CIPS Americas is offering a series of interactive, half-day online workshops in 2022 to put key skills into the hands of procurement professionals as they face the challenges of a rapidly changing global economy. Led by a certified CIPS instructor, each session will give participants tools they can use immediately to advance their careers and the organizations they work for.

We have the following Skills Builder workshops available to book now from CIPS Americas.

Register your interest today and find out more information.

Drafting Contracts 

April 28, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Mark Grieco 

This workshop addresses many of the standard terms found in most contracts as well as new contract clauses even the most experienced professional may not be aware of.

Managing Price Shocks

May 19, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Wade Ferguson

This workshop provides tools and methodologies to respond to supplier requests to increase prices, decrease services, or otherwise negatively alter their existing contractual relationships.

Engaging Stakeholders

June 16, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Vince Scacchitti

This workshop will enhance participants' abilities to work with stakeholders to identify and better understand their business requirements and to differentiate between “wants” vs. “needs.”

Software and Technology Agreements

September 22, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Mark Grieco

This workshop addresses the challenges of purchasing software and technology, including the implications of data security and software as a service.

Conflict Management

October 11, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Wade Ferguson


This workshop provides ways to manage conflicts in a positive way by considering the sources of conflict and ways to foster positive outcomes from conflict situations.

Supplier Management 

November 10, 8:00am - 12 noon (EDT)

Led by Vince Scacchitti

This workshop teaches skills to segment suppliers and understand and implement the most appropriate, effective, and efficient level of engagement for each supplier and category.

We also offer Procurement skills training courses in our other regions including Australia and New Zealand, MENA, Southern and South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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