UCC CPD courses

Procurement:Spend Analysis


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This course provides the essential foundation for tomorrow's procurement professionals.  Participants will improve their understanding of spend analysis.  You will learn the principles and benefits of:

  • Determining customer needs and gathering relevant data
  • Classifying and categorizing data
  • Mining data for opportunities
  • Using analytical tools to build the business case for savings and improvements


Quad Core Competency Survey

Upon registering for this workshop, you will have the opportunity to complete a Quad Core Competency (QCC) Survey.

IDD Consult QCC Matrix is a self-reflective online tool that not only takes into account the professional knowledge and technical know-how, but also the personal competency and the business acumen of the individual.  In this new world, it is key to assess and develop the 'persona' behind the role and this needs to be framed and understood within the context of your business' objectives, culture and growth targets.  

On completion of the survey, the participant will get an independent report of where he/she believes their competencies lie.  The QCC report is the output of the review of 4 main competency levers with 24 critical capabilities, 156 sub-competencies, tailored to 5 different maturity levels and is benchmarked against a New Zealand procurement skills framework.

Completing the QCC as part of your procurement training will allow you to take a further development approach to deepen your procurement expertise with impact.

Please note:

In order for us to be able to share your assessment with you in advance of the workshop, it must be completed 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

QCC surveys can be completed in the run-up to the workshop, but your assessment results may be shared with you after the workshop has taken place.



This workshop is scheduled to run on Thursday, 6th April 2017 in the Blackstone Launchpad on UCC Main Campus.  Further details will be provided on registration.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

One day workshop, with requirement to complete Quad Core Competency Assessment (QCC), one week prior to attending.


This workshop will be delivered by Ingrid DeDoncker, IDD Consulting.


Fees and Costs


How Do I Apply

All Applicants

Places on this workshop are limited to 20, so register now to ensure your place.

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