When negotiating and drafting IT agreements, you need to know what to look out for to anticipate problems, cover-off key points and adequately protect your client’s interests. Are you prepared?
Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements. Led by Bradley Limpert, an expert faculty of legal and IT specialists from leading technology companies will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and confidently negotiate and draft IT agreements.
Over four intensive days, you will acquire a comprehensive overview of key factors relevant to structuring an IT agreement, and practical tools to enable you to draft and negotiate the contentious clauses. You will also learn the critical business, technological, and IP aspects underlying IT agreements, so that you can approach your contracts with a thorough grounding in essential concepts. Topics include:
This Certificate features blended in-person and online learning, including two Online Primers (1 hour each) – both are available on demand upon registration:
1. Navigating Ethical Issues in IT Transactions
2. Understanding IT System Development Methodologies
Your learning will also be enhanced and reinforced by applying what you’ve learned in a take-home drafting assignment and during two small group, skills-based “learn by doing” drafting and negotiation workshops where you will receive personalized feedback from IT agreement specialists.
In addition to comprehensive course materials, participants will receive materials from the text Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents and Commentary.
You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of this program as follows:
(1) view both Online Primers (1 hour each, on-demand)
(2) attend Modules 1-3 (in-person or webcast)
(3) complete and pass the take-home drafting assignment
(4) attend and participate in Module 4 drafting workshop and mock negotiation (in-person only)
Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 4 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.
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.
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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Two Online Primers* available on demand.
*Must view both Online Primers (1 hour each) to obtain your Certificate.
Module 1: March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
(In-Person or Webcast)
Module 2: March 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
(In-Person or Webcast)
Module 3: April 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
(In-Person or Webcast)
Module 4: May 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
Can’t attend the full program in person?
Webcast is available for Modules 1 - 3.
$2,995 plus HST
“I have worked with contracts for many years and must say I certainly have a completely different perspective when I am reviewing contracts than I did prior to taking this course. The course materials provided are also an excellent resource! It was great to be able to attend in person and I enjoyed meeting others who took the course from across the country. Always good to hear the perspectives, views and challenges that others face when it comes to negotiating IT contracts. The folks at Osgoode made everyone feel very welcome, the conference room and breakout rooms were great and the food and snacks were excellent.”
“This course provided me [with] the knowledge I needed for my current assignment [and] increased my capability in this area by 1-2 years. The precedent cases are helpful and gave me an understanding on where the boundaries are. The “gotchas” [from practitioners] were good as I don’t necessary know what to look for.”
“Very valuable learning for my role as an IT Procurement Manager.”
“Overall well worth the amount paid [and] brilliant concept to [use] a case study as a tool for delivering the contents of the program.”
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