Build a Better & Diverse Supply Chain.
A diverse Supply Chain incorporates businesses owned by diverse individuals or groups and works to ensure inclusion in procurements for government and private industry. A Supplier Diversity Program focuses on meeting government laws & regulations, promoting social responsibility, and/or improving an organization’s bottom line.
Diversity in your organization’s Supply Chain improves the economy by creating jobs, increasing wages, and driving tax revenue. As small and diverse businesses grow, so does our nation’s economy. Research shows that when organizations increase their diverse spend, they see an increase in market share. Your organization’s supplier diversity program can promote innovation, provide multiple channels from which to procure, drive competition, demonstrate your commitment to diverse markets, and showcase your commitment to economic growth.
As a Supplier Diversity Professional, you have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact in your organization, your community, and on the economy.
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Several organizations host annual Supplier Diversity events to support education, best practices discussions, and networking within the field.
Our Course Offerings.
Level 1 Training & Certification – $1,195.00
Designing a World-Class Supplier Diversity Program
Course Learning Objectives:
Define the role & responsibilities of the Supplier Diversity Professional
An introduction for new Supplier Diversity Professionals and for those in need of a refresher course. Content includes basic descriptions, definitions, and requirements encountered by Small Business Liaison Officers and other Supplier Diversity Professionals.
Understand the legislative history of Supplier Diversity
Covers the history of the laws that led to the formation of the Supplier Diversity profession.
Develop Supplier Diversity sourcing strategies
Describes the various sourcing strategies available to the Supplier Diversity Professional. This section will provide the student with a template for developing a business case for Supplier Diversity and will describe methods for including diverse suppliers in their procurement plans.
Participate in Mentor-Protege Programs
Describes the Mentor-Protégé Program within various government agencies and general mentoring programs. The student will have the tools to identify potential protégés, and develop and propose programs to different organizations. A “lessons learned” module will include information on how to avoid negative experiences with the Mentor-Protégé Program.
Develop Subcontracting & Participation Plans
Details the required elements of a subcontracting plan as dictated by various Government and commercial entities. Different types of subcontracting plans will be explained. Provides instruction and guidance for developing a participation and other types of plans.
Evaluate and report performance
Instruction on how to complete the U.S. Government and general supplier diversity reports, including Individual Subcontracting (ISR) and the Summary Subcontract Report (SSR). Typical reporting practices for commercial entities and how to track internal statistics will be described.
Prepare for customer reviews & audits
A description of the elements of a Supplier Diversity Program Review, including DCMA Small Business Subcontracting Program Reviews & Audits. Students will be provided with the tools to prepare their organization for various types of customer reviews.
There is one certification exam, which encompasses the information contained within Level 1.
ASDP Level 1 Training & Certification Cost: $1195
Re-Certification Cost: $185
Level 2 Training & Certification
Expected in 2023.
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