The high-value strategic aspects of contract management to improve project delivery outcomes.

A Two Day Masterclass Helping You To Drive Contract Management To New Levels At Your Organisation. 


Wellington | 27 - 28 May
Auckland | 30 - 31 May

Registration 08:30 (Starts 9am till 5pm)
Running in Auckland and Wellington, and facilitated by Joe Caruso of the Cullen Group, this high impact two-day masterclass is focuses on the high-value, strategic aspects of contract management to improve project delivery outcomes.
Our modern world demands faster delivery and better business outcomes from larger and ever more complex projects. So, it’s crucial that contracts are managed just as well as the projects they underpin.  
The management of contracts is complicated by many things: the nature of projects and their location, organisations with differing goals. More importantly, the people who manage them, with their different capabilities, experience and understanding, adds even more complication. 
When things go wrong on projects, the effect can be significant, and the impacts of risks very real. Moreover, it’s important that contracts are managed professionally as they may have more digitally visibility, as they are shared by and commented on by the media, the market and the community.
The increasing importance of contract management for projects means that managing responsibility transcends the traditional, more administrative, role.  To manage today’s contracts, a direct role must be played at a strategic and operational level to ensure value for money is achieved, while contract leakage and risks are minimised.  

Contract Management Masterclass Leader

Joe Caruso


The Cullen Group

The course is facilitated by Joe Caruso, a Director of the Cullen Group, and a professional with almost three decades of experience as a practitioner in contract management, projects and service delivery. Joe's experience encompasses the "buy side" (representing customers), and the "sell side" (representing suppliers), which enables him to provide   "both sides of the coin" when discussing projects and contracts, and allows him to reach outcomes mutually beneficial to both parties, which ensures successful and sustainable relationships. 
He has provided expert sourcing, specification/SoW, and contract management advice to organisations across Asia Pacific, in projects covering many different business functions. Private sector clients include the banking, education, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications, transport, and utilities industries. Public sector clients include numerous federal, state, and local government departments and agencies. Joe has provided expert advice and trained over 1800 professionals on outsourcing, commercial contract management and governance on subjects covering service level agreements, specification writing, KPIs, tendering and strategic contract management, across Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and in the Asia Pacific region.
Joe has also developed and published best practice contracting methodologies and productivity tools.

Why Attend?

  • This two-day masterclass is designed to help you transcend the traditional, more administrative role that has been the nature of contract management. 

  • This course is ideal for those ready to drive contract management to new levels at your organisation. You recognise your organisation's need to think strategically, think long-term, and think results.  Set and forget is dead!

  • Over the two days, we'll be exploring and testing out the concepts and tools used by leading organisations throughout the globe. Think of it as a two-day shopping trip for best practice - but only what works in practice, consistently, across many organisations.

  • You'll be shown many examples, have many interactive exercises to try things out for yourself, and be in a supportive and frank environment in which to soundboard current issues and challenges.



Who Should Attend?

This course is specifically designed for project and contract managers who want to understand the high-value strategic aspects of contract management to improve project delivery outcomes.
Accordingly, contract and project managers, and other people involved in designing and making key decisions regarding project-related contracts, will benefit significantly from this course.



Masterclass Team Discounts




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Contract Management for Projects Location

This masterclass is held in a hotel in selected City CBD.