Certificate in Contract Development, Negotiation & Management (CCDNM™) (Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 24-28, 2019)

  • ID: 4708833
  • Training
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 5 Days
  • Innoverto
  • Training Dates: March 24-28, 2019
until Feb 07th 2019
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Increasingly organisations globally are looking to their contracting function to effectively underpin the operational benefits obtained through both tendering and or negotiation. In addition to effectively contractualising these benefits, contract teams are also expected to be able to balance liabilities, protect against the impacts of termination and ensure that the resulting contract is legally compliant and effective both locally, regionally and internationally.

This interactive five day accredited course leads delegates through the full end of the contracting process, from establishing the specific contract objectives and prioritization of these objectives, through to effective contract negotiation and drafting. The course covers both the technical/legal aspects of contract construction and also expands to incorporate cross-cultural contract considerations within both UNCITRAL and International Law and crucially the art of cross-cultural negotiation from both a Western, Middle East and Pan-Asian perspective. Enabling delegates to complete the course fully equipped with an understanding of the key legal principles that underpin contracts globally and how these principles may be utilized within effective contract clause construction in order that they are able to provide the optimum contract format that both protects against risks whilst providing capture of operational benefits.


Benefits, knowledge and skills gained by attending the CCDNMTM course

  • Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a UK regulated body - Certificate in Contract Development, Negotiation & Management (CCDNM™)
  • Use CCDNM™ on your business card and on your resume
  • The CCDNM™ shows that you have completed an internationally accredited certification and that you have the skills and experience to manage procurement effectively on a national, regional and global level
  • The CCDNM™ certificate will be received approximately one month following the close of the training course and will be issued jointly by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) and BMTG.

BMTG Accreditation

  • All Business Management Training Group (BMTG) Ltd training courses are accredited and approved by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), under the UK Regulatory Framework.
  • The BMTG, portfolio of Learning Programmes, has been fully accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), an official UK Government recognised awarding body.
  • In addition, the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) has approved BMTG as an Accredited Centre which reinforces our commitment to assuring the highest recognised Quality Standards in delivering and assessing Programmes internationally.
  • BMTG will continue to explore and evolve our accreditation framework to meet the demands of our Partners and delegates.

The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) - Accredited Certification

The Certificate in Contract Development, Negotiation & Management (CCDNM™) is certified, through independent assessment and accreditation, by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) PAS Standard. The accredited certificate reinforces our commitment to assuring the highest recognised Quality Standards in delivering and assessing Programmes internationally.

The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) is the union of 48 National and Regional Purchasing Associations worldwide. Within this circle, about 250,000 Purchasing Professionals can be reached. IFPSM facilitates the development and distribution of knowledge to elevate and advance the procurement profession, thus favourably impacting the standard of living of citizens worldwide through improved business practices. The term procurement is taken to embrace purchasing, materials management, logistics, supply chain management and strategic sourcing.

CPD standards Accreditation

Accredited by the prestigious CPD Standards Office.

Any delegate who attends this Accredited course may be issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance* upon request, which they can use within their formal CPD record for a professional body, institute, or employer. The CPD Standards Office accreditation services work in partnership with the Training Journal and the CPD Institute supporting all forms of professional development and CPD schemes globally and has an increasingly international reputation as the strongest currency in professional development. CPD extends across the globe and is undertaken in most countries. The CPD Certificate of Attendance is issued in soft copy only and contains the applicable CPD credits for each course.

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By attending this interactive course you will be equipped with the skills to:

  • Limit your organization’s exposure through effective contract structuring, negotiation & drafting
  • Cultivate a better understanding and appreciation of contracting strategies
  • Gain knowledge of complex agreements and the terms and conditions that most often cause contention
  • Build flexibility into your contracts by reviewing the applicability of provisions
  • Incorporate the latest international legislative and legal issues into your contract risk management process, including UNCITRAL Framework
  • Discover current best practice and techniques for defining and managing contract risk, setting & managing performance criteria
  • Examine and evaluate the methodology and benefits behind standard contracts
  • Review key contractual differences between products, services and solutions
  • Explore distribution, sub-contracting, and other third-party relationships.
  • Appreciate the key principles behind contractual damage clauses and apply these principles for optimum outcomes for your organization.
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  • Developing a list of contracting objectives - technical and commercial to legal
  • Balancing Quality, Cost, Delivery & Risk considerations
  • The difference between rating and ranking - and the iterative approach
  • Separating wants from needs - defining mission critical contractual objectives & managing stakeholder expectation


