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Diversity Masterminds guides diverse suppliers in creating a roadmap for business growth by mastering their certification. 

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YOU ARE CERTIFIED.

THAT IS GREAT!

NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?

Time to master your certification and grow your business...

It can take years for suppliers to get on the right track. With Diversity Masterminds you get decades of experience in just 8 weeks!

USE YOUR CERTIFICATION NOW

Diversity Masterminds is an 8-part mastermind series designed to help you leverage your certification.

 

What you will learn:

  • What is Supplier Diversity (SD) and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) exactly?

  • The benefits of SD and D&I

  • Tips to leverage the certification locally and nationally

  • What to expect and not to expect from affiliates/RPOs

  • How to conduct your market research

  • How to evaluate partnerships for teaming, Tier II and subcontracting

  • Clarifying your value proposition for large organizations

  • Making SD managers your advocates

  • Developing an event playbook

  • Maximizing your events

  • Closing the sale

Included with each course is a workbook you will use to create your certification road map.
You will walk away with a strategic plan for your certification!

 

Are you taking the next step to make your certification work for you?

This course is for you if you:

  • Are newly certified and are wondering what's next

  • Want to maximize the value of your certification and need a plan

  • Have been certified for a few years but feel like something is missing in terms of strategy and follow up

  • Got certified because of a client and now you want to use it to generate more business

  • You feel like you know the basics, but you’ve hired new business development/sales staff and need help getting your team up to speed

Benefits

Diversity Masterminds attendees will benefit from:

  • Expert coaching from two award winning diverse business owners and peer to peer learning from fellow diversity masterminds
  • Building your own a customized blueprint for success in supplier diversity
  • A head-start in building relationships to make the most of your certification
  • Accountability from the group in setting and achieving goals in this space

Advantages

There is not another training out there which includes:

  • All diverse business categories – Disability, LGBT, International, Minority, Veteran, Women – and any combination of these
  • Small groups that allow for peer to peer conversation and customized coaching
  • Going beyond the basics to help you get to the next step with supplier diversity contacts

MODULE DETAILS

MODULE 1:

CERTIFICATION TO SUCCESS

An overview of the business case for supplier diversity and the opportunities available to diverse businesses.

MODULE 3:

GET TO KNOW YOUR TARGET CLIENT

Leverage the supplier diversity network to conduct market research on your target clients and be an informed supplier that makes a great first impression.

MODULE 5:

SHOW UP AND FOLLOW UP

The most important part of a conference or event is what you do before and after it. Learn how to show up and follow up with our playbook for successful business development events.

MODULE 7:

BEYOND NETWORKING

Increase your visibility in the network with a strategic plan to get involved and give back to the supplier diversity ecosystem.

MODULE 2:

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Your path to visibility and recognition on a national or international scale starts with your relationship with your local organizations. Find out how to cultivate and leverage those relationships.

MODULE 4:

DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF

Chances are, you will not be the only certified diverse business in your field. Develop your value proposition to stand out from competitors and get to the next step with supplier diversity representatives.

MODULE 6:

WINNING THE BUSINESS

Learn how to respond to  Requests for Proposals (RFPs), develop templates and an action plan for how your team responds.

MODULE 8:

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PLAYBOOK

Track and increase your spend with other diverse suppliers as an additional differentiator in your target market.