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Corporate Member Forum – Assessing Your Supplier Diversity Program

December 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

**PLEASE NOTE that this session is for CAMSC Corporate Members ONLY**

Assessing your Supplier Diversity Program

As a corporate member of CAMSC, you have committed to be more inclusive in your supply chain. 

You may be new to this journey or you may have had a few years under your belt.  If you are looking to learn more about how your program can be improved or what you might need to consider to have a robust supplier diversity program, you MUST join Dr. Fred McKinney at CAMSC’s Corporate Member Forum on December 2nd 2021. 

At this session Dr. McKinney will share the McKinney Score sheet a tool that he developed to help assess your Supplier Diversity program.  You can score various elements of your Supplier Diversity program to analyze its strengths, weakness and gaps. 

 Dr. McKinney will share some insights into what steps your company can take to significantly improve your Supplier Diversity processes. 


The workshop is centered around the McKinney Score, an analytical tool developed by Dr. Fred McKinney.

  • The tool identifies three critical areas of supplier diversity programs: Leadership, Processes, and Outcomes.
  • Program participants will answer the questions prior to the workshop.
  • Their answers will be sent back to Dr. McKinney for evaluation (also prior to the workshop).
  • At the workshop, we will review and interpret their findings and make recommendations.
  • Participants will be able to implement specific changes that will improve their programs and generate more internal and external support for their efforts.
  • The tool will give participants a roadmap for success in supplier diversity.


Dr. Fred McKinney, Partner, BJM Solutions, LLC

Fred Warren McKinney, Carlton Highsmith Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Lender School of Business at Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Fred McKinney earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1983.  His dissertation, Market Determinants of Access and the Quality of Physician Services was one of the early contributions to understanding how third-party payment impacted physician behavior and healthcare in general. While at Yale, Dr. McKinney spent a year as an economist at the White House, Council of Economic Advisers (1978-1979).  After completing his graduate work, Dr. McKinney worked at the Heller School at Brandeis (1983-1987), where he was supported by the Commonwealth Fund to investigate access to the nursing and allied health professions.  In addition to teaching at Brandeis, Dr. McKinney served on the faculties of the University of Connecticut School of Business (1987-2000), and Quinnipiac University (2018-2021).  Between these academic appointments, Dr. McKinney served as the President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (2001-2015) and as the Managing Director of Minority Business Executive Training Programs for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (2015-2018).  In 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency presented Dr. McKinney with its highest honor, the Ronald H. Brown Minority Business Leadership Award.  Dr. McKinney is a founding partner of the economic consulting firm BJM Solutions (founded 1999).


**PLEASE NOTE that this session is for CAMSC Corporate Members ONLY**


December 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm




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