CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

Launch of Corporate Award Program in Italy by CIPS the global professional body, and SC Italia the supply management specialist

22 October 2019

The CAP-Advanced is designed to develop an organisation’s procurement and supply chain expertise through an adapted, applied and accredited training programme and a direct route to achieving MCIPS.

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UK Government announces important partnership with CIPS as it moves to eradicate modern day slavery from its supply chains

26 September 2019

This CIPS ethical training forms part of the Government’s initiative of ensuring all procurement staff are skilled in all aspects of procurement and to drive commercial and procurement capability and best practice across the whole of  Government and is recommended within the guidance as a source of best practice.  

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NEW CIPS Global Congress Members announced

27 August 2019

CIPS Global Congress Members are the link between members and the Institute.

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Global Events

13 Nov 2019

Branch BELFAST

Procurement in a Crisis

This event consists of the Northern Ireland Branch AGM and Presentation 'Procurement in a Crisis' (DFID's Ebola response in Sierra Leone) followed by a tour of Parliament Buildings which houses the Northern Ireland Assembly.

14 Nov 2019

Branch LEEDS

Aggregation Versus Collaboration - The Differences and Wider Opportunities

Aggregation vs collaboration and the differences and wider opportunities that collaboration provides.

14 Nov 2019

Branch WELLINGTON

WLG Event: Striving for Procurement Success

CIPS Wellington Committee invites you to a network and learn session on Striving for Procurement Success - The Ministry of Education’s Construction Procurement Evolution. The Ministry of Education will be presenting on the evolution of their Capital Works construction procurement approach. Over the last 5 years the Ministry’s approach to construction procurement has changed significantly and has resulted in centralised management of over $300m in construction tendering annually. The Ministry is one of the largest property developers in NZ and in a challenging industry there has been a need to develop their procurement people, strategies and tools to meet the demands of their construction programme.    

16 Nov 2019

Branch BAHRAIN

CIPS Bahrain Branch Event - Awal Plastics Tour

CIPS Bahrain Branch invites you to a tour of Awal Plastics on Saturday 16 November.

Company Brief::

Awal Plastics W.LL. Bahrain

The first Signage and Visual Communications Company currently in its 50th year of successful operations which has earned the reputation of being the No.1 Signage Company in the Middle East. 

A one-stop shop that encompasses "Simple to Heavy Engineering" from "Design to Manufacturing" and has a proven track record of successfully managing and completing “Simple to Mega Projects” in every major customer segment. 

The "Organisation Transformation Program" within the group has cross-functionally embedded an effective step “Change Management Approach” coupled with robust planning disciplines and Corporate Governance processes to ensure a "Future Fit Organisation.”

"Freedom through Responsibility…… with Accountability" is its key attribute for building line management and functional capabilities at every level towards achieving a responsible, engaged and motivated Organisation, with a key focus on "People-Process-Technology" being the main drivers to achieve a sustainable “Year-on-Year” organic growth.

The tour will cover the following areas:

1st Floor

 

Design Studio and AutoCAD  

Embroidery

Screen Printing

Ground Floor

Digital Printing

Vinyl & Reflective

Assembly Area

Fabrication Area

Stores

Water Jet

Welding Area

Carpentry Area

Plasma Area

Plastics Area

2nd Floor

Conference Room

Training Courses

12 Nov 2019

CRANFIELD

Leading procurement strategy programme

Become a more confident and effective procurement leader

 

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

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the impact of procurement on competitive advantage
  • Demonstrate increased ability and confidence in influencing, managing and motivating teams responsible for procurement
  • Demonstrate skills to manage and mitigate risks in your supply chain.
  • Gain access to Cranfield's recent research in product and service aquisition.

This is a three-day residential training course led by Cranfield School of Management.

13 Nov 2019

LONDON

A commercial approach to software agreements - essentials

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.

 

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deal available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
14 Nov 2019

LONDON

A commercial approach to software agreements - advanced

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.

 

Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deal available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

20 Nov 2019

BIRMINGHAM

Category management

Enhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area

 

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

  • Appreciate why category management has the potential to deliver value beyond traditional sourcign approaches
  • 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, that will help you to build enhanced alignment with stakeholders and create long-term strategies for manging spend
  • Identify the building blocks for developing an appropriate implementation strategy 
This is a two-day training course.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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