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

UK Government announces important partnership with CIPS as it moves to eradicate modern day slavery from its supply chains

26 September 2019

This CIPS ethical training forms part of the Government’s initiative of ensuring all procurement staff are skilled in all aspects of procurement and to drive commercial and procurement capability and best practice across the whole of  Government and is recommended within the guidance as a source of best practice.  

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NEW CIPS Global Congress Members announced

27 August 2019

CIPS Global Congress Members are the link between members and the Institute.

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CIPS Announces New General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

25 July 2019

Sharon Morris, currently CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser, will take up the role in late August 2019.

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Global Events

15 Oct 2019

Branch GREENODD, ULVERSTON

‘I’ve Got the Power!’ - Negotiating with Difficult Suppliers

Procurement professionals often find themselves in situations where suppliers seem to hold the cards: single-source situations, customer-directed supplier arrangements, and where proprietary supplier specifications constrain choice and room for manoeuvre.

15 Oct 2019

Branch CRANFIELD

Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chains

For our October event, we are pleased to return to the renowned Cranfield School of Management to discuss disruptive innovation in supply chains.

15 Oct 2019

Branch DERBY

MRO Procurement - A Blueprint for Change

Supply management is a complicated topic but also a route to a successful business. The challenges we see within Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) procurement are common across organisations of different sizes.

 Chris will share our experience, insight and 2nd annual MRO research commissioned by RS with CIPS members on the challenges of Indirect procurement and MRO supplies. The topics of change and future challenges will be explored.

16 Oct 2019

Branch GODMANCHESTER

Integrated Risk Management - an emergency service view plus Branch Annual General Meeting

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service plans and resources to risk. To effectively deliver its service to the public, it looks at a multitude of risk factures to design its response model and predicts how these risks will play out as social demographic, population and environmental changes occur.

Training Courses

15 Oct 2019

PERTH

Introduction to Contract Management - One day

A look at the various methodologies, theories and techniques that assist in managing contracts, explored across a one-day workshop.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of the role of contract management, and how vital the role of a contract manager is in the procurement lifecycle. Furthermore, the course will explore how vital strong relationship management is for the role.
  • The ability to outline the various components of a contract and the lifecycle of its management. This includes a run through of the variety of contract management tools that are in common use, and also how to apply them.
  • The skills to identify and plan around contract variations, and manage potential risks in regards to them.
  • The tools to realise the intent of a contract in practice and put the deliverables into effect.
  • A look at the contract management planning process, and how to ensure this is appropriate for the given contracts in play.
15 Oct 2019

LONDON

Strategic sourcing and tendering

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 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 or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

15 Oct 2019

LONDON

Supplier behaviour

An insight into the behaviour, psychology and toolkit of your suppliers

 

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

  • Understand the power of information and psychology in buyer/seller relationships
  • Identify what motivates the sales people you deal with and the issues they see as important
  • Confidently prepare for negotiations by setting strategies and tactics to meet your objectives throughout the procurement process
  • Recognise the tools, tactics and conditioning statements made early in negotiations and have the skills to encourage suppliers to offer more favourable terms

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

16 Oct 2019

LONDON

Contract management

Enhance your knowledge of contract management and how to use it for competitive advantage

 

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

  • Identify which contract management approach is most effective for a given category of spend
  • Create the right environment for effective contract management
  • Understand the difference between variations and claims and how to approach them
  • Manage identified risks through contracted terms and conditions
  • Ensure key performance measures can be effectively managed via the contract

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 or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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