Leadership and Management for Procurement Professionals - Why Attend?
As your career advances, you will become less active in Procurement as you engage more in managing people and stakeholders. Here you will need to utilise soft skills more than technical capabilities.
Can a good manager become a great leader? In this course we will look at Leadership and Management in depth, examine the characteristics of a good manager and the traits of great leadership and how these skills can be applied by todays procurement professionals.
Who Should attend?
This course will be beneficial for aspiring procurement professionals and existing managers, although procurement focused, the cohort in this case is not limited to professional procurement people as the skills referred to here are universal and relate to all functions.
For all delegates:
- To enable all delegates to have and understanding of leadership and management
- To introduce delegates as to what constitutes a good leader and trait theory relating to leadership
- To understand the differences between the roles and objectives of a leader and a manager
- To enhance the delegates knowledge with regards to the theories of leadership and management
- For delegates to gain a knowledge of influencing techniques which they can utilise to lead and manage in all directions
- To understand and be able to apply motivation theory to all aspects of leadership and management
- To understand and gain knowledge of conflict theory.
Our trainers are all FCIPS / MCIPS qualified teachers who have extensive experience of Stakeholder Engagement and Management, at all levels across numerous industries, e.g. Automotive, Retail, Food, Finance to name a few. Collectively our training team have delivered Procurement and Supply Chain courses to hundreds of delegates, both domestically and globally, over the last 10 years.
The course will be extremely participative, exercise driven with many relevant examples and anecdotes provided to bring practice and theory to life.
Benefits of Attending
Upon completion of this course, every participant will be able to:
- Appreciate the differences between leadership and management
- Have an appreciation of leadership styles and be able to use them to manage different circumstances effectively
- Be able to recognise and utilise ‘trait theory’ to improve their leadership skills
- Be able to influence stakeholders effectively in all circumstances
- To be able to motivate colleagues and stakeholders effectively
- To understand conflict theory and to use it to manage conflict situations effectively.