Agenda

Monday, April 8

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    BOARDROOM

    Registration / Opening Lunch

  • 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW

    Introductions: CollegeBuys & Co-Chairs

  • 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Darin Matthews

    Keynote: Let’s Bring It! How to Raise the Bar on Sustainable Procurement

    Procurement professionals are uniquely positioned to benefit their communities in the area of sustainability. Decisions made every day have a tremendous impact on the environment, local economies, and human health. While green purchasing has been around for decades, there is no better time than now to raise the bar on our sustainable procurement practices.

    This session will share insights on how procurement can help your institution improve its sustainable procurement practices. The “why” of sustainable procurement strategies will be shared as well as examples of best practices in higher education.

    • Darin Matthews
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Christopher Fallon

    A Quick Class on SaaS: Tips on Negotiating SaaS Agreements

    Working with software companies is required to successfully operate in today’s world; however, agreeing to a “software as a service” vendor’s proposed agreement is not. Districts that agree to a vendor’s form agreement without reading the fine print may be agreeing to one-sided terms that could subject them to liability or increased or wasted costs. This presentation will explore typical SaaS contract provisions, identify potentially problematic terms and conditions, and provide tips on negotiating SaaS agreements to better protect your district.

    • Christopher Fallon
  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW

    Collaboration Break

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Hugh Lee

    Legal Updates and Implementations

    This presentation will highlight new legislation and its implications on California community college districts and review other recent changes in the law.

    • Hugh Lee
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Angelic Davis

    Enhancing Procurement Through AI: Revolutionizing the Creation of RFPs and Scopes of Work

    AI is transforming procurement processes. This session will showcase how to leverage AI tools in the creation of RFPs and scopes of work, highlighting innovative approaches to enhance efficiency and accuracy in the bid process. By harnessing advanced technologies such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and other tools, procurement professionals can automate tedious tasks, streamline document creation, and ensure precision in requirement identification. We’ll delve into practical strategies for integrating these tools seamlessly into procurement workflows, empowering organizations to achieve greater agility and effectiveness.

    • Angelic Davis
  • 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

    Private Opening Reception

    The event is open to district attendees, Corporate Roundtable partners, and Platinum and Gold Sponsors.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    BOARDROOM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Paul Butler

    Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness: Managing Yourself to Influence Others

    It’s an inside-out approach: effective individuals make great coworkers and contribute to outstanding teams that form highly effective organizations. The evidence is overwhelming—organizations that develop the personal and interpersonal effectiveness of their employees are the same organizations that benefit from extraordinary results, successful projects, excellent teams, and trusted leaders. This keynote consists of a series of highly engaging and purposeful examples to help you realize that what you say and do, not only affects your own workplace performance but has a positive or negative influence on those you work with. You’ll be inspired to see how the choices and decisions you make throughout every working day can help you better serve your customers, your coworkers, and your teams. Remember: effective organizations begin with effective individuals.

    • Paul Butler
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Rousseau Suite

    Exhibit Hall

  • 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Shawn Jones
    • Tyler McPherson
    • Justin Hensley

    Leveraging Contract Lifecycle Management to Improve Efficiency and Collaboration Across Teams

    This session highlights the benefits of Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) systems in automating manual processes for legal and purchasing teams, ultimately improving efficiency and saving time. By streamlining contract creation, approval, and procurement operations, CLM systems facilitate smoother negotiations, cost savings, and enhanced vendor relationships, leading to more organized teams and reduced time spent on repetitive tasks.

    • Shawn Jones
    • Tyler McPherson
    • Justin Hensley
  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    Lunch on the Beach

  • 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Jennifer Keiper
    • Jorge Burwick

    CollegeBuys Update

    CollegeBuys will provide an update on statewide contract offerings and strategies to continue fostering collaboration and innovation within the California Community College purchasing community.

    • Jennifer Keiper
    • Jorge Burwick
  • 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Rebekah Kalleen

    Legislative Update on Community College Facilities and Procurement

    Rebekah Kalleen will provide a general overview of the 2024-25 legislative and budget cycle as it pertains to the California Community College system, with a focus on facilities and purchasing. Topics will include capital outlay funding, state school bond efforts, student housing, and legislative proposals that would affect facilities and purchasing.

    • Rebekah Kalleen
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

    ROUSSEAU SUITE

    Exhibit Hall

  • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • April Marin
    • Joel Peterson

    Student Housing

    • April Marin
    • Joel Peterson
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    BEACH SOUTH LAWN

    Networking Mixer

Wednesday, April 10

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    BOARDROOM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Priya Jerome
    • Susan Langston

    Contracts Exposure: Where Can We Go Wrong? Breaking Down Liability In Simpler Terms With Actual Case Analysis

    This presentation will delve into the anatomy of contracts with a focus on analyzing contractual exposure and best practices for mitigation of liability to the District. We will review real cases involving contractual exposures, clarify indemnity, defense, and hold harmless clauses, discuss the importance of appropriate insurance coverage, differentiate between Cyber Liability and Technology Errors & Omissions insurance, debate the pros and cons of limitation of liability clauses, and review Certificate of Insurance, endorsements, and waivers of subrogation, including their necessity and who handles them.

    • Priya Jerome
    • Susan Langston
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    BAYVIEW LAWN

    Group Photo

  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    TOUCAN/MACAW
    • Teresa Campagna Bryant
    • Angelic Davis
    • Marie Hampton
    • Lauren McAnelly

    Roundtable Discussion

    Ever have a purchasing question you did not know the answer to? The open forum is a safe space to learn and collaborate where you can ask questions, discuss procurement issues, and solicit advice from your purchasing professional peers.

    • Teresa Campagna Bryant
    • Angelic Davis
    • Marie Hampton
    • Lauren McAnelly