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EXCITING NEWS! Advanced Standing agreement with Humber College for the Certified SCMP

Communicating with Impact - March 4-5
(Toronto)

In today's modern workplace, collaboration and teamwork is necessary for organizational success. Research has shown that establishing rapport or matching your communication style with others increases productivity, motivation and personal effectiveness while minimizing conflict. Communicating with Impact, presented by Peter Taylor is designed to be of both practical and personal benefit, and will assist you in refining the critical skills needed  to interact more effectively with your internal and external customers. This highly participative program includes a confidential self-scoring Communication Profile which will be integrated with the learning activities and assist participants in developing a personal action plan for implementation in the workplace. READ MORE

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Service Contracting - Challenges and Strategies - March 24-25
(Toronto)
Service Contracting often has a high level of complexity and covers a broad range of service arrangements.  Whether you are contracting for consulting services or landscaping services or services unique to your industry, this two day session will provide you with strategies to deal with the challenges of service contracting. Join presenter Debby Shapero Propp for her discussion on service contracting strategies such as creating and utilizing a Statement of Work; planning strategies; knowing what to look for when retaining a consultant; addressing change management in a contract; implementing service management techniques; and other strategies. If you want to address ways to improve service contracting in your organization, whether in the public or private sector, this session, including interactive workshops, will have something to offer you. READ MORE

NEW! Supply Market Analysis for Competitive Advantage
- April 14-15 (Toronto)
A recent study of key procurement trends for 2015 highlighted that strategic sourcing continues to be a key area of focus and that analytics and market intelligence continue to grow as core capabilities for supply chain management professionals. As a supply chain professional, you must merge your organizational needs and requirements with the market  possibilities and supply side to deliver maximum sustainable value. Understanding how to access the market in which you operate is key to creating smart go-forward strategies. Join Simon Brown, Executive Vice President of Arc Blue Consulting for this two day seminar to develop a forward-looking strategy using your own supply market intelligence based on your true scenarios to develop a road map which is robust and repeatable. Topics to be addressed include Market Structure, Commodity Tracking, Supplier View, and Strategy Development. READ MORE

Upcoming Events
Inclusive Procurement & Supplier Diversity Forum - Mar 11 (Fanshawe College)

Webinars
International Supplier Development - Mar 25

Seminars & Workshops
Negotiation Skills (Interactive) - Mar 5

Communication and Relational Skills (Interactive) - Mar 5
Communication and Relational Skills (Interactive) - Mar 7 LONDON
Introduction to Business Communications (SMT) - Mar 7
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (SMT) - Mar 10
Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Management (Interactive) - Mar 12
Purchasing Process and Practice (Diploma) - Mar 12
Introduction to Contract Law and Administration (SMT) - Mar 26
Transportation Services (Diploma) - Apr 9
Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility (Interactive) - Apr 10
Introduction to Negotiations (SMT) - Apr 21
Leadership and Professionalism (Interactive) - Apr 23
International Business and Multicultural Studies (Interactive) - Apr 25

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