Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Managing Contracts to Minimize Conflict (Live Online Training)
* Please note, no class Remembrance Day, Nov 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10th - Friday, November 13th, 2020
Registration Deadline
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Event Description

Where do we run into problems most often with contract compliance and how do we mitigate these problems?


Whether you are the Project Owner, the Consultants, or the Contractors, first you need to understand what you have agreed to in the contracts and why the clause exists in the first place.  NOT opening, reading and understanding the contract requirements until it's too late is exactly what gets us into trouble time and time again on construction projects. Waiting until there is conflict and only then referring to the contract to see how, or if, we can get out of the problem is like playing Russian roulette.


In the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications and requirements impacting all partners including the Consultants and Subcontractors.


In this session, you will learn from a team of industry partners’ perspectives:

  • What clauses and concepts in the different project delivery methods consistently create challenges and conflict,
  • What these clauses mean and why they exist,
  • How to mitigate the pain points associated with these clauses and
  • Develop your “go forward” strategies and practices.

Finally, through interactive exercises, we will explore some specific scenarios on what the possible outcomes are and what to do to achieve alignment by all parties.


Who should attend:

Understanding the impact of non-standard clauses is important for all industry partners. This course is most applicable to mid-management personnel from the following roles/disciplines who are familiar with standard contract clauses.

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists
  • Lawyers



Three 3-hour half-days


Please note, no class Remembrance Day, Nov 11, 2020 


Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Members $499.00
MERIT Members $499.00
Non-Members $649.00
Agenda (Pacific Time)
Day 1    Tuesday Nov 10, 2020
8:00am - 11:00am
Day 2    Wednesday Nov 11, 2020
No class on Remembrance Day, Nov 11, 2020
Day 3    Thursday Nov 12, 2020
8:00am - 11:00am
Day 4    Friday Nov 13, 2020
8:00am - 11:00am
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS is reccomended 
  2. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions - Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  4. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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