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Courses for all levels of procurement and supply professionals.

Our training courses will help you to accelerate your knowledge and skills 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. 

10% discount on all courses for CIPS Members, other discounts include early bird and multiple course bookings.  Terms and conditions apply.

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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CPDEnhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area


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

  • Understand why category management is an essential procurement tool
  • Appreciate the benefits of successfully implementing category management
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation
  • Identify an appropriate implementation strategy

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £540.00 per person
  Non-members - £600.00 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

CPDThe fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

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

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
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

CPDEnsuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

 

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

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
    Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
    Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
    Manage contract amendments effectively
    Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

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

Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
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 Monday 26 February 2018

CPD

Is your business ready? Understand the legal framework and its implications

 

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

  • Ethical Trading InitiativeUnderstand the context for modern slavery
  • Demonstrate awareness of UK legislation
  • Think about due diligence
  • Consider remediation - who does it?
  • Gain clarity on reporting
  • Understand the next steps

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
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 26 February 2018

CPDUnderstand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

 

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

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Thursday 08 March 2018
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.
Booking ends on Wednesday 28 February 2018