Advanced professional development

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Updated: 22/07/2020
For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Advanced
Consider these advanced professional development activities that align to the 70:20:10 learning and development model.

70: Experience

  • ask to sit in on a high-level procurement negotiation meeting
  • present to your team on the importance of ensuring procurement and contract processes are open, transparent and competitive
  • interview an experienced manager or procurement officer to gain awareness of contract management risks and what strategies we use to mitigate these risks. Record and present these to your team
  • ask senior management to be involved in the next tender process that aligns to a project in your branch to gain awareness of the process
  • agree with your manager the key areas for development within the procurement and contracts domain.

20: Exposure

  • offer to be a mentor within your workplace for anyone new or needing advancement in their understanding of procurement systems
  • join network groups such as the Procurious network and the Next Level Purchasing Association
  • join professional associations such as CIPS and access their range of services, including training and qualifications, knowledge and best practice insights, guidance, tools and templates and professional events
  • become an expert for procurement activities within your unit. This is not an administrative task. It is someone that people can come to if they have questions.

10: Education

Register

Register on the IPAA website to access the course materials. You'll then have 12 months to complete the training.

For
Buyers
Cost
Free
Topic
Procurement and contracting
Level
Advanced