Supplier Diversity Online  

Learn what is possible as well as what other purchasing organizations are doing.

NMSDC’s supplier diversity online course is AVAILABLE NOW for continuing education in support of minority supplier development.

NMSDC’s kind of training is not currently offered anywhere else.  Our corporate members tell us NMSDC is the appropriate organization to offer targeted learning events to enhance the corporate/MBE, buyer/seller relationship.

Everyone needs to know.

This course will not only assist the supplier diversity staff. Corporate members have suggested they will enroll their corporate Diversity Council members. Several corporate members are building NMSDC's online course into the individual learning plans for buyers. And they are referring their first Tier suppliers to this course. 

Quality and thoroughness of NMSDC’s traditional and online programs is comparative, competitive and provides attendees with great program delivery options. 

The online course may be less intrusive on personal and professional schedules.
There are similar expectations with regard to study time, self-discipline and determination.


  • Provides essential tools via virtual learning
  • No time constraints, seven weeks to cover the full 18-hour course
  • Newest and proven resource materials

This NMSDC course provides a comprehensive overview of minority supplier development; Best Practices for planning, implementing and assessing a supplier diversity process; and tools to insure maximum impact and relevance to your company’s business strategy. 

  • Guidance and direction are provided by online facilitators, experienced supplier diversity professionals chosen by NMSDC      
  • Interact with a vibrant community of your colleagues, in chat rooms and threaded discussions
  • The online course is available over a 7-week period that will enhance the corporate/MBE buyer/seller relationship
  • The online course allows participants to interact
    with a vibrant community of their colleagues in chat rooms and
    threaded discussions.

                                  Registration to be announced.
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                           $1,199 per person

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·         Earn 18 CEUs from the Institute of Supply Management

·         Certificate of Completion from NMSDC/Rutgers University

This is one of the most innovative business training programs in corporate America. 
We have received very positive feedback about the content and we hope you will enjoy your experience as well.  Please plan to send a team from your corporation to keep people informed and inspired, and to make sure your corporation is best in class in supplier diversity.   

Joset B. Wright
National Minority Supplier
Development Council                                

Other examples of NMSDC corporate learning opportunities: 

Formal learning programs to support specific learning objectives

Classroom programs and workshops
           Regional Training Seminars
           Conference Workshops 

Online and mobile learning

Supplier Diversity Online

Self-directed learning, which does not require specific instructional learning design and supports informal learning

Expert networks
            Industry Groups
            Advanced Practices Group

 Communities of practice

For NMSDC members, this means the process of social learning that occurs when people who have a common interest in a subject collaborate over an extended period to share ideas, find solutions and build innovations.  In addition to industry groups at the national level, there are many working groups in our 36 affiliated Councils.

Information repositories

Minority Business Information Center

Performance support systems

Centers of Excellence 

Additional online learning events will be developed for corporations, minority businesses and NMSDC-affiliated Councils.

For More Information:

National Minority Supplier Development Council
1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor
New York, New York 10018