E&I “Going Deeper” Member Webinar Series

E&I is excited to announce a new chapter in our story. We are hosting a series of webinars to share all the details and ‘dive deeper’ into the following three areas of the Cooperative’s new vision:

  • New Strategy & Structure
  • Diversity Across the Organization
  • Good Governance & Transparency

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When: Wednesday, December 9 @ 2-3 pm (ET)

E&I has launched a new strategy to deliver more value to more members. This strategy is focused on higher education, the challenges our members will face going forward, and how E&I will work together with our suppliers and members to thrive. This webinar will provide an overview of the key elements of this new strategy.

Discussion Topics:

  • E&I’s exclusive, unique focus on higher ed to deliver optimal value
  • How we will better serve small- and medium-sized members
  • Our new consultative member engagement approach, including Strategic Spend Assessments
  • Technology & e-Procurement
  • A new Supplier Management Program & continuous contract improvement
  • Changes to E&I’s organizational structure
  • Q&A

E&I Presenters:
Eric Frank, CEO
Colin Anderson, VP, Member Engagement
Doug Cox, VP, Innovation, Optimization & Solutions
Ian Robbins, VP, Sourcing & Contracts

Who Should Participate?
All E&I members

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Transparency & Governance

When: Wednesday, January 6 @ 2-3 pm (ET)

E&I’s new strategy includes a focus on increased transparency and effective governance. This means ensuring that we are operating on consistently sound and transparent policies and practices. As a member-owned, nonprofit procurement cooperative, E&I’s governance structure is different than that of other GPOs. This webinar will provide an overview of the unique benefits E&I’s business model delivers to members, as well as the changes we are making to improve transparency at all levels.

Discussion Topics:

  • What it means to be a member-owned, nonprofit cooperative
  • The value and benefits E&I’s cooperative business model brings to members
  • Current initiatives to increase transparency and improve governance practices
  • Primer on patronage and certificates of equity
  • Q&A

E&I Presenters:
Barry Swanson, Chief Procurement Officer at University of Kentucky & President of E&I’s Board of Directors
Eric Frank, CEO
John Orlando, COO & Assistant Treasurer
Ron Moraski, Vice President of Procurement Services at Columbia University & First Vice President of E&I’s Board of Directors

Who Should Participate?
All E&I members

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When: Wednesday, January 20 @ 2-3 pm (ET)

E&I realizes the importance of becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization. Increasing diversity at employee, Board, and supplier levels is central to our long-term success. This webinar will focus on the tangible steps we are taking to achieve this goal including changes to our hiring practices, improvements to our Board election process, and the implementation of an exciting new Supplier Diversity Program.

Discussion Topics:

  • E&I’s diversity goals: where we are and where we are going
  • Improving diversity at three levels: employees/management, Board, suppliers
  • Supplier diversity best practices
  • Discussion of E&I’s planning for its Supplier Diversity Program
  • Q&A

E&I Presenters:
Eric Frank, CEO
Gary Link, Chief Solutions Officer
Jennifer Adling, Chief Procurement Officer at Texas Tech University & Member of E&I’s Board of Directors
Jesse Moore, Director of Supplier Diversity

Who Should Participate?
All E&I members

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