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2019 Pre-Conference Workshop: Pathway to an Effective Purchasing Card Program for Beginners

Half-Day Workshop: The Beginner's Pathway to Purchasing Cards

 Export to Your Calendar 4/15/2019
When: Monday, April 15, 2019
12:30–4:00 p.m.
Where: InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida  33131
United States
Contact: Heidi Kaliher
(952) 546-1880, ext. 4

Online registration is available until: 4/15/2019
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 Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop:
Pathway to an Effective Purchasing Card Program for Beginners


Date and Time Monday, April 15, 2019
12:30–4:00 p.m.

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

About the presenter:

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.


Is your organization researching the idea of starting a Purchasing Card (P-Card) program? Perhaps the decision to move forward has been made, but it’s unclear where to start. Maybe the program is already established, but you are seeking to learn more about the benefits and best utilization of P-Cards. Or, you want to explore ePayables and how they complement P-Cards. If you fall into one of these categories, attend this workshop to enhance your understanding of how P-Cards add value to a payment strategy and obtain the knowledge needed to move your program to a solid foundation with confidence. 

Join Heather as we explore the following topics to help you build the successful program you desire. There also will be time dedicated to group discussions that will provide the opportunity for attendees to benefit from one another’s experience.

  • Define how/where P-Cards fit into a payment strategy and the related benefits, such as efficiency, cost savings, reporting, visibility into spend and more—what we call the value proposition.
  • Outline the ideal P-Card purchase-to-pay process to optimize the benefits. 
    Provide strategies to help to obtain organization buy-in and support of organization’s strategic goals.
  • Explore the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
  • Determine key controls for program infrastructure, including:

           - policies/procedures 
           - role of the P-Card administrator or manager 
           - determining controls/audits and expectations 
           - distribution of cards

  • Provide strategies for training cardholders and approvers.
  • Discover applications for other types of Commercial Card solutions, including electronic payables.
  • Explain how electronic payables interact with P-Cards.
  • Discuss card acceptance with suppliers and the related benefits, including the fees, so you can engage in a meaningful dialogue and boost card acceptance.
Who Should Attend All end-users and providers are welcome.
  • For directors, vice presidents and executives, this course is all you’ll need for a solid P-Card knowledge base.
  • For program administrators, this course is a good spring board to future program management education.
  • For anyone new to P-Cards and/or ePayables, attending this session will help you more fully absorb content presented during the conference following the workshop.

CPCP Points Attending this workshop is good for (1) point toward CPCP initial eligibility or recertification. 

Registration Fee NAPCP members: $379.00
NAPCP complimentary subscribers: $479.00

Get a full day of education by attending both Pre-Conference Workshops (Travel Cards 101 and The Beginner's Pathway to Purchasing Cards) and save $108. 
Cancellation Policy for Pre-Conference Workshop

If you need to cancel your registration, you must send an
email 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 percent 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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