Training Labs



INTERNATIONAL LEADERS MASTERCLASS | Strategic Procurement – Driving Business Impact

How do CPOs deliver on the C-Suite Agenda?  What do leading CEOs and their boards demand from their CPOs and their procurement organisations?  What procurement strategies and objectives do they need to see?  How can procurement drive business development and value creation for these stakeholders? Access the latest global research in Procurement Leadership to support your thinking.

Dr Ian George, International Procurement Process Transformation and CPO Coach,  Prospar,  United Kingdom


INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS | Digital Innovation for Procurement

RPA and AI are the new norm but the digital operations advantage is a combination of people, processes, and technology connected in a unique way to help you outperform your competitors. But is your procurement function ready for a new digital strategy?

– Capitalising on emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things and Blockchain Technology for greater supply chain transparency              and effectiveness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Ensuring the right data and analytics are in place to increase efficiency of spend management and supply chain visibility                                                                                      – Developing strategies to mitigate risks of cyber-attack across the supply chain to increase security                                                             

Stephen Wills, International Senior Procurement & Supply Chain Expert, Former CPO in Public & Private Business Sectors, Procurement Central, United Kingdom


CONTRACT MANAGEMENT | When Contracts Go Horribly Wrong

When a contract goes horribly wrong, how do you get off the bus and not get run over?                                                                                                                                                                  How do you track supplier contract performance metrics?  When is it ethical to renegotiate a contract during the contract period?                                                                How do you optimise upcoming expiring contracts to your organisations advantage?                                                                                                                                                                      How do you manage contract changes and what is best practice when it becomes clear that the supplier has to be changed

Ernie Claassen, Procurement Coach and Contract Management Expert, South Africa


PUBLIC SECTOR | Preparing You for Bid Evaluation Curve Balls

Addressing challenges encountered during bid evaluations like problem affidavits, inconsistencies within tenders, common pricing challenges and further intriguing scenarios.

Shaun Scott, Director and Supply Chain Consultant, Worldwide Integrated Logistics, Co-Author: Public Sector Supply Chain Management


PROCURING FROM SMMEs | A Training Programme for Procurement Professionals

Enterprise and Supplier Development has created a key focus and business imperative for procurement to engage and work with small business.

Procurement strategies have however not been designed to work effectively with smaller businesses.

This session will help procurement specialists understand the areas where the global best procurement practice approach needs to be adapted. It will provide them with the tools to implement and to succesfully engage with SMMEs.

Elmarie Goosen, Director of Operations, On Purpose



STRATEGIC SOURCING | Deploying a Strategic Category Management Strategy to Maximize ROI

If following a category strategy means you can please both your customers and increase your bottom line, the consequences of not following one are self-evident. You will suffer a loss of revenue and unsatisfied customers.

– How to create a winning category management strategy that not only saves rands, but makes sense (ROI).
– What are the consequences of not following the correct strategy?
– Defining key performance indicators that you will use to manage supplier success and evaluating the risks in your category’s supply chain.

Xavier Greyling, Legal Advisor/Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant, XG Consult


REVENUE MANAGEMENT | Revenue Protection and Enhancement Strategies for Municipalities

The objective of any successful revenue enhancement strategy is to build and improve on current payment levels and then to recover arrear debt. The workshop focuses on the formulation and implementation of strategies to improve financial management and controls within the municipality.


 NEW PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT | The Practicalities of Implementation

Where are we with the New Public Procurement Act? What will it mean for you? Discussion and insights to prepare for changes the act might bring. What will the impact be on procurement function, the practitioner and your organisation as a whole?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


ETHICS INTELLIGENCE | Anti-Corruption Mechanisms for Public Sector

How effective are public sector ethics codes? Not breaking the law does not make it right. Developing effective ethical codes in the public sector is important but implementing them drive an anti-corruption system is where the challenge lies. How do we do it for the long haul?

Yolelwa Sikunyana (LLB, LLM), Head of Governance for Good, Collective Value Creation