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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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Residential course

CPD

Practise your skills in negotiation while managing the behavioural aspects at the highest level

 

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

  • Develop a comprehensive set of behavioural tools, negotiation skills and techniques that will enable you to perform successfully in demanding business situations
  • Evaluate your own behavioural styles, which will add to personal success in negotiations that you enter into after the workshop
  • Demonstrate your high skill level to deliver best value for your organisation
  • Build greater confidence to sell procurement and its benefits both internally and externally.

 

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

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £1485.00 per person
  Non-members - £1650.00 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 06 June 2016

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: Wednesday 15 June 2016
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Address: BIRMINGHAM
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 07 June 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: Thursday 16 June 2016
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Address: BIRMINGHAM
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 08 June 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 28 June 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.
Booking ends on Monday 20 June 2016

CPDAn introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process


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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.
Date: Wednesday 29 June 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.
Booking ends on Tuesday 21 June 2016