Leadership 101: Introduction to Procurement


Tuesday, June 27, 2023


1:00pm - 2:00pm




Making purchases for your workplace, programs and courses can be complicated! In this course, participants will learn the role of U-M Procurement Services, your responsibilities as a department buyer, the procurement lifecycle, and how to choose the right buying method. It is part of the Leadership 101 Curriculum.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate the procurement lifecycle
  • Identify which items you can purchase with and without Procurement Services Involvement
  • Determine the appropriate buying method for your purchase

You will benefit by: 

  • Gaining an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate procurement activities at the university
  • Exploring important Procurement Services policies that reduce risk and protect university interests
  • Obtaining resources to get you started with the purchasing process


  • A short assignment (about 30 minutes) will be shared via email one week prior to the course. The assignment is expected to be completed prior to the course session.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2023

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