Category: Project and Contract Management

Value for Money in Procurement

Value for Money in Procurement

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This course is addressed to personnel who manage procurement for their respective organisations, projects and multi-sector-agencies or departments. It is also ideal for project managers, legal and financial procurement advisors, project implementers and professionals engaged in the purchasing and procurement of professional services. This is relevant to all levels in any organisation

Course Objectives

   

  • Hiring Professional Services, Purchasing Goods and Works
  • Reviewing Best Practices, Cost and Value as a Selecting Factor
  • Pricing Methods
  • Selection Procedures, Local and National Preferred Supplier Capacity
  • Building a Supplier List, Buyer-Vendor Contracts for Long Term Engagement
  • Terms of Reference, Evaluation of Proposals
  • Negotiation and Communication Skills
  • Contract Provisions, Procurement of Services, Monitoring and Supervision of Consultants
  • Procurement of Professional Services: The Range of Different Tender Processes

Course Outline

   

  • VFM and Risk Management in Procurement
  • Procurement Process, Tools and Techniques
  • Quality Management and Procurement
  • Managing Procurement of Capital Projects
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Pricing methods
  • VFM and cost control
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Picking the right suppliers
  • Understanding your spend

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 08 July 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 08 July 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 27 January 2020 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 27 January 2020 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

All projects are inherently risky, and zero risk is not an option. The successful project manager will therefore be the one who manages risk effectively. Threats must be minimised and opportunities maximised, while maintaining a clear focus on achievement of objectives.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • How to recognise risk within your projects, distinguishing risks from their causes and their effects, and exposing both threats and opportunities
  • The requirements for a proactive approach to identifying and assessing risk exposure, addressing both threats and opportunities
  • How to apply proven techniques for prioritising risks, allowing you to determine the areas requiring particular attention
  • How to develop appropriate response strategies to identified risks
  • How to ensure effective management of uncertainty and maximise the likelihood of achieving your project objectives
  • Your preferred risk psychology, revealing sources of bias and enabling these to be recognised and countered

Course Outline

  • Why use risk management
  • The risk process
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Monitoring & Control
  • Behavioural aspects
  • Sources of bias
  • Risk attitudes (with exercises)
  • Benefits & Implementation

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing People in Projects

Managing People in Projects

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Critical to Project Management is the ability to leverage the full abilities of the available resources and maximise the effectiveness of the entire project team. Volatile team members, part-time resources, matrix management, and seniority issues can all conspire to pose obstacles to successful project delivery. This course provides Project Mangers with a unique opportunity to develop core competencies in essential ‘people skills’ – how to improve self-understanding, understanding how you relate to others, and assessing your personal effectiveness when managing others.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a team identifying sources available and understand legislative requirements
  • Recognize impact of cultural and ethical issues and manage them effectively
  • Understand and define competency assessment methods, activities and their benefits
  • Define development opportunities, setting goals and measures
  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills
  • Understand key elements in inducting individuals and the team
  • Describe methods of motivating teams and individuals
  • Understand leadership characteristics
  • Define team goals and build an effective environment
  • Understand methods for accelerating team building and the use of team tools.

Course Outline

  • The Project Manager’s role
  • Leadership styles in the project environment
  • Building the project team
  • Managing the individuals in projects
  • Motivating to achieve project success
  • Persuasive and influential communication
  • Difficult situations – influencing senior managers successfully
  • Managing stress in yourself and others

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing People in Projects

Managing People in Projects

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Critical to Project Management is the ability to leverage the full abilities of the available resources and maximise the effectiveness of the entire project team. Volatile team members, part-time resources, matrix management, and seniority issues can all conspire to pose obstacles to successful project delivery. This course provides Project Mangers with a unique opportunity to develop core competencies in essential ‘people skills’ – how to improve self-understanding, understanding how you relate to others, and assessing your personal effectiveness when managing others.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a team identifying sources available and understand legislative requirements
  • Recognize impact of cultural and ethical issues and manage them effectively
  • Understand and define competency assessment methods, activities and their benefits
  • Define development opportunities, setting goals and measures
  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills
  • Understand key elements in inducting individuals and the team
  • Describe methods of motivating teams and individuals
  • Understand leadership characteristics
  • Define team goals and build an effective environment
  • Understand methods for accelerating team building and the use of team tools.

Course Outline

  • The Project Manager’s role
  • Leadership styles in the project environment
  • Building the project team
  • Managing the individuals in projects
  • Motivating to achieve project success
  • Persuasive and influential communication
  • Difficult situations – influencing senior managers successfully
  • Managing stress in yourself and others

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing People in Projects

Managing People in Projects

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Critical to Project Management is the ability to leverage the full abilities of the available resources and maximise the effectiveness of the entire project team. Volatile team members, part-time resources, matrix management, and seniority issues can all conspire to pose obstacles to successful project delivery. This course provides Project Mangers with a unique opportunity to develop core competencies in essential ‘people skills’ – how to improve self-understanding, understanding how you relate to others, and assessing your personal effectiveness when managing others.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a team identifying sources available and understand legislative requirements
  • Recognize impact of cultural and ethical issues and manage them effectively
  • Understand and define competency assessment methods, activities and their benefits
  • Define development opportunities, setting goals and measures
  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills
  • Understand key elements in inducting individuals and the team
  • Describe methods of motivating teams and individuals
  • Understand leadership characteristics
  • Define team goals and build an effective environment
  • Understand methods for accelerating team building and the use of team tools.

