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Contract Development: Best Practices in Word

Date:   Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 05, 2024
Time:   7:30 AM





April 2 - 5, 2024


7:30 - 11:00 AM PDT


10 Credits


Virtual via Zoom


Members: $725 +tax 

Non-Members: $795 +tax


Basic understanding of Contract Formation and Microsoft Word


In today’s dynamic and fast-moving business landscape, mastering the use of Microsoft Word as an essential tool for contract development is a pivotal skill for Procurement professionals. This unique workshop is crafted to provide you with invaluable insights into harnessing the power of Microsoft Word, enabling you to enhance contract quality, supercharge productivity, and sidestep common pitfalls in the contract development process.

  • Enhance contract quality. Learn process techniques and tools within Microsoft Word to streamline your contract development workflow and elevate the quality of your contracts.
  • Supercharge productivity. From drafting to review to approval, discover how to utilize Word’s capabilities to enhance your productivity.
  • Avoid common pitfalls. Discuss the common pitfalls in contract development and learn process and technical techniques to avoid frustration, risks, and rework.

Who Should Attend?

Procurement professionals who want to easily produce and collaborate on high-quality, professional documents using Microsoft Word. Participants should have a basic understanding of contract development and the use of Microsoft Word.

Why This Workshop?

In this workshop, you won’t just watch pre-recorded instructions – this is a hands-on instructor-led workshop that will take you through multiple exercises to firmly establish the skills into your repertoire.  This workshop has been specifically tailored to the requirements of an SCM professional with exercises centering around a complex contract document. 

What Value Can I Expect?  

After attending this workshop, you will possess a suite of tools that can be applied every time you work with Microsoft Word and will save you hours of headache and frustration. 


By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify common contract development pitfalls and their potential consequences
  • Demonstrate the use of Microsoft Word features to enhance the contract development process
  • Apply contract writing best practices to enhance the quality and constancy of contract drafts
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of specific Word functionality in improving productivity and reducing contract development risks
  • Develop customized contract templates using advanced features in Microsoft Word
  • List contract formation and development best practices

Main Topics:

Session 1:

  • Formatting and creating styles
  • Automating a Table of Contents

Session 2: 

  • Creating smart multi-level lists
  • Working with Headers and Footers
  • Using breaks
  • Tables and Images

Session 3:

  • The quick access toolbar
  • Unlocking the power of fields and cross-references

Session 4:

How to leverage the Review ribbon

  • Track changes
  • Commenting
  • Protecting from untracked changes
  • Comparing document versions

What Version of Word are we Going to Use?

The workshop will be taught using Microsoft Word for Office 365.  If you are using an earlier version of Word, the workshop facilitator will help you bridge the gap between versions, which are very similar in terms of the content and functionality that will be covered.  


Andrew Britton

Andrew Britton 

Andrew Britton is a supply chain professional with over 15 years of experience working in the energy, oil and gas, and agriculture industries.  Working with organizations such as The National Energy Board, General Electric, Suncor and Syncrude, Andrew has developed broad experience developing and documenting processes and contracts that are used to maximize value to the organizations he works for.  As an SCM professional himself, Andrew teaches skills in a manner that is directly related to the work performed in an SCM role, using real-life examples and lessons he has learned along the way.


Registrants will receive a full refund for courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada - West

Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provided written notice to Supply Chain Canada - West of their withdrawal from the course 14 days before the first day of class, will be provided with a full refund. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted.

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