Friday, 26 June 2020

New dates for summer online courses

Somehow these online courses seem to be more fluid than face to face courses - partly because we don't have to book a venue.  And partly because we are all still working it all out.

Anyway, new dates for online courses;

EuroMaTech - Restarting your International Supply Chains - 22/23 July 2020
EuroMaTech - Advanced Purchasing Management - 26/27 July 2020

Both courses to be run on Dubai time.  Details on

Monday, 15 June 2020

CIPS Exam Preparation & Revision Tips - CIPS Yorkshire branch 26th June 2020

I've been invited to run an online seminar for CIPS students at lunchtime on Friday 26th June 2020 (12 till 1:30pm).  It is being organised by CIPS Yorkshire Branch (my home branch), but as far as I know is open to any and all CIPS members studying for exams.

I am running a number of exam training programmes at the moment for The Procurement Academy , so I recognise how worrying the prospect of exams can be - especially if you haven't had to sit one for a number of years.

I don't want to give away too much of what I am going to say (translation: I haven't written it yet) but one thing I will say is "Don't panic".  The stress of exams can turn your mind to jelly as we get a surge of adrenaline that triggers a fight or flight mode, and sometimes just paralyses you into inaction.

It's easy to say relax, but harder to do.  I know.  But breathing helps.  (oh, and revision too)

Booking for this free webinar is here.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Additional date for IChemE What every Engineer needs to know about Contracts 7/8 September 2020

Just finished running this course today, which was great fun apart from Microsoft deciding to install a new version of Windows10 this morning.  Every trainer's worst nightmare. Running around I got my third laptop (the second spare) to avoid installing the new system and get on with running the event.  Though I was a little flustered at the start...

Anyway, interest has been high enough that we have decided to run another session on 7/8 September rather than wait till November 23/24.  As long as interest is high enough we shall run both courses, so if you are interested you will have a choice of dates.  

The new date is not on the website yet, but I shall let you know when you can start booking.  

Thursday, 11 June 2020

EuroMaTech Restarting International Supply Chains - date change to 19/20 July 2020

Just to let you know that the date of this seminar has been moved because delegates have asked us to change the date to July.

The link on the EuroMaTech website still says Sunday 14th June, but on that day I shall instead be taking part in a webinar on Crisis Management with four of our other tutors.  I may have mentioned it before - we have just had the run through.  It is a free seminar and you can register here.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

EuroMaTech webinar Crisis Managment 14th June 2020 - 9:30UK

I shall be one of the hosts for an online webinar from my colleagues EuroMaTech in Dubai.
This free of charge event gives an opportunity to think about the challenges and opportunities created by the current pandemic, and to see in action some of the trainers you might meet on our courses.  Details here.

I shall of course be talking about Supply Chains and the crisis.

You might note that this is due to be running at the same time as I was due to be running Restarting International Supply Chains.  Well, I am afraid that in this time we are having to be flexible and we have decided to reschedule that course.  (This is why I say I have the easier job in training - I just have to write and present.  I don't have to do all the admin) I'll let you know the new date asap.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

IChemE What Engineer's need to know about contracts - 10/11 June 2020

Well, there has been a big response to this course.  Which is nice, and also raises questions.  Is the topic particularly relevant at the moment? Or do people have time on their hands.

Hope to find out tomorrow.
We can squeeze more people on - but you would have to book right this minute.  Booking here.

You might be better off waiting until the next running (and it is a live event so it is a real run through not a recording) on 23/24 November 2020.