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Our 2017 Learning Directory is now available.

Our short skills training courses will help you to accelerate your learning to deliver strategic and sustainable value in your role and includes up to 2 hours of complimentary e-learning.

Many courses run on multiple dates, at locations to suit busy professionals.

Each programme is aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard and CIPS Knowledge Resources. 

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Monday 05 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 28 January 2018

CPDThe fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 29 January 2018

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
    Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
    Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
    Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier 
    Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
    Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
    Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 30 January 2018

CPDUnderstand the essentials of being an effective contract manager

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how contract management adds value to your organisation
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Identify the key performance criteria within a contract
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Thursday 08 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £243.00 per person
  Non-members - £270.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Wednesday 31 January 2018

CPDLearn the skills to be a more confident and effective negotiator

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the main models and processes of negotiation
  • Plan and manage a negotiation with a supplier
  • Apply the appropriate persuasion skills to achieve the optimum output
  • Identify and negotiate key contract variables
  • Recognise the importance of personal attributes and behaviour during a negotiation

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

Date: Monday 12 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £486.00 per person
  Non-members - £540.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 04 February 2018