There are professionals who make decisions every day on behalf of their organizations; many of these transactions take place without a full appreciation or understanding of the nature and scope of the obligations. Moreover, very often the agreements are either ill-conceived or poorly drafted, thereby resulting in confusion and difficulty in fulfilling the mutual obligations. This workshop is designed to demystify contract law and facilitate the conception and drafting contracts.

This workshop will provide an overview of contract law. Through an intellectually stimulating and fun series of exercises, the subject of contract law will be divulged and explained in simple language. Participants will learn some of the “nuts and bolts” of the law and walk through the process of reasoning through different contractual scenarios. It is designed to enhance the professional development of individuals who work with or concern themselves with contracts on a regular basis.

Topics Covered

  • Contract Definition
  • Contract Formation
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Breaches and Disputes
  • Contract Terms

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop the participants will be able to apply Appreciative Inquiry principles to:

  • Understand the legal definition of a contract;
  • Clarify how and when a contract is formed;
  • Enhance each participant’s critical thinking skills with regard to the ingredients of a good contract;
  • Provide an introduction to drafting contracts;
  • Help participants develop basic skills toward negotiating contracts.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for non-legal professionals who need to deal with contracts in their daily business or personal environments. It is relevant to contract advisors, general managers, business partners, marketing managers, business development managers, and the like. This workshop is a good investment for individuals who are looking to develop small businesses and are likely to enter into contractual obligations with others.

Section(s) offered
Section Title
Contract Law for Non-Lawyers
Language of Delivery
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Feb 28, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $695.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 21, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 21, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to pce.scs@mcgill.ca.

  • Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received up to 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • Receive a refund minus $50 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • No Refunds are issued if your cancellation request is received within 7 days of the start date of the workshop, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.

Please note that if no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full workshop fee.

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