilize the BidNet Platform. This session will be an opportunity for you to learn the tips and tricks and how to make the most of all the tools and features that come with your product to their fullest potential regardless of which product you use.

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MPPOA Lunch and Learn- How to Get the Most out of Your BidNet Platform - 2/20/2024

  • March 19, 2024

"MiDEAL: An All-Access Pass to State of Michigan Contracts"

Presented by Shawn Vaughn

Gain an understanding of the MiDEAL Program and how it satisfies and complements your organization's purchasing policy.

The session will include a review of the MiDEAL Program, member benefits, contract portfolio and a tour of the MiDEAL website.

To Register for this session, click on the button below:

MPPOA Lunch and Learn- MiDEAL and All Access Pass to State of Michigan Contacts - 3/19/2024

  • April 16, 2024

"How to do Your Part: Socially Responsible Procurement"

In this session we will discuss diversity programs at work and the data, tools and programs needed to meet your short and long-term goals of socially responsible procurement while exploring local and state diversity programs at work.

We will learn how to rethink the contact to allow for further socially responsible procurement through sub/prime relationships and certification programs.

We will have discussion on working together and using a community-based solution and how to use the power of community to your advantage in improving negotiations for future contracts.

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MPPOA Lunch and Learn- How to Do Your Part: Socially Responsible Procurement - 4/16/2024

  • May 21, 2024

Professional Certifications... NPP-CPP and UPPC. What are the Differences.

Join a diverse panel of MPPOA members, who currently have both the NIGP-CPP and a CPPB/CPPO, for an open discuss about the two certifications and their experiences. Topics will range from what benefits there are in having a certification, what the differences are between an NIGP-CPP and CPPB/CPPO certifications, and different approaches members suggest when studying for each exam.

MPPOA Lunch and Learn- Professional Certifications- NPP-CPP & UPPC - 5/21/2024

Join us in thanking our 2024 MPPOA Annual Sponsor




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