Course Outline

  • The Project Manager’s role
  • Leadership styles in the project environment
  • Building the project team
  • Managing the individuals in projects
  • Motivating to achieve project success
  • Persuasive and influential communication
  • Difficult situations – influencing senior managers successfully
  • Managing stress in yourself and others

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis

Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 7 October 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 7 October 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

The techniques of project financial and economic analysis and impact assessment are becoming increasingly important as methods of choosing between projects where resources, both financial and human, are limited. The use of recognised assessment techniques for project proposals has become mandatory as part of the selection and justification process for projects funded by the international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the African, Asian and Inter-American Development Banks as well as regional banks and other donor agencies. This course is designed around the areas of project planning, investment appraisal, social cost-benefit analysis, project risk, distributional effects and impact assessment. It has a emphasis on development projects, which are wholly or partially funded from the public sector.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyze the reasons for project and program appraisal and evaluation
  • Understand the significance of the project cycle and the different stages and components of the project cycle
  • Assess risk and uncertainty in project appraisal
  • Apply techniques risk analysis
  • Understand the application of the cost-benefit analysis
  • Measure the income distribution
  • Assess how to improve the effectiveness of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of projects

Course Outline

  • Project Planning Techniques
  • Project Quality Factors and Basic Needs
  • The Measurement of Project Performance
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Basic Steps in Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • The Social Discount Rate
  • Valuation Techniques
  • Revealed Preference (Indirect) Methods
  • Contingent Valuation (CV) Methods
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
  • The Limitations of Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty Analysis in Project Appraisal
  • Distributional Issues and Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Measurement of Income Distribution
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Impact Mitigation/Enhancement and Monitoring

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

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Whether you are aiming to be a world-class leader in a government department, parastatal or in the private sector in order to succeed you must be able to present your case convincingly and know how to use influencing and persuasion skills. This programme will help you develop and practice these high-level leadership skills.

Course Objective

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Defining a vision and mission for your organisation
  • Identifying SMART objectives before you make your case
  • Analyse and define the world outside with PESTLE analysis
  • Using SWOT analysis to match internal competencies with external environment
  • Understanding, identifying and managing risk

Course Outline

  • Principles of strategic leadership
  • Principles of effective communication
  • Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • The four keys to the language of impact
  • Handling objections and making concessions
  • Understanding power and where it comes from
  • Understanding the nature of influence and persuasion
  • 10 powerful ways to get people to do what you want them to do
  • Six universal principles of human persuasion
  • Understanding styles and types of negotiation
  • Using a four phase approach to negotiating agreements
  • Barriers to agreement and how to deal with them
  • How to deal with difficult negotiators
  • Four steps to closing and making deals
  • The secrets of making powerful presentations

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

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Whether you are aiming to be a world-class leader in a government department, parastatal or in the private sector in order to succeed you must be able to present your case convincingly and know how to use influencing and persuasion skills. This programme will help you develop and practice these high-level leadership skills.

Course Objective

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Defining a vision and mission for your organisation
  • Identifying SMART objectives before you make your case
  • Analyse and define the world outside with PESTLE analysis
  • Using SWOT analysis to match internal competencies with external environment
  • Understanding, identifying and managing risk

Course Outline

  • Principles of strategic leadership
  • Principles of effective communication
  • Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • The four keys to the language of impact
  • Handling objections and making concessions
  • Understanding power and where it comes from
  • Understanding the nature of influence and persuasion
  • 10 powerful ways to get people to do what you want them to do
  • Six universal principles of human persuasion
  • Understanding styles and types of negotiation
  • Using a four phase approach to negotiating agreements
  • Barriers to agreement and how to deal with them
  • How to deal with difficult negotiators
  • Four steps to closing and making deals
  • The secrets of making powerful presentations

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 01 July 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 01 July 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 7 October 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 7 October 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

The use of projects and project management is becoming more and more important for all kinds of organizations. Businesses regularly use project management to accomplish unique outcomes under the constraints of resources, and project management turn to be one of essential ways of achieving an organization’s strategy. This course addresses the basic nature of managing general projects, not specially focuses on one type of project, no matter construction projects or R&D projects. The course uses the project life cycle as the organizational guideline, and contents will cover the whole process of project management, including project initiation, project planning, project implementation, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and project termination.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • You’ll learn the most important project management skills and Techniques
  • You’ll gain practical experience of applying these main techniques
  • You’ll boost your confidence in your ability to plan and manage Projects
  • You’ll gain practical advice, tips and insight from an experienced project manager

Course Outline

  • Project Selection
  • Understand the project, the process & the manager
  • Project Goal & Scope Management
  • Defining exciting project outcomes
  • Generating ideas
  • Project Estimating, scheduling, Resource allocation, Leadership
  • Motivating the project team
  • Communication as a project management tool
  • Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Giving effective feedback
  • What to do when things are going well
  • What to do when they’re not
  • Project Termination and Post-evaluation
  • Moving projects on to a successful outcome

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 03 July 2019 3 days ₦157,500 Click here
Lagos, Nigeria 26 August 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here
Lagos, Nigeria 26 February 2020 3 days ₦157,500 Click here

The use of projects and project management is becoming more and more important for all kinds of organizations. Businesses regularly use project management to accomplish unique outcomes under the constraints of resources, and project management turn to be one of essential ways of achieving an organization’s strategy. This course addresses the basic nature of managing general projects, not specially focuses on one type of project, no matter construction projects or R&D projects. The course uses the project life cycle as the organizational guideline, and contents will cover the whole process of project management, including project initiation, project planning, project implementation, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and project termination.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • You’ll learn the most important project management skills and Techniques
  • You’ll gain practical experience of applying these main techniques
  • You’ll boost your confidence in your ability to plan and manage Projects
  • You’ll gain practical advice, tips and insight from an experienced project manager

