Ever wonder if there is a secret sauce to writing a good contract? That is the question the United States Air Force asked researchers at the University of Tennessee to explore as a part of a large research project. Author and educator then Kate Vitasek teamed with contracting experts to link each of the Vested business model’s “Five Rules” to 10 essential contract elements that will improve contracting success. In this webinar, you will learn about the essential elements of a successful outsourcing contract. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the “Five Rules” of the Vested® business model as they relate to the 10 elements of successful outsourcing contracts
- List the 10 foundational elements that every contract should have
- Understand why each element is essential
- See an example of how other organizations are including these elements into their own agreements
- Obtain a tool that can be used to measure how well an existing contract stacks up against each of the elements
University of Tennessee College of Law
Kate Vitasek is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee and is the creator of the Vested® business model. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Ms. Vitasek’s career included positions with companies such as P&G, Microsoft, Accenture, and Stream International. She is the author of books such as Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships. Ms. Vitasek is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
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