Day two – Tuesday 3 August 2021

Please note, all timings are in AEST

08:30 – 09:00

Registration/Platform login

09:00 – 09:10

Chair’s opening remarks

09:10 – 10:00

  • The basics of neuroscience and learning how your brain works 
  • Leveraging neuroscience teachings to improve negotiation skills with suppliers 
  • How behavioural science can help with developing talent

10:00 – 10:40

  • What are the challenges of bringing in the right people with the right skills and how do we ensure we retain talent?
  • Creating a culture that is attractive to new talent and younger generations
  • Developing training and succession plans to retain existing employees

10:40 – 11:10

  • Creating a strategy to drive this agenda and set specific targets
  • Drawing a focus on outcomes and value rather than cost
  • Delivering through a diverse and sustainable supplier base
  • Exploring new reward models for enterprise delivery
  • Creating a culture to nurture sustainability

11:10 – 11:40

Morning break and networking

11:40 – 12:40

Breakout stream

Leadership and Capability

  • Widening your leadership capability with political savviness and influencing skills 
  • Balancing business objectives with employee expectations 
  • Overcoming adversity and gaining trust from your people and stakeholders

Strategic Thinking

  • Assessing how to improve your current sustainability initiative
  • Aligning sustainable supply strategies with business objectives 
  • How to implement new plans smoothly with minimum disruption to business

Data and Analytics

  • Learning how to assess the quality of your available data 
  • Getting a handle on your accessible data and knowing how to interpret it
  • Understanding how your data can be applied and utilised effectively

12:40 – 13:20

  • How diversity in teams can enhance creativity, collaboration and productivity when achieving business objectives 
  • Encouraging diversity at leadership level and practical steps for a more inclusive future 
  • Key findings from CIPS membership survey on diversity and inclusion

13:20 – 14:20

Lunch and networking

14:20 – 15:20

Roundtable discussions

Topic 1

  • Navigating the legislation and its requirements

  • Formulating a plan of action to report and implement a best practice approach

Topic 2

  • Building in-house procurement skills and developing centres of expertise 

  • Developing talent and skills needed in the future to work alongside technology in procurement

Topic 3

  • Overcoming adversity in business and gaining stakeholder buy-in 

  • Managing expectations and effectively dealing with stakeholders

Topic 4

  • How to establish a sense of belonging and safety in your procurement teams

  • Treating inclusion as a priority in procurement and supply

15:20 – 15:50

Afternoon break and networking

15:50 – 16:30

  • What do business leaders now expect from their procurement teams to drive business and social change?
  • How can procurement rise to new challenges and evolve as a profession within organisations?
  • Advice on how procurement can collaborate with leaders and demonstrate their value and influence

16:30 – 16:35

CIPS closing remarks and close of conference

Please note, the programme is subject to change without notice.