Contract Management Skills for Local Government

Working with your contractors towards mutual goals is far better then butting heads at every step

The role of the contract manager in LG has changed dramatically. New responsibilities get tacked onto the role with an alarming frequency. So this course was designed to modernise the skill set of contract managers. Participants will also discover how to build better relationships with vendors. These stronger relationships will help buffer the differences that arise in the contract.

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    Key learning outcomes

    At the conclusion of the course:

    • pay attention to the vocabulary that people are using
    • use the GROW model to structure difficult conversations with contractors
    • discuss ways to influence better outcomes in variations to contracts
    • list the most common grievances of contractors
    • map the tangible and intangible characteristics of the perfect contract
    • proactively deal with grievances
    • review the methods of managing conflicts with contractors
    • analyse the value exchange when using contractors
    • discuss the benefits of having stronger relationships with contractors
    • ask your contractors for suggestions to improve the service delivery
    • analyse an influencing and advocacy methodology
    • resist the urge to treat contractors poorly when they make a mistake
    • blueprint your service delivery
    • set behavioural boundaries with contractors

    Course Description

    This unique course covers the critical skills that contract managers need including consultation advocacy, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution which are critical to the role. The course does not cover sourcing, tendering or writing contracts as it is assumed that the participants already have these skills.

    This course was designed as a reflection and action workshop for the contract management team. What’s working well? What could be improved?…

    Would you like to attend this program?

    For maximum effectiveness, this program is best conducted as an in-house program.

    Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your workplace. Alternatively, we can provide a training venue at a small additional cost.

    Duration: Each course can be tailored to your timeframes.

    Target Audience: LG Contract Management teams

    Email: Deborah | or phone 1300 323 752

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    At Preferred Training Networks, we provide both in-person and online training programs for a wide range of organisations across Australia. Our Contract Management Skills for Local Government is run by experienced, qualified experts and tailored to the needs of your business and your employees. Our leadership and management education courses are designed to help your team thrive and develop valuable skills that can transform your workplace.

    With programs available in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and other areas of Australia, we’re able to help businesses across the country create lasting behavioural change and provide them with the tools they need to reach new heights. If you think your business would benefit from Contract Management Skills for Local Government and the help of our professional coaching network, take the first step and contact our team today. Wherever you are in Australia, our coaching program can either come to your organisation or we organise a venue for your convenience. Find out what our training, workshops and skills courses can do for your business and reap the benefits for years to come.

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