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Subject: Voc. Ed.: Business/Career/Communications

Managing the Performance of Contractors and Consultants Series

Managing the Performance of Contractors and Consultants Series

"Highly Recommended. A visual tool that will help human resource managers or organizational development professionals as part of their training sessions to help individuals better understand the dynamics of working with a contractor/consultant within an organization. The program may be viewed in its entirety or each part may be used individually. Here viewers follow a real-life team of business people (a project manager, a supervisor, an IT person) and an outside consultant who has been hired for an IT project; also informative slides help illustrate the main points and concepts of each program." -National Media Review
A timely series that will give business managers and staff valuable tools to assist in "outsourcing." Today, approximately 50% of all work is undertaken outside corporations and managers need to acquire or hone their skills to cope with the complex and demanding task of managing this outsource work. This series offers dramatizations that involve a company engaging a consultant to design, install and maintain a corporate intranet. Each program features authentic executive roles that will be relevant to any business situation. Produced by VEA Productions, Inc. Programs available on 1 or 3 DVD(s), Digital Streaming File(s) or Video(s). For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Also See: Creating the New Workplace Series.

List of Titles


1. Engaging a Consultant or Contractor

1. Engaging a Consultant or Contractor

This program aims to illustrate the importance of developing an accurate and effective brief for consultants by 1) establishing the project's purpose and objectives, 2) formulating a work-breakdown schedule, 3) establishing selection criteria and resource requirements, and 4) drawing up a decision analysis to finalize Click for more


2. Managing the Contract

2. Managing the Contract

The second program in this series shows how the relationship between management and the appointed consultant is set in place, along with knowing the necessary ground rules, aligning values and the mission statements of the company, and understanding contractual obligations and risk-management situations. 05/09DE SCA Click for more


3. Resolving Conflict and Disputes

3. Resolving Conflict and Disputes

The final dramatization in the series continues as we see problems arising, which could lead to a potentially serious dispute. The truth is, very few projects are problem free, no matter how well you plan, organize or coordinate; problems may occur simply due to a lack of understanding each other's business. In this Click for more


Managing Performance, Parts 1, 2, 3

Managing Performance, Parts 1, 2, 3

A combined version of 1. Engaging a Consultant or Contractor; 2. Managing the Contract, and 3. Resolving Conflict and Disputes is available.
1. Engaging a Consultant or Contractor
This program aims to illustrate the importance of developing an accurate and effective brief for consultants Click for more





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