Procurement Trainings & Certifications for Individuals

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Procurement Trainings & Certifications  For All Levels of Procurement Executives ...

From Junior & Aspiring Non-Managerial Purchasing & Procurement Professionals to Skilled Managers, Directors & Other Senior Level Executives in Procurement

Regardless of your or your team's existing procurement knowledge & skills, know this:

You can reach a Much Higher Level of Skills Moving to World Class Procurement Standards. We Have a Proven Track Record helping Individuals around the world Build their Skills & Careers with our Practical & Real-Life Training & Certification Programs that can Help Anyone to Quickly Learn & Apply that learning in the workplace and get Bottom-Line Results. 

Results that will get you Noticed by Peers, Suppliers & Higher Management. Featuring 2 International Procurement Certifications ....

  • 12 Months Online Procurement Certification Program
  • 18 Months Online Procurement Certification Program

 ... and real-life, scenario-based online learning to build Specific Procurement  Skills. Short Self-Paced Online programs from 4 to 21 hours in length - (teaching same content in class would typically take 2 to 12 classroom days).

  • Essential Procurement Management Practices
  • Procurement Negotiations 
  • Advanced Procurement Negotiations 
  • Strategic Sourcing Fundamentals
  • Expert Strategic Sourcing 
  • Category Management  Mastery
  • Expert Procurement Management Practices
  • Contract Management Mastery
  • Contract Terms & Legal Aspects
  • Cost Management Mastery
  • Finance for Non-Finance/Procurement
  • Measuring Procurement Performance

Proven Track Record!

Dimitar from Bulgaria joined because of "the innovative form of education that you offer and the interesting content of the program." And  here's what he has to say after joining ...

Very good balance between course content and additional knowledge and experience...  [I like] the practical examples for explaining the financial ratios & the easy explanation of the financial terms and the good practical example - It was perfect for its purpose.[I like] the practical orientation of the simulations [and] ... contents of the course, they are what I need currently.

The summarized guidelines in the notes document will be a good tool for refreshing the negotiations tactics & approaches. This knowledge is directly applicable for any negotiations situations.

All of it [e-learning] can be applied to my current job.  

Dimitar Stefanov Dimitrov - Service Delivery Manager - Telenor, Bulgaria

Feedback for Scenario Based E-Learning & CIPP/CIAPP Online Training & Certification

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Buyers & other procurement executives joining our cutting-edge online training & certification programs are showing improvements that get the attention of their bosses. For example this is the comment Karen & Ernie received from their Boss ...

"Very well done and it's obvious that both have learned a lot in their education and roles. Well done, it has been a lot!"

Karen & Ernie are from Canada. They joined with the expectations that they could learn something that would help them in their day to day job, with examples that were real & access to tools useful in their work. And it was all they expected plus some more. As Karen put it:

[online simulations] were helpful because they gave a few examples so I could apply the situations to our world easily and gave great tips along the way on how to use the tools. Applying a real situation to the simulation examples was great in helping me learn to apply the information correctly and with the greatest impact  … there was so many tools and charts that I can apply to my work. 

Courses were easy to follow even when the topic was difficult. I could go over them a as many times as I needed to get a better understanding of each topic. The examples were great as well.  

… I feel great about the whole process and have learnt so much and have been given a lot of great tools to use.  Overall it was a great experience and will be very useful to my work.

Karen Lawton - Buyer - Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, Canada

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Ernie was humble enough to accept that she was not as educated as she thought she was in a lot of areas of procurement. In her own words:

I honestly cant say enough good things about this program! My knowledge has increased substantially since taking the first course. These courses have made me better in all facets of procurement. Looking back now, I was not as educated as I thought I was in a lot of areas of procurementThese courses have taken me to a whole new level of understanding and has given me so much more confidence when conducting my day to day routine. This has truly been an amazing journey and experience for me and I cant thank you enough for the opportunity. I will be forever grateful!

Ernie Ethier - Buyer - Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, Canada

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What Do You Need to Succeed When Enrolling in an Online Procurement Training & Certification Program?

