SIG University Announces Next Semester of Courses for Sourcing, Outsourcing and Procurement Professionals

Semester begins January 29th as SIG University celebrates their two-year anniversary

SIG University, a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on strategic sourcing and governance practices and methodologies today announces the 2018 schedule for its Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) and Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP) courses.

SIG University (SIG U) is currently enrolling students for the January 29th semester. Additional semesters will be offered in 2018 starting on April 23, July 16 and September 24. Closed cohorts are available outside these dates for companies enrolling 25 or more students simultaneously. Discounts are available for students and/or companies who enroll before January 5th.

SIG U was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap in today's workforce. The SIG U learning model enhances experiential learning with best-practice training. It is delivered in a virtual classroom and is facilitated by experienced practitioner faculty who currently hold executive leadership positions in the sourcing space. The CSP course is administered over a twelve week period, while the CSMP is a more condensed program that takes five weeks to complete. The certification, which is valid for five years, is delivered in a modular format with lessons, assessments and quizzes to test mastery of subject matter. In addition, SIG U students have access to one of the largest banks of available sourcing data in the U.S. through the SIG Resource Center (SRC), which houses over 5,000 tools, templates, methodologies, processes, whitepapers and archived presentations.

“We launched the CSMP curriculum in June to accommodate requests for more specific expertise in supplier management and governance,” says Mark Pollack, SIG Chief Strategy and Operating Officer. “The feedback we have received for both this curriculum and our flagship CSP program has been overwhelmingly positive and underscores the need for this type of training in the industry.” Adds Dawn Tiura, SIG CEO and President, “We are excited to be celebrating the two-year anniversary of SIG University. We continue to hear from members that significant skills gaps exist and are constantly updating…and even enhancing them with topics that are current, relevant and top-of-mind for sourcing professionals.”

About SIG University 

SIG University, http://www.siguniversity.org is the premier training and certification program for sourcing and outsourcing professionals looking to enhance their practical experience with the latest sourcing thought leadership. SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating the sourcing profession to deliver strategic value to the corporation, and is the only sourcing and governance certification designed and delivered by seasoned sourcing practitioners.

About SIG

SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Outsource, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.

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