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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 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: Wednesday 03 May 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Address: BIRMINGHAM
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

Ensure your suppliers are achieving and maintaining positive working behaviours

 

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

  • Understand the benefits of regular supplier performance management
  • Identify and develop appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Carry out regular assessment and evaluation of suppliers using a variety of mechanisms and techniques including the use of service levels agreements (SLAs)
  • Develop strategies to reinforce positive working behaviours and prevent poor performance
Date: Tuesday 09 May 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 01 May 2017

CPDUnderstand how to operate in the new reality

 

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

  • Understand the legal structures of the European Union, how law is made and enforced and how the UK's legal system is intertwined with that of the EU
  • Consider future possible future paths of the key legislation governing your business relationships as a result of Brexit
  • Explore the potential impact of Brexit on your key commercial relationships
  • Plan how to manage that impact effectively
Date: Thursday 11 May 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 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 03 May 2017

CPDDemystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape.

 

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 basic data protection and data privacy regulations, especially as these apply to trans-border data flows

 

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

Date: Thursday 11 May 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 03 May 2017

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: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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 09 May 2017