Contract Management

Contract Management Extension Certificate

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As organizations today are entering into more – and increasingly complex – contracts, the need for contract managers and administrators to add tangible value to an organization’s contracting process is increasing. This contract management certificate program is designed to examine all major contracting activities, using a life cycle approach, enabling contract managers and administrators to add value throughout the contracting process.

Effective contract management means excelling at many different aspects of contracting, including: understanding the organizational needs that a contract must meet, knowing your supplier, executing effective negotiations, creating contracts and managing them throughout their term.  Review the major phases of the contracting life cycle and develop a broad understanding of the context within which contracting activities take place.

 

This program is eligible towards Gold Seal Certification.

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  • Become proficient at initiating, negotiating, developing or managing contracts in a variety of organizations and industries
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of contract management principles and techniques you can apply immediately 
  • Complete the 6 required courses (90 hours)
  • Certifcate can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 5 years
  • Evaluation is based on a combination of presentations, group work, quizzes and in-class discussions.
  • CE online courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.
  • All required course materials are distributed online. For more information on how to access your course materials, please click here.  
 
Required Courses
(Recommended Order)
Spring
(May-June)
Fall
(Sept.-Dec.)
Winter
(Jan.-Apr.)
Contract Management Overview CL+OL CL+OL CL+OL
Gathering Contract Requirements   CL OL
Negotiating Contracts CL+OL CL+OL CL
Contract Development and Signing    CL OL
Contract Management and Compliance    OL CL
Best Practices in Contract Management    CL OL
CL=Classroom-based. OL=Online (Choose one or the other for each course.)
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

Contract Management Overview
Delve into the contract management life cycle and learn about the critical components of outstanding contracts. Excellent as a review for seasoned practitioners or as an introduction for those just entering this growing profession. Upon completion you will be able to understand what contracts are, why they are utilized, and describe the stages of the contract life cycle and the activities within each phase.  Students who have completed Contract Management Lifecycle XSCM 20008 are exempt from this course.

Subject code: XCAD 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $499  Choose 1 of CRN's below
CRN 30670
2 classesJan. 25 -268:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat
CRN 30125OnlineFeb. 25 - Mar. 25

 

 Gathering Contract Requirements
Understanding your organization’s needs is vital to a successful contract. Apply the concepts from this course to ensure that every contract is built on the real business requirements and learn to maximize negotiations with clear variables for discussion. Upon completion you will be able to align contracts with the goals and objectives of the organization or department, identify and assess the impact of contract stakeholders, and create a contract requirements document.

Subject code: XCAD 1000215 Hours. Fee: $499 
CRN 30144
2 classesFeb. 22 -238:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat
CRN  30671OnlineFeb. 4 -Mar. 4

 

 Negotiating Contracts
Be prepared to maximize every negotiation opportunity by learning the practical skills to build a winning strategy. From outlining the variables to concluding discussions, this course gives you the tools for successful contract negotiations. Upon completion of this course you will be able to develop negotiation goals and objectives, understand the three components of the negotiations process, and document the outcome of negotiations to enable effective contract development.

Subject code: XCAD 10003 15 Hours. Fee: $499  Choose 1 of CRN's below
CRN 901512 classesNov. 23 -248:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat.
CRN 30133
OnlineJan. 28 -Feb. 25
CRN 301452 classesFeb. 8 -98:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat.

 

 Contract Development and Signing     
Once negotiations wrap up, the important task of creating and managing your contract begins. Learn to document negotiation outcomes, understand common legal terms, get your contract signed and securely store new contracts where they can be easily referenced by stakeholders. Upon completion you will be able to understand the importance of contracts in business, define contract risks and identify risks that contracts create, and describe common contract structures.

Subject code: XCAD 1000415 Hours. Fee: $499
CRN 30123OnlineMar. 4 - Apr. 1

 

Contract Management and Compliance     
Make the most of your contracts with tips for choosing the best purchasing options, winning account payable strategies and proven scorecarding and reporting techniques. Use these tools ensure that contracts provide the long-term benefits your business needs. Upon completion you will be able to describe contract management activities, prepare for contract renewals and terminations, and understand the importance of strong supplier relationships.