In order to build life-time skills that stay with you long-term, you need an online training program that does 3 things:

  • Imparts Practical Skills, Not Academical
  • It's easy to Digest and not Complicated (Reading or someone lecturing over power-point videos) 
  • Opportunity to Apply/Use what You Learn in Your Day to Day Job.

We use the latest 21st century learning technologies that  makes learning easy to digest, entertaining & fun to watch. 

Never seen before in any other online training & certification programs!

We can show you the 7 Cutting-Edge Learning/Training Tools & Methodologies that Ensure You have a real-life experience, and  provides Effective Learning You can Use at Work - but you may get bored (we don’t as it is actually very exciting).

Forget all the technical stuff for a moment and go back to the time you were in college:

Do you believe that listening to a professor would enable you to apply what you have learned? Or watching basic power-point kind of videos, lecturing you?

If in the past you tried other online or classroom procurement trainings without much changes, now you know that it was not you - it was the method of instructions.

Follow/Shadow the Procurement Expert

Imagine now if you could shadow an expert, look how he/she is applying  ...

  • in real-life scenarios with suppliers and stakeholders,
  • best practices in a simple, structured way,
  • using a hands-on language.

What do you think, wouldn’t that help you more?

That is how our online training & certification e-learning courses have been designed.

This is the scenario based e-learning used by over 10,000 plus procurement executives working with global corporations, where the requirements are much higher than in a B2C environment  (where one individual enrolls in one online course).

These customers – having a global procurement workforce – have a need for an e-learning that would be more effective than classroom. This would help them to roll-out massively similar best practices across their branches in each and every country - it's quite common to launch such programs for hundreds of executives in each corporation. 

Here are the numbers ...

  • 92% like the Content of the program
  • 91% will recommend others to join 
  • 90% like the scenario-based e-learning
  • 86% will apply/use the knowledge they learned

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Who is This For?

  • Procurement Executives (New, Experienced & Very Experienced) Who Want to Build Their Own Skills & Knowledge for better Career Opportunities, Pay & Professional Development.
  • CPOs, Procurement Directors/Heads Who Want to Move from Tactical to World Class Procurement OR Continue on Their World Class Journey.
  • Suppliers/Vendors Who Want to Understand Their Clients/Buyers Better to Build Long-Lasting Business Relationships.
  • Most of all, regardless of the group you belong to, you must have a burning desire & passion to improve & change. 

Who this is NOT For?

  • Not for those who are looking for a quick-pass to procurement success. There's hard work and learning involved. Without that nothing much happens. There are 60 plus hours of learning for CIPP and 100 plus for CIAPP.
  • While we've made the modules easy to follow, related to actual procurement scenarios & entertaining - you would need to invest the time to go through them, complete the simulations and short assignments. 
  • Not for those who are Super Skeptical. It's OK to be skeptical and to see logical arguments, but coming in with a poor attitude won't help very much. 
  • Not for those who are looking for long, academic programs. The scenario-based e-learning has no fluff & is practical so that you learn within a shorter time with equal (and at times better) effect than class training.

People Have Enrolled from Small to Large Organisations!

Clients range from Small to Large Companies from around the world - North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia.  

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NOT Academic Procurement Training Programs!

Some procurement programs are focused on everything procurement. For example they include inventory, social responsibility or logistics within their certification modules. They are related to procurement but how important are they to do the job effectively?  Either they're not that much (eg social responsibility) or they're more related to supply chain (Logistics & inventory) - something that we cover under our Supply Chain Scenario-Based e-learning available for corporates.

Our programs are NOT academic online course with hundreds and hundreds of hours of learning that seldom if ever, any working professional goes through!

You are busy - that’s why each module is maximum 30 minutes online which equals 2 hours of class training. Plus micro-courses and simulations at 5 to 10 minutes. 

The idea is that you can learn something quickly (in under 1 hour) and then apply to your job (we show how with our simulations & short assignments) and start getting quick results.



