With procurement becoming more and more strategic and the vital importance of supply chain management at the forefront of business thinking it is essential those with responsibility develop their interpersonal skills. It is essential that procurement and supply professionals recognise the need to lead and influence internally and externally.
Management will get you only so far; to get top performance from your teams, you also need inspiring, directional leadership. This practical training will help you make this transition, by adding to your existing managerial skills with a range of leadership techniques and behaviours.
This three-day course deals with real and practical issues around the subject of leadership. You will assess your current approach to leadership, identifying where and how you can make changes and adapt proven leadership techniques to lead and inspire your team to success.
Strategic Procurement Manager, Senior Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Head of Logistics and Operations Manager.
Senior Buyer, Chief Buyer, Category Manager, Contract Manager, Contract Officer, Logistics Manager and Supply Chain Executive.
As we will be referring to case studies during the course it is important to read these before attending.
Training will be facilitated through a mixture of tutor lead discussions and syndicate work, particular reference to the case study provided in advance. Post training delegates will receive handbook highlighting the key models, tools and techniques refer to during the sessions
Delegates would benefit from access to calculators and Microsoft Excel for use in day 2
3 Days ( 24 hrs.)
The indicative content supplied below have been broken down into a series of two-hour sessions, whilst each session is timed at 2 hours this is minimum and overruns should be expected depending on the level of interactivity and time to complete the exercises.
Session 1 (2 hours)
Introduction and Personal Goals
Session 2 (2 hours)
A review of Servant Leadership
According to Larry C. Spears, former president of the Robert K. Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership, these are the 10 most important characteristics of servant leaders:
In this session will consider each one of these and how they contribute to effective leadership in procurement and supply
Session 3 (2 hours)
Leadership actions that connect people’s emotions to the results you need them to achieve
Understanding Motivation at Work
Session 4 (2 hours)
During this session we will critically analyse the main approaches to leadership in procurement and supply
Session 5 (2 hours)
This session is designed to review a broad range of leadership styles and their uses for procurement and supply managers
Session 6 (2 hours)
Evaluate the main influencing styles that can be used in the effective leadership of a supply chain
Session 7 (2 hours)
How to select the most appropriate style
Session 8 (2 hours)
'Pivotal Moments’ and Your Effectiveness as a Leader
Session 9 (2 hours)
The Next Steps
Making it Happen in Practice