Contract Management Extension Certificate
Classroom and Online
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.
- 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).
- Certificate 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 |
|Contract Management Overview||CL+OL||CL+OL||CL+OL|
|Gathering Contract Requirements||CL||OL|
|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 CRNs below |
|CRN 90152||2 classes||Sept 27 - 28||8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.||Fri., Sat|
|CRN 90112||Online||Sept 23 - Oct 18|
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 10002||15 Hours. Fee: $499|| |
|CRN 90426||2 classes||Oct 25 -26||8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.||Fri., Sat|
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|| |
|CRN 90153||Online||Oct 28 - Nov 22|
|CRN 90113||2 classes||Nov 22 -23||8:30 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 10004||15 Hours. Fee: $499|
|CRN 90427||2 classes||Nov 15 -16||8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.||Fri., Sat.|
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 10005||15 Hours. Fee: $499|
|CRN 90428||Online||Nov 18 -Dec 13|
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 10006||15 Hours. Fee: $499|
|CRN 90429||2 classes||Dec 6 -7||8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.||Fri., Sat.|
Douglas Doucette, B.Sc., D. Jur., joined the Alberta Bar in 1988. His focus was on commercial law and litigation, administrative law and contracts. In the last three years he has been personally and heavily involved in the forefront of various Indigenous litigation in Newfoundland and Labrador. His biggest challenges now are with Queen Elizabeth II, the Federal Government and the Province of Newfoundland in what is expected to be protracted litigation. Doug has considerable litigation experience and appeared before the Criminal, Civil, Family and Traffic Divisions of the Provincial Court of Alberta; numerous times as Lead Counsel for trials in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Doug also has a successful track record in the Alberta Court of Appeal and has appeared before the Supreme Court of BC, as well as the BC Court of Appeal. Since retiring from law, Doug has litigated extensively over personal Indigenous issues in the Federal Court of Canada.
Donna Price, MA/AEDL Donna Price is a part-time instructor for the Contract Management Certificate; Contract Management: Business Law Extension Certificate; and Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA) Fundamentals of Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate. Donna has over 27 years of global contracts and legal experience specializing in industry negotiation skills, business law and all stages of cradle-to-grave contracts management. In additional to Donna’s post-secondary education role she plays a vital part on a daily basis providing expert, comprehensive legal guidance to her company and its international subsidiaries in contracts as well as other general corporate matters. Donna is a trusted business and strategic partner to her executive and management team. Donna is passionate about sharing her wealth of knowledge and extensive work experiences with her students. She has the exceptional ability to translate complex legal information as it relates to business transactions across industry sectors into a practical understandable format enriching her student’s learning experience.
For information about the program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.