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Available Documents

The following documents are available for this section


Converting SRM and Category Management training into performance
Here we summarise some of the evolving education best practices that we have implemented with leading organisations needing to maximise their return from training investment by ensuring that it demonstrably improves Procurement team member performance.
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Insight Guide: Applying 70-20-10 Learning Framework
Studies and surveys demonstrate that adult learning heavily favours experiential learning in real life contexts rather than formal training. This insight guide looks at the 70-20-10 learning framework and offers some guiding features for successful learning.
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Insight Guide: Building Team Strength in Procurement: Managing the Challenges of Transformational Change
Covers the challenges of building a distinctive procurement competence across complex, multi-site organisations. Outlines the need for properly structured change strategy.
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Insight Guide: Developing an Integrated Learning & Development Programme
Outlines the 10 steps to develop and implement a learning & development programme for procurement.
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Insight Guide: Improving Team Effectiveness in a Tough Economic Climate
Identifies four initiatives that can be quickly implemented at a low cost to improve the effectiveness of a procurement team.
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Insight Guide: Learning & Development Interventions
Outlines the strengths and potential issues of four main types of L&D interventions.
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