Opportunities Opens Doors: CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers


CVS Health is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for diverse business leaders who want to position themselves for growth. As part of its commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health and the Professional Education Center at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies are seeking applicants for the second cohort of their customized professional development program – CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers. The objective of the educational program is to help diverse suppliers gain critical capacity building skills. The Professional Education Center and CVS Health have collaborated on the development of the curriculum with: Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, U.S. Business Leadership Network (DSDP), and the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

The curriculum offers training opportunities for diverse suppliers to expand their capacity, skill level and growth potential in areas such as marketing, finance, leadership and human resources.

Fifteen diverse suppliers will be selected to participate in the program. Tuition costs for the selected participants will be covered by CVS Health. Other program related costs such as travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the participant. While there are many benefits to participating in this program, please note that participation in no way guarantees business or preferred treatment from CVS Health and/or its procurement team.

Requirements for program participation include:

  • In business for at least three (3) years
  • Between $500K- $5M in annual revenue over the last three (3) years
  • Must be a supplier of one or more of the professional services listed on the program website.

The Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers program begins July 15, and courses will be offered through a blend of in-class and online learning, concluding in November.

For more information on the Professional Education Center, visit: https://scs.rwu.edu/about/pec.

For more information on the curriculum or to apply, visit: https://scs.rwu.edu/partnerships/partners/cvs-health/executive-learning-series.


Application Deadline: May 23rd

“For a growing supply company, the CEO Master Series program was exactly what we needed,” says Milsap, vice president of client relations for Peachtree Supplies, Inc. “From the diversity of speakers and classroom content to the many opportunities to network with fellow classmates, the program was hugely beneficial and a great experience. Since graduating, we have secured multiple projects using the tools learned through the courses. It truly helped us take our company to the next level.”

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Posted on May 13, 2016 .