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Upcoming CIPFA Events and Training Courses
Our latest accredited training, conferences, events and webinars.
CIPFA Procurement Conference
Unleash the power of procurement to deliver better public services conference
When: 16 May 2023
In times of rising costs and demand and reduced budgets, it’s not just about how much money public bodies have but how they use it. Increasing financial resilience through robust procurement ultimately drives social value – but how can the public sector effectively partner with the private sector? And what are the challenges that lie ahead?
Diploma in Contract Management
When: Course(s) start 9 May 2023, 12 September 2023 and 19 October 2023
Where: Virtual Classroom
This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way. It has a highly applied and focused approach designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary for managing contracts effectively.
Getting Started - Introduction to Public Procurement
When: 8 March 2023
This event has been specially developed to support practitioners who are starting their public procurement careers or those who need to refresh their knowledge on the role and function of procurement.
New Advanced Level - Mastering Procurement Outcomes
When: 26 April 2023
CIPFA's popular Introduction to Public Procurement and Intermediate Level - Getting on with Procurement Delivery webinars are now complemented by a final part in the trilogy - Mastering Procurement Outcomes, which is suitable for middle and senior public sector level procurement practitioners.
Upcoming Partner Events
We regularly partner with other like-minded organisations and you will often find us speaking, or exhibiting at these events. Check back soon for details.
On-demand webinars and e-learning
View recordings of our previous webinars any place, any time. Register for our e-learning courses to study at a time that suits you.
CIPFA webinar: Bid-rigging dangers in procurement - what you need to know
8 December 2022
With procurement fraud a significant risk, this special webinar examines the dangers of bid-rigging, the common red flags to look out for and recent case studies affecting public bodies.
Interested in finding out more? Watch the Bid-rigging dangers in procurement - what you need to know webinar recording
CIPFA webinar: Fraud or poor contract management?
7 June 2022
Essential viewing for anyone with fraud prevention, contract management or procurement as part of their remit. Learn how to define something as fraud or poor contract management and listen to real life examples from Birmingham City Council.
Interested in finding out more? Watch the Fraud or poor contract management? webinar recording.
Sustainable Procurement for Places
31 March 2022
How can we harness the power of public procurement to meet the climate change challenge? In this webinar we explore how councils can develop the skills and capacity needed to help deliver green recovery through green procurement.
Interested in finding out more? Watch the Sustainable Procurement for Places webinar recording
Why Robust Procurement is Essential
24 March 2022
CIPFA Chief Executive Rob Whiteman is joined by Mohammed Hans (CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network) and others, to discuss the need for robust procurement in public services along with the issues facing the sector.
Interested in finding out more? Watch the Why Robust Procurement is Essential webinar recording
Introduction to Sustainability in Procurement e-learning
This four-hour e-learning course offers and introduction to the subject of sustainability in a procurement context.
Access the on-demand e-learning: Introduction to Sustainability in Procurement e-learning
Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management e-learning
This e-learning course offers a comprehensive introduction to managing procurement activity in a practical manner to help achieve real value for money.
Access the on demand e-learning: Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management
Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers e-learning
On demand e-learning
This e-learning course is designed for those without formal qualifications in finance or accountancy, but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand robust governance, budgeting and financial management and best practice in procurement and fraud prevention.
Access the on demand e-learning: Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers
Listen on-the-go and hear the latest thinking from both CIPFA and the wider public sector.
CIPFA Speaks! Procurement
13 May 2021
This episode focuses on all things procurement across the public sector. We were joined by Mohamed Hans (Procurement Network Adviser, CIPFA), Lianne Deeming (CEO, Blue Light Commercial) and Fiona Hunt (Spend Network), touching on policing, the procurement Green Paper and gender bias in government procurement. Listen to the podcast: Procurement