August Microlearning by SIG University - Sustainability & Diversification





August 04, 2021

Eastern Time

MICROLEARNING BY SIG UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW

Microlearning by SIG University is an inclusive opportunity to gain nuggets of education in a short amount of time.  Our mission with this program is to advance sourcing and risk professionals and in their careers. We welcome SIG buy-side and sell-side members of all levels, and non-members alike, to come together for an engaging day of learning on topics that have been deemed educational gaps in today’s workforce. Join your sourcing, procurement and risk management professional colleagues in an interactive virtual environment and be challenged with topics related to our industries. Facilitated in part by SIG Faculty and Sourcing Expert, Tom Ciardiello, these days are designed to educate in an open group format, encourage collaborative discussions and provide each delegate with key take-aways.

  • Two-hour sessions on educational topics that are relevant to all levels of sourcing, risk and procurement practitioners across industries
  • Educational dialogues that generate actionable takeaways
  • Registration required
  • There is no fee to join 

Welcome and Opening Discussion by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 13:00

A warm welcome and meeting overview will be provided by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG. Join us with your camera on and your microphone open for this interactive meeting. Learn from your lead faculty and industry experts and leave with the power of knowledge, updated strategies and new contacts. 

Dawn Tiura

CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing digital publication, has more than 26 years of leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.

Contracting in the New Economy by Kate Vitasek

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 13:15

Join us to learn from industry expert, author and educator, Kate Vitasek as we explore the important concepts outlined in her new book, Contracting in the New Economy. This Microlearning by SIG University Event will provide you with immediately applicable tools and information on learning targets such as:

  • What is the difference between a relational contract and a transactional contract
  • When to use a relational contract
  • A proven 5-step method for relational contracting

Kate Vitasek

Faculty, Graduate & Executive
University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Vitasek, a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce.

Her pioneering work has led to 6 books, including: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships. Vitasek’s work also won the APICS/Supply Chain Council’s Academic Advancement award for advancing the business.

Vitasek is internationally recognized for her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly collaborative and strategic partnerships. She has appeared on Bloomberg, CNN International, NPR, and Fox Business News. Her work has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Vitasek’s storied career includes positions with P&G, Microsoft, Accenture, Stream International and founding Supply Chain Visions – a boutique-consulting firm recognized by ARC Advisory Group as one of the “10 Coolest” Boutique Consulting firms.

Sustainability & Diversification; At a Minimum it Should be Top-of-Mind

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 14:00

Sustainablity and Diversification is often put on the back burner, but the reality is that it should be top of mind. As enterprise leaders of business worldwide, you know that this is a topic that reaches every corner of the globe and every facet of industry. Make an impact and join us for this important discussion lead by SIG University Lead Faculty and Global Procurement Executive, Tom Ciardiello. 

Tom Ciardiello

Strategic Sourcing Executive and SIG University Lead Faculty
SIG University

Tom Ciardiello’s strategic sourcing experience includes consulting and senior level global procurement positions with QBE Insurance, Spencer Stuart, Donnelley Financial Solutions, CNA Financial Insurance, Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange along with finance and operations leadership roles with companies including AT&T, GE Capital, Discover Card Services and Arthur Andersen. Tom’s experiences include procurement, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis & process improvement.  Tom is a CPA & CPM, holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University & an MBA from DePaul University.

Open Discussion and Q&A

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 14:45

Open discussion and Q&A on any topic discussed over this two-hour educational seminar. Revisit discussion points from our Educational Keynote, round out points from our featured discussion topic, and gather insights from your peers.

 

Event Sponsor: 
SIG U
Time Zone: 
Eastern

MICROLEARNING BY SIG UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW

1:00-3:00 pm ET (UTC -5)

Welcome to the newest SIG program - Microlearning by SIG University! These events are meant to cover a range of topics that are pertinent to today's workforce. This two-hour session has been designed as an educational program, with a mission of advancing sourcing and risk professionals and transforming careers. Microlearning by SIG University is an opportunity for SIG buy-side and sell-side members and non-members alike, to come together for an engaging day of learning on topics that have been deemed as educational gaps by today's leadership teams.

Join your sourcing, procurement, and risk management colleagues in this two-hour interactive virtual environment to be challenged with topics related to our industries. Facilitated in part by SIG University Faculty and sourcing experts alike, this day is designed to educate in an open group format, encourage collaborative discussions and provide each delegate with key takeaways.


SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating sourcing and risk professionals to deliver strategic value to the corporation. SIG University is an inclusive, internationally recognized university with a mission of advancing the sourcing and risk management industries and transforming careers.  

SIG University was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap for today's workforce. SIG University uses an adult learning model to transfer the knowledge and skills to its students. The learning model is focused on the self-directed learner, who has the basic knowledge and skills of the material, is motivated, has good time management skills and has the ability to self-evaluate. The SIG U learning model is supported by a practitioner faculty who currently hold senior leadership positions in sourcing and risk management, allowing them to guide students to a better learning outcome.

Keynote Speakers

Tom Ciardiello
Strategic Sourcing Executive and SIG University Lead Faculty
SIG University

Tom Ciardiello’s strategic sourcing experience includes consulting and senior level global procurement positions with QBE Insurance, Spencer Stuart, Donnelley Financial Solutions, CNA Financial Insurance, Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange along with finance and operations leadership roles with companies including AT&T, GE Capital, Discover Card Services and Arthur Andersen. Tom’s experiences include procurement, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis & process improvement.  Tom is a CPA & CPM, holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University & an MBA from DePaul University.




Dawn Tiura
CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing digital publication, has more than 26 years of leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.




Kate Vitasek
Faculty, Graduate & Executive
University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Vitasek, a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce.

Her pioneering work has led to 6 books, including: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships. Vitasek’s work also won the APICS/Supply Chain Council’s Academic Advancement award for advancing the business.

Vitasek is internationally recognized for her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly collaborative and strategic partnerships. She has appeared on Bloomberg, CNN International, NPR, and Fox Business News. Her work has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Vitasek’s storied career includes positions with P&G, Microsoft, Accenture, Stream International and founding Supply Chain Visions – a boutique-consulting firm recognized by ARC Advisory Group as one of the “10 Coolest” Boutique Consulting firms.