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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 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 attending this course you will:

  • 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
    Learn how to create value through your negotiations
  • Develop skills to transform each negotiation into a source of economic and relationship advantage
  • Gain confidence to structure, plan, execute and manage negotiations proactively to shorten deal cycle-times, significantyl reducing the cost of reaching agreement 
  • Discover how to use contract simplification and visualisation to achieve business objectives and overcome tricky negotiation hurdles
  • Improve your practical negotiation skills on email, online, telephone and face to face, ensuring each communication channel is used at the right time and in the right way to secure maximum negotiation progress
  • Learn how even difficult contract terms can be used to build stronger relationships and enhance your economic position
  • Benefit from the latest research in all these areas, together with intensive, hands-on opportunities to put your learning into practice. 

 

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

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

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
Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
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 Tuesday 05 September 2017

CPDIncrease your understanding of this vital procurement area

 

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements
  • Understand the use of financial analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to practically apply analytical data
Date: Thursday 14 September 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.
Booking ends on Wednesday 06 September 2017