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Stakeholder Management

Organisational activity can only be successful with the input, commitment and support of its key stakeholders

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Time-slots for exams are limited, book early to get your preferred time, date and venue

Collaborative Working

Collaborative Working

Ten top tips for marketing and procurement professionals to work better together

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.

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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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CIPS resources for procurement professionals globally.

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CIPS supports procurement and supply chain professionals in the Republic of Ireland with new membership pathways to enhance learning and standards

6 hours ago

Following the dissolution of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) last year, CIPS committed to support the profession in the Republic of Ireland, and is now providing a number of pathways and exclusive membership opportunities for former IIPMM members and other supply chain professionals. In this way helping professionals continue to develop their knowledge, learning and careers.

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Global Events

19 Oct 2020

Conferences
CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM

21 Oct 2020

Branch
WEBINAR

Information and Cyber Security for Buyers - Fundamentals, Trends and COVID-19


This free webinar is brought to you by the CIPS Birmingham and Coventry branch.

21 Oct 2020

Branch
WEBINAR

Procurement Challenges and Procurement Law Update


This free webinar will discuss procurement challenges and provide a procurement law update.

22 Oct 2020

Branch
WEBINAR

Game Theory


This free webinar is brought to you by the CIPS Essex branch.

Training Courses

20 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
REMOTE

Modern slavery awareness


VIRTUAL TRAINING: Due to Covid-19, this course will be offered in blocks of 3hrs from 9am to 12noon over 4-days.


How to spot the potentials signs of slavery and what to do if you suspect that slavery may be occurring within your supply chain.

 

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

  • Understand the importance of recognising slavery within your supply chain
  • Recognise the different types of slavery and the signs that slavery may be present
  • Map your supply chain and explore ways of creating transparency
  • Carry out an impact assessment across your supply chains
  • Use tools and techniques to help prevent slavery
  • Address reporting requirements under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 

This is a four-day training course delivered in blocks of 3 hours per day: 20, 21, 22 and 23 October 2020 from 9am-12noon AWST (WA Time)

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

20 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
REMOTE

Strategic sourcing and tendering


VIRTUAL TRAINING: Due to Covid-19, this course will be offered in blocks of 3hrs from 9am to 12noon over 4-days.


Influence your organisation’s strategy to source effectively


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

  • Influence the development of needs generation and specification writing
  • Analyse your current procurement environment to identify the appropriate sourcing options for your needs
  • Create relevant selection and contract award criteria
  • Assess the effectiveness of your organisation’s contract management approach

This is a four-day training course delivered in blocks of 3 hours per day: 20, 21, 22 and 23 October 2020.

  

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

22 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM

Introduction to procurement and category management


Join CIPS for virtual training to 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 contributesto the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function
Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development andbuild a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQtemplates

Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and howto effectively manage termination.

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

This training will be delivered on bespoke CIPS learning system - Adobe Connect to deliver on an interactive experience.


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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributesto the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function.
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development andbuild a basic understanding of the category sourcing process.
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQtemplates
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and howto effectively manage termination.

For any queries please contact: ukskills@cips.org

27 Oct 2020

Practical Training Courses
VIRTUAL

Commercial Approach: Cloud Service Agreements


Join Rob Carolina for an interactive virtual training experience to demystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape. 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:

  • 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 data protection rules, how these apply to trans-border cloud services, and the impact of the ‘Schrems II’ case

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

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