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Our training programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value for their organisations with many running on multiple dates, and locations to suit busy working lives

All of  our training courses are aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard. Relevant e-learning and CIPS Knowledge online resources have also been mapped to each course, helping you to access further complementary learning.

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Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.
Date: Tuesday 01 March 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £279.00 per person
  Non-members - £310.00 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 22 February 2016

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:

  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Know when to use a range of persuasion tools and deploy appropriate tactics
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Help your organisation to improve savings yield, mitigate risk and hence increase contribution to the bottom line.

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £279.00 per person
  Non-members - £310.00 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 23 February 2016

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: Tuesday 08 March 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £882.00 per person
  Non-members - £980.00 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 February 2016

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • 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/contribution to your organisation’s bottom line.
  • Reduce the incidence of rising costs
Date: Wednesday 09 March 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £279.00 per person
  Non-members - £310.00 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 01 March 2016

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
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £279.00 per person
  Non-members - £310.00 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 02 March 2016