Do you believe in the power of peer-to-peer learning?


“The collective body of knowledge of procurement professionals is an extremely powerful resource. PASA Connect enables its members to effectively access and use that resource.”
Nigel Wardropper, Managing Director, PASA

At a recent PASA Connect CPO round table, Brett Burley, Director Finance (ANZ) at Phillip Morris International, joined the group for a while to discuss the finance-procurement relationship. However, he became increasingly interested in the PASA Connect model of bringing procurement professionals together for peer-to-peer learning.
During the discussion he made the observation that:

“Peer learning is the best form of teaching”

Peer-to-peer learning enables participants to explore their current challenges and see how others have tackled similar issues, it enables an organisation or individual to benchmark themselves against their peers, and provides shortcuts to obtaining crucial, current and relevant, information.

Supplier Performance Management Round Table (Expert-led) April 2018 at the offices of Evolution Mining, Sydney

Procurement & The Law Round Table (Expert-led) May 2018 at the offices of Flight Centre, Brisbane








What is PASA Connect?

An affordable networking, learning and development initiative that brings procurement professionals together for both peer-to-peer and expert-led learning that is:

  • Relevant – the schedule and session agenda are specified by members & driven by their real-time needs
  • Broad – With over 50 sessions in each participating city each year, there are many up to date procurement topics and subject areas offered.
  • Focussed – Sessions of between 2-3 hours mean your time is well used on each niche topic but time-out-of-the-office is minimised – just like attending an external meeting
  • Local – Round-tables are held in your own city, or from your own desk in ‘virtual’ round-tables, negating travel time and money
  • Inclusive –PASA CONNECT is designed for participation by the WHOLE TEAM, not just the favoured few, nor just the CPO
  • Affordable – With training budgets under pressure, PASA CONNECT offers a low-cost fixed annual cost for as many sessions as you wish to attend in any city – making your budget stretch further and cover every member of your team

PASA Connect is currently available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland. See many of the existing members at the bottom of the home page at:

If you are considering your training and development needs for 2018-19 then you should at the very least consider PASA Connect as part of the mix. Ditch any pre-conceptions you might have and contact us to find out more.

Please contact: Nigel Wardropper. E. T. 07 5549 1092
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Negotiating Mutual Value Round Table (Expert-led) May 2018 at the offices of Health Purchasing Victoria, Melbourne

About Author

Procurement and Supply Australasia (PASA) is the leading provider of information and education to procurement and supply professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. PASA supports the largest community of engaged procurement stakeholders in the region, through its renowned series of events, publications, awards, plus various community and network building activities. PASA is a trading name of BTTB Marketing, for many years recognised as the leading producer of conferences and events for the procurement profession in Australia and New Zealand. Whether producing under the BTTB, CIPSA Conferences or now PASA brands over the last ten years, our events have consistently led the market in terms of both educational and networking opportunities.

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