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This new and unique Osgoode Certificate program, designed and delivered by an expert faculty of practitioners and contract administrators, will provide you with the tools you need to manage your contracts effectively.

Once you’ve entered into a contract, you need to ensure that you are properly equipped to handle all of the problems that may come up during the life of that contract. In this interactive and practical program, you will hear from experts and develop both your substantive knowledge and practical skills to deliver and execute an efficient, productive and time-saving contract management process.

Topics include:

  • Before the contract: Risk management
    • Identifying potential risks and how they might impact your project
    • Recognizing risk areas in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of your project
  • Negotiating and communicating with vendors
    • Overall strategies, styles and techniques when communicating and negotiating with the vendor
    • How to best handle any potential changes to the contract including amendments and changes in circumstances
    • How to monitor implementation of the contract and address any performance issues
  • Alignment of the internal legal, commercial, procurement, technical and administration teams – the importance of making sure everyone is on the same page


Program Directors

  • Andrew Wong, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Nick Boutselis, Global Compliance, Strategy & Construction, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bruce Ambeault, Consultant
  • Yonni Fushman, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Aecon Group Inc.
  • Andrew Gurlesky, McLauchlin & Associates
  • Paul Ivanoff, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Adam Peacey, Senior Program Manager, Corporate Real Estate, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Jennifer Tuer, Senior Legal Counsel, Bruce Power



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Payment plan details below. Dress is business casual.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stéphane McRoberts

Program Details

Date & Time

August 14-17, 2017
(4 consecutive days)


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$2,995 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

Any of the following professionals involved in administering construction or other commercial contracts:

  • Contract/Project Managers
  • Directors/Managers, Contract and Legal Services
  • Contract Analysts/Specialists
  • Contract Registration Coordinators
  • Contract Administrators

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