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Our 2017 Learning Directory is now available.

Our short skills training courses will help you to accelerate your learning to deliver strategic and sustainable value in your role and includes up to 2 hours of complimentary e-learning.

Many courses run on multiple dates, at locations to suit busy professionals.

Each programme is aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard and CIPS Knowledge Resources. 

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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CPDUnderstand 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
Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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

Acquire the practical tools and techniques required for managing the tender process from issues to award

By the end of this course you will be able to: 
Maximise value for your organisation in this vital procurement business process 
Determine the rules and structure of the tendering process
Select the process that best suits your needs
Appreciate the legal and technical aspects for selecting the best possible strategic route to contract award
Understand how to undertake evaluation of offers, manage post tender negotiations and award contracts
Realise the importance of specification and the cost plan.

 

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

  • Maximise value for your organisation in this vital procurement business process
  • Determine the rules and structure of the tendering process
  • Select the process that best suits your needs
  • Appreciate the legal and technical aspects for selecting the best possible strategic route to contract award
  • Understand how to undertake evaluation of offers, manage post tender negotiations and award contracts
  • Realise the importance of specification and the cost plan
Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 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 how to identify potential future demand so you can make efficient inventory management decisions

 

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

  • Make your demand forecasts more accurate and more useful
  • Understand different forecasting methods, including the basic techniques as well as some of the more complex models
  • Produce demand forecasts more efficiently
  • Use your knowledge of potential future demand to keep your level of inventory right, improving stock availability, creating cost efficiencies and reducing obsolescence
  • Establish your overall inventory management policy and management framework
  • Address any day-to-day problems that can occur.
Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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

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: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Venue: The George Hotel
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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

CPDA different skill set is needed to buy services – this is how to acquire it

 

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

  • Identify opportunities for value enhancement, improving supplier delivery in relation to business objectives and maintaining the quality of service delivery
  • Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Try out your learning on your next services purchase through syndicate exercises and case studies
  • Be confident in interpreting supplier objectives and be better equipped to explore service delivery cost drivers.
Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 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 20 September 2017