Now more than ever, supplier diversity professionals are a fundamental component of organizations worldwide, interacting with every facet of an organization from procurement and business development to diversity and inclusion and oftentimes even community relations. Stakeholders must not only have a basic understanding of the supplier diversity function, but also the key competencies needed to drive the organization and achieve results. Responding to these multifaceted demands, the University of Central Florida has recently launched the Supplier Diversity Training Institute (SDTI).