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Elevate your team's professional development in procurement & supply as they enjoy the freedom of rich, virtual learning

Continuing Path to Brexit

Continuing Path to Brexit

Brexit is back on the agenda and procurement managers are gearing up for the next set of challenges for their supply chains. Take our survey

CIPS Membership

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Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

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Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

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Global Events

1 Oct 2020

Branch
WEBINAR

Sustainable Procurement Strategies: Increasing Sourcing from Women-owned Businesses


This event looks at creating awareness and disseminating information on CIPS for business and how we can create opportunities for women owned businesses to plug into these procurement opportunities.

5 Oct 2020

Branch

CIPS Saudi Arabia Webinar-Applied Learning in Procurement and Supply Chain


Join us to hear about the CIPS Applied Learning Programme and other capability development initiatives that CIPS are embarking upon in Saudi Arabia to support the Procurement & Supply Chain profession.

6 Oct 2020

Fellows
ZOOM MEETING

Fellows Leaders Lounge - CPO search market update, trends and observations


Our next Fellows leaders lounge event will provide an overview of the current market for senior procurement leaders outlining activity levels, trends and challenges.

Training Courses

30 Sep 2020

Practical Training Courses
DUBAI

Effective Negotiation


Enhance your skills to become 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

This is a two-day training course.

6 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
VIRTUAL

Commercial Approach: Software Agreements Advanced


Join Rob Carolina for an interactive virtual training experience and learn about advanced and emerging topics that increasingly arise during software contract review and negotiation. Please note that attendance is limited.


This training will be run from 9am-12:30pm over two days via Zoom.

 

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

  • Understand the nature of open source licensing models and the basic components of the GNU GPL and LGPL
  • Work with contracts for bespoke and semi-bespoke software
  • Recognise potential holes in licensing structures and learn how to ensure your corporate group is entitled to use software
  • Influence the behaviour of sales people by understanding and predicting their one and only deal driver
  • Spot potential tax risks in software procurement undertaken by large multinationals
  • Reduce wasted time and effort negotiating ownership of intellectual property rights

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

 

For any queries please contact: ukskills@cips.org

7 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
REMOTE

Introduction to contract management


Increase your ability to be 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

 

This is a one-day training course.

  

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact training@cipsa.com.au for specific closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

7 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
REMOTE

Realising Value through Effective Contract & Supplier Management


VIRTUAL TRAINING: Due to Covid-19, this course will be offered in blocks of 3hrs from 9am to 12noon over 2-days.

 

The essential skills and techniques needed for negotiation

 

Research indicates that buying organisations only proceed to realise approximately 46% of predicted value from their supply contracts. The focus of this workshop is on helping organisations reduce contract value leakage to a minimum and covers subjects such as Contract Transition Planning, Effective Contract Governance, Contract Interpretation and Alignment and, Supplier Performance Management.

A ready to use Contract and Supplier Management user guide with an accompanying checklist to help guide correct application post-workshop will be used throughout to direct activities and facilitate group discussions.

 

Package deals available:

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