January 10, 2019 Dinner Meeting

January 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Captain Ray's Buffet and Sushi
5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502

"Forging Ahead From Failure"

“To err is human,” we’ve always heard, but failure is not a situation toward which we strive. Some organizations have even adopted a “zero defects” policy as a way to deal with it, as if by doing so, failure can be avoided. This can actually make us afraid to try anything new because it means we might fail. However, we can actually learn from our mistakes and go on to be quite successful. This presentation will discuss some examples of failure and the steps that can be taken to actually improve the situation.

Speaker:  David Nash, NIGP Certified Instructor

David Nash retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service in inventory management.  In 2007, he retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale after 18 years of service in warehousing and procurement.

David holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. He was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, having successfully led a merger with the SE Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001.  He was also the President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007 and was presented with FAPPO’s George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2014, he was presented with FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award.

David is a certified instructor for NIGP and from 2010 to 2013 he served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Since creating the online “Question of the Day” in 2007, he has helped thousands of procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB and CPPO exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the NIGP Forum in 2013.

For his overall contributions to the procurement profession, he was presented with NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 Forum in Nashville, TN. David also serves on a number of committees for FAPPO, as well as representing NIGP as a Chapter Ambassador in Area 5 since 2015. He has also been selected to serve as a member of NIGP’s Mentorship Committee.

Dinner Options:  A lineup of Japanese grill fare, sushi & salad are served buffet style.  ALL Meals Include choice of Soft drink, Tea, or Water.

Attendees receive 1 CEH.


$15.00 ISM Member Ticket

$15.00 NIGP/VAGP Member Ticket

$15.00 Guest Ticket