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Advanced Certificate in Local Content Development (ACLCD™) (5 days)

Course Overview

QualifiIncreasingly Local Content criteria and legislation is being implemented globally within the Oil & Gas sec-tor. From the inception of the local content concept, where use of local agents was deemed compliant, governments are now more specific in what constitutes true local content, presenting an ever increasing challenge to both Multi National upstream and downstream operators and Ministries tasked with ensuring Local Content Compliance.

This advanced course leads delegates through the key building blocks and strategies which underpin true local content development and ongoing management. The course expands to incorporate developing ef-fective measurement of Local Content benefit, including: Economic Benefit Analysis to enable delegates to swiftly and confidently implement their learning upon their return to the workplace and to develop leading edge and sustainable local Content compliance and capacity/capability building.

ACLCD™ provides the understanding, framework, tools, and principles that allow organisations to build, embed and develop world class Local Content compliance and development.

On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which has been fully accredited by Qualifi, a recognised UK awarding body.

Course Contents

Understand the current status of Local Content

  • Overview of Local Content approaches globally
  • Legislation vs Targets
  • Global measurement techniques for Local Content
  • Critical success factors to enable effective local Content - internal & external.
  • Common barriers to Local content.
  • Case study review & analysis - Saudi Aramco

Delivering Local Content Strategies

  • Overcoming the challenges faced by Local Content vendors
  • Identifying & managing risk within Local Content
  • Developing a progressive Local Content Strategy
  • Engaging the Multi-national vendor contribution

Implementation approach steps

  • Strategy communication to vendor base
  • Engaging internal stakeholders
  • Defining Local Content minimum qualification criteria within sourcing & tendering
  • Ensuring effective vendor capability
  • Local content vendor scoring and evaluation within Tenders
  • Managing contractual risk with Local Content vendors
  • Establishing local Content vendor Key performance indicators

Understanding Local Content Capability build

  • Defining key Local Content development milestones
  • Providing organisational support to local content vendors
  • Ensuring effective knowledge transfer to build Local Content capability
  • Effective Local Content vendor auditing
  • Ongoing risk mitigation strategies for Local Content vendor bases
  • Developing and maintaining Local Content vendor gradings
  • Remedial action planning to avoid Local Content vendor failure
  • Ensuring SA8000 compliance within the supply base

Capability measurement & compliance reporting

  • Defining minimum performance levels and “stretch targets”
  • Defining the unit of measurement for Local Content success
  • Economic Benefit analysis techniques

Key reporting criteria

  • Evidence based data utilisation
  • Integrating local Content within annual CSR reporting
  • Reporting the financials of Local Content
  • Sharing success

Towards the future - Continuous improvement

  • Growing local content - medium to long term (3-5years)
  • Informing the future debate with regulatory bodies
  • Ensuring a sustainable legacy

ACLCD™ Examination *

* Only those who successfully complete the examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Advanced Certificate in Local Content Development (ACLCD™)

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a recognised UK awarding body - Advanced Certificate in Strategic Inventory Management (ACLCD™)
  • Use ACLCD™ on your business card and on your resume
  • The ACLCD™ shows that you have completed International qualifications and that you have the skills and experience to manage inventory effectively on a national, regional and global level.
  • The AClCD™ certificate will be received approximately one month following the close of the training course and will be issued jointly by Qualifi and BMTG.

Who should attend?

  • Procurement Directors
  • Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Inventory Managers
  • Supplier Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Buyers / Senior Buyers
  • Operations Managers & Directors
  • Compliance Managers
  • CSR Executives & Managers
  • State Ministry managers & staff
  • Project Managers
  • Executive Directors
  • General Managers
  • Divisional Heads
  • Project Directors
  • Project Engineers
  • Administration Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Bid team leaders and members

PLUS anyone who is responsible for / involved in Local Content Compliance, or anticipates being in-volved with Local Content Compliance in the future


Meet your training course director: John Atkinson

John AtkinsonJohn’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc. where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally.

John is also a certified instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training and has wide international experience, including: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, France, Sweden, Malaysia & West Africa. Organisations that John has worked with include: KNPC, Petronas, Shell, Total, Lafarge, Nigeria LNG, The United Nations, Zain Corporation, Maybank & Sinopec.

As a consultant and trainer for the last 8 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career ex-pertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.


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