CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

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.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

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.

Latest News

CIPS announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Global Events

13 Nov 2018

Fellows LONDON

Aligning Procurement and CSR Business Goals

The goals of procurement leaders often differ from those of the CSR teams. Today sustainability and ethicability are imperative in order to meet the growing expectations of investors, customers, employees and business partners. We explore some of the challenges that businesses face in driving change whilst ensuring targets are achieved for different stakeholders. How can we align these two critical areas of today’s business so that they work together to bring change and deliver business benefits? 

13 Nov 2018

Branch NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Game Theory (with TWS and Mark Roberts)

Come along and hear from Mark Roberts (Cabinet Office Director for Continuous Commercial Improvement) on ‘Game Theory’ and how it can apply to your Commercial activities.  Game Theory is essentially the study of models of strategic interaction between two or more decision-makers and underpins many of modern day commercial relations and the way buyers and suppliers might behave during procurements, negotiations and contract management.  It’s moved on a lot since the idea of ‘zero-sum’ games and Mark will use interactive examples and his successful track-record to demonstrate how it continues to influence many things in the Commercial space, and how you can master if to your advantage!

13 Nov 2018

Branch DERBY

Power Networking

Think you know everything you need to know about ‘networking’?  What does the term ‘networking’ really mean?  Where do your potential connections hang out?  And how do we turn connections into meaningful relationships?

Michelle Mills-Porter will lead a presentation looking at what networking really means and how we can maximise the value of networking in our business relationships and careers.  Michelle’s interactive presentation will be followed by a Q/A session.  The evening will finish with our AGM and an opportunity for delegates to practice their own networking with other members of the Branch and Branch Committee.

14 Nov 2018

Branch DUBAI

How I Became MCIPS - Women in Procurement 14 November 2018

CIPS Women in Procurement - How I became MCIPS - 14th November 2018

Training Courses

13 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Advanced negotiation

Explore advanced tools and techniques to perfect your negotiation skills 

 

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

  • Effectively plan and prepare for multi-level negotiations
  • Structure negotiation teams to meet given deadlines
  • Develop and deploy negotiation strategies, effective at all levels of the organisation
  • Have an in depth understanding of negotiating styles and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Appreciate the importance of body language within a negotiation
  • Appreciate the implications of cultural differences in negotiations

This is a two-day training course.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

13 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to contract management

Understand 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

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
14 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand 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
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
15 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to negotiation

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

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

  • Recognise the steps contained within a negotiation process 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Recognise diferent syles of negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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