Our Programs

No matter who you are or what stage your business is in, our program offerings are designed to enhance, educate and elevate to propel you forward.

Our Programs

The RISE Program

The RISE Program

The RISE Program, led by Erika Williams (Rogers), CEO of Elevate Lyfe, LLC, offers a no-cost, four-week business sustainability training for established business owners in Southern California. Through a blend of on-demand workshops and live Q&A sessions, participants can develop actionable plans to strengthen their business models and expand their collaboration opportunities.

Pre-Certification Program

Pre-Certification Workshop

The Pre-Certification Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the MBE application process. Learn more about the path to MBE certification, including documents and eligibility, from the team that will be handling your application.

MBE Orientation program

MBE Orientation

The MBE Orientation is a monthly program for MBEs already certified or in the process of becoming certified. At this program, MBEs learn about the value of their certification and how best to leverage it to reach their business goals.

Business Sense Bootcamp Webinar Series

Business Sense Bootcamp Webinar Series

Join the Business Sense Bootcamp Webinar Series, where industry professionals share insights on various business topics. Expand your knowledge, keep up with industry trends, and cultivate an engaging learning environment to drive your business toward success.

Corporate Roundtable

Corporate Roundtable

This Corporate Member-led committee focuses on building relationships that foster peer-to-peer discussions regarding supplier diversity challenges, successes, and best practices while sharing information, data, and resources that result in executable solutions.

Corporate Connect

Corporate Connect

Corporate Connect is a program that facilitates meaningful connections between corporate entities and NMSDC MBE-certified individuals. Through this initiative, corporate members present supplier diversity initiatives and strategies for conducting business with their company, focusing on fostering contractual relationships.

The Centers of Excellence program

Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence program champions the development and growth of diverse businesses to compete for contracts and prepare to meet the rigorous vendor requirements by council member corporations.

AMGEN Mentorship Program

Amgen Mentorship Program

The Amgen Mentorship Program supports MBEs through a free, one-year business sustainability program focused on business planning, professionalism & operational management.

Are you a dynamic and passionate subject matter expert interested in speaking on a topic relevant to our network? Contact programs@SCMSDC.org for consideration.