Hands-On Learning Track

As part of SPLC’s increasing focus on leadership development and member support, the 2019 Summit features a track of interactive workshops focused on critical elements of sustainable purchasing program development. These range from the very basic (What is sustainable purchasing exactly?) through mid- and high-level strategy development, stakeholder engagement, and goals and metrics. 

In each session, SPLC staff will discuss successful initiatives they have undertaken, and we will have participants walk through quick planning activities to start them on their way to successfully executing the strategies discussed. 

Join us for great learning and conversation, to build your understanding of strategic program development, and to meet folks at similar levels of program maturity as you! 




This track is hosted in the Atrium Ballroom on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday, May 21  

10:10 – 11:10 | Sustainable Purchasing 101: What is Sustainability and Sustainable Purchasing Exactly?

11:35 – 12:35 | Sustainable Purchasing 102: Uncovering Policy Alignment and Engaging Internal Stakeholders to Support Your Sustainable Purchasing

Wednesday, May 22

11:25 – 12:25 | Sustainable Purchasing 201: Making the Case for Investment in Your Sustainable Purchasing Program

1:25-12:25 | Sustainable Purchasing 202: Setting Strategic Sustainable Purchasing Goals and Metrics

2:35pm – 3:35pm | Sustainable Purchasing 302: Measuring Impact: Using a Roadmap Approach to Develop KPIs and Metrics for your Highest Priorities