Short Courses & Continuing Professional Development
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Short Courses & Continuing Professional Development
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Certificate in International Law and International Organizations
This module focuses on two main broad areas: International law and International Organisations (IOs). The first part of the module on international law will explore sources of international law, the role of law in international politics. The second part of the module will explore the role international organizations play in the contemporary global political and economic system, the ways in which they influence or contribute to major international policy issues, and the factors shaping their performance.
This course is designed to equip industry professionals with a comprehensive understanding of small business marketing strategies. Participants will explore essential concepts, frameworks, and practical techniques to develop effective marketing plans, enhance brand visibility, attract target audiences, and drive business growth. Through a combination of theoretical insights, real-world case studies, hands-on exercises, and group discussions, participants will develop the skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of small business marketing.
Certificate in Conflict Resolution And Peacebuilding
This module examines a range of approaches to the cessation of contemporary conflicts and the creation of peaceful, productive conditions for inter-ethnic and international cooperation, using case studies as a basis for discussion and analysis. It explores both the theory and practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, including liberal and critical approaches. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills of independent research through an analysis of a case study of a contemporary conflict and efforts to achieve its resolution.
This course will provide participants with a strong foundation in work ethics and professionalism, essential for success in the workplace. Participants will learn the principles and behaviors that contribute to ethical and professional conduct in various work settings as well as provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to compose, send, and manage emails in a professional and courteous manner.
Effective communication is a fundamental skill in both personal and professional life. This course aims to enhance communication skills at the workplace, enabling employees to convey their thoughts, ideas, and messages with clarity, confidence, and impact. Whether you are communicating with colleagues, clients, friends, or family, this course will provide you with the tools and techniques to become a more effective communicator.
Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping and Accounting for MSMES
Accounting and Bookkeeping is important for a business of any size to keep well-organized and up-to-date accounting records for their daily transactions. It helps businesses to plan and manage financial matters more effectively. However, most small business owners do not keep proper books of accounts since there is no legal obligation to do that. Thus, it is quite hard for small business owners to monitor their financial status/growth and obtain financial assistance from third parties. In this course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting, explains the fundamental rules of double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account. After completing this course, participants will have a solid understanding of accounting in today's world. By applying the concepts learned in this course, participants will understand how and why financial transactions are documented, what cash flow is and how to improve it. Participants will also know what profit is, how it's interpreted, and what influences its growth. Finally, Participants will know where the money in the business they have worked for, or own, goes. Learn accounting now and achieve a skill that is an invaluable (if not required) asset to your professional development.
This course will equip industry professionals with a comprehensive understanding of warehouse and inventory management strategies. Participants will explore essential concepts, frameworks, Warehouse Layout and Design, Inventory Control and Record-Keeping, Demand Forecasting and Replenishment, Technology in Inventory Management, Cost Management and Productivity Improvement, Safety and Security in Warehousing, Order Fulfillment and Shipping, Handling Challenges in Warehouse Management and many more.
Through a combination of theoretical insights, real-world case studies, hands-on exercises, and group discussions, participants will develop the skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of warehouse and inventory management.
This course is designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of procurement contract management. Participants will learn the key principles, strategies, and best practices for effectively managing procurement contracts throughout their lifecycle. The course will cover various aspects of contract management, including contract creation, negotiation, performance monitoring, risk mitigation, and contract closeout.
Introduction to Procurement Contract Management • Importance of contract management in procurement • Key terms and concepts in contract management
• Legal and regulatory framework for contract management
Contract Creation and Negotiation • Elements of a well-drafted contract • Strategies for effective contract negotiation • Ensuring clarity and alignment of terms and conditions
Contract Performance Monitoring • Establishing performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) • Techniques for monitoring vendor performance and compliance • Addressing deviations from contract terms
Risk Management in Contracting • Identifying potential risks in procurement contracts • Risk assessment and prioritization • Developing risk mitigation strategies
Conflict Resolution and Dispute Management • Common sources of contract disputes • Strategies for resolving conflicts collaboratively • Escalation procedures for unresolved disputes
Legal and Ethical Considerations • Legal implications of contract management decisions • Ethical considerations in vendor relationships • Compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws
Technology in Contract Management • Overview of contract management software and tools • Automation of contract administration processes • Data security and privacy concerns in digital contract management
Contract Closeout and Lessons Learned • Steps for proper contract closeout • Capturing lessons learned for future contract improvements • Evaluating overall contract performance and outcomes
Assessment Methods • Case studies and simulations to apply knowledge in practical scenarios • Group discussions and Presentations
This comprehensive course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective supply chain planning, which is the foundation of a successful supply chain and operations management. Participants will gain insights into the core principles, best practices, and advanced techniques that drive successful supply chain operations. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will develop a solid understanding of how to optimize supply chain processes to meet the demands of today's dynamic business landscape.
Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) for Managers
The "Introduction to Supply Chain Management for Non-Supply Chain Managers" course is designed to provide professionals from various backgrounds with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts, processes, and principles of supply chain management. This course aims to empower participants with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and collaborate effectively within the broader context of supply chain operations. Whether you come from marketing, finance, operations, or any other department, this course will equip you with the insights required to contribute to the efficient functioning of the supply chain process.
This course is designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices involved in transport and logistics management. Participants will gain insights into the various aspects of transportation, supply chain management, and logistics operations, equipping them with the necessary skills to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance overall business performance.