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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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CPDEnhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area


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

  • Understand why category management is an essential procurement tool
  • Appreciate the benefits of successfully implementing category management
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation
  • Identify an appropriate implementation strategy

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course
Date: Wednesday 05 July 2017
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDUnderstand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

 

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

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area.
Date: Thursday 06 July 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

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
Date: Thursday 13 July 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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 05 July 2017

An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics


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

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 17 July 2017
Venue: The George Hotel
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £900.00 per person
  Non-members - £1000.00 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 09 July 2017

An intensive programme for operating within the public sector procurement framework


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

 

  • Understand key UK and EU procurement legislation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement procurement procedures, ensuring best practice and fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the impact on procurement practice
  • Understand the future direction of public procurement, including the impact of Brexit

 

 

Please note: this is a three-day non-residential training course.

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £990.00 per person
  Non-members - £1100.00 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 10 July 2017