Managing and Supervising Projects, Consultants, and Contractors

5 Modules

22 Lessons

Beginner to Intermediate  

Enhancing Oversight, Collaboration, and Performance in Multi-Stakeholder Environments

Course Summary 

This comprehensive training workshop is designed to equip project managers, supervisors, and team leaders with the skills necessary to effectively manage and supervise projects that involve external consultants and contractors. The course will focus on building robust management techniques, enhancing communication strategies, and developing critical oversight capabilities to ensure successful project outcomes. Attendees will learn how to effectively coordinate, monitor, and manage the complexities of working with a diverse team of internal and external resources. Through real-world case studies, interactive sessions, and practical exercises, participants will gain hands-on experience in managing projects from initiation to completion.

Course duration:

Five days (In-Person and Online Options available)

Course Overview:

This specialized training workshop is designed for project managers, supervisors, and team leaders who oversee projects with external consultants and contractors. The course is crafted to bolster management skills, enhance communication abilities, and strengthen oversight capabilities to ensure the successful completion of projects. Attendees will learn through a mix of theoretical frameworks and hands-on practice, including real-world case studies and interactive sessions. Type somethin

What you'll  get:

•Best practices for selecting and managing consultants and contractors.

•Techniques for effective communication and collaboration across diverse teams.

•Strategies for maintaining control over project scope, schedule, and budget.

•Legal and ethical considerations in contracting and consultant management.

•Hands-on sessions with tools and software used in project supervision. 

This workshop offers an extensive exploration of stakeholder management, equipping participants with a robust understanding of how to effectively interact with and prioritize stakeholders. Through engaging interactive sessions and insightful case studies, attendees will learn essential strategies for identifying key stakeholders, understanding their needs and interests, and crafting effective communication plans to keep them involved and informed throughout the duration of a project or initiative. 

Course Curriculum

Day 1

Foundations of Managing External Teams

•Introduction to managing consultants and contractors.

•Understanding different contractor models and consultant roles.

•Essential legal frameworks and contract fundamentals.

•Discussion: Challenges in managing external resources. 

Day 2

Effective Communication and Collaboration

•Strategies for fostering effective communication with external teams.

•Building trust and rapport with consultants and contractors.

•Using technology to enhance collaboration.

•Workshop: Communicating project expectations and feedback. 

Day 3

Supervision and Oversight

•Monitoring and evaluating the performance of external teams.

•Techniques for maintaining project control and quality.

•Handling non-compliance and contractual issues.

•Case study: Successful supervision strategies. 

Day 4

Risk Management and Problem Solving

•Identifying and mitigating risks associated with external teams.

•Problem-solving in a multi-stakeholder environment.

•Negotiation skills for project managers.

•Group activity: Simulating a crisis management scenario. 

Day 5

Review and Strategic Application

•Review of key concepts and techniques learned.

•Developing a comprehensive management plan for external consultants and contractors.

•Feedback session: Sharing insights and strategies.

•Closing remarks and certificate presentation.

This workshop is suitable for Project Managers and Supervisors, Team Leaders involved in project oversight, Procurement Officers, Contract Managers, Quality Assurance Managers. Any professional responsible for overseeing consultants and contractors. 

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There are no specific prerequisites for this workshop, although a basic understanding of project management concepts may be beneficial for participants.

Delivery Method

The workshop employs various interactive methods including lectures, case studies, group discussions, hands-on exercises, and simulations to engage participants and enhance learning.


Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop, validating their understanding and proficiency in integrating sustainability into project management practices.

Course pricing

AUG 12 - 16 (LON)

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NOV 11 - 15 (LON)

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