You’re invited – the hacks to personal development in procurement

Thank you!

As a Christmas thank you to our procurement community for supporting us, we’re hosting a free PASA Connect Personal Development Day to help you get 2023 off on the right foot.

If your role is on the buy side in procurement, you are invited to join us on Wednesday 7th December 9.30am to 3.30pm AEDST for a one-day online event dedicated to your personal growth.

Grow yourself, build your personal brand

The day is focused on you and your needs and is designed with a proactive programme to help fuel your personal growth in a complex and challenging business environment.

The opening keynote session is led by one of this country’s leading experts in ‘personal branding’ Alba Gomez

Sessions will also cover:

  • How to build your leadership skills
  • Building business relationships
  • How to network better
  • Working to be the best candidate for promotion
  • Preparing job applications & for your procurement interview
  • As a one-time opportunity, you will also be able to complete your own personal ‘Self assessment’ procurement Skills Gap Analysis online

New to PASA Connect?

This event provides the ideal opportunity for an immersive experience of our Premium PASA Connect learning and development community.

Join the many hundreds of peers who are experiencing procurement in practice – access weekly expert-led learning and development sessions and resources on demand to develop skills and build your knowledge. You’re invited – the hacks to personal development in procurement

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9:30am Introduction and welcome with PASA host Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, CEO – PASA

9:45am Defining & developing your personal brand.

Who are you, what do you stand for, your values, and what do people get when they buy your personal brand? And how does a personal brand work for you?
Alba Gomez – presence and personal brand coach, keynote speaker, body language specialist and professional image consultant.

10:30am Assessing your own skill set and forging your own private gap-analysis. How do you assess yourself, and particularly your level and scope of professional knowledge in procurement, where are your personal skill gaps exactly? Try out this FREE procurement skills assessment tool online, and learn how to best use it.
Milan Panchmatia, Co-CEO – Comprara

11:00am Coffee and networking break

11:15am Growing procurement’s missing skillset, empathy built upon EQ, to build stronger business relationships

Regardless of your own EQ levels and listening skills – how can we build empathy with suppliers AND stakeholders and strengthen our SRM / CRM based relationships with them?
Mary Goodwin, Partner – One People in Brisbane

11:45am How to become a leader in procurement

What’s the difference between leadership & management – and how can I develop and demonstrate my own leadership skills?
Sarah Morgan, Leadership Coach

12:00pm Lunch and networking break

12:30pm Improving & optimising your networking skills

Networking is the top-up business case to attend procurement events – but what is networking exactly and how can you truly build then practice these skills as a business -tool in reality?
Imelda Walsh, Director – The Birmont Group

1:00pm Working for your promotion

Do you have the capability to match your ambition, and how do you practice working for a promotion, without being clumsy, inappropriate or just too eager? And how do you vary your approach in smaller/flatter structures -v- larger/deeper teams?
Kylie Chain, Executive Coach and Consultant

1:30pm Afternoon tea and networking break

1:45pm Shaping your job application

Whether seeking a role internally orexternally, how do you match your experience and specific attributes to the job requirements, and still keep your resume brief, yet get it to stand out too?

Preparing for your JOB interview

How do you answer the most difficult interview question? What are your USPs and how do you prepare thoroughly for an interview, in just a short-time?
Dee Clarke, Managing Director – Procurement People

2:30pm Crafting your own PDP (personal development plan) and CPD programme in Procurement What are the realistic options for staying engaged with best practice throughout the procurement industry … and for the lowest-cost too? How can you deploy the 70/20/10 model effectively and for very low cost in 2023? Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, CEO – PASA

3:30pm Wrap up and close of day

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