Contracts Changes, Disputes, and Terminations – Mastering the Fundamentals

March 26, 2018
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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Hilton,BWI Airport (Meeting Room: Concourse D)
1739 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090


WhenMonday, March 26, 2018 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration Check-in starts at 8:00 am

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks

Where:Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport


Topic: "National Education Seminar – Contracts Changes, Disputes, and Terminations – