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How to expense your course

Most participants had their company pay for the course. Even if they didn’t have a formal training budget.

Just follow these 3 simple steps.


Notify your manager

Give your manager a heads up to signal your interest and prepare the ground.

Hey boss, I saw this negotiation course for procurement professionals and I think it’d be really useful for our work. Can I send you the details?


Email your manager

Short, personal emails are best. Copy the template below and tweak it for your context.

Hey boss, there’s a negotiation course for procurement professionals that looks great.

Registration is closing soon and I’d like to join.
It’s a certificate program that shows you how to apply advanced negotiation strategies to close better deals.

It’s $875 and the reviews are excellent. There are alumni from Shell, Walmart, Ahold Delhaize, etc. The course is packed with practical tactics and tools (like templates) that I’ll be able to use for our work. In short, it’ll help us to close better deals and save money. The instructors are well-known in the industry.

Here is the link:

Is it OK to expense this?

PS: Should we offer it to the team? (They have a team discount)


Follow-up after 3 days

Your manager is a busy person? Reply with this reminder if you haven’t heard back.

Hey boss, have you had time to look at the negotiation course for procurement professionals I sent you?

I believe it’d help us to close better deals. Here’s the link:

Let me know.

PS: Registration is almost closing.


Frequently Asked Questions

It’s common for managers to ask how this course aligns with your role and goals.

Here are some answers you can use as a starting point. Feel free to modify them:

+ How do you see this course impacting your work here?

The Procurement Certificate Program is designed to equip you with the full range of all skills needed to master the deal. This course has been helping procurement managers around the globe to unlock their full negotiation power and add essential strategic value to their organizations. The Negotiation Game Changer Certificate program teaches the skills needed to drive better, fact-based decisions that ultimately benefit negotiation skills & deal results. When it comes to business, we all know that successful procurement managers, make sure that they master three important steps:

1: They have a Personal Procurement Plan
2: They form an actionable strategy per negotiation
3: They know how to implement the chosen strategy

Do you also want better results? Our Negotiation Game Changer Certificate Program is a perfect fit for ambitious procurement professionals and will equip you with all skills needed to master the deal. The course is created by a team that has over 20 years of experience in procurement & negotiations: including 7 years within the commercial department of a large global retailer and over five years in online start-ups & business funding.

To get a more comfortable seat at the negotiation table, you want to be ready to rock your deal via the key driver of your success: preparation! After completing this program, you will be able to prepare faster, better and you will know how to implement strategies to achieve deal results you have been dreaming of.

Enrolling is risk-free, we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee.

+ What time commitment is required to complete this course?

The program is self-paced, so that I can complete it gradually.

5 weeks should be enough time to go through this course (4 hours per week).

Each lesson has 1–3 hours of theory + application. The course is designed to help us apply the learnings to improve our negotiation strategy.

+ What is the refund policy?

We pride ourselves on high-quality programs. That’s why we feel comfortable offering a 60-day money-back guarantee to ensure that you are 100% satisfied.

If for any reason it’s not your thing, you can view the full guarantee and request a refund within 60 days after your enrollment date. This makes your enrollment 100% risk-free!

+ What happens after I pay ?

Great question. Here’s what will happen after you complete your payment:

  1. You’ll receive an email with an invoice
  2. You’ll receive a second email with the invitation to our study environment
  3. You’ll receive a third email from your instructor to schedule your kickoff session
  4. Once you completed all of the lessons, you’ll receive your certificate
+ What is the mix between online/offline studying?

The program is 100% online. It’s split up in 2 types of content:

  1. You’ll get full access to our online study environment. Here you will find our course videos and all of our procurement templates.
  2. You’ll be invited for 1-on-1 coaching sessions via Google Meets
+ What does the study environment look like?

We use Teachable to host our study environment. Have a look at our sneak preview to learn more.

+ Will I get an invoice?

Yes. Upon completing your payment, the (pdf) invoice is automatically generated and sent to your inbox with the payment receipt.

The pdf invoice is can be used to expense the enrollment fee with your employer.

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We give you the most practical, hands-on, and industry-relevant training. And we’re 100% online so that you can learn anywhere, anytime.

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Contact your personal coach if you need any assistance or input and collaborate with procurement professionals from around the world.

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