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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

CPDEnhance your knowledge of contract management and how to use it for competitive advantage

 

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

  • Create the right environment for effective contract management
  • Identify which contract management approach is most effective for a given category of spend and/or relationship
  • Manage identified risks through contracted terms and conditions
  • Ensure key performance measures can be effectively managed via the contract
  • Understand the difference between variations and claims and how to apporoach them

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

Date: Tuesday 05 July 2016
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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.
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 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 05 July 2016
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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.
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:

  • 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 06 July 2016
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

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

 

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


Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park
Address: NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Fee: Members - £747.00 per person
  Non-members - £830.00 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 04 July 2016

CPDDemystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape.

 

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

  • Recognise the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Understand what a cloud service provider is actually supplying - and what is not included
  • Identify common elements in the supplier's charging model
  • Discover where in the world your supplier's cloud is located and explain to the supplier where you need it to be
  • Understand basic data protection and data privacy regulations, especially as these apply to trans-border data flows

 

Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £585.00 per person
  Non-members - £650.00 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 04 July 2016