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Today’s organizations recognize the importance of diversity in customers, employees, and supply chains. A diverse supply chain provides opportunities to produce innovative products and solutions. Diverse businesses, typically smaller in size, can adapt more quickly to meet technical challenges even amid market changes.
More and more customers, including the U.S. Government, are setting expectations for increasing opportunities for small and diverse businesses with contractual requirements.
Individuals who complete ASDP’s training and pass the exam become certified Supplier Diversity Professionals. Certification provides evidence of a professional’s ability to understand the legislative history of Supplier Diversity, develop sourcing strategies, participate in Mentor-Protege Programs, develop subcontracting and participation plans, evaluate and report performance, prepare for customer reviews & audits, and design a world-class Supplier Diversity Program within an organization.
ASDP’s team are all active practitioners in Supplier Diversity, bringing up-to-date education regarding changing regulations, best practices and innovative ideas. WIth ASDP, you are plugged into a network of subject matter experts.
Certification by ASDP formally documents that you are qualified to meet your organization’s supplier diversity requirements and empowers you to design a world-class Supplier Diversity program within your organization.
Certification as a Supplier Diversity Professional provides you with the foundational, knowledge and advanced skills required to support your organization’s U.S. Government Small Business Subcontracting Program or General Supplier Diversity Program.
Through participation in ASDP’s certification program, you gain access to ASDP’s network of Supplier Diversity Professionals, as well as continuing education and networking opportunities.
ASDP certification is valid for three years. At the end of the third year, you may recertify for an additional three years after completing continuing education actions.
New and certified Supplier Diversity Professionals are always welcome to attend additional trainings as needed. With changing supplier diversity requirements, we work to remain informed, dynamic, and adaptive to provide the most up-to-date educational resources to new and well-credentialed professionals alike. The cost to re-certify is $185.00.
ASDP offers a certification and educational program to recognize, evaluate, and train professionals who work to ensure their organization meets its Supplier Diversity goals.
“A powerhouse training for Small Business Liaison Officers. Put on your thinking cap and join the group for energetic sessions and conversation.”
“This training is excellent for attendees of all levels. The instructors are excellent and committed to the small business cause, as are each of the attendees.”
“This class will give you the background and tools needed to build your Supplier Diversity Program within your organization. It is a must-have for new and experienced Small Business Liaison Officers to not only gain the information needed to succeed as a professional but to meet others and network along the way.”
“This was one of the best professional training programs I have taken. Thorough, engaging and relevant!”
“I am the VP of Supply Chain for a company that builds automation and tooling for aerospace. We recently went from being a small business to being classified as large overnight. In order to satisfy the flow down requirements of our customers, we needed to get training on how to properly establish this protocol within our organization. This class was very helpful in getting us on the way.”
“I am so thankful my organization values our Small Business Diversity program and encouraged us to take this course! I could not have asked for a better learning experience! I have been a designated Small Business Liaison Officer for seven years now and there was a great mix of refresher material and new material that I don't deal with all of the time; plus, they highlighted new and upcoming changes! Best 2 1/2 days of training!!!”
“This is the most extensive, beneficial training I have attended to date as it pertains to my role as Small Business Liaison Officer. So glad I found ASDP!!”
“If you are a newly assigned Small Business Liaison Officer, or have been mandated to fulfill the Small Business Liaison Officer role, then this course is for you. The Alliance of Supplier Diversity Professionals offers the tools to increase your confidence in your new role. They also offer networking opportunities so that you can communicate with other people in your industry and never feel alone. Spread the word. ASDP’s guide to program excellence is a must for all Small Business Liaison Officers.”
“The overall training was excellent, including the energy level and knowledge of the instructors. I learned a lot from the training.”
“The ASDP training was intense and provided an in-depth explanation of rules and regulations that must be abided by. It gave us opportunities to network with other professionals, providing a strong connection to others in similar careers. I thoroughly enjoyed the class!”
“My 4th time re-certifying. I always learn something new. The trainers are great and the subjects pertinent and well presented. Great networking options, as well.”
“The classroom instruction fostered focus on the material and dialog with other students. In-depth discussions and problem solving while in a group setting was very stimulating. The instructors were seasoned practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The bonus was developing a larger peer group of small business advocates that understand the challenges and rewards of supplier diversity.”
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