Category Sourcing Exchanges
Category Sourcing Exchanges provide the opportunity for buyers from specific product/service categories to engage with suppliers who offer services specifically within those categories. This program allows for a highly focused and productive connection between supply-chain decision-makers and DBE suppliers. Learn more...
The Council will provide a variety of professional development training and seminars to help you more effectively run and grow your business. We will use subject matter experts from major buying corporations, DBEs and industry leaders to provide the content for our professional development programs. Find such programs by clicking here.
High Performance Supplier Series
The HPS Series is a collaboration with University of San Diego School of Business and, will be facilitated in our 12,500 square foot training center. The program will provide professional development trainings and workshops to help diverse business enterprises more effectively run and grow their businesses. We use subject matter experts, industry leaders and USD Faculty to provide the content for our professional business development programs. The curriculum addresses every critical aspect of organizational effectiveness to increase supplier performance. These are top quality, interactive educational experiences that provide powerful business results. The HPS consists of a five workshop curriculum which addresses every critical aspect of organizational effectiveness to increase supplier performance. Learn more…
Special Professional Development Workshops
The Council will periodically host professional development workshop on a variety of business subjects. These workshops will cover topics that include sales strategy, safety certification, leadership and management, veteran business opportunities, and will address current changing trends. They will be conducted by subject matter experts in partnership with the Council. Please check our events schedule for upcoming programs.
Young Entrepreneur Academy Learn more…
The Academy is designed to build future DBE suppliers by teaching young men and women from under-served communities how to identify, plan and start their own businesses. We teach them key fundamental structures, business plan development, industry knowledge and systems models that will give them a jump start. A 10-week program in which students learn business skills and receive one on one mentoring, leadership and internship opportunities at successful DBE companies. We teach them key fundamental structures, business plan development, industry knowledge and systems models that will give them a jump start.