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Effective Contract Management Workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus

Program Structure

World-Class organizations understand well the benefits of lower total cost and higher productivity resulting from mastering best practices in the important phases of project and contract management. With a focus on the best practices for processes, methods, and techniques, this program will make a great contribution to the skill sets of those involved in contracts.

 

Program Objectives

This seminar provides both strategic and practical insights into:

 

  • Preparing and administration of the contract
  • Critical contractor selection & contractor negotiations
  • Identifying and analyzing project and contract risk
  • Selecting and leading contract teams
  • Setting and Measuring Contractor Performance goals
  • Learning about contract types and how they transfer risk
  • Understanding important aspects of contractor price and cost analysis
Target Competencies

Core Concepts covered in this program are:

 

Good Contracting and Procurement Practice  

  • Elements of a Good Contracting and Procurement Process

Risks and Financial Management

  • Assessing risk
  • Cost and Pricing
  • Cost Analysis
  • Allocating Overheads
  • What is a Fair Profit

Risks and Financial Management (Cont.)

  • Developing “Should Cost”
  • Pricing Models
  • Risk Assessment
  • Managing the Risks

Contract Types and Payments  

  • Contract Risk Sharing Continuum
  • Types and Guidelines for progress payments
  • Implications of Contract Types

Contract Types and Payments (Cont.)

  • Fixed Price and Cost-Reimbursement Contracts
  • Economic Price Adjustment Clauses
  • Understanding and Using Producing Price Indexes
  • Invoices and Payments
  • Parties to Letter of Credit

Source Selection and Contract Development  

  • Processes for Source Qualification
  • Developing Prequalification and Tendering Criteria and Applying Standards for Final Selection
  • Rules for Drafting the Contract
  • Terms & Conditions

Source Selection and Contract Development (Cont)

  • Forming the Contract
  • Essential Elements
  • Use of Performance-Based Contracting

Contract Negotiations

  • Role of Negotiation
  • Characteristics of a Good Negotiator
  • Negotiation Nuggets

Contract Administration and Close Out

  • The Critical Integration or Entire Agreement Clause
  • Post Award Functions – Overview and Responsibilities

Contract Administration and Close Out (Cont.)

  • Contract Administration Duties
  • Contract Modifications
  • Scope of Work Variations
  • Rules of Contract Interpretation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Termination
  • Contract Close-Out
Program Methodology

The methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation by all delegates. The presenter will suggest ideas and theories to the delegates and then encourage them to test out the ideas by the use of discussion, small group work, exercises and feedback. Each day of the seminar will end by delegates completing their own record of what has been learned on the day and considering how the ideas might be transferred back to the workplace.

 

Registration Information

Program Dates: 16-20 October, 2018

Registration Closes on: 12 September, 2018

 

Program Fee: $4250

Fee Covers: Visa, Participant Assessments, Airport pickup, Accommodation with wifi & breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments, Workshop Kit, Program Materials, and International Certificate of Completion & Entertaining Tour.

 

Register Online  

 

Online Payment via PayPal

 

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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Program Introduction

     Disaster risk reduction is the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyse and reduce the causal factors of disasters. Reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improving preparedness and early warning for adverse events are all examples of disaster risk reduction. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them.

     This 5 days training will provide the participants with the deep understanding of what the DRR is and how the disaster risks can be managed or mitigated. By the end of the course the attendees will be able to describe the components of disaster risk management, identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards, have strategies to strengthen the role of different organisations and groups in disaster risk management and be aware of the role of local aid workers in disaster management and additional needs to strengthen their participation in overall mechanism of disaster risk reduction.

Program Contents

  • Basic disaster management terms and concepts
  • Sendai Framework
  • Targeted DRR programme options
  • Introduction to hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA)
  • Introduction to community participatory tools and techniques
  • Organising and conducting a participatory risk assessment
  • Planning DRR strategies appropriate to the context
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of DRR strategies
  • How to incorporate DRR into various humanitarian sectors

Program Outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction
  • Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities of a community
  • Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage
  • Understand ways of strengthening the participation of local aid workers and different organisations in overall mechanisms of disaster risk reduction
  • Build collaborative partnerships and effectively coordinate DRR activities with key stakeholders
  • Monitor and evaluate risk reduction impacts of programmes
  • Effectively navigate the resources relating to DRR and resilience that can inform activities
  • Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle

Registration Information

Program Dates: 18-22 January, 2018

Registration Closes on: 17 December, 2017

 

Program Fee: $2950

Fee Covers: Visa, Participant Assessments, Airport pickup, Accommodation with wifi & breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments, Workshop Kit, Practical Activities, Program Materials, International Certificate of Completion & Entertaining Tour

 

Register Online  

 

Online Payment via PayPal

 

Registration Assistance: trainings@risalatconsultants.com or risalatconsultants@gmail.com

Skype: risalatconsultantsint Call/Viber/WhatsApp: +995555116622 

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Transformational Leadership and Change Management Training in Kathmandu, Nepal

Program Introduction

Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through the inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of group. Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms. This style of leadership plays a crucial role in managing organizational changes. Change management includes methods that redirect or redefine the use of resources, business process, budget allocations or other modes of operation. 

This workshop provides its attendees with the thorough understanding of both transformational leadership and change management. The knowledge is strengthened using the contemporary practical examples, that will help the participants to apply their skills in real business situations.