Subject code: XCAD 1000515 Hours. Fee: $499
CRN 90684OnlineNov. 19 -Dec. 17
CRN 301892 classesMar. 15 -168:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat.

 

Best Practices in Contract Management      
Using the skills and knowledge from the previous five courses you will review outcomes from each stage in the contract management life cycle through hands-on case studies. Examine real business situations, from a variety of industries, and put your contract management skills to the test.
Recommended: Previous 5 Contract Management courses before taking this class

Subject code: XCAD 1000615 Hours. Fee: $499
CRN 906852 classesDec. 7 -88:30 a.m. -5 p.m.Fri., Sat.
CRN 30124OnlineApr. 1 - 29

  

Harper-Lee Overli, J.D., B.A.   Harper-Lee is a lawyer who has been practicing since 2003 and whose practice focuses on insurance litigation, aboriginal law, including land claims litigation, corporate commercial transactions, corporate commercial litigation, building and development, administration law, municipal law, bankruptcy and insolvency, and financial and recovery services. Harper-Lee has considerable court experience, having appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta - Civil Division, the Provincial Court of Alberta - Criminal Division, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench - Civil Division, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench - Bankruptcy Division, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Prior to returning to private practice in 2010, Harper-Lee acted as counsel for a large municipal corporation where she also worked proactively with its many business units and its governing entities, both elected and administrative. In addition to practicing law, Harper-Lee is actively involved in the community. She is a director and Executive Committee Member (Co-Vice-Chair) for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta and East Kootenay and is an avid volunteer with a number if registered Alberta societies.
Aron Klein, B.A.J., B.A., J.D. (all with Distinction) Aron Klein is a native of Regina, Saskatchewan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Regina; a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University if Regina; and a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Saskatchewan, all with Distinction. After her Law School graduation, Aron practiced law as a corporate/commercial solicitor in Calgary, providing advice on contract review, agreement drafting, and a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. She has taught courses in the Contract Management Certificate and Contract Management: Business Law Certificate at Mount Royal University. Aron is an avid sports fan; she especially enjoys the Toronto Blue Jays and (being from Saskatchewan), she proudly dons the green to support her Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Alec Silenzi, B.A.(1990), LL.B. (1994), Called to the Bar (Alberta Law Society) 1995  Mr. Silenzi is a part-time instructor for the Contract Management: Business Law Extension Certificate, specializing in corporate law and contracts. He is a practicing lawyer with over 21 years of legal experience, both in private practice and in-house settings. He has significant legal experience, including in-house, corporate, commercial, oil and gas, M&A, securities, governance, corporate secretarial, compliance, employment and commercial litigation experience, as well as significant international experience. He is currently a legal executive at an international oil and gas company and has held legal executive roles since 2007. Prior to that, he was a partner at a national firm.
Jim Silovs, BPE, B Ed., JD, LLM  Jim Silvos earned his B.P.E., J.D. and B.Ed. from the University of Calgary and his LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Since 2003, Jim has instructed a variety of law, insurance and governance courses for private industry, the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, and the Bissett School of Business and the Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University. Jim is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of International Business & Supply Chain Management with the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. In addition to the roles Jim plays in post-secondary education, Jim has accumulated over 20 years of legal experience providing general corporate commercial advice to a broad range if clients and playing key roles in negotiating and drafting major business transactions. Lastly, Jim is an active volunteer who currently sits on advisory boards and partnership councils related to adult education and professional development, is the immediate past chair of the Tennis Alberta Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee and has recently sat on the Law Society of Alberta's Continuous Professional Development Committee. In addition to his committee work, Jim is currently a board member of Management Education Advisory Group Ltd. and the Youth Singers of Calgary, the President of Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and is a member of a number of professional associations related to law, research and teaching. Jim's research interests lie in ethics, governance and managing risk in business relationships.

 

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Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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