Day One:

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chair's Introduction  
10:00 Where are you now?
Current experience and issues
10:30 Key principles and the rationale for public procurement
Procurement: what and why?
The role and importance of standards
11:30 The procurement lifecycle  
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Key skills needed across the Procurement Lifecycle  
14:30 Afternoon Tea  
14:45 Building the Strategy:
Long range planning in a dynamic and unpredictable environment
16:00 Wrap up and questions  
16:30 Close  

Day Two: 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairs introduction and recap
10:00 Using category management to cut costs
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Best practice supplier relationship management and using it to drive continuous innovation and cost management
12:15 Understanding and using the international marketplace to develop effective sourcing
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Developing the right specification and terms of reference, aligned with strategic aims and relevant national and international standards
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Effective negotiation including legal, commercial factors and cultural context
16:15 Best practice in designing and running a bidding process through to evaluation
17:00 Wrap up and Close

Day Three:

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairs introduction and recap  
10:00 Building the strategy:
Understanding the impact and implications of the wider environmental context, including international standards and requirements 
12:00 Lunch  
12:45 Building the strategy continued:
Stakeholders and stakeholder analysis
Linkages and other strategies
Building the plans
Building capacity and capability
15:45 Afternoon Tea  
16:00 Debate. Questions and Answer  
16:30 Close  

Day Four: 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Introduction and recap  
10:00 Selecting the procurement method
Request for quotation, invitation to bid, request for proposal 
10:45 Key skills for leading and managing programmes/projects/contracts
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Key processes and tools effective performance management and administration of programmes/projects/contracts  
12:30 Risk management  
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Communicating progress in delivering the strategy and benefits  
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Monitoring performance to ensure continued alignment with strategy and identify opportunities for improvements in delivery of strategic objectives
16:00 Dispute Management  
17:00 Close  

Day Five: 

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Introduction and recap
10:00 Building procurement capability across the different levels in your organisation
11:00 Morning Coffee  
12:00 Governance, Ethics and Integrity in Procurement
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Countering corruption
14:45 CMI Criteria  
15:30 Wrap up and Close