  • Reassessing indemnity and warranty clauses
  • Appraisal and benefits of “Knock for Knock” Liability Clauses
  • Understanding the full effects of Anti-Indemnity statutes
  • Considering alternative pricing clauses -whole life cost approach and alignment with
  • Contract objectives
  • Overview of contractual obligations which may only be determined by the court
  • HSE, Pollution/Spillage
  • Case study analysis & review - BP & TransOcean


  • Determine the best course of action through applied risk assessment
  • Consider your termination rights and the consequences for your operations
  • Look for alternatives in penalty clauses and rights of release clauses
  • Enforcing clear language in unclear circumstances


  • Can enterprises renegotiate rates on the basis of the current market chaos?
  • Cost analysis models in contract negotiations - issues and opportunities
  • Utilising Porters 5 Forces Model - Understand where the balance of power lies
  • Between Buyers & Contractors
  • Have you gained or lost negotiating power due to recent trends?


  • The keys to maximizing power
  • Understanding the shift in power and how to control the shift
  • The impact of power on negotiations
  • Developing a contract specific power influence matrix
  • Aligning Contracting Contribution with Organizational Strategy
  • Corporate growth strategies and how to enable them
  • Ensuring & demonstrating Corporate Governance through contracting
  • Policies that can be either enabled or disabled through effective contracting


  • Strategic sourcing and category strategies
  • Understanding how sales and revenue recognition strategies drive transactions and negotiations
  • Integrating commercial relationships across the entire enterprise - how can sourcing impact sales and vice versa?


  • The key phases in world-class contracting processes
  • Managing the gates in a gated contracting process
  • Mobilizing the optimal tools and talents throughout the contracting process


  • Assessing key changes within international contracting frameworks - UNCITRAL Impact
  • Key elements of International Law & Trade treaties - The impact upon cross-cultural Contracting
  • Key cultural considerations in contracting - from development and drafting to Negotiation and ongoing vendor relationship management
  • Executing contracts globally - review of key requirements including the use of Digital Signatures
  • Managing contractual breach - cultural considerations


  • Capital equipment agreements
  • Equipment rental and lease agreements
  • MRO in the operations environment
  • Ensuring supply continuity within the remote operating environment
  • Contractually managing inventory to ensure operational performance


  • Maintenance services
  • Consulting and outsourcing services
  • Environmental remediation services
  • Transportation and logistics agreements


  • Joint ventures - Key IFRS definition & contract party management
  • Contractors and their sub-contractors ensuring compliance, reputational protection
  • For the buyer organization & exploring excusable/non-excusable delay clauses
  • Teaming agreements - risks and rewards
  • Distribution and reseller agreements
  • Effectively managing Force Majeure clauses


  • Types of Contracts - FEED Competition, EPC, EPCM, Reimbursable, Reimbursable
  • Convertible to Lump Sum, Lump Sum Turnkey, etc. & their pros and cons
  • Partnerships and Alliances in Contracts - Critical Issues (covering types of partnerships - JV, Consortium, Nominated Subcontractor, etc.)
  • Critical Contract Clauses and Related Issues, Contractual Risks in Contracts
  • Risks Management in Contracts
  • Contractual Risks and Mitigation Measures in Contracts, covering key contract terms and conditions, contractual risks, risks identification, mitigation and management
  • Claims Management in Contracts - A win-win approach (or) Effective Management of Variations & Claims
  • Disputes and Resolution Mechanisms in Contracts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Contracts
  • Disputes Management in Contracts
  • Dispute Avoidance and Mitigation- Overview of UNCITRAL Objectives under International Law


  • Creating an effective core team
  • Including stakeholders from across the organization as an extended team
  • The role of senior management and internal sponsors
  • Emotional intelligence (EI) - understanding and managing varying behavioural styles.