Course Outline

  • Project Selection
  • Understand the project, the process & the manager
  • Project Goal & Scope Management
  • Defining exciting project outcomes
  • Generating ideas
  • Project Estimating, scheduling, Resource allocation, Leadership
  • Motivating the project team
  • Communication as a project management tool
  • Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Giving effective feedback
  • What to do when things are going well
  • What to do when they’re not
  • Project Termination and Post-evaluation
  • Moving projects on to a successful outcome

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Scheduling and Cost Control

Project Scheduling and Cost Control

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 07 October 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 07 October 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 13 January 2020 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 13 January 2020 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

Projects fail most often because of poorly written or misinterpreted requirements. But once a project is begun, controlling schedule and cost is the most difficult aspect of the project manager’s job. This course will describe requirements and requirement analysis, but also it will discuss how to incorporate these requirements into a project plan and how to set up and implement a monitoring and control system to ensure that projects are successfully completed on time and on budget.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand schedule and cost control and their need
  • Identify project requirements and its types
  • Familiarize with the statement of work format
  • Apply the work breakdown structure models
  • Translate the work breakdown structure into the plan
  • Use and interpreting network diagrams
  • Use estimating tools and techniques
  • Monitor and controlling the project
  • Apply earned value
  • Interpret earned value analysis
  • Understand project change control and change control management

Course Outline

  • What is Schedule and Cost Control? – Directing Progress, Directing Actions, Controlling Results, Conserving Resources
  • Identifying Project Requirements
  • Determining Whether to Pursue a Project
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Baseline Development
  • The Baseline: Technical, Cost, Schedule, Performance Measurement
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Categories
  • Estimating and Budgeting Determination
  • Planning the Project
  • The Implementation Phase
  • Monitoring and Control
  • The Project Change Process

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Scheduling and Cost Control

Project Scheduling and Cost Control

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 24 June 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here
Lagos, Nigeria 07 October 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here

Projects fail most often because of poorly written or misinterpreted requirements. But once a project is begun, controlling schedule and cost is the most difficult aspect of the project manager’s job. This course will describe requirements and requirement analysis, but also it will discuss how to incorporate these requirements into a project plan and how to set up and implement a monitoring and control system to ensure that projects are successfully completed on time and on budget.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand schedule and cost control and their need
  • Identify project requirements and its types
  • Familiarize with the statement of work format
  • Apply the work breakdown structure models
  • Translate the work breakdown structure into the plan
  • Use and interpreting network diagrams
  • Use estimating tools and techniques
  • Monitor and controlling the project
  • Apply earned value
  • Interpret earned value analysis
  • Understand project change control and change control management

Course Outline

  • What is Schedule and Cost Control? – Directing Progress, Directing Actions, Controlling Results, Conserving Resources
  • Identifying Project Requirements
  • Determining Whether to Pursue a Project
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Baseline Development
  • The Baseline: Technical, Cost, Schedule, Performance Measurement
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Categories
  • Estimating and Budgeting Determination
  • Planning the Project
  • The Implementation Phase
  • Monitoring and Control
  • The Project Change Process

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing Contract and the Procurement Process

Managing Contract and the Procurement Process

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Atlanta, United States 21 October 2019 1 week £3,100 Click here
Atlanta, United States 21 October 2019 2 weeks £4,100 Click here

The course is for contracting managers, purchasing professionals, and subcontractors. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex and regulated environment, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • Identify contract components and understand the process from start to finish
  • Select the right contract type for your project
  • Decipher contract legalese
  • Agree on objectives, requirements, plans, and specifications
  • Negotiate favourable terms and make revisions to the contract
  • Apply the ‘10 rules of contract interpretation’ in project disputes
  • Administer contracts appropriately and know when and how to terminate them

Course Outline

  • Understanding the contract management process
  • Team work: Roles & Responsibility
  • Concept and principle of contract law
  • Contracting methods
  • Developing contract pricing agreement
  • Pre-award phase
  • Award phase
  • Contract Administration

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Maintenance Contracting & Outsourcing

Maintenance Contracting & Outsourcing

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 20 April 2020 1 week £2,300 Click here
London, United Kingdom 20 April 2020 2 weeks £3,600 Click here

Continuous improvement of an organization must become everyone’s business. Maintenance departments play a major role for Continuous improvement. In one hand, due to technological advancement, a day-by-day plant & equipment maintenance is becoming highly specialized. On the other hand ascending maintenance cost are also posing as a challenge. A balance between these two contradicting factors calls for an effective maintenance contract management.

It is our objective during this training programme to help you effectively understand how to decide rationally what maintenance activities to outsource and what not, how to select the best maintenance contractor and how to evaluate the delivered performance of all parties involved. You will understand the different contract types, get the most from your contracts, avoid the potential pitfalls and improve the performance of your assets. Maintenance contracts used in several branches will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to discuss the existing contracts used in your organization. Through a combination of formal lectures and group work, you will leave the training with the tools to improve your contracts and contract management.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to: 


  • Understand how to outsource maintenance activities in a professional way
  • Apply proper maintenance contracts very fast
  • Provide instruments to improve maintenance contract management in both short as well as long term.
  • Ensure that you get the most out of your maintenance contracts.
  • Avoid potential pitfalls regarding developing and managing maintenance contracts.
  • Save time, money and irritation on both sides.
  • Gain understanding and practical insight of outsourcing and contracting aspects.
  • Improve level of personal knowledge.
  • Will be more professional in contracting processes and negotiations.
  • Work more effectively by applying the right approach.

Course Outline

  • Outsourcing Considerations
  • Managing Contract and the Procurement Process
  • Maintenance Contracts
  • Developing the Maintenance Contract
  • Grounding and Negotiating the Contract
  • Project Lifecycle Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Combating Construction Fraud

Combating Construction Fraud

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According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 3.4% of all reported fraud cases, over a two-years period, up to December 2011, were attributable to the Construction industry. The presence of fraud and corruption in Construction can take many forms; from falsely representing the numbers of hours a contractor works, through to collusion when bidding for contracts or paying bribes to secure a contract. These inevitably increase costs and, in the case of bribes, inflate the contract price.

More companies need to wake up and recognise that fraud and corruption costs, in terms of profits and a company’s reputation. It’s a real threat to growth!

 Course Outline

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding what fraud is
  • Identifying red flags of construction fraud
  • Understanding what construction fraud entails at each phase
  • How to prevent fraud upon detection: at the procurement phase; at the supply chain phase and the construction and completion phase.
  • What processes can be introduced to reduce the threat of construction fraud
  • Taking the appropriate steps on risk management and fraud detection
  • Strengthening the internal controls and the compliance programmes.

Course Objective

  • Fraud Principles
  • Characteristics of Construction Fraud
  • Fraud Schemes
  • Fraud in the Contract Performance and Administration Phase
  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud in Selected Areas
  • Construction Fraud Detection
  • Construction Fraud Investigation

Monitoring and Review of Construction

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Combating Construction Fraud

Combating Construction Fraud

No Events

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 3.4% of all reported fraud cases, over a two-years period, up to December 2011, were attributable to the Construction industry. The presence of fraud and corruption in Construction can take many forms; from falsely representing the numbers of hours a contractor works, through to collusion when bidding for contracts or paying bribes to secure a contract. These inevitably increase costs and, in the case of bribes, inflate the contract price.

More companies need to wake up and recognise that fraud and corruption costs, in terms of profits and a company’s reputation. It’s a real threat to growth!

 Course Outline

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding what fraud is
  • Identifying red flags of construction fraud
  • Understanding what construction fraud entails at each phase
  • How to prevent fraud upon detection: at the procurement phase; at the supply chain phase and the construction and completion phase.
  • What processes can be introduced to reduce the threat of construction fraud
  • Taking the appropriate steps on risk management and fraud detection
  • Strengthening the internal controls and the compliance programmes.

Course Objective

  • Fraud Principles
  • Characteristics of Construction Fraud
  • Fraud Schemes
  • Fraud in the Contract Performance and Administration Phase
  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud in Selected Areas
  • Construction Fraud Detection
  • Construction Fraud Investigation

Monitoring and Review of Construction

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Public Procurement Management

Public Procurement Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 21 October 2019 1 week £2,300 Click here
London, United Kingdom 21 October 2019 2 weeks £3,600 Click here

The proportion of the public sectors total costs which flows through to the populace is significant and it demands that approaches to managing this expenditure are in line with best practices. This course focuses on how to ensure that this expenditure is fully under control and all savings opportunities are realised. It is an ideal method for identifying the steps needed to bring all members of the purchasing / procurement team up to the same level of peak performance, in line with best practice.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will understand:

  • Understand what constitutes best practice in each different aspect of the purchasing / procurement function
  • Assess their current level of performance and compare it against best practice
  • Improve their decision-making at each stage of the buying process
  • Ensure that the most common problem with suppliers are avoided altogether and that any other problems that do arise are dealt with swiftly and successfully
  • Manage supplier performance
  • Reduce cost and improve efficiency
  • Make an even greater contribution to overall organisational performance

Course Outline

  • Overview of the Public Sector procurement process
  • Understand Local and Central Government
  • Code of ethics in public procurement
  • Procurement methods and planning
  • Bid challenge procedures and related systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption
  • Contract principles
  • Contract administration for goods, works and services
  • Planning and monitoring the procurement process
  • E-procurement

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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International Procurement Function

International Procurement Function

No Events

Many corporations realize that in order to be successful and competitive, an expanded focus for this area is necessary. However, procurement activities on an international scale have unique considerations of which many of us may not be aware. Discusses several important developments in an effort to broaden our understanding in this area. Although somewhat diverse in nature, the underlying current is that the development of relationships is necessary in the international environment.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • The changing role of procurement in a globalising world economy
  • The use of off- shoring and sourcing from Low Cost Countries
  • The impact on procurement practice
  • The benefits and risks of international procurement

Course Outline

  • Trends in the global market
    The globalisation of the international supply market
    Globalisation of trade in the world
    what is happening to different economic regions?
    NAFTA, ASEAN, EU, OPEC
  • The regulatory framework for international procurement
    The roles of the WTO and GATT
    The effect on the world trade system
    The use of international standards
  • Practicalities of international procurement
  • The culture and language issues
    A review of the significant cultural differences and attitudes toward trade and markets
  • International supply chain issues
    The use of agents
    Currency, Logistics risk, Legal frameworks, Modes of transport
    The role of freight forwarders, import brokers, agents, distributors and overseas representatives

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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International Procurement Function

International Procurement Function

No Events

Many corporations realize that in order to be successful and competitive, an expanded focus for this area is necessary. However, procurement activities on an international scale have unique considerations of which many of us may not be aware. Discusses several important developments in an effort to broaden our understanding in this area. Although somewhat diverse in nature, the underlying current is that the development of relationships is necessary in the international environment.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • The changing role of procurement in a globalising world economy
  • The use of off- shoring and sourcing from Low Cost Countries
  • The impact on procurement practice
  • The benefits and risks of international procurement

Course Outline

  • Trends in the global market
    The globalisation of the international supply market
    Globalisation of trade in the world
    what is happening to different economic regions?
    NAFTA, ASEAN, EU, OPEC
  • The regulatory framework for international procurement
    The roles of the WTO and GATT
    The effect on the world trade system
    The use of international standards
  • Practicalities of international procurement
  • The culture and language issues
    A review of the significant cultural differences and attitudes toward trade and markets
  • International supply chain issues
    The use of agents
    Currency, Logistics risk, Legal frameworks, Modes of transport
    The role of freight forwarders, import brokers, agents, distributors and overseas representatives

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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International Procurement Function

International Procurement Function

No Events

Many corporations realize that in order to be successful and competitive, an expanded focus for this area is necessary. However, procurement activities on an international scale have unique considerations of which many of us may not be aware. Discusses several important developments in an effort to broaden our understanding in this area. Although somewhat diverse in nature, the underlying current is that the development of relationships is necessary in the international environment.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • The changing role of procurement in a globalising world economy
  • The use of off- shoring and sourcing from Low Cost Countries
  • The impact on procurement practice
  • The benefits and risks of international procurement

Course Outline

  • Trends in the global market
    The globalisation of the international supply market
    Globalisation of trade in the world
    what is happening to different economic regions?
    NAFTA, ASEAN, EU, OPEC
  • The regulatory framework for international procurement
    The roles of the WTO and GATT
    The effect on the world trade system
    The use of international standards
  • Practicalities of international procurement
  • The culture and language issues
    A review of the significant cultural differences and attitudes toward trade and markets
  • International supply chain issues
    The use of agents
    Currency, Logistics risk, Legal frameworks, Modes of transport
    The role of freight forwarders, import brokers, agents, distributors and overseas representatives

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Strategic Procurement Management

Strategic Procurement Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Atlanta, United States 19 August 2019 1 week £3,500 Click here
Atlanta, United States 19 August 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

For many projects, procured goods and services form the highest percentages of expenditure and so it is important to achieve value for money through careful appraisal and management. The procurement strategy will promote a controlled and auditable response to external influences and ensure that the project, objectives are met. This course aims to equip you with the capacity to develop management and strategic skills in procurement in order to increase Value for Money. It will enable you to assess the meanings and outcomes of the stages in the development of an effective procurement strategy. It will develop your skills on how the process should be undertaken.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will understand:

  • Development of skills in a strategic process of procurement
  • Improvement of procurement management to delivery VFM
  • Building skills on how to undertake the process
  • Assessment of collaborative forms of working: partnering, alliances and joint ventures
  • Evaluation of project constraints and the management of risk

Course Outline

  • Procurement strategies for privately financed projects
  • Effective partnering: the partnering process
  • An alliance/partnering contract strategy
  • Innovative procurement methods
  • Procurement through programme management
  • Future trends in construction procurement
  • Contract strategy
  • Joint ventures

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Value for Money in Procurement

Value for Money in Procurement

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This course is addressed to personnel who manage procurement for their respective organisations, projects and multi-sector-agencies or departments. It is also ideal for project managers, legal and financial procurement advisors, project implementers and professionals engaged in the purchasing and procurement of professional services. This is relevant to all levels in any organisation

Course Objectives

   

  • Hiring Professional Services, Purchasing Goods and Works
  • Reviewing Best Practices, Cost and Value as a Selecting Factor
  • Pricing Methods
  • Selection Procedures, Local and National Preferred Supplier Capacity
  • Building a Supplier List, Buyer-Vendor Contracts for Long Term Engagement
  • Terms of Reference, Evaluation of Proposals
  • Negotiation and Communication Skills
  • Contract Provisions, Procurement of Services, Monitoring and Supervision of Consultants
  • Procurement of Professional Services: The Range of Different Tender Processes

Course Outline

   

  • VFM and Risk Management in Procurement
  • Procurement Process, Tools and Techniques
  • Quality Management and Procurement
  • Managing Procurement of Capital Projects
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Pricing methods
  • VFM and cost control
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Picking the right suppliers
  • Understanding your spend

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Strategic Procurement Management

Strategic Procurement Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
London, United Kingdom 22 July 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 22 July 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 21 October 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
London, United Kingdom 21 October 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

For many projects, procured goods and services form the highest percentages of expenditure and so it is important to achieve value for money through careful appraisal and management. The procurement strategy will promote a controlled and auditable response to external influences and ensure that the project, objectives are met. This course aims to equip you with the capacity to develop management and strategic skills in procurement in order to increase Value for Money. It will enable you to assess the meanings and outcomes of the stages in the development of an effective procurement strategy. It will develop your skills on how the process should be undertaken.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will understand:

  • Development of skills in a strategic process of procurement
  • Improvement of procurement management to delivery VFM
  • Building skills on how to undertake the process
  • Assessment of collaborative forms of working: partnering, alliances and joint ventures
  • Evaluation of project constraints and the management of risk

Course Outline

  • Procurement strategies for privately financed projects
  • Effective partnering: the partnering process
  • An alliance/partnering contract strategy
  • Innovative procurement methods
  • Procurement through programme management
  • Future trends in construction procurement
  • Contract strategy
  • Joint ventures

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Public Procurement Management

Public Procurement Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 22 July 2019 1 week ₦210,000 Click here

The proportion of the public sectors total costs which flows through to the populace is significant and it demands that approaches to managing this expenditure are in line with best practices. This course focuses on how to ensure that this expenditure is fully under control and all savings opportunities are realised. It is an ideal method for identifying the steps needed to bring all members of the purchasing / procurement team up to the same level of peak performance, in line with best practice.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will understand:

  • Understand what constitutes best practice in each different aspect of the purchasing / procurement function
  • Assess their current level of performance and compare it against best practice
  • Improve their decision-making at each stage of the buying process
  • Ensure that the most common problem with suppliers are avoided altogether and that any other problems that do arise are dealt with swiftly and successfully
  • Manage supplier performance
  • Reduce cost and improve efficiency
  • Make an even greater contribution to overall organisational performance

Course Outline

  • Overview of the Public Sector procurement process
  • Understand Local and Central Government
  • Code of ethics in public procurement
  • Procurement methods and planning
  • Bid challenge procedures and related systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption
  • Contract principles
  • Contract administration for goods, works and services
  • Planning and monitoring the procurement process
  • E-procurement

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Scheduling and Cost Control

Project Scheduling and Cost Control

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Projects fail most often because of poorly written or misinterpreted requirements. But once a project is begun, controlling schedule and cost is the most difficult aspect of the project manager’s job. This course will describe requirements and requirement analysis, but also it will discuss how to incorporate these requirements into a project plan and how to set up and implement a monitoring and control system to ensure that projects are successfully completed on time and on budget.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand schedule and cost control and their need
  • Identify project requirements and its types
  • Familiarize with the statement of work format
  • Apply the work breakdown structure models
  • Translate the work breakdown structure into the plan
  • Use and interpreting network diagrams
  • Use estimating tools and techniques
  • Monitor and controlling the project
  • Apply earned value
  • Interpret earned value analysis
  • Understand project change control and change control management

Course Outline

  • What is Schedule and Cost Control? – Directing Progress, Directing Actions, Controlling Results, Conserving Resources
  • Identifying Project Requirements
  • Determining Whether to Pursue a Project
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Baseline Development
  • The Baseline: Technical, Cost, Schedule, Performance Measurement
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Categories
  • Estimating and Budgeting Determination
  • Planning the Project
  • The Implementation Phase
  • Monitoring and Control
  • The Project Change Process

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 05 August 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here
Lagos, Nigeria 31 July 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here

All projects are inherently risky, and zero risk is not an option. The successful project manager will therefore be the one who manages risk effectively. Threats must be minimised and opportunities maximised, while maintaining a clear focus on achievement of objectives.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • How to recognise risk within your projects, distinguishing risks from their causes and their effects, and exposing both threats and opportunities
  • The requirements for a proactive approach to identifying and assessing risk exposure, addressing both threats and opportunities
  • How to apply proven techniques for prioritising risks, allowing you to determine the areas requiring particular attention
  • How to develop appropriate response strategies to identified risks
  • How to ensure effective management of uncertainty and maximise the likelihood of achieving your project objectives
  • Your preferred risk psychology, revealing sources of bias and enabling these to be recognised and countered

Course Outline

  • Why use risk management
  • The risk process
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Monitoring & Control
  • Behavioural aspects
  • Sources of bias
  • Risk attitudes (with exercises)
  • Benefits & Implementation

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Management Skills for Everyday Strategic Projects

Project Management Skills for Everyday Strategic Projects

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This course is designed to equip line mangers with the needed skills to effectively manage everyday projects or small- to medium-sized projects and achieve their stated objectives.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Acquire skills that will enable you to set clear stakeholder expectations and create a communication management plan for any project.
  • You will learn how to negotiate for and retain required resources, create a solid team atmosphere, and adopt a successful leadership style for different situations.
  • You will learn to manage conflict, set priorities, and use a systematic problem-solving process.
  • With the aid of the hands-on case study exercises, you’ll learn to create a motivating team atmosphere, delegate effectively, run efficient meetings, and, ultimately, manage your project successfully.

Course Outline

  • Setting clear goals
  • Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Scheduling and Planning
  • Preparing a Basic Schedule
  • Float Time
  • Scheduling Checklist
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Planning Tools
  • Budgeting
  • Project Risks Assessment
  • Preparing the Final Plan
  • The Execution Phase
  • Controlling Changes
  • Closing out a Project

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Life Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 02 December 2019 1 week £3,450 Click here
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 02 December 2019 2 weeks £4,450 Click here

The use of projects and project management is becoming more and more important for all kinds of organizations. Businesses regularly use project management to accomplish unique outcomes under the constraints of resources, and project management turn to be one of essential ways of achieving an organization’s strategy. This course addresses the basic nature of managing general projects, not specially focuses on one type of project, no matter construction projects or R&D projects. The course uses the project life cycle as the organizational guideline, and contents will cover the whole process of project management, including project initiation, project planning, project implementation, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and project termination.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • You’ll learn the most important project management skills and Techniques
  • You’ll gain practical experience of applying these main techniques
  • You’ll boost your confidence in your ability to plan and manage Projects
  • You’ll gain practical advice, tips and insight from an experienced project manager

Course Outline

  • Project Selection
  • Understand the project, the process & the manager
  • Project Goal & Scope Management
  • Defining exciting project outcomes
  • Generating ideas
  • Project Estimating, scheduling, Resource allocation, Leadership
  • Motivating the project team
  • Communication as a project management tool
  • Progress and Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Giving effective feedback
  • What to do when things are going well
  • What to do when they’re not
  • Project Termination and Post-evaluation
  • Moving projects on to a successful outcome

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis

Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 26 August 2019 5 days ₦262,500 Click here

The techniques of project financial and economic analysis and impact assessment are becoming increasingly important as methods of choosing between projects where resources, both financial and human, are limited. The use of recognised assessment techniques for project proposals has become mandatory as part of the selection and justification process for projects funded by the international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the African, Asian and Inter-American Development Banks as well as regional banks and other donor agencies. This course is designed around the areas of project planning, investment appraisal, social cost-benefit analysis, project risk, distributional effects and impact assessment. It has a emphasis on development projects, which are wholly or partially funded from the public sector.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyze the reasons for project and program appraisal and evaluation
  • Understand the significance of the project cycle and the different stages and components of the project cycle
  • Assess risk and uncertainty in project appraisal
  • Apply techniques risk analysis
  • Understand the application of the cost-benefit analysis
  • Measure the income distribution
  • Assess how to improve the effectiveness of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of projects

Course Outline

  • Project Planning Techniques
  • Project Quality Factors and Basic Needs
  • The Measurement of Project Performance
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Basic Steps in Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • The Social Discount Rate
  • Valuation Techniques
  • Revealed Preference (Indirect) Methods
  • Contingent Valuation (CV) Methods
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
  • The Limitations of Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty Analysis in Project Appraisal
  • Distributional Issues and Social Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Measurement of Income Distribution
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Impact Mitigation/Enhancement and Monitoring

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

Presenting Proposals & Influencing Decision Makers

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Whether you are aiming to be a world-class leader in a government department, parastatal or in the private sector in order to succeed you must be able to present your case convincingly and know how to use influencing and persuasion skills. This programme will help you develop and practice these high-level leadership skills.

Course Objective

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Defining a vision and mission for your organisation
  • Identifying SMART objectives before you make your case
  • Analyse and define the world outside with PESTLE analysis
  • Using SWOT analysis to match internal competencies with external environment
  • Understanding, identifying and managing risk

Course Outline

  • Principles of strategic leadership
  • Principles of effective communication
  • Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • The four keys to the language of impact
  • Handling objections and making concessions
  • Understanding power and where it comes from
  • Understanding the nature of influence and persuasion
  • 10 powerful ways to get people to do what you want them to do
  • Six universal principles of human persuasion
  • Understanding styles and types of negotiation
  • Using a four phase approach to negotiating agreements
  • Barriers to agreement and how to deal with them
  • How to deal with difficult negotiators
  • Four steps to closing and making deals
  • The secrets of making powerful presentations

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing People in Projects

Managing People in Projects

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Critical to Project Management is the ability to leverage the full abilities of the available resources and maximise the effectiveness of the entire project team. Volatile team members, part-time resources, matrix management, and seniority issues can all conspire to pose obstacles to successful project delivery. This course provides Project Mangers with a unique opportunity to develop core competencies in essential ‘people skills’ – how to improve self-understanding, understanding how you relate to others, and assessing your personal effectiveness when managing others.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Establish a team identifying sources available and understand legislative requirements
  • Recognize impact of cultural and ethical issues and manage them effectively
  • Understand and define competency assessment methods, activities and their benefits
  • Define development opportunities, setting goals and measures
  • Develop coaching and mentoring skills
  • Understand key elements in inducting individuals and the team
  • Describe methods of motivating teams and individuals
  • Understand leadership characteristics
  • Define team goals and build an effective environment
  • Understand methods for accelerating team building and the use of team tools.

Course Outline

  • The Project Manager’s role
  • Leadership styles in the project environment
  • Building the project team
  • Managing the individuals in projects
  • Motivating to achieve project success
  • Persuasive and influential communication
  • Difficult situations – influencing senior managers successfully
  • Managing stress in yourself and others

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Managing Contract and the Procurement Process

Managing Contract and the Procurement Process

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London, United Kingdom 20 May 2019 2 weeks £4,100 Click here
London, United Kingdom 23 September 2019 1 week £3,100 Click here
London, United Kingdom 23 September 2019 2 weeks £4,100 Click here

The course is for contracting managers, purchasing professionals, and subcontractors. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex and regulated environment, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • Identify contract components and understand the process from start to finish
  • Select the right contract type for your project
  • Decipher contract legalese
  • Agree on objectives, requirements, plans, and specifications
  • Negotiate favourable terms and make revisions to the contract
  • Apply the ‘10 rules of contract interpretation’ in project disputes
  • Administer contracts appropriately and know when and how to terminate them

Course Outline

  • Understanding the contract management process
  • Team work: Roles & Responsibility
  • Concept and principle of contract law
  • Contracting methods
  • Developing contract pricing agreement
  • Pre-award phase
  • Award phase
  • Contract Administration

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Maintenance Contracting & Outsourcing

Maintenance Contracting & Outsourcing

City Start Dates Duration Cost Make a booking
Lagos, Nigeria 01 April 2020 5 days ₦210,000 Click here

Continuous improvement of an organization must become everyone’s business. Maintenance departments play a major role for Continuous improvement. In one hand, due to technological advancement, a day-by-day plant & equipment maintenance is becoming highly specialized. On the other hand ascending maintenance cost are also posing as a challenge. A balance between these two contradicting factors calls for an effective maintenance contract management.

It is our objective during this training programme to help you effectively understand how to decide rationally what maintenance activities to outsource and what not, how to select the best maintenance contractor and how to evaluate the delivered performance of all parties involved. You will understand the different contract types, get the most from your contracts, avoid the potential pitfalls and improve the performance of your assets. Maintenance contracts used in several branches will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to discuss the existing contracts used in your organization. Through a combination of formal lectures and group work, you will leave the training with the tools to improve your contracts and contract management.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to: 


  • Understand how to outsource maintenance activities in a professional way
  • Apply proper maintenance contracts very fast
  • Provide instruments to improve maintenance contract management in both short as well as long term.
  • Ensure that you get the most out of your maintenance contracts.
  • Avoid potential pitfalls regarding developing and managing maintenance contracts.
  • Save time, money and irritation on both sides.
  • Gain understanding and practical insight of outsourcing and contracting aspects.
  • Improve level of personal knowledge.
  • Will be more professional in contracting processes and negotiations.
  • Work more effectively by applying the right approach.

Course Outline

  • Outsourcing Considerations
  • Managing Contract and the Procurement Process
  • Maintenance Contracts
  • Developing the Maintenance Contract
  • Grounding and Negotiating the Contract
  • Project Lifecycle Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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International Procurement Function

International Procurement Function

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Many corporations realize that in order to be successful and competitive, an expanded focus for this area is necessary. However, procurement activities on an international scale have unique considerations of which many of us may not be aware. Discusses several important developments in an effort to broaden our understanding in this area. Although somewhat diverse in nature, the underlying current is that the development of relationships is necessary in the international environment.

 Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will learn:

  • The changing role of procurement in a globalising world economy
  • The use of off- shoring and sourcing from Low Cost Countries
  • The impact on procurement practice
  • The benefits and risks of international procurement

Course Outline

  • Trends in the global market
    The globalisation of the international supply market
    Globalisation of trade in the world
    what is happening to different economic regions?
    NAFTA, ASEAN, EU, OPEC
  • The regulatory framework for international procurement
    The roles of the WTO and GATT
    The effect on the world trade system
    The use of international standards
  • Practicalities of international procurement
  • The culture and language issues
    A review of the significant cultural differences and attitudes toward trade and markets
  • International supply chain issues
    The use of agents
    Currency, Logistics risk, Legal frameworks, Modes of transport
    The role of freight forwarders, import brokers, agents, distributors and overseas representatives

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Effective Tender and Bid Strategies

Effective Tender and Bid Strategies

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The majority of businesses and organisations have a desire to improve their win-rate, or sometimes they simply do not sufficiently understand the tender process, or procedure. All of them conclude an engagement with an improved understanding of the tendering process and procedure, an appreciation of how to write a winning response that stands out from their competitors, and a valuable asset – specifically, a persuasive and compelling response to a tender that provides a best practice reference for future opportunities. Many feel under pressure either due to lack of time/resource or insufficient knowledge and experience in the tender process. Many have experience in the tendering procedure, but are dissatisfied with their success rate.

There are key factors to ensuring a successful tendering procedure. Persuasive, compelling writing is not enough on its own, although it certainly is a necessity; ensuring a tender process that is stress-free, involves all relevant parties to ensure a comprehensive and targeted response, and results in an evidence-based submission that stands out from your competition.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Effectively facilitating a bid strategy development workshop.
  • Converting insights into meaningful intelligence, and using that intelligence to formulate sharp, well-informed, competitively superior bid strategies.
  • Documenting a bid strategy in a comprehensive, meaningful way to guide a bid team in the production of the proposal documentation.

Course Outline

  • A bid to succeed
  • Deciding whether or not to bid
  • Managing the bid
  • Bidding in partnership
  • Thinking the work through
  • Developing and writing the bid
  • Explaining approach and method
  • Focusing on contract management
  • Stating your price
  • Understanding how tenders are evaluated
  • Presentations to clients

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Combating Construction Fraud

Combating Construction Fraud

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According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 3.4% of all reported fraud cases, over a two-years period, up to December 2011, were attributable to the Construction industry. The presence of fraud and corruption in Construction can take many forms; from falsely representing the numbers of hours a contractor works, through to collusion when bidding for contracts or paying bribes to secure a contract. These inevitably increase costs and, in the case of bribes, inflate the contract price.

More companies need to wake up and recognise that fraud and corruption costs, in terms of profits and a company’s reputation. It’s a real threat to growth!

 Course Outline

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding what fraud is
  • Identifying red flags of construction fraud
  • Understanding what construction fraud entails at each phase
  • How to prevent fraud upon detection: at the procurement phase; at the supply chain phase and the construction and completion phase.
  • What processes can be introduced to reduce the threat of construction fraud
  • Taking the appropriate steps on risk management and fraud detection
  • Strengthening the internal controls and the compliance programmes.

Course Objective

  • Fraud Principles
  • Characteristics of Construction Fraud
  • Fraud Schemes
  • Fraud in the Contract Performance and Administration Phase
  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud in Selected Areas
  • Construction Fraud Detection
  • Construction Fraud Investigation

Monitoring and Review of Construction

Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.

RELATIONSHIP

People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.

KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION

Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.

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Project and Contract Management

Project and Contract Management

Research has shown that a significant proportion of organizational projects fail to achieve their intended objectives, with many studies showing figures as high as 50%. This is not surprising, considering the multitude of stakeholders involved in delivering a successful enterprise-wide project – employees, suppliers and sometimes, even customers. Similarly, many organizations struggle to get value out of new and/or existing contracts, a situation that sometimes generate tension in the relationships with suppliers and customers. Our project and contract management courses are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skill and tools to deliver successful projects, and ensure organizations are better able to get value out of both new and existing contracts.

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