How Does  It Work?

All the programs are completely online. Here's the steps to complete any of them:

  • Register & Pay 
  • We will Give Your Account Username & Password 
  • Login Anytime (24/7) & Start the Online Learning Program
  • Watch All Online Scenario Based E-Learning & Related Materials 
  • Complete Simulations

For CIPP & CIAPP certifications:

  • Complete All Online Application Based Tasks 
  • Pass All Assessments & Final Exam

7 Cutting-Edge 21st Century Learning Tools & Methodologies:

Unlike other programs, we use the latest cutting-edge 21st century learning tools & methodologies at every stage of your learning process so that you:

First, Learn Concepts with:

  • Scenario Based E-Learning (20 to 30 minutes each course)

Second, Remember & Internalize that knowledge through:

  • Micro-Courses (5 minutes),
  • PDF Summaries for Reading (5 Minutes),
  • In-course Exercises (1 to 2 minutes) &
  • Assessments/Exams (20 minutes).

Finally apply what you learn in your day to day job and show improvements long before you get certified through:

  • Real-Life Simulations (10 minutes) &
  • Application based tasks/mini assignments (2 hours).

All fully aligned with each other.

Some might not grasp the big distinction that Simulations make. Here's an attempt to 'bridge' the gap. In the words of our client, Adebisi ...

Before the simulations, I am 90% confident that I have fully grasped the lessons and principles. Then comes the humbling simulations :), ... I often found myself going back to review and get better understanding. It's one thing to know the principles, application is a different challenge as scenarios change and can be complex. But in the end, I am confident that I am better placed to deliver and exceed expectations at work and personal engagements.  Practice and Utilization of skills will aid continuous improvement for excellence.

Adebisi Shonekan - Senior Commercial Operations Manager - Baker Hughes

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At this page we show these 7 cutting-edge learning tools and methodologies 'in print'. However that does not do justice to the advanced methodologies used unless when experienced 'live' - that's why we recommend to book a 'Live Demo' & See First-Hand How You Can Shadow the Procurement Expert Built-In the Real-Life Scenario Based E-Learning!

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Here's a summary of what you get, depending on your choice:

All the Programs Below Include:

  • 2 Months Unlimited Access for All Courses (12 months for CIPP & 18 Months for CIAPP)
  • All Programs Include 3 Learning Tools:
  1. Scenario Based E-Courses, 
  2. Micro-Learning/Micro-Class & 
  3. Simulations
  • CIPP & CIAPP Includes Application Based Tasks & Assessments/Exams
  • Every 2 Hours of any of the Programs Below is Equivalent to 8 Continuing Education Hours - (Same Content Would Take 1 Day of Class Training)
  • Unlimited Online & Phone Support

Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

  • 12 Months unlimited access to assigned courses
  • For Those with Less than 5 Years Procurement Experience
  • 65 Courses with total seat time of 63 hours
  • Online & Phone Support
  • USD $2,195

Certified International Advanced Procurement Professional (CIAPP)

  • 18 Months unlimited access to assigned courses
  • For Those with More than  5 years Procurement Experience 
  • 114 Courses with total seat time of 107 hours
  • Online & Phone Support
  • USD $2,995

Essential Procurement Management Practices

Includes 3 E-Programs 

  • Strategic Sourcing Fundamentals
  • Procurement Negotiations
  • Cost Management

Price & Length

  • 12 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $997
  • 6 Months Unlimited Access

Strategic Procurement Management Practices

Includes 5 E-Programs:

  • Expert Strategic Sourcing
  • Advanced Negotiations
  • Category Management
  • Measuring Procurement Performance
  • Stakeholder Management

Price & Length

  • 21 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $1,497
  • 6 Months Unlimited Access

Win-Win Procurement Negotiations

Summary of Content:

