This Month at SIG – January 2019

An image of a lightbulb and 2019

Innovation and transformation were dominant themes in the industry in 2018, so it only makes sense to move forward with those concepts in 2019. This month, SIG presents a new events format to help your team cultivate innovation and foster teamwork throughout 2019, enrollment is open for SIG University’s online certification programs and we have two new webinars that will help jumpstart your 2019 goals.

Save the Date for These 2019 Events

After feedback from the SIG Advisory Board, event attendees and our delegates, this year’s SIG events will follow a new format to give you and your team a fresh perspective and space to develop new strategies.

The most transformative change is the Regional SIGnature Events, which are one-day events for executives and their teams to network, swap ideas, engage in interactive discussions, participate in training workshops, and learn from industry analysts and experts who promote innovation and work to solve key challenges in the industry. Separate, concurrent roundtables for executive-level and delegate-level attendees will put you and your team in the company of peers from that region’s Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.

Mark your calendar for these events that break the cycle of dry, traditional training and will get your team excited and engaged. 


On-Demand Continuing Education with SIG University

Enrollment is open for SIG University’s online certification programs that begin January 21. Developed by practitioners, subject-matter experts and academics, SIG University allows your team to learn best practices and get on the same page while learning at their own pace.

SIG University offers three certification programs:

SIG University course descriptions

All three certification programs utilize visual-based learning through video and audio in a virtual classroom. As students progress through the lessons, they are quizzed on their knowledge and engage with faculty and other students in discussion forums to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations.

SIG University certifications are valid for five years and certification renewal can be obtained through continuing education credits by attending SIG events and online training opportunities.


January Webinars

January 22

Strategies to Measure and Control your Contingent Labor Program Costs

Presented by: VectorVMS

The use of contract, freelance and gig workers is on the rise. As the composition of the labor force changes, you’ll need to stay up to date on best practices, legal implications and how to manage costs associated with this new workforce. This webinar with VectorVMS (formerly PeopleFluent) will provide you with the strategies to analyze your spend allocation to determine smart, practical ways to gain greater control over contingent labor program costs overall.


January 29

Hey Nineteen: Procurement’s Playbook for 2019

Presented by: Zycus

Based on findings from The Hackett Group’s 2019 “Procurement Key Issues” survey, this webinar covers the acceleration of digital transformation in procurement and takes a look at the ongoing strategic initiatives and technology adoption trends that support it. 

Discussion topics will include procurement’s new role in the digital era, compliance, and applying artificial intelligence insights to help procurement gain more visibility into spend and create greater profitability.

Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Specialist

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Specialist with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Stacy began her career in market research as an editor for Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Since moving back to Florida in 2014, she has worked in marketing and public relations, specializing in content creation, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy is a passionate volunteer who donates her time to help nonprofits develop marketing strategies and awareness campaigns. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.