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Supplier Diversity Playbook Track III – 2024

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We are thrilled to introduce Track III of CAMSC’s Supplier Diversity Playbook Training, focusing on Sustainable Procurement.

The Playbook has been a valued tool that has supported the development and growth of our corporate member’s Supplier Diversity programs.

Cost of Attending: CAD $1200 per person

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Track III – Sustainable Procurement (SP) offers a standard member coaching engagement consisting of four virtual workshops. These sessions include practical work assignments between meetings to help you develop and refine your program goals and strategies in a private, confidential setting.

The sequence is as follows:

Workshop 1: Sept 5th @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm Inventory and Planning – Coaching staff will introduce sustainable procurement terminologies, approaches, and a strategic program approach – emphasizing its importance in achieving positive impact. Organizations will then apply these learnings to the larger context of their organization’s current organizational priorities and stakeholder availability. This knowledge will then be used to determine how best to apply SP Foundations in order to deliver the most value to the organization.

Workshop 2: Oct 3rd @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm Vision and Program Charter – This session is focused on developing a “Big Vision” for your program – an audacious vision of the end state you wish to see. Following that, we will walk the group through development of a Program Charter – looking to build a detailed model of how your program will work, what impacts it will target, prioritized strategies (or focus areas) that will guide selection of your supporting activities, and anticipated benefits.

Workshop 3: Nov 7th @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm Goals and Metrics – With the Charter and Organizational Inventory in hand, the team will walk through an exercise to prioritize and select a set of key goals that will deliver outcomes that are impactful, aligned with organizational priorities, and focused on program development. We’ll also begin to identify appropriate metrics and time frames to track and evaluate your success vs. goals.

Workshop 4: Dec 5th @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm Strategy and Project Development Cycle – This is the final session of the coaching cycle, intended to train participants on applying SPLC’s strategy cycle to flesh out individual project-level activities to meet a specific goal. Your team will be asked to select a specific area to focus on within your evolving program plan; then build out that area for execution. The result of your team’s work will be a “Project Plan” that includes a first take on analysis of current state, identification of projects to change that state to achieve a given goal, identifying and engaging appropriate stakeholders, establishing a focused timeline, and metrics for accountability – rolling up, framing up and integrating previous workshop outputs.

At the end of the workshops: Your team will leave the engagement with an understanding of the strategic approach to sustainable purchasing program development, as well as an overall plan, a set of goals and a list of identified strategies and projects for advancing toward meeting your goals. Your coach will provide a high-level overview of your program, goals and strategies, and a selection of resources that may be useful as your team executes against the goals you have selected. We will also provide the opportunity to form or join mutual support and accountability teams to provide shared knowledge and help each other stay on track to realizing the goals you have identified.

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About the trainers

Kris Spriano

Kris leads the programs strategy, development and deployment efforts for the SPLC, ensuring an effective and impact-focused approach in support of advancing and scaling sustainable procurement efforts across all types of purchasing organizations. Prior to SPLC, Kris was a Supply Chain Sustainability Manager at Cisco Systems focused on supply chain greenhouse gas emissions, environmental compliance, learning and development, and new product program management. Kris is a certified ISSP Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Katie Saha

As Senior Manager of Learning & Partner Engagement, Katie works directly with SPLC members and external organizations to develop and implement strategic sustainable purchasing programs designed to drive market transformation. Prior to joining SPLC, she was a Sustainability Manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb where she oversaw the global strategic sourcing and procurement sustainability program and designed & managed their supplier engagement program. Katie has her Corporate Sustainability certification from New York University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in International Business from Palm Beach Atlantic University.


October 3
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm