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

CIPS announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Global Events

21 Nov 2018

All Events DUBAI

Afternoon Tea with FCIPS and MCIPS Members - Dubai Branch Event

CIPS Dubai Branch is pleased to invite you for a scrumptious afternoon tea supported by CASME on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

Listen to Kurt Warren, CIPS MENA Fellows Chair, speak about the importance of Chartered Status followed by Graham Crashaw, CASME, sharing insight on innovation and the future of procurement.

This limited event is "exclusively" for current MCIPS and FCIPS Members.

>Pre registration is a must! 

21 Nov 2018

Branch EDINBURGH

AGM and Quiz Night

Join the East of Scotland Committee’s November event which will kick-off with our AGM. This will be followed by a quiz night which will consist of teams of up to six (selected on the night) who will answer questions from our quiz master on general knowledge with a few purchasing & supply questions added in.

21 Nov 2018

Branch AUCKLAND

AKL Event: How to become a better coach in the workplace

How to become a better coach in the workplace – and why it’s a critical skill to develop. If you want to develop your leadership skills, then learn to how to coach. Research has shown that a pivotal skill in the 21st century executive is the ability to coach. Regardless of whether you have the title “boss” or not, every person in an organisation can lead - and therefore coach. When it comes to dealing with colleagues, leading cross functional team projects, being a subject matter expert or a manager, coaching is a key tool for effectiveness.This interactive session by award winning leadership blogger and executive coach, Suzi McAlpine, will provide you with practical tips and tools on how to develop your coaching skills, a cornerstone of skilled leadership.

22 Nov 2018

Branch ADELAIDE

SA/NT Event: Learning the hard way - A Procurement leaders journey & Christmas Networking

CIPS SA Committee would like to invite you on 22nd November from 5pm onwards to join us for our 2018 Christmas networking event and presentation on “Learning the hard way - The lessons Adelaide’s leaders have learnt in their procurement journey’s so far that have shaped future decisions and actions". Come and hear from some of Adelaide’s Procurement Leaders presenting interesting and amusing lessons that have been instructional to them over their careers with the aim of saving you from similar issues on your professional journey. This event is kindly sponsored by SRA.

Training Courses

21 Nov 2018

LONDON

Applying the public procurement regulations

A more in-depth look at EU procurement legislation and the impact of procurement decision making and approaches

 

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

  • Understand the key UK and EU procurement legislation in greater detail and how to operate within its framework
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of how to implement advanced procurement procedures
  • Understand the most recent changes in legislation and case law
  • Effectively address legal challenges

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

 

Package deals available:

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
22 Nov 2018

LONDON

The future of public procurement

An exploration of the possible future for procurement in the public sector

 

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

  • Understand the recent guidance relating to public procurement
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of electronic procurement systems
  • Understand the impact of corporate social responsibility on public procurement
  • Analyse the potential impact of Brexit on procurement legislation and the possible future procurement relationship with EU member states
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

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
27 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE

Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
27 Nov 2018

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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