eLearning Series - Key Principles of Sourcing

Spend Management Solutions


This Procurement & Supply Management eLearning series is designed to increase the integrated business acumen and operational efficiency of emerging professionals and experienced practitioners in purchasing, sourcing, supplier diversity, finance and/or supply chain related groups.  


This particular course program is only the first in a series of 5 focusing on Key Principles of Sourcing Overview (this course), Rfxing & Supplier Selection, Financial Acumen & Leadership, Contracting Excellence, and Supplier Performance Assessments.  


This Key Principles of Sourcing Overview provides an online experience and live 1:1 coaching (optional upgrade) from experienced executive sourcing professionals.  With either the standard program or the upgraded coaching, together we tackle an Overview of Supply Chain, an understanding of RFI/RFQ/RFPs, details of Requirements Gathering, a deeper appreciation for Offer Analysis & Supplier Selection, and general guidance for Negotiation Prep and Contracting.


This overview is perfect for professionals looking to develop or refresh their skill set in the vastly growing Procurement & Supply Management profession.  It is also ideal for those emerging leaders dealing with contracting and supplier management duties who are looking to accelerate their learning curve and growth opportunity.  


Professionals receive 1-year access to the course program which includes, pre-assessment quiz and answer review, project leadership podcast, printable course slides and easy to follow video, post-assessment to reiterate learning and key on-the-job templates for print and easy reference at the desk.



  • Gain a holistic view of Procurement & Supply Management
  • Understand different types of Rfxing activities
  • Deepen your knowledge of requirements gathering and specifications 
  • Develop a framework for offer analysis and supplier selection
  • Learn tips on negotiation prep and contracting


Location: Online and Optional Coaching Video Calls

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours at your own convenience.  Start and stop on your own timeline.   

G'Sean Williams, CPSM