Strategic Contract Management

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Strategic Contract Management

Key Concepts, Processes and Current Practices

Strategic Contract Management

Scheduled Dates


27 - 31 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
01 - 05 Jul 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
05 - 09 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
30 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
20 - 24 Jan 2025 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
24 - 28 Feb 2025 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
07 - 11 Apr 2025 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Formulating business needs, defining and planning projects, selecting providers, negotiating contracts and subsequent management of project delivery demands detailed understanding and astute management skills to minimise risks and maximise organisational value. Contract failures can be time consuming, disruptive and very costly.

This highly intensive Strategic Contract Management training course will look at a number of advanced concepts in Contract Management that will enable the participants to deal with the ever-changing business environment and to apply a proven systematic approach to the contract management process, facilitating effective and efficient achievement of business objectives. 

Participants on the Strategic Contract Management training course will develop the following competencies:

  • Effective Management of Contract Stakeholders
  • Strategic procurement planning and development of acquisition strategy
  • Value Based Procurement
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Basic Project Management
  • Contract Monitoring and Control

This training course does not aim to provide a comprehensive coverage of the legal aspects of contracts. It will briefly address the basic concepts from Contract Law that every professional should be aware of and focus on the organisational processes and relationship management issues confronted by contract professionals.

What are the Goals?

The Strategic Contract Management training course is designed to equip the participants with enhanced contract management knowledge and skills. As a result of attending this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Expand their knowledge of key contract management concepts, contractual processes, good practices and issues
  • Improve managerial approaches to contract management and build essential skills to effectively and efficiently deliver contract outcomes
  • Focus on the delivery of measurable organisational value in every contract, every time
  • Identify and mitigate contract risk factors and associated commercial implications
  • Understand different types of contractual relationships and select an effective contracting strategy
  • Appreciate stakeholder management principles and select an effective stakeholder management approach to help manage relationships, while ensuring they deliver what promised
  • Identify necessary pre-contract activities, including accurate assessment and articulation of business requirements, tendering, tender evaluations and supplier selection
  • Apply hands-on skills for every contract stage and consider what it takes to perform the key tasks involved throughout the contract life cycle
  • Apply some “tricks of the trade” in negotiation, procurement and contract management
  • Apply basic project planning, scheduling and budgeting techniques to establish effective contract baselines
  • Review robust contract management documents that will survive tough audits
  • Develop strategies for effective project execution, monitoring and control
  • Explore how to manage contracts that don’t go as planned and lead to disputes, poor performance, variations to plan and, if it comes to it, premature contract terminations
  • Immediately implement steps needed to maximize contract value

Who is this Training Course for?

This Strategic Contract Management training course would be particularly suitable for:

  • Professionals from all industries who need to advance their skills in contract management
  • Personnel at all levels who deal with vendors and contractors, and are interested in maximising the value of contract expenditure
  • Personnel from project teams, planning departments, process improvement teams, contracting teams, internal audit personnel, risk and / or contract strategists

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Highly cognisant of different learning styles, this Strategic Contract Management training course combines high level of delegate interaction with conventional lecture style and practical exercises, case studies, group discussions and real life examples. Delegates are encouraged to contribute their own experiences for discussion and debate which facilitates exchange and enhancement of delegates’ knowledge and skills from a variety of industries.

Daily Agenda

Day One : Introduction and Key Concepts
  • Contract Management overview
  • The purpose and nature of contracts
  • Key contract management principles
  • Typical issues connected with contract management
  • Projects, programs, endeavours
  • Project lifecycle
    • The Role of Stakeholder Management in Successful Contracts
      • Understanding key stakeholders; stakeholder management planning
      • Effective stakeholder management strategies
      • Business need analysis and requirements elicitation
      • Definition of project requirements
Day Two: Strategic Procurement Planning
  • What are contracts and how are they created?
  • Corporate procurement strategy
  • Contract delivery models
    • Pre-contract Fundamentals
      • Procurement / contract management cycle: before, during and after signing the dotted line
      • Pre-tender activities
      • Developing acquisition strategy and specifications
      • Contract pricing strategies
      • The tender process, tender documentation required, evaluation planning, evaluation methodologies
      • Supplier selection: requirements for a good set of selection criteria; evaluation matrix
      • Structure of contracts
Day Three: Contract Negotiation and Transition
  • Preparing to negotiate: objectives, context, issues, negotiating strategies
  • Negotiation styles, assessment of negotiating position/power
  • Negotiation planning and process
  • Interest based bargaining
  • When things don’t go as planned
  • Negotiator tactics and skills
  • Contract transition
    • Contract Risk Management
      • Contract risk management definitions and process
      • New concepts in risk mitigation
Day Four: Planning the Contract Delivery: Establishing the Baseline
  • Project scope, requirement traceability and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Using the Critical Path Method to manage contract deadlines
  • Managing budget and contingencies
  • Identifying and mitigating risks
    • Effective Contract Monitoring
      • Fundamentals of effective contract performance monitoring and control
      • Refining project requirements and managing variations
      • Earned Value Management
      • Payments management, linking payments to performance, payment records
Day Five: Maximising Value through Effective Control
  • Managing project creeps and time delays
  • Issue / dispute resolution
  • Managing poor performance and non-conformance
    • Closing the Contract
      • Contract termination / extension
      • Decision making on options for contract extension, renewal or termination
      • Project completion / inspection / handover / acceptance
      • Lessons Learned
      • Contract performance reviews and benefit realisation


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

Oxford Management Centre

Our collaboration with Oxford Management Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

The Energy Training Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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