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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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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.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDIn this one day course you will learn the basics of software contracts needed to review, assess and negotiate software agreements.

 

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

  • Understand the basic technical terms used to describe different types of software, and how they are commercially significant
  • Recognise and interpret normal provisions of most software contracts
  • Identify and avoid the most common pitfalls in negotiating software contracts
  • Understand which points are most important, and which are easier to give away in negotiation
  • Understand the basics of software maintenance agreements.

 

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

Date: Tuesday 03 October 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 Monday 25 September 2017

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
    Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
    Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
    Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier 
    Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
    Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
    Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
Date: Wednesday 04 October 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.
Booking ends on Tuesday 26 September 2017

CPDOn this one-day course you will learn about advanced and emerging topics that increasingly arise during software contract review and negotiation.

 

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.

Date: Wednesday 04 October 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 Tuesday 26 September 2017