World Commerce & Contracting
Author: Jennifer Jarrard MEI SRMP Director, Corporate Member Operations, IACCM Council and Community Networks
To help IACCM members move forward, this webinar explores resources and information recently released. Topics include:
Need to know
1. VIBE Summit
2. Staying on TASK in the New Normal
3. Coaching for the New Normal
4. IACCM Council Elections - Vote Now
5. COVID-19 Support. Member-only offer ends 30 June
6. Managing Contracts Virtually - offer ends 26 June
7. Most Negotiated Terms 2020
8. Contracting Excellence Ideas and Issues
9. Adaptive Automation and Talent: Is There a Link?
10. TASK Webinars
11. Virtual Member Meetings
12. Ask the Expert and other Webinars
13. Body Language in Live and Online Negotiations
14. Think Global - Act Local
We are sure there will be specific insights or links where you can prompt members and non-members to be actively engaged.
NEED TO KNOW
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new global virtual conference – Vibe Summit!
We're facilitating what will be one of the largest global gatherings of IACCM members and partners over four days!
Vibe Summit will take place from 21 – 24 September 2020. And will harness the true power of the virtual world, allowing delegates around the globe to share, learn, network and collaborate.
Whilst we trust that in the not too distant future, we will return to our face-to-face conferences, we are excited in the meantime to bring a fully immersive conference experience to a virtual platform.
An engaging and immersive virtual experience
complete with a virtual exhibition hall, networking rooms,
resource center and live help desk.
At the Vibe Summit, you will be able to:
Register now to avail of our $50 discounted Earlybird rate!
Or let me know if you would like me to arrange a group booking/single invoice. email@example.com
We'll be announcing our first speakers soon - stay tuned and find out more here!
We hope you'll support your team in participating in this valuable IACCM global summit!
Tools, Analytics, Skills & Knowledge to equip your team for the new world.
Our newest initiative will provide your team with the tools, analytics, skills and knowledge to “stay on TASK” in the new normal.
Curated content and resources around each theme will be released every 2 weeks!
Our first topic, launched this week, is Remote Work Environment and Balance.
Primarily focused on the individual
Primarily focused on the Organization
You can access materials before and after a topic launch date so you can dip in whenever they wish.
The program is free to individual and corporate members. More>>
Personalized Process to Achieve Your Full Potential in a Time of Rapid Change and Uncertainty
We are all having to adapt to new ways of living and working - navigating our way through these uncertain times can be challenging, but help is at hand!
Whether you are facing difficulty with your new remote work environment and struggling to find balance or you need assistance with online communication and collaboration with your teams, our new coaching program will equip you with the skills to thrive in our new normal.
Our Coaches will work with you in a confidential virtual environment to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Sue Liburd MBE, Executive Strategist, Sage Blue - ' Finding Your Rhythm in a Remote Work Environment Read More>>.
Professor Seth Oranburg, Duquesne University School of Law - 'Presenting Your Best Self Online Read More>>
IACCM Members can choose to book a one-off session or a package. Open to Individuals and Corporate Members.
Our virtual world makes networking and community engagement an even more critical element for career development and progression.
As IACCM continues to grow and increase its global influence, we share a commitment to facilitating member engagement at all levels.
The IACCM Council is structured to be truly representative of the membership and to provide greater regional, industry and subject matter representation.
Think Global – Act Local is the theme for ~150 volunteers who have recently nominated for the 2020 round of IACCM Council Elections. (See Section 14 below for list of relevant Community and Geographical Networks)
#CommunityTuesday and Topic specific Member Meetings are just two of the exciting developments you will see with the newly formed council.
I want to take this opportunity to thank those IACCM Council Members who have contributed in the past 18 months and are moving on to other projects. We really appreciate your support
Please remember to vote yourself to support those who are renewing as well as the new nominees.
Remember to encourage your colleagues to vote. Vote Now>>
(They need to be a member of a Community Network in order to vote in that category).
Elections close midnight UTC 30 June. The fresh list of Council members will be announced on 1 July, 2020
A briefing session for All Council Members will be held on Wednesday 8 July (calendar invite to be sent on 1 July for newly elected members)
Please email me if you have any questions or topics you wish to raise. firstname.lastname@example.org
To support professional development within your team and recognize current budget constraints, IACCM has introduced a COVID-19 support package, with two options:
Option 1. Facilitated Certification Program
Build your credentials and network through participation in an enhanced IACCM professional certification learning program led by Professor Tim Cummins from the University of Leeds and featuring guest academic lecturers from around the world.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with leading academics at no extra cost! Our regular online training pricing applies.
Option 2. 20% Discount on Selected Learning Programs
For those who wish to study alone and achieve certification, we are offering a 20% discount across the following programs:
This offer is available for IACCM individual and corporate members until 30th June 2020. More>>
The transition required when shifting from working in an office to working at home is not just a matter of clearing the kitchen table.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in approaching how we manage contracts virtually.
To support you in the current Covid-19 crisis, “Managing Contracts Virtually” program is available to IACCM members free of charge until June 26th, 2020.
(normally $180 USD per person).
Use Registration code MCV100 Register>>
COVID-19 has had dramatic impact – not least upon our contracts. For some, it has been a case of disruption. For others, complete chaos.
