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Available Documents

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How do Leaders Build Strong Stakeholder Support for Category Management
This extract from the FP 2016-17 Category Management Leadership Report identifies the practices used by Leaders to build strong stakeholder support for category management and the extent to which stakeholders have formal objectives for category management
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Making a difference through better stakeholder management
Identifies the key skills to work effectively with stakeholders
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Insight Guide: Successful Stakeholder Communication
Covers the key steps to follow to maximise the impact of your stakeholder presentations.
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Insight Guide: Successful Stakeholder Engagement
Highlights the importance of planning and skills development to successfully engage with internal stakeholders.
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Insight Guide: Stakeholder Engagement - Key Competencies
Identifies the competencies that need to be developed by procurement professionals to help them become trusted advisors.
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Insight Guide: Becoming a Trusted Advisor
Develops the concept of how procurement professionals can become a trusted advisor to their stakeholders, rather than just a service provider.
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Insight Guide: Stakeholder Engagement Training
Identifies how to develop an integrated stakeholder engagement training programme where the interpersonal skills development is embedded into real-life procurement activities and events.
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