  • Course - Win Win Lose Negotiation
  • Course - Negotiation Preparation
  • Course - How to open a Negotiation
  • Course - How to bargain
  • Course - Closing a Negotiation
  • Course - Negotiation Tips
  • Microlearning - BATNA
  • Microlearning - Critical Issues
  • Simulation - Negotiation Preparation
  • Simulation - Conducting the Negotiation
  • Simulation - Negotiation Serious Game

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $497

Advanced Negotiations

Summary of Content: 

  • MicroClass - Game Theory
  • Course - Game Theory
  • Simulation - Game Theory
  • MicroClass - Bias in Negotiations
  • Course - Biases in Negotiations part 1
  • Course - Biases in Negotiations part 2
  • Simulation - Avoid bias in a decommissioning negotiation
  • Simulation - Use cognitive bias in your favor
  • MicroClass - Using Emotional Intelligence to influence stakeholders & suppliers
  • Course - Using NLP to influence stakeholders part 1
  • Course - Using NLP to influence stakeholders part 2
  • Simulation - NLP Improve yourself
  • Simulation - NLP Resolve Conflict
  • Simulation - NLP Influence Others

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $697

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Strategic Sourcing Fundamentals

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Introduction to the Procurement Process
  • Course - How to develop Specifications
  • Course - How to write an RFQ and RFI
  • Course - Basic Negotiation Tactics
  • Course - Basic Contract Negotiation
  • Course - Ethics in the Procurement Process
  • Microlearning - Specification
  • Simulation - Improve Specifications
  • Simulation - Request for Information or RFI

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $397

Expert Strategic Sourcing

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - The Role of Procurement Professionals
  • Course - The Procurement Processes
  • Course - Needs Assessment
  • Course - Market Analysis
  • Course - Portfolio Analysis
  • Course - Supplier Relationship Analysis
  • Course - Risk Management
  • Course - Supplier Selection
  • Course - Contracting
  • Course - eSourcing Part 1
  • Course - eSourcing Part 2
  • Microlearning - Specification
  • Microlearning - eSourcing
  • Simulation - Portfolio Analysis part 1
  • Simulation - Portfolio Analysis part 2
  • Simulation - eSourcing part 1
  • Simulation - eSourcing part 2
  • Simulation - eRFI
  • Simulation - Supplier Relationship Analysis
  • Simulation - eAuction
  • Simulation - Become a better customer
  • Simulation - Needs Assessment
  • Simulation - Choose the Contract type
  • Simulation - Market Analysis
  • Simulation - Risk Management

Length & Price:

  • 6 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $697

Category Management Mastery

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Category Initiation Phase
  • Course - Category Analysis
  • Course - Category Strategy Development
  • Course - Category Strategy Implementation
  • Course - Continuous Improvement
  • Microlearning - Using Category Management Tools
  • Microlearning - Opportunity Analysis
  • Simulation - Spend Analysis
  • Simulation - Opportunity Scan
  • Simulation - SWOT Analysis
  • Simulation - Generating Strategic Options
  • Simulation - Business Requirements
  • Simulation - Implementation Planning
  • Simulation - Mastering Supply Market Competitiveness
  • Simulation - Determining Potential Sources of Leverage
  • Simulation - Contingency Planning
  • Simulation - Creating the Category Strategy
  • Simulation - Change Management
  • Simulation - Defining Specifications

Length & Price:

  • 6 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $697

Cost Management Mastery

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Spend Analysis
  • Course - Introduction to Category Management
  • Course - Introduction to Strategic Cost Management for Buyers
  • Course - Cost Calculation
  • Course - Cost Estimation, Should Cost
  • Course - Total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Course - Value analysis, Value Engineering
  • Microlearning - The Role of Procurement Professionals
  • Microlearning - Reasons for a Should Cost Analysis
  • Microlearning - Cost Avoidance
  • Simulation Cost Breakdown
  • Simulation - Developing a Cost Breakdown
  • Simulation - Value Analysis
  • Simulation - TCO & Contract Research Organizations
  • Simulation - Supplier Performance Index (SPI)
  • Simulation - TCO 2
  • Simulation - Value Engineering

