Improve Your Supplier Diversity Program

registerToday’s Supplier Diversity Program Managers and Small Business Liaison Officers face many challenges while implementing and sustaining supplier diversity programs (e.g. interpreting Federal Acquisition Regulations, understanding Subcontracting Requirements, applying Federal Preference Programs, Subcontracting Reporting System Process and Requirements, etc.).

The Supplier Diversity Workshop will provide information and tools necessary for supplier diversity managers and small business liaison officers like you to strengthen their supplier diversity knowledge and to apply this knowledge in improving their supplier diversity program.

In addition, the friendly and educational format provides an excellent opportunity to build a network with other supplier diversity professionals.


The $99 registration includes the workshop, printed workbook, lunch and snacks. Registration closes at 11:59 pm, May 26, 2017.


8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome
Mark Mills, NC PTAC
9:00 – 10:15 AM What is Supplier Diversity? 
Rebecca Barbour, NC PTAC

  • A Brief History of Supplier Diversity
  • Overview of Corporate & Government Programs
  • Future Outlook for Supplier Diversity
10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 – 11:45 AM Preparing for a Customer Review and Mentor/Protégé Programs, Successes and Pitfalls
Carla Underraga, Northrop-Grumman

  • How to Get Your Ducks in a Row for a Customer Review
  • Overview of Mentor/Protégé Programs
11:45 – 12:45 PM LUNCH
12:45 – 2:00 PM Supplier Diversity Program Best Practices
Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems

  • Tips for Success
  • Frequent Challenges (and Solutions)
  • Emerging Trends
2:00 – 2:15 PM BREAK
2:15 – 3:30 PM Elements of a Federal Subcontracting Plan Lisa Leal, Curtiss-Wright

  • Structure and Contents of Plans
  • How to Write a Plan
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Work Your Plan!
3:30 – 4:00 PM Open Discussion, Q&A and Wrap-Up 
4:00 PM Event Concludes


SAS Institute, Inc
100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513


General Event Questions
Rebecca Barbour
NC PTAC Counselor
(919) 513–0623

Registration Questions
Call (919) 715-7272