A question for many is 'How will our contracts change? Which terms do we need to revise?'
This year's Most Negotiated Terms survey and report will be eagerly awaited for the insights it offers on the emerging focus for negotiations.
As always, it will provide analysis by geography, by industry, for sell-side and buy-side, supporting improved negotiation, planning and the advice you can offer your management.
Is this the year that Force Majeure will knock Limitations of Liability from the top spot?
Will payment terms, data security and termination rights rise up the chart?
And what about increased collaboration – might we see a shift in the nature of governance and risk allocation?
Please encourage your teams to provide input to the survey now.
We will send you the research report as soon as it is available.
Could customers and suppliers redeem us from post-COVID-19's economic crisis?
- J.A. (Joost) van Boeschoten – Principal, Contrasticon, Netherlands
As we pass through the high tide of COVID-19 and its threat to public and private sectors, we wonder -- Can we handle the post-pandemic's fallout? And yet, opportunities are knocking at our door! This article explores what they are and how to reel them in. Read>>
“IACCM Webinar - Codes Replacing Law” A counterpoint perspective!
- Paul Golding, Director TRG Law
This article explores some counterpoints to a recent IACCM webinar “Codes Replacing Law” and raises questions many lawyers and contract management professionals are asking. Read>>
Diversity Equals Strength
- Sally Guyer & Tim Cummins, IACCM
Silence is not ok and while words are a start, they are not of themselves enough. Inequality in its many forms is deep rooted in our societies and our history and it's going to take more than words to make the changes that human justice demands. Read>>
Why you need to know about TINA, FAR, and ASPR
- Greg Tharp, librarian and researcher
Imagine trying to resolve an inaccurate pricing decision by a contracting officer -- like the cost of steel in a shipbuilding contract – a decision that is stalling the contracting process and putting the business at risk. What would you do? Read>>
Standardized, industry solutions make contracting easy
- Chase D'agostino, Assoc. VP of Corporate Solutions and Strategic Growth at QuisLex
What is the biggest bottleneck in moving the market to more efficient contract management?
We need to share more information, make things easier and move toward industry standardization – without back peddling to rebuild what is already working well. Read>>
Incoterms® rules 2020 released! Are you prepared for the next century of global trade?
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published new Incoterms® rules 2020 explaining buyers' and sellers' responsibilities for delivering goods in the global market. This article defines Incoterms® (international commercial terms) and focuses on current and relevant changes in the rules and how they could impact your enterprise. Read>>
Don't panic! Legal tech is only as great as a great lawyer
- Neil Peretz, General Counsel of Aliya Financial and Contract Wrangler and Josh Levy, Senior Counsel at JE Dunn Construction
Don't assume the role of the in-house attorney is shrinking just because legal technology (legal tech) is here. In fact, legal wisdom and expertise is needed more than ever! Read>>
Future of arbitration: A world view with an Indian perspective and the need for a new normal life
What is the present situation of arbitration in India and steps India should take to keep their arbitration system operating well and open for litigants in spite of the COVID-19 threat? The world has a long way to go before we get COVID-19 behind us, but no doubt, the technology we will learn to apply in our businesses throughout this threat will become… Read>>
When looking at the benefits of automation, there tends to be a strong focus on direct and measurable efficiency and economic gains.
There may be mention of a notional side-benefit of 'freeing up people to perform higher-value activities' – though it is more likely that the CFO will have a greater focus on headcount reduction than redeployment. Read>>
Tools, Analytics, Skills & Knowledge, curated content and resources around 12 themes, will be released every 2 weeks!
Addressing global topics at a local level.
Missed a Member Meeting in your region? See recent local recordings and slides>>
Register to listen live and ask our guest speakers questions or request a link to listen when convenient to you. i.e. commuting.
When we think we are being most rational, the majority of our biggest decisions are made with some emotional bias.
We all judge the feelings and intentions others have towards us mainly on their nonverbal communication.
If you want to better influence and persuade during negotiations and have an advantage especially via online communications, gaining a better understanding of others' and your own body language will give you that edge, and could save you and bring you way more value.
Think Global – Act Local is the theme for ~150 volunteers who have recently nominated for the 2020 round of IACCM Council Elections.
Providing in-depth knowledge and networking for members of IACCM staff, here are just some of the 42 Community Networks:
Contract / Commercial Topical Networks
Professional Development / Other Networks
Ensuring we always “Act Local”, 37 main geographical areas will have specific IACCM Council representation, including:
Central and South America
Middle East and India
This is your opportunity to vote for the individuals who you believe are best placed to represent your interests. Vote Now>>
As always, we hope you found this update valuable. Please do share relevant items with your community networks and colleagues, prompting them to act/fully utilize resources available to them.
Please email me if you have any questions, ideas, topics you would like us to cover in an upcoming event or research.
In the meantime, let me know if you need any additional information.
Kind regards from Melbourne, Australia
Jennifer Jarrard MEI SRMP
Director, Corporate Member Operations, IACCM Council / Community Networks
+61 (0)407 541 497 | email@example.com
Current TASK support for Members: Remote Work Environment & Balance https://www.iaccm.com/task/remote-work-environment-balance/