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $497

Contract Management Mastery

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Introduction to Contract Management
  • Course - Corporate Governance of Contract Management, part 1
  • Course - Corporate Governance of Contract Management, part 2
  • Course - Contract Management in practice
  • Course - Contract Management – Supplier Development
  • Course - SLA or Service Level Agreement
  • Course - Contract Management
  • Microlearning - Segment Suppliers to Prioritize Supplier Management Effort
  • Microlearning - PDCA
  • Simulation - Supplier Development, Part I
  • Simulation - Supplier Development, Part II
  • Simulation - PDCA
  • Simulation - Contract  Management
  • Simulation - Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Simulation - Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $397

Contract Terms & Legal Aspects in Procurement

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Basic Principles of a contract
  • Course - Important Clauses Limit Company Exposure
  • Course - Termination of a contract
  • Course - Statutory Rights of a Buyer
  • Course - Resolving Disputes
  • Course - Incoterms 2010
  • Course - Contract Terms
  • Course - Contract templates: NDA, Letter of Intent
  • Microlearning - Important Clauses
  • Microlearning - Incoterms
  • Simulation - Difficult clauses
  • Simulation - Issues in Shipping
  • Simulation - Contract Formation & IT Services
  • Simulation - Limitation of liability

Length & Price:

  • 5 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $497

Finance for Non-Finance

Summary of Topics:

  • Course - Reading the Balance Sheet
  • Course - Understanding Profit & Loss Account
  • Course - Importance of Cash Flow
  • Course - Importance of Cash Flow
  • Course - Financial Ratios
  • Course - Quiz on Return on Total Assets (ROTA)
  • Microlearning - Financial Ratios
  • Microlearning - Using ROTA
  • Simulation - Financial Impact of Large Purchases
  • Simulation - Evaluate Supplier Financial Stability
  • Simulation - Payment Terms
  • Simulation - Evaluating Supplier Financials: Part 1
  • Simulation - Evaluating Supplier Financials: Part 2
  • Simulation - Working Capital
  • Simulation - Reading a Supplier’s Balance Sheet

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $497

Measuring Procurement Performance

Summary of Topics:

  • Course Measuring Savings
  • Course Measuring Cost Avoidance and Value Beyond Cost Reduction
  • Course Procurement Center of Excellence Metrics
  • Course Measuring Procurement’s Return On Investment

Length & Price:

  • 4 Hours of Online Learning 
  • USD $497

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Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Who is This For?

A: For Most Procurement executives looking to improve their procurement skills to world-class levels so that to gain the respect of their peers, bosses, suppliers & higher salary & career opportunities. 

Q. Most training will be forgotten. How about you, can you beat the forgetting curve?

A: Yes we know, most of learning’s will be forgotten. That is how our brain works. It's been shown that with classroom trainings we remember only about 10% after the training.

With digital learning however, much better learning is possible and the bar for  has been raised much higher. To combat the forgetting curve, we will repeat your initial learning in the following ways:

  • High-Impact e-learning courses (30 minutes),
  • Simulations (10 minutes),
  • Micro-Learning (2 minutes),
  • Application Based Tasks/Short Assignments, and 
  • Serious games (10 minutes).

For later reference there are downloadable templates & course notes … all fully aligned with each other.

Q: How Long do I Have to Complete Your Online Training & Certification Program Once I am Enrolled?

A: You can move at your own pace! Each program is anywhere from 60 to 100 hours of online learning. You can complete them quickly or at a slower pace from 1 to 2 months up to 18 month. We understand that life happens, and that just because you enroll today that doesn't mean you'll be able to finish (or even start) the online course this week. And that's ok! We give 12 to 18 months unlimited access for the online course.

Q: I could not finish the program in 12/18 Months? What are my Options?

A: Our Online Learning & Certification programs can be finished by investing just about 1 hour a week and it's unlikely for someone not to finish within 12 or 18 months. However in the unlikely case for some who cannot finish on time, they can extend by another 12 months at half the retail price. 


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