The Contract Management Development Programme is an opportunity for those involved in contract management to refresh their skills, build on their existing knowledge and expertise and refamiliarize themselves with key documents and guidance. The aim is to deepen learning and understanding around contract management and to support and challenge participants to work in new ways to deliver outcomes. This programme will build understanding, capacity, capability and confidence in and around contract management, ultimately to improve outcomes for citizens, VFM, social value and provide a stronger evidence base for future decision making. We recognise that many organisations including local authorities use contracts in many different areas and have reflected that in our choice of facilitators and guest speakers. For example, Paul Rackham has extensive experience around Health and Social Care, whilst Jim Nicholls has worked in many different areas of contracting both in the public and private sector. All our facilitators and guest speakers have experience of being on both sides of a contract so can share their ‘lived experience’ as well as the theory.
The programme consists of a series of 2 hour development sessions led by subject matter experts that take participants through the different stages of the contracting lifecycle homing in on various themes, challenges and opportunities. At the end of this programme there is a longer 4 hour session where participants will get the opportunity to demonstrate and apply their learning. By the end of the programme participants should have a thorough understanding of contract management, the different component parts, and be clear about the approach taken in their own organisation and wider system as well as opportunities for improvement/change.
This is a whole programme so wherever possible participants should attend all sessions. Delivery will be virtual via TEAMS and links to any additional material provided.
• Development of a community of practice around contract management
• Greater clarity on how contract management works and will evolve – key documents, etc and how they should be used
• Better understanding of what is possible and confidence to do things differently and to challenge and support others to do things differently
Alumni of this programme will be given priority access to future events as well as discounts on any related programmes.
The cost of the programme will be £1,250 plus VAT. Discounts are available for group bookings.
To make enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, including the schedule of dates, see the documents below: