Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Supplier Diversity Playbook Training Track II Module 2 – Establishing your Tier 1 / Tier 2 Programs

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


We are excited to announce the launch of CAMSC’s Supplier Diversity Playbook Training series 2024!

This has been a valued tool that has supported development and growth of our corporate member’s supplier diversity program.

We are introducing an updated and enhanced version of the Supplier Diversity Playbook training that covers three important areas of Supplier Diversity: LeadershipProcess and Outcomes. This training will have two tracks.

Track one, “Building a Supplier Diversity Program” is designed for members who are just starting the implementation of their SD program or those that have a program under 5 years in the making. It will help you develop key strategies to implement or enhance your program. This is a four-module small group training session with a one-on-one consultation at the end of four sessions, will include:

  • Module 1 Feb 7th @  1pm Establishing a Corporate Policy and Management Support
  • Module 2 Mar 6th @  1pm Identification of Opportunities in the Supply Chain
  • Module 3 Apr 3rd @   1pm Processes that Support Your Supplier Diversity Program
  • Module 4 May 8th @  1pm Measuring and Reporting

Track two, “Enhancing & Amplifying Your Supplier Diversity Program” is a two-module webinar series that provides guidance and direct on building a stronger SD Program and helping them establish a SD Tier 1 Program. These modules are geared towards more seasoned members who are ready to enhance their program and/or begin to build their Tier 1 program. This is a two-module small group training session with a one-on-one consultation at the end, will include:

  • Module 1 Mar 13th @ 1pm Enhancing Your Supplier Diversity Program
  • Module 2 Apr 10th @ 1pm Establishing your Tier 1 / Tier 2 Programs

Space is limited for both tracks. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

*Registration for Track I and Track II  are now closed. Please join the waitlist for updates on our upcoming cohort. Thank you for your interest. *

Register for Track I Waitlist

Register for Track II Wailist 


As a member of our Champion Category, your organization is entitled to two free seats on the SD training program. You can choose to have two persons attend the Track one or track two or use the seats in a combination of track one or two. You can register additional members at a preferred rate of $2500.00 CAD.

As a member of our Leader Category, your organization is entitled to one free seat on the SD training program either the 4 Modules of Building a Supplier Diversity Program or Track two Enhancing and Amplifying your SD program. You can register additional members at a preferred rate of $2500.00 CAD.

As a member of our Associate and Partner Category, you are entitled to a preferred rate of $2500.00 CAD for each of the programs.

About the trainers

This program has been developed by CAMSC in consultation with Dr. Fred McKinney of BJM Economics and Cynthia Dorrington, Vale and Associates.

Fred McKinney is the co-founder and principal of the economic consulting firm, BJM Solutions, LLC.  BJM Solutions works with large and small organizations since 1999.   BJM specializes in corporate supplier diversity and minority business development.   Dr. McKinney earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1983.  Before retiring from Quinnipiac University, Fred served as the managing director at the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Leadership Program.  From 2001 to 2015, Fred was President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council.    Fred served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, The Greater Bridgeport Community Foundation, the Fairfield Community Foundation, The Federal Reserve Board of Boston Community Advisory Board, and several other for-profit and not-for-profit boards.  Fred received the Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency for his work promoting minority businesses.  Fred has authored four books on supplier diversity, contributed chapters in several books on the subject and in an internationally recognized thought leader on the subject.  Fred writes a bi-monthly column for the CT Hearst newspapers where he covers issues of race, equality, economics, and public policy.  Fred lives in Trumbull with his wife Ivy and two dogs, Rory and Bentley.  Ivy and Fred have two adult children who live in Minneapolis and Washington, DC.

Cynthia Dorrington is the President of Vale & Associates Human Resource Management and Consulting Inc. Established in 2004 and certified since 2005, Vale & Associates is a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing strategy and advisory services as well as customized training and development for organizations. As President,Cynthia undertakes consulting work with small to medium-sized organizations across various industry sectors from start-ups, to businesses undergoing growth, to mergers/acquisitions with an emphasis on strategic positioning of its human resources and managing change. Expertise in areas such as organizational strategy, people strategy, equity, diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, change management, governance, performance management, as well as HR advisory services has allowed Vale & Associates the opportunity to provide consulting services to several clients locally, nationally, and internationally.


April 10
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm