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Learn, Experience, Apply, Progress = Blended Learning

e-learning

I think it’s obvious to most people that how we teach has changed over time. Partly out of necessity, as the need for mass education took hold, we adopted a model of one size fits all. The “fit” in this case was classroom learning, and this was applicable to both…
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Who is responsible for your procurement competency development?

LEAP Academy of procurement

EdAssist and the University Phoenix explored the question of “who is responsible” for their study titled “The Real Story Behind Career Development: Who is Responsible?” found a marked difference in perspective between workers and managers. Most workers believe that it is the responsibility of their employers’ to help develop their…
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A short-fall in skill-set is (almost) unavoidable!

Up-Skilling

In the age of data, almost every role in the workforce demands perpetual and consistent up-skilling. However,  many corporate positions (such as in Procurement) do not possess the culture of continuous skills development –  a firm requirement in today’s data-driven world.  The simple reality is that our job requirements change…
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5 Reasons Why Your Procurement People Should Learn To Negotiate Effectively

Negotiation

You’ve hired some good procurement people. Their skills are solid. They have experience. They’re a good fit in your organisation. But – are they gun negotiators? Do they consistently get the best deals from suppliers? Are they always focused on YOUR bottom line? If not, it’s time to consider the…
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