Learning and Skills

While the public sector market and public procurement are constantly changing, there are a few core skills that are fundamental to world-class procurement. This page brings you resources and training to continually learn and manage your personal career growth.

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Public Spend Forum is pleased to announce the launch of our new learning platform, a place for our members to take ownership of their professional development, learn new skills for immediate on-job application, and earn continuous learning credits and micro-credentials for their efforts. Stay tuned for more!

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Webinar: Six Principles of Market Intelligence

Join our webinar, provided in partnership with Censeo Consulting Group.

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6 Ways for Public Buyers to Get A Better Price

Regardless of which part of the world you operate in, these six universal strategies can help government buyers attain best pricing.

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Driving Value through Supplier Management

Professor Joe Sandor of Michigan State University talks about how innovation is spurred through collaboration between buyers and suppliers.

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Innovative Techniques for Buying Agile

Software Engineer Neil Chaudhuri & Public Spend Forum's Frank McNally break down the 18F Agile Services BPA in this video playlist.

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Simply Innovation: A Webinar & Learning Path

Learn methods that ignite innovation and help teams deliver value by embracing constraints and maximizing creativity with Dan Ward.

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Stop Networking and Build Genuine Relationships

These insights will help you build more meaningful relationships that create value in all aspects of your professional and personal life.

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Strategic Market Analysis Basics

Learn the key principles for conducting strategic market analysis for any program or procurement.

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Cost Modeling as a Critical Skill: An Overview

Basics of Cost Modeling, by Professor Tim Laseter and Censeo Consulting Group.

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DHS Pioneers "Reverse" Industry Day

This slide deck presents an example of a “Reverse Industry Day," an innovative approach pioneered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

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Don't Fight the FAR: Innovate While Complying

In this episode of the Public Impact Podcast, we discuss how innovation and regulation can go hand in hand.

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