December Microlearning by SIG University - Communicating & Presenting





December 08, 2021

Eastern Time (UTC-5)

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 over 26 years 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.

Educational Keynote

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 13:15

Join us to learn from our featured educational industry expert. This is session offers an educational presentation with plenty of open discussion and Q&A.

 

Communicating & Presenting; The Best Way To Get Your Message Across

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 13:45

Communication is the cornerstone of all business deals. Honing your skills in the areas of communication and presentations can make or break a project. Join Tom Ciardiello, Lead SIG University Faculty and Global Procurement Executive to learn strategies to be considered an efficient and effectice communicator.

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

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

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 over 26 years 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.




01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Welcome and Opening Discussion by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG

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)

01:15 pm - 01:45 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Educational Keynote

Join us to learn from our featured educational industry expert. This is session offers an educational presentation with plenty of open discussion and Q&A.

 


01:45 pm - 02:45 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Communicating & Presenting; The Best Way To Get Your Message Across

Communication is the cornerstone of all business deals. Honing your skills in the areas of communication and presentations can make or break a project. Join Tom Ciardiello, Lead SIG University Faculty and Global Procurement Executive to learn strategies to be considered an efficient and effectice communicator.

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

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Open Discussion and Q&A

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.