Post-Conference Masterclasses – Thursday, 29 February 2024

Post-Conference Masterclass

Each post-conference masterclass provides attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning.

Sessions start at 09:00 and end at 17:00

Masterclass A: Leadership skills for women in procurement and supply chain

As Australian organisations grapple with an evolving industry, skills shortages, rapidly changing workplaces, and disruptive technologies, a different set of leadership skills are on the rise. Skills that are suited to help organisations navigate a shifting sector and that are irreplaceable by technology. Skills that enable you to build meaningful relationships, motivate your team, and remain agile.

In this interactive, efficient and highly practical workshop, attendees will:

  • Explore the difference between managing a team and leading them
  • Understand what it takes to build a highly engaged, high-performing team
  • Define who you are and what you stand for as a leader with vision and purpose
  • Identify your personal leadership brand and style
  • Reflect on your current leadership strengths and opportunities
  • Learn a framework, along with tools and resources to enhance communication, build trust and increase collaboration, productivity, and success for you and your team
  • Workshop ways to build your leadership presence, develop your influence, and maximise your impact as a leader

This workshop is for procurement and supply chain leaders ready and willing to invest in their leadership skills to drive exceptional outcomes for themselves and for their organisation.


Bron Williams
Mentor, PhD Researcher


Masterclass B: Procurement project management fundamentals – building your essential toolkit

With so many moving parts and different stakeholders involved in procurement, effective project management is essential for successful project execution. Procurement projects often involve numerous stakeholders, intricate timelines, complex requirements, and significant resources. Without proper planning, coordination, and monitoring, projects can easily veer off track, leading to delays, cost overruns, and compromised projects.

During this practical, full-day session you will gain valuable insights, tools, and strategies tailored to procurement. This masterclass will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, coordinate, and lead procurement projects with confidence.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you will develop critically important skills that will enable you to efficiently and confidently manage a project, including:

  • Developing a comprehensive procurement project plan
  • Building a robust business case that aligns with your procurement objectives
  • Creating a communication strategy to ensure effective information flow
  • Building strategies to manage a team, promote collaboration, and minimise conflict
  • Discovering the art of identifying and engaging key stakeholders in the procurement process
  • Evaluating and prioritising risk using qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for project tracking
  • Implementing project monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Conducting a thorough project evaluation and review

By the end of the day, you'll walk away with a newfound confidence in your project management abilities and a toolkit of best practices to drive success in your procurement endeavours. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career, this masterclass will provide you with a competitive edge, positioning you as an effective and sought-after procurement leader.

Facilitator TBC