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Training: Academy of Excellence

A.T. Kearney's  Academy of Excellence is both an internal "think tank" and a training academy.   Subject matter experts (SMEs)  with practical experience train client employees by leveraging best-in-class methodologies, tools and strategies.  

Training programs focus on the operational business and are divided into basic, intermediate and advanced courses.   Our course profile includes in Basic Supply Management, Advanced Supply Management, Team Coaching on the Job and Training Certifications that can be applied toward Continuing Education Credits through the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

The Academy of Excellence provides a comprehensive academic curriculum through live and web-based training sessions designed to educate users on topics such as how to use sourcing tools to strategies for successful negotiations.  Users have access to online manuals, frequently asked questions, professional certification tests and more.  Our programs meet the learning needs of a globally distributed workforce, and more importantly, addresses the training requirements for procurement professionals by delivering training when and how it is needed. The result: a solid understanding of how to use sourcing tools effectively and implement best practices to maximize results from your company's sourcing efforts.

Training sessions are offered in various formats: 

Web-Based Training allows users to take the training based on their own schedule.  Simple navigation makes it easy for users to complete the on-line course.  Some of the Web-based training programs include certification quizzes and bookmarking capabilities, allowing users to pause and resume training at a later time.

Hands-on Training Aides offer detailed step-by-step instructions on how to successfully use our technologies and supporting processes.   Recommendations and hints highlight key points to note for future reference throughout the lessons.   Additional materials, including manuals, desktop reference guides and checklists, supplement the online education.   Real-world scenario exercises simulate real situations and reinforce users’ initial training and education.

Live On-Site Training Sessions can be arranged through the Academy of Excellence for any of our course offerings and are instructed by experienced procurement professionals.   We offer flexible delivery options at your site or ours with small class sizes for more focused learning.  Live training sessions are tailored to meet unique company requirements.  Additionally, our "Train the Trainer" courses allow your employees to become your in-house training experts.   Trainings can be held in one day, two days or one week sessions depending on the subject matter and scope.

 
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