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Strategic Supplier Development - September 25-26 (Toronto)
Today's organizations are constantly reducing their supply base and becoming increasingly dependent on their supplier performance in the areas of product and process design, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and supply management. Until now, strategic supplier development has been the exclusive competence of very large industrial manufacturing multinational corporations, particularly in the automotive sector. Recently however, other industries such as oil and gas, mining, utilities, healthcare, high-tech and more have become aware of the unparalleled benefits of strategic supplier development. Join Dan Georgescu for this two-day seminar to learn about strategic supplier development best practices, how to replicate them and customize them to fit the strategic plans of your organization. READ MORE

Incoterms 2010 - Navigating Trade Risks - October 8
(Toronto)
International trade can be confusing and complex, with differences in culture, language and business practices often resulting in misunderstandings with foreign suppliers. Incoterms 2010 took effect in 2010, revising the previous version, Incoterms 2000. The new rules include several important changes that importers and exporters should be aware of. This one-day seminar presented by Laurie Turnbull of Cole International Inc. will provide participants with a better understanding of Incoterms 2010 and outline the benefits of using standard trade terms in order to avoid costly misunderstandings with foreign suppliers and customers. READ MORE

Optimizing Employee Performance Through Strategic Leadership - October 22-23 (Mississauga)
Leading, managing and influencing employee performance is one of, if not the greatest single challenge that anyone faces. This challenge exists regardless of your position within the organization, from individual contributor to President. So how do we influence others to get more done, improve business performance while reducing stress? Join Shawn Casemore for this two-day workshop to learn how to increase employee engagement, create more effective communication channels with your employees, utilize engagement to drive change, and more. Whether you lead others directly or indirectly, this workshop will help you further develop your effectiveness interacting with others. READ MORE

NEW! Service Contracting - Challenges and Strategies - November 12-13 (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, 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.  Presented by commercial lawyer Debby Shapero Propp, this session will address 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, and implementing service management techniques. This workshop includes a one-by-one review of contractual provisions unique to service contracts. Participants will be provided with specific clauses for takeaway use. If you want to improve service contracting in your organization, whether in the public or private sector, this session is for you. READ MORE

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Seminars & Workshops

Inventory Management (Diploma) - Aug 8 (Toronto)
Introduction to Negotiations (SMT) - Aug 13 (Toronto)
Diploma Final 3-Day Workshop (Diploma) - Sept 11 (Toronto) FULL
Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Management (Interactive) - Sept 13 (Toronto)
Diploma Final 3-Day Workshop (Diploma) - Sept 18 (Toronto)
Leadership and Professionalism (Interactive) - Sept 20 (Toronto)
Introduction to Business Planning (SMT) - Sept 23 (Toronto)
International Business and Multicultural Studies (Interactive) - Sept 25 (Toronto)
Transportation Services (Diploma) - Oct 2 (Toronto)
Introduction to Business Communications (SMT) - Oct 16 (Toronto)
Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility (Interactive) - Oct 17 (Toronto)
Negotiation Skills (Interactive) - Oct 23 (Toronto)
Communication and Relational Skills (Interactive) - Oct 30 (Toronto)
Supplier Sourcing & Management (Diploma) - Oct 31 (Toronto)
Introduction to Marketing (SMT) - Nov 5 (Toronto)
Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Management (Interactive) - Nov 8 (Toronto)
Negotiation Strategies (Diploma) - Nov 14 (Toronto)


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