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HEPA Learning & Development Group

The HEPA Learning & Development (L&D) Group has been formed to champion the benefits of learning, development and training within the higher education procurement community.  The Group regularly assess the L&D needs and demand of procurement professionals, and work together to monitor, develop and measure a cost-effective training programme, facilitate best practice knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.

 

Programme

The L&D Group has developed the following training Programme based on the needs of the sector, which were identified through a survey and feedback received by Group members.

You can view and book live upcoming training and courses through the HEPA booking system.

Course name

Consortia

Date

Status

Intro to EU procurement

LUPC

NWUPC

July 2020

March 2020

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Contract Law

All

Continuous

as required

Planned and being delivered

Contracting for specialist areas e.g. NEC, Construction, IT

LUPC SUPC & APUC

May/June 2020

Planned and being delivered

Category Management

All

To be delivered in 2020

Planned and being delivered

Contract Management

All

To be delivered in 2020 – June

Planned and being delivered

Commercial training

LUPC

June

Planned and being delivered

‘Buying from the family’

All

Spring 2020

In development

Embedding and delivering sustainable procurement/social value

NWUPC

HEPCW

To be delivered in 2020- possibly May

In development

Procurement for non-procurement employees

To be offered to other areas not procurement

TBC

In research

Move from private to public regulations

 

 

In research

Social Value

 

 

In research

Sales technique

NWUPC

LUPC

 

In research

Negotiation skills

 

 

In research

Leadership – procurement managers

 

 

In research

Supplier relationship/performance management

 

 

In research

Below threshold/demand management/decision to buy

 

 

Yet to be planned

Contracting for services

 

 

Yet to be planned

Specification writing

 

 

Yet to be planned

Business case writing

 

 

Yet to be planned

Competitive dialogue

 

 

Yet to be planned

DPS

 

 

Yet to be planned

 

L&D Group Membership

The L&D Group develops its Programme based on the needs of the procurement community.  If you have a training requirement that is not covered by the programme then please get in touch with Ashley, your Consortia and Regional representative:

Consortia

Region

NWUPC:  Jane Billows and Helen Dodd-Williams

North West:  Steve Everitt (Manchester Metropolitan University)

NEUPC:  Rachel Lunn

North East:  Rachel Morris (Durham University)

APUC:  Emma Fletcher

Scotland:  Victoria Kulczycki (Heriot-Watt University)

HEPCW:  Georgia Davies

Wales:  Ben McGirr (Cardiff University)

LUPC:  Emma Keenan

London:  Fern McCall (The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult)

SUPC:  Rob Johnson

South:  Colin Reeve (Anglia Ruskin University)

 

Midlands:  Denise China (University of Derby)

 

Other Resources

 

BUFDG courses:

In addition to these listed courses, as HEPA members you also have access to courses ran through BUFDG, such as Finance for Non Finance Managers.

 

E-learning:

HEPA members also have access to a wide range of e-learning courses, which can be accessed here.

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