During this hands-on learning session you will:
1. Draft a 5-year “big vision” for your sustainable purchasing program
2. Begin the development of a Program Charter, with the goal of building a detailed model of how your organization’s program will work, the impacts it will address, and the benefits it could realize
Sustainable purchasing programs often develop informally, the result of years of ad hoc, opportunistic activities. Rarely are program leaders invited to pick their heads up and think deeply about the future they are hoping to create through their organization’s purchasing. But organizations that establish bold, audacious visions find that having a vision in place is grounding and allows the program to take a more strategic approach. Join in to hear about how the State of Minnesota did just that by creating its own "big vision" to inspire and guide the development of its formal sustainable procurement charter. Then, take the time in the remaining portion of the session to begin sketching a vision and program charter for your own organization, applying “practical” thinking and structure to achieve your big vision.
Johanna Anderson & Kris Spriano, SPLC Member Success Managers
Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer, State of Minnesota