Professional Development

CollegeBuys is pleased to support the professional development of its colleagues in the California community college purchasing community. As one of our top priorities, we strive to provide our community with the opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge. There are many things you can find here, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it. From professional development webinars to conference information, we can help. 

Purchasing Conference

Panel Session, 2023 Purchasing Conference in San Diego, CA

Hosted by CollegeBuys, this three-day annual conference provides the opportunity for California Community College procurement professionals from across the state to network with systemwide partners, collaborate with their colleagues, and attend sessions presented by inspiring speakers and subject-matter experts.

Membership & Networking

CAPPO’s mission is to advance the public procurement profession by providing educational opportunities that connect CAPPO members, promoting best practices in government procurement, encouraging career enhancement and pursuit of professional certifications.

Membership & Lifelong Learning

NIGP is committed to elevating the profession and accelerating our members’ performance through pioneering ways that include thought-leading content that uses cutting edge technologies, agile leadership development and customized career training that empowers procurement professionals to make a positive difference at work, in their communities and in the world.

Buyer Resources

We are committed to investing in the success of our purchasing professional community through equipping buyers with informational resources to grow within their career and providing opportunities to become further involved within leadership and advisory roles.

Upcoming Webinars & Events

We are dedicated to providing valuable educational opportunities through collaborative partnerships with corporate organizations, where we aim to inform and empower our system about the latest products and services available through CollegeBuys agreements.