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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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An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics


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

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 07 August 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £900.00 per person
  Non-members - £1000.00 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 Sunday 30 July 2017

An intensive programme for operating within the public sector procurement framework


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

 

  • Understand key UK and EU procurement legislation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement procurement procedures, ensuring best practice and fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the impact on procurement practice
  • Understand the future direction of public procurement, including the impact of Brexit

 

 

Please note: this is a three-day non-residential training course.

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £990.00 per person
  Non-members - £1100.00 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 21 August 2017

Take your negotiating skills to the next level

 

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

  • Demonstrate new skills that accelerate your negotiation progress and drive positive deal outcomes
    Understand the benefits of integrative negotiation
    Successfully advocate best-practice negotiation within your organisation’s procurement and supply chain teams
    Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of each negotiation, and establish your organisation as a ‘customer of choice’ for best-in-class suppliers
    Demonstrate new skills that accelerate your negotiation progress and drive positive deal outcomes
  • Understand the benefits of integrative negotiation
  • Successfully advocate best-practice negotiation within your organisation’s procurement and supply chain teams
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of each negotiation, and establish your organisation as a ‘customer of choice’ for best-in-class suppliers

 

Please note that this is a three-day residential training course.

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £2250.00 per person
  Non-members - £2500.00 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 28 August 2017

CPDLearn the skills to be a more confident and effective negotiator

 

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

  • Understand the main models and processes of negotiation
  • Plan and manage a negotiation with a supplier
  • Apply the appropriate persuasion skills to achieve the optimum output
  • Identify and negotiate key contract variables
  • Recognise the importance of personal attributes and behaviour during a negotiation

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.


Date: Monday 11 September 2017
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Address: BRISTOL
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 Sunday 03 September 2017

CPDUnderstand 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 contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Venue: Novotel Bristol
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.
Booking ends on Monday 04 September 2017