Title RESPECT - For more Responsible Purchasing Practices
Project Number 2011-1-CH1-LEO05-00044
Product Training modules on responsible purchasing practices and pedagogical guidelines
Title Training modules on responsible purchasing practices and pedagogical guidelines
Product Type modules
Marketing Text The entire training package was designed on the basis of existing innovative training materials and community building experiences, using collaborative approach between FLA, BILSP, CSR Turkey and New Age (supplier). The collaborative approach is evidenced by the fact that the training package was developed by the partners and reviewed by a CSR expert and university professors from New Bulgarian University, with practical proposals from a supplier.
The RESPECT vocational training content aims to help key stakeholders drive change in the way purchasing practices are implemented and are impacting workplace standards. After conducting the initial training needs analysis, RESPECT decided to put a special focus on building the capacity of suppliers to be better equipped to overcome some of their challenges. That is why the training modules were tested on the suppliers target group, but buyers can also use them to build capacity of their purchasing staff dealing with suppliers. The RESPECT training material drive suppliers and buyers through purchasing practices concerns and provide them tools to have a better impact on workplace standards, especially through an improved communication between stakeholders. The training material is divided into 7 modules:
• Module 1: Responsible purchasing practices and CSR today
• Module 2: The RESPECT approach
• Module 3: Root Cause analysis
• Module 4: Problem solving
• Module 5: Action planning
• Module 6: Communication skills
• Module 7: Negotiation skills
Modules 3 to 5 are focused on the identification of root causes that can jeopardize competitiveness and/or ability to implement CSR. Tools for self-diagnosis and problem solving are provided to help learners find tailor made solutions.
Modules 6 & 7 are dedicated to the improvement of suppliers' communication / negotiation skills toward buyers and other stakeholders of the supply chain, such as consumers.
Training package for suppliers, designed for 1 day and 2 days trainings, consists of: 7 modules-power point presentations, role-play handout, toolkit guide, handbook for participants, confidentiality statement, prioritization matrix, training program.
suppliers (primarily): management and purchasing staff
buyers: CSR / Sustainability / Purchasing managers
Area of application training