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.


8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome
Mark Mills, NC PTAC
8:45 – 10:15 AM Subcontracting to Small Business 
SBLO Tips & Best Practices
10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 AM Engaging Small Business
SB Participation Plans & Mentor Protégé Programs
12:00 – 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 – 2:30 PM Federal Regulation Update
2:30 – 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 – 3:30 PM Supplier Connection Overview
3:30 – 4:00 PM Open Discussion, Q&A and Wrap-Up 
4:00 PM Event Concludes


SBLO Best Practices

SBLO Professionalism

Guidance For Engaging With Small Businesses

Overcoming Bias

Small Business Participation Plans

SBA Mentor Protege Program

Supplier Connection

Regulation Update


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