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2018 Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Building the Foundation to a Successful P-Card Program
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Half-Day Workshop: Strategies for Building the Foundation to a Successful Purchasing Card Program

 Export to Your Calendar 4/9/2018
When: Monday, April 9, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Harrah's Southern California
777 Harrah's Rincon Way
Funner, California  92082
United States
Contact: Heidi Kaliher
(952) 546-1880, ext. 4

Online registration is available until: 4/9/2018
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Pre-Conference Workshop

Strategies for Building the Foundation to a Successful Purchasing Card Program





Strategies for Building the Foundation to a Successful Purchasing Card Program

Date and Time Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:00–4:00 p.m.

Presenter  Heather Miller, CPCP, MBA, Community Engagement Manager, NAPCP

Heather is the Community Engagement Manager for the NAPCP. Before her involvement with the NAPCP, Heather worked at University of Phoenix for nine years. In addition to her responsibilities as Procurement Operations Manager, Supplier Relationship Management and Training, she managed the Purchasing Card and Corporate Card programs. She served as the primary resource to approximately 4,000 cardholders ― creating, managing and auditing card and travel policies. Heather completed her MBA in May 2017 and holds the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) and Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) credentials.


Are you new to the Commercial Card industry? Or, are you curious if your Purchasing Card program has a strong foundation before expanding, optimizing or looking to change providers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is right for you! During this pre-conference workshop, we conduct a deep dive into Purchasing Cards: the products and value associated with them, strategies for obtaining manager buy-in, building proper controls, the RFP process and creating a cadence for ongoing program management.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Purchasing Card overview
  • Value Proposition
  • Establishing the Business Case
  • Building Proper Controls
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Process
  • Program Implementation
  • Communication and Training
  • Ongoing Program Management

There will also be time dedicated to group discussions that will provide the opportunity for attendees to benefit from one another's experience.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is recommended for professionals...

  • with limited P-Card experience
  • who have some experience but would benefit from a thorough overview
  • who are considering implementing a P-Card program

Why You Should Attend 

Establishing a strong P-Card foundation is the key to a successful program. Make sure you have the right strategy in place for implementation by attending this workshop on the basics of a Purchasing Card program.

What You Will Receive You will receive:
  • a hard copy of the presentation material
  • a lifetime of knowledge
  • professional friends to connect with during and after the workshop
CPCP Points Attending this workshop is good for (1) point toward CPCP initial eligibility or recertification. 

Registration Fee NAPCP members, $295.00; complimentary subscribers, $395.00

Cancellation Policy for Pre-Conference Workshop

If you need to cancel your registration, you must send an
e-mail to There are three available options:

  • Request to transfer your registration to a delegate of equal membership status.
  • Cancel and request a future event credit (FEC) to apply toward another NAPCP event during the next 12 months
  • Cancel your registration and request a refund. A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made one week prior to the event start date. A 50% administrative fee applies.

Registered delegates who do not attend or cancel less than one week prior to the event, are liable for the entire registration fee; no refunds or FEC will be given.

WORKSHOP CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: The NAPCP reserves the right to make changes in session and speakers or to cancel the workshop if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. The NAPCP will make every effort to contact each registered individual if the workshop is cancelled. If the workshop is not held for any reason, the NAPCP's liability is limited to the refund of the workshop fee only.


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