  • Tips on how to generate greater clarity
  • The impact of clarity, or a lack of it, in overall contracting success
  • Understanding the sections of the contract which are open to the risk of ambiguity


  • Developing a project plan to implement a contract in both entities
  • Setting realistic timeframes and milestones
  • Anticipating resistance points and barriers - and overcoming them

The programme will include a series of group exercises with a high level of delegate interaction.


The examination is an open book exercise that should be submitted within 7 days of the event finishing. TM

Only those who successfully complete the examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Certificate in Contract Development Negotiation and Management (CCDNMTM).

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  • John Atkinson Mr John Atkinson,
    Consultant ,

    John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes Plc. where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Occupational learning and a Certified Instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training.

    John has wide international experience, including: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, France, Sweden, Malaysia & West Africa.  Organisations that John has worked with include: KNPC, Petronas, Shell, Total, Lafarge, Nigeria LNG, The United Nations, Zain Corporation, Maybank & Sinopec. As a consultant and trainer for the last 11 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.

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This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Contract Management Professionals
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Contract Negotiators
  • Contract Lawyers and Attorneys
  • Sales Contracting Professionals, including key account managers
  • Purchasing, Sourcing and Supply Management Professionals
  • Procurement Managers
  • Finance Professionals involved in contracting
  • Operational Managers
  • Commercial Relationship Managers
  • Risk & Compliance Managers
  • Plus End-users who impact, or are impacted by, the contracting process
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Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates


Arrival by Taxi

Taxi cars are easily accessible outside of the airport, with the taximeter starting at AED 20. It is estimated that a standard taxi costs up to 120 AED from Dubai International Airport to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Arrival by car transfer

Our exclusive limousine services, now offering wireless internet, will facilitate your movements in the city from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart. Please click here for more information and tariffs, or contact our concierge directly at +971 4 341 0000 or email concierge.malloftheemirates@kempinski.com

Arrival by metro

From Dubai International Airport the hotel is conveniently accessible by metro (please note from terminal 1 & 3 only). The cost is approximately AED 6 and it takes up to an hour to travel to the end station Mall of the Emirates, located a 5-minutes walk from Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

Directions From Airport

From Dubai International Airport (25 km): Take Sheikh Zayed Road (South), direction Abu Dhabi. Take Exit 39 at Interchange 4.

From Al Maktoum International Airport (48 km): Take Sheikh Zayed Road, direction Abu Dhabi. Take Exit 39 at Interchange 4.

From Abu Dhabi (166 km): Take Sheikh Zayed Road, direction Dubai. After passing Jebel Ali, take Exit 39, just before Interchange 4. Follow Mall of the Emirates signs. We are located in the West end of Mall of the Emirates.

Distance to Local Attractions

Located between Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates gives guests easy access to the city’s major landmarks, such as the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa, as well as Jumeirah Beach Residences for vibrant cafes and a stroll by the sea. The hotel is a 5 minute drive from Media and Internet City and 20 minutes away from Downtown Dubai and the Deira city centre.

Dubai Marina, 11.4 km (20 minutes)
Jumeirah Beach Residences, 12 km (20 minutes)
Palm Jumeirah, 13.9 km (20 minutes)
Miracle Garden, 10.6 km (15 minutes)


Featuring direct access to indoor skiing at Ski Dubai and high-end shopping in the Mall of the Emirates, this luxury hotel is 4 km from the Burj Al Arab on the Gulf.

Accommodations range from chic rooms with iPads, city views, and marble bathrooms to stylish, 3-bedroom chalets with butlers, slope or gulf views, and access to a private lounge offering food and drinks. All have free Wi-Fi and non-alcoholic minibars.

There are 3 restaurants (Levantine, European and Spanish), and a sleek bar with a terrace. An outdoor cocktail lounge by the 2 infinity pools offers waterpipe tobacco. Other amenities include a tennis court, spa, beauty salon and gym.

Amenities Include:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry service
  • Business centre
  • Room service
  • Child friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre

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