The Covid-19 crisis has changed so much of how we live and work. And procurement has been at the epi-centre of these changes – with demands upon our discipline greater than ever.

However, we must continue to grow to meet these challenges. And to invest in Learning & Development (L&D) to avoid the risk of stalling and failing to meet the new demands of pressed stakeholders.

Please could you kindly take just 15 minutes or so to complete this short survey online, to help design the next wave of procurement services from PASA – it is only 25 questions or so, is mostly multiple-choice and will help us to help you. You can even skip the odd question if you feel it is not relevant to you.

This online survey can be completed anonymously or otherwise, as you wish. In any case, PASA will fully respect your private data and not share you data with anyone else.

But, if you do add in your name, one lucky winner drawn by chance on 16th December will receive a ‘Nespresso Coffee Machine’ for use at home!

Thank you very much indeed,

JONATHAN DUTTON FCIPS
BRAND AMBASSADOR

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* 1. How has your procurement team been directly affected by the Covid-19 crisis this last 8 months, since March 2020?

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* 2. Our budget for investing in L&D has...

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* 3. The time available for our team to participate in L&D activity has...

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* 4. For now, most training has moved online. Which best describes your preference on training format?

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* 5. Generally, does your procurement team organise its L&D investment...

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* 6. Thinking about your own personal training needs; after Covid-19, do you think these needs have …

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* 7. In terms of training you personally require, do you think your needs...

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* 8. Thinking of training courses you have attended in the past; which was your favourite training course in your career, and why?

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* 9. What training course do you ideally want to attend next?

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* 10. What style of training do you prefer?

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* 11. Why do you actually attend training courses at all? (Please use the scale to evaluate each of these five typical reasons for attending training courses)

   To be more effective in my job - and contribute more to the organisation For career development reasons – to get onwards and upwards faster For personal or professional curiosity – academic reasons Because I was sent along – it is mandatory For personal reasons – like travel, networking, work break, try new things  
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Never

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* 12. If you are asked to complete reading or short tasks either before or after a training course or L&D event, are you ….

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* 13. Thinking about training tools & methodologies, please rate each on the scale as you personally prefer them as teaching aids

  PowerPoint presentations Class discussions Group exercises and tasks Role play Videos Hard-copy workbooks eLearning modules Prework and/or pre-reading Post-course work or post-course reading Knowledge Tests – assessed remotely before or after a course  Tests – self-assessed before/during/after the course Articles as handouts to read – on hard-copy and PDF Peer-to-peer discussion groups
Love them
Quite like them
Neutral - I dont mind them
Quite dislike them
Hate them

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* 14. New style learning programmes today, might be spread over several weeks, include prework and post-work (including both online and offline work with the group), but not remote assessment  – do you …

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* 15. When you consider attending a new training short course, either publicly or as a private course within your organisation...

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* 16. What training topics do you think you or your colleagues could benefit from in the future – either established procurement course topics, or new ones?

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* 17. What is the thing you like least when embarking on any L&D or training activity?

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* 18. What services might you really value, but are not currently offered – or are unattainable for you currently?

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