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Nov 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In Person

Advanced Contract Law

Workshop Objectives

Discuss administrative issues pertaining to the performance of a contract and variation of a contract. The goal is to equip you with the skills needed to make sound decisions based upon the express and implied terms set out in the contract. Attention will also be given to ethical issues involving contract administration, risk analysis, being called to court as a witness, and other relevant issues related to contract administration.

Recommendation: You should be familiar with requests for tenders and construction contracts.

Workshop Content

• Review of basic contract law principles and terms

• The tendering process

• Liquidated damages and penalties

• Contract performance and variations

• Ethical considerations and relationships

• Being called as a witness

Who Should Attend

Employees with over 5 years’ experience administering municipal contracts or those who have taken the Introduction to Contract Law workshop.


This workshop is recognized by:

  • This course may be used as credit for technical specialist programs only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 7 Professional Development Hours to this workshop.


Through lectures, class discussion and small group exercises, participants will undertake an in-depth examination of tenders, construction contract issues, and leading case law relating to construction matters. Best practices when preparing a request for tender and considering bids will be thoroughly scrutinized, along with the relationship between the municipality and contractors and the need for accurate and timely documentation of facts.


Schelley Hiebert is a mediator and trainer in private practice. She holds a B.A. from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. from Central Michigan University, mediation certificate from the University of Windsor School of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and has attended other specialized training in mediation and arbitration. She was among the first mediators selected to be a Roster Mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.

Schelley has been practicing mediation for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the resolution process. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, conflicts involving employment, contacts, family matters, disability issues, personal injury, educational matters, non-profit organizations, church and ecumenical partnerships, fire damage, transportation and shipping.

Schelley’s active profile also encompasses professional skill development courses, seminars, workshops and conflict resolution design systems for organizations.


Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Rd
Mississauga, ON
L4W 0A1
(905) 219-0044


November 20, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm