Testimonials

Student Feedback

“I can bring so much of this program back to the joint teams to grow with these best-in-class lessons — precisely, the typical structure of a third-party risk program and the oversight governance of that framework.”
Cindy Lingerfelt
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
Sourcing Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
“The Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional program was a great course… I learned a lot from the course which I could use for future projects.”
Shirley Yu
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
Strategic Sourcing Manager, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
“Of the modules in the C3PRMP program, I found the Reputational Risk module the most engaging and informative. It is quite clear when well-managed;  Reputational Risk is critical to sustain operations and enables the growth/success of an organization.“
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“SIG University helped me understand the fundamentals and gave me access to articles I could read of real life scenarios that happened with companies involving each type of risk...  Overall, SIG has given me a great foundation on third party risk and I’m now able to really wrap my head around concepts and even a language that I didn’t quite understand before. The abundance of resources available are great and I’m really happy that I took full advantage of them.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“This program clearly outlined the lifecycle of third party risk management in a way that makes it easier to align with other work occurring internally within our organization. This will not only help with the adoption of the rigor we are putting in place to manage third parties, but could also help optimize the processes being developed to manage them.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“This program has painted a vivid picture of governance and oversight and the important role it represents within an organization.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“My brain is in overdrive with all that I have learned from the program, as well as all I need to do in guiding my teams. While challenging, I am more confident now knowing what I know.”
Craig Libby
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
Head of Enterprise Third Party Risk Management Data Analytics, Reporting and Quality Monitoring, USAA
“Upon completion of the C3PRMP program, there are several actions that I will be implementing immediately to improve the risk governance program within my organization…”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“In this program, I have learned about many tools I can immediately implement into my company’s 3PRM plan… Linda does a great job of making the case that cyber security needs to be part of a 3PRM program, even for companies not engaged in the technology field.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“The 3PRM program has provided guidance on how to identify and manage gaps in our risk program... I believe my training and practice implementing what I’ve learned in this program will provide a substantial benefit to my organization and career.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“This course covers the importance of vendor management to an organization.  It also provided additional insight into key risk management topics and best practices when planning and managing a third party risk management program… I plan to use our current program and apply additional third party risk management concepts and practices taken from this course.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“The C3PRMP program has provided me with strong guidance. Notable areas which will result in continued success are: preparation, due diligence, contract negotiations, business integration, monitoring analysis.”
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
"C3PRMP has been extremely helpful to better understand third party risk management and to know where we can find additional resources. Thank you for putting this course together, the book is extremely well-written and will be on my desk for years to come."
Senior Leader
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
"I thoroughly enjoyed the C3PRMP program and in particular Linda’s teaching style. The topic is of high interest to me, and something I want to focus on as there is an important value proposition for our clients."
Management Consultant
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
"Linda is very clear, concise and thought-provoking with the course content as well as in her book, Third Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value. There is a lot to take away, which I will share back with my leadership team." 
IT Vendor Manager on the C3PRMP Program
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
“One of the key findings from the C3PRMP program was how substantially different reputational risks are from all other categories of risk…After the lessons on reputational risk and respective control frameworks, I now have a very different view on those risks...”
Klaus Kerschbaumer
Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional
Principal Consultant, Information Services Group (ISG)
"The CSP Program is a great source of information to practice day to day Sourcing business. My top takeaways were learning category segmentation, sourcing strategy development, project management principles and working in a cross functional sourcing team."
Catherine Syrard
Certified Sourcing Professional
National Bank of Canada
"SIG University is very applicable to today's environment; well organized from start to finish."
Eric Gray
PwC
"SIG University is engaging, interactive and successful. It was a great refresher after being in procurement for 15 years, and I like to hear other people's stories."
Laura Hamill
Certified Sourcing Professional
PwC
"The CSP Program is informative, helpful and comprehensive. I appreciated getting a better understanding of the overall sourcing process and helpful tools and protocol that can be used to make sourcing more efficient."
Amy Albus
Certified Sourcing Professional
Thomson Reuters
"Great program! The material covered the procurement industry and function well. A true cradle to grave approach to training the various accountabilities. I really liked that it was focused on more than contracting and negotiation strategies but included Project Management, Communication Management and other key components such as Category Management."
Allison Brown
Certified Sourcing Professional
Florida Blue
"The good news about SIG University must be spread. I have met wonderful people in the course through the discussion forum. Great job SIG University. I appreciate everything you have done."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"I thought the entire course was full of very good content and I look forward to applying it to my professional career."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and find myself more enriched as I go through the day to day of my career. This program has enabled me to make better decisions, create smarter solutions and educate those around me who look to me for guidance."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"Overall the course was well-rounded and dug deep on several key topics and ideas that will help our sourcing organization as we move forward. The technology worked well on an iPad."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"I was very happy with the SIG University CSP program. Even the items that I considered “review” had a unique perspective and expanded my knowledge base. Having the program broken down into manageable weekly lessons was perfect for my learning style – much more preferable to a self-study and tests model."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"When I first started I thought OMG 12 weeks...but after week two, it really started to flow nicely. I enjoyed the various sessions and am pleased that our entire team will complete the program. It allows all of our team members to be able to speak from the same dictionary."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"This program was spot on in regard to the progressive direction of sourcing. Our group has been actively applying many of the principles and practices covered in this course for the past 5 years and more recently has been focused on minimizing transactional work to free up time for more complex strategic sourcing. The extended course materials that focused on the future outlook were extremely helpful in opening my eyes and gave me a greater appreciation of the efforts we have been working on internally. This is great reference material I will be sharing with my team."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"This content was directly related to my day-to-day job and provided valuable intel into the direction we should head as a company in our customer service offering."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"This course was great—I really feel that I learned a lot from it. The content was not overly complex and the modules are well crafted. It opened my eyes to a side of the sourcing and procurement world that I don’t generally see as a part of indirect procurement in the healthcare space."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"First, I have to say that I appreciated the comprehensive overview of the Strategic Sourcing role. I have been working in a Supplier Management capacity for 14 years and in the past 5 years I’ve been part of my company’s Global Sourcing & Procurement (GSP) department. I found much of the content in this course to be very relevant to what our GSP group has been evolving toward. The expanded level of detail throughout each section of the course has helped me view things from a more end-to-end perspective. The course leaders were good at providing additional background throughout, which provided a valuable extended learning opportunity. I will be preparing a follow-up review for my Management Team as they are interested in extending the course to other department members. Thank you!"
"I thought the program provided a great overview of what is required to be a sourcing professional."
Certified Sourcing Professional
“This program provided very practical advice and guidance on how to approach the tasks I deal with every day.”
Certified Supplier Management Professional
"I found this program to be refreshing and informative. Much of the information and concepts can be used in various sourcing arenas. I enjoyed this experience and hopefully I will be able to take more courses through SIG University. Thank you all for a job well done."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"Thank you for putting the CSP program together! I enjoyed learning and deepening my knowledge in the area of sourcing management. Using different people for the lectures and as discussion moderators was a nice touch."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"I thought the slides were all very informative and helpful. The study guides were especially helpful for refreshing the content in my mind before the quizzes. I felt like I was able to learn a lot of information during the allotted time."
Certified Supplier Management Professional
"I found this to be a great educational tool and refresher. There were several topics of less familiarity to me and the balance of content was an excellent way to re-educate me."
Certified Sourcing Professional
"The beginning of the class was like a business school refresher. But three or four weeks into the course, I started to see how I could really apply the topics to my everyday job. Even things that may seem miniscule such as Excel formulas, are extremely helpful!"
Certified Sourcing Professional
"SIG U is 5 star quality! The CSP Program gave me more confidence in my knowledge of the sourcing industry. It provided me with a line of sight into how some other countries or corporations approach similar projects differently."
Michael Kelly
Certified Sourcing Professional
Sun Life Financial
"It's been a great collaborative learning experience for the team. I look forward to the team applying the lessons learned at Essilor." 
Tyler Werneke
Director, EOA Sourcing & Procurement