Program Objectives

  • Learning different models of change management as well as when and how they are used
  • Understanding why transformational leadership and change management are essential to managers
  • Being familiar with such terms as manager, leader, transformational leader and change management
  • Understanding how ethics and values relate to transformational leadership and change management
  • Knowing the characteristics/skills associated with transformational leadership and change management
  • Understanding how to transform managers into transformational leaders

Program Attendees

The workshop is highly beneficial for anyone who is involved in change management. Particularly important for Executives, Managers and Supervisors of the organizations operating in both public and private sector.

Program Outline

Day 1

  • The challenge involved in change
  • Portrait and characteristics of transformation
  • Do great leaders share the same traits?
  • How much does context matter?
Day 2

  • Charismatic and transformational leadership
  • Resistance and reactions to change
  • Phases of transformation
  • Harnessing emotion
  • Making change stick
Day 3

  • Extrinsic motivation and reward
  • Beyond money: Intrinsic motivation
  • Power: Getting it and keeping it
  • Key levers of power
  • Influence: Tools of persuasion
Day 4

  • Reciprocity: Give and take
  • Negotiating as a way of life
  • Avoiding the Zero-Sum game
  • Building and leading teams
  • Guiding teams as they evolve
Day 5

  • Observation and organizational learning
  • Stimulating creativity
  • Leading innovation
  • Developing leadership and emerging leaders

Registration Information

Program Dates: 18-22 January, 2018

Registration Closes on: 20 December, 2017

 

Program Fee: $2750

Fee Covers: Visa, Participant Assessments, Airport pickup, Accommodation with wifi & breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments, Workshop Kit, Practical Activities, Program Materials, International Certificate of Completion & Entertaining Tour

 

Register Online  

 

Online Payment via PayPal

 

Registration Assistance: trainings@risalatconsultants.com or risalatconsultants@gmail.com

Skype: risalatconsultantsint Call/Viber/WhatsApp: +995555116622

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Control Workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania

Program Overview

Forensic, fraud and financial litigation support continue to remain among the hottest practice areas, with expected growth over the next several years. Accounting scandals such as Enron and WorldCom have created an increasing demand for professionals to become skilled and trained in forensic accounting and for business to protect themselves from the proliferation of fraud and white collar crime. In today’s world saving your organizations hard earned revenue and maximizing your profits by protecting against fraud losses is a must! This highly beneficial forensic training workshop provides individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills in forensic accounting & fraud auditing and organizations with the ability to detect and prevent fraud. It provides participants with the true forensic methods and applications on how to actually conduct examinations and investigations in this field.

Program Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain fraud and forensic accounting
  • Implement fraud controls to decrease the likelihood of fraud in the organization
  • Utilize Microsoft Office tools to find fraudulent transactions and report on them
  • Apply statistical and forensic accounting tools to analyze data
  • Assist internal audit and senior management in testing data and finding anomalies
  • Utilize Excel efficiently to identify suspicious information that needs further fraud investigation
  • Identify fraud and anomalies using Excel

Program Attendees

Public accountants, Internal auditors, Fraud examiners, Forensic accountants, Governmental accountants, attorneys, other accounting/auditing professionals and educators.

Target Competencies

  • Understand forensic accounting
  • Apply forensic auditing
  • Analyze financial data
  • Detect & Prevent fraud
  • Identify fraud, fraudsters, and Controlling fraud
  • Examine data in Excel
  • Utilize Excel for data analysis

Program Outline

Fraud and forensic accounting

  • Introduction to fraud & Fraud triangle
  • Fraudsters’ profile
  • Introduction to forensic accounting & fraud examination
  • Corporate governance, ethics & Code of conduct

Fraud schemes and controls

  • Financial statements & Corruption schemes
  • Asset misappropriation and Red flags
  • Fraud detection & response
  • Internal control methods 

Forensic analysis with MS Office

  • Importing, Analyzing, & Protecting data into Excel
  • Reporting data in Word & PowerPoint

High-Level data tests

  • Data profile
  • Periodic graph
  • Histogram
  • Utilizing Excel to prepare data profile

Utilizing Benford’s law to test numbers

  • Data sets that could be used
  • Effect of data size
  • Basic digit test
  • First & last two digits tests 
  • One digit a time
  • Chi-Square
  • Mean absolute deviation
  • Logarithmic basis
  • Second order test & Summation test
  • Number duplication test in Excel

Identifying fraud and anomalies using Excel

  • Largest growth test & Largest subsets test
  • Relative size factor test
  • SSS test & SS Different test
  • Subset number duplication
  • Calculating correlations
  • Time-Series analysis

Program Methodology

The course uses a blend of instructor’s presentations, individual and group exercises and participants working on real life case studies and applying analytical MS Excel tools learned during the course. This workshop will provide a comprehensive coverage of forensic accounting — a growing area of practice in which the knowledge, skills and abilities of advanced accounting are combined with investigative expertise and applied to legal problems.  The workshop has been updated with new fraud schemes, numerous examples and stories, and many forensic techniques and tools. 

Registration Information

Program Dates: 20-24 January, 2018

Registration Closes on: 20 December, 2017

 

Program Fee: $4750

Fee Covers: Visa, Participant Assessments, Airport pickup, Accommodation with wifi & breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments, Workshop Kit, Practical Activities, Program Materials, International Certificate of Completion & Entertaining Tour

 

Register Online  

 

Online Payment via PayPal

 

Registration Assistance: trainings@risalatconsultants.com

risalattrainings@gmail.com or risalatconsultants@gmail.com

Skype: risalatconsultantsint Call/Viber/WhatsApp: +995555116622 

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