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Building Capacity

Friday, June 19th, 2015
First Class of the Series

First Class of the Series, Photo Courtesy of RWU

This evening was the kick-off event for the 2015 class of the Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers, a program offered by Roger Williams University and sponsored by CVS Health. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this program, which aims to build capacity for small businesses to access corporate supply chains. For the next five months, I will be spending my Saturdays completing coursework online and in the classroom to improve Prisere’s capabilities in evaluating and developing responses to requests for proposals, working with sub-contractors, becoming a preferred vendor to leading corporations and enhancing our position as a competitive supplier.

Our first class and opening night reception was held in Woonsocket, Rhode Island at the corporate headquarters for CVS Health. CVS executives gave us a warm welcome and a helpful team building exercise as our small group prepares to transform each of our businesses with the skills we will learn in this series. I came away from the event both excited about what we are going to accomplish between now and the end of October and impressed by the commitment CVS’s executive management has made to expanding opportunities for diverse businesses.