Contract and Commercial Management Training Courses

IACCM Courses

Open Course

Course Title: Contract and Commercial Management Practitioner (CCMP)

Practitioner Level (CCMP) is ideal for experienced contract or commercial management professionals who can demonstrate significant achievements in the field, based on thorough mastery of knowledge and methods. At practitioner level, it is expected that candidates have varied experience, relevant background training and verifiable achievements through the application of core skills

It also suitable technical people, focal points, commercial managers, project managers, team leaders and finance managers who have a responsibility for managing contracts, but are not contract specialists.

5 day Contract and Commercial Management Practitioner (CCMP) course

Course Date:  24 to 28 April 2017

Venue:  Woburn House WC1H

Course Venue

Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HQ

The course fee is £1650.00 plus VAT. There is an additional charge for IACCM membership and assessment.

Contract and Commercial Management

Would you like to improve service delivery for some of your contracts?
Would you like to improve cost control for some of your contracts?
Would you like to improve your change control and variations process?
Would you like to reduced variations, claims and disputes with contractors?  

Contracts and Sourcing professionals from many of today's top corporations are gaining qualification through IACCM Contract and Commercial Management Training Courses. They offer a unique program of training, skills assessment and personal mentoring to ensure you achieve world class standards.

A core objective for DPSS and IACCM is to raise the professional status of the commercial contracts community. IACCM introduced their accreditation program in 2001 and have made continual enhancements since that time. To our knowledge, it remains the only professional certification program that is worldwide in scope. Our comprehensive approach is augmented with formal examinations to test candidates at Certified Member levels of accreditation.

IACCM is recognised by many as - The World’s Premier Contract and Commercial Management Training Organisation.

In House Bespoke Courses

The following courses are available as in house bespoke courses, framed around the client organisation’s needs, challenges and specific requirements. Please note that the CCMA and CCMP courses are also available as an in house bespoke course.

Course Title: Fundamentals of Contract and Commercial Management

IACCM has developed the Fundamentals of Contract and Commercial Management Program, specifically designed for the non-contracts business professional. The program focuses on delivering contemporary best practices information which will equip the student to participate effectively in the contract process and does so in a manner which the student will find interesting and immediately useful in their professional life.

Course Title: Effective Contract Preparation

To provide the underpinning knowledge regarding the formation of contracts as well as the key ingredients of any commercial arrangement including scopes of work, drafting contract clauses, specifications and contractual terms and obligations.

Course Title: Introduction to Contract Management

To enable those who are responsible (or soon to become responsible) for the effective day to day management of contracts, but who are not contract specialist. Participants gain an introductory overview of contract management cycle and key processes, from business case to close out

Course Title: Update Course for Contract Managers

The overall purpose of this course is to ensure that contract managers are fully up-to-date with any changes in legislation and to enable a wide range of no contractual specialist staff to be updated in terms of current trends, best practices, developments and changes in the management of contracts.

Course Title: Introduction to Agile Contract and Commercial Management

In today’s fast changing world, driven by technology and ever increasing demands from customers, organisations need to develop a more Agile and Collaborative approach to managing contracts
This course is designed to enable contract and commercial managers to understand and communicate the basic concept of agile and collaborative management of contract processes and approach

Practitioner and Expert Level

Delivery Methodology - Blended Learning

Practitioner Level “Works with autonomy on a variety of contracts and commercial initiatives with experience in advanced operational techniques”

Expert – “Leads on complex and strategic cases, often requiring top executive interface and a high degree of personal judgment. Champions their professional function”

IACCM Practitioner

The IACCM has recently reviewed the process of gaining Practitioner and Expert status. Participants and required to undertake the IACCM Skills Assessment to evaluate their previous and current experience. The next step is to undertake the Advanced Award course. This is an “online” course only resourced by IACCM. The course contains 3 main parts Personal, Business Acumen and Technical (see full curriculum below) There are 30 units of study. The approximate online study time is 30 hours. Normally participants would be advised to target 1 unit per week, thus the average time is approx. 6 months, but this is flexible and is driven by the learning speed of individual participants. Our offer is the contract with IACCM to deliver the online course and in additional to provide a series of supporting workshop to assist participants, provide tutoring, review materials and assist with assessments. Based upon our experience we would recommend six support days as our part of the blended learning approach.

IACCM Expert

Participant are required to successfully complete the IACCM Advanced Course and will then be tested on the practical application of their skills. Following qualification for the program (which is based on successful submission of a case study) candidates will be invited to develop a business case on an issue of policy or organization. Candidates with successful submissions will be invited to present the business case to an expert panel and gain the benefit of personal feedback from the panel.

Based upon our experience we would recommend 3 support days, as part of the blended learning approach for Expert IACCM assessment fee and IACCM membership optional.

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