CSCR™ Administrative Director Leads NASPO Emerging Workforce Session

Tracie Shannon, the administrative director of Penn State Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research™ moderated the NASPO Emerging Workforce Session held at Michigan State University on April 11, 2018.

The Emerging Workforce Session: Attracting and Retaining Emerging Talent was held on April 11, 2018, at the 2018 National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Academic Forum hosted by Michigan State University. Tracie Shannon, the administrative director of Penn State Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research™, moderated the panel discussion. The session explores the likes and dislikes of the millennials in the workplace, how to foster a productive work environment with diverse generations, and recruitment and retention challenges and strategies for every generation.

Another session, Elevating Public Procurement as a Profession, addressed the evolution of public procurement in recent years, the need to have public procurement classified as a profession on the same level as attorneys, CPAs, etc., and analyzing the process for achieving classification as a profession.

The annual NASPO Academic Forum, an invitation-only event, brings higher education institutions and state procurement leaders together to discuss trending topics and challenges in the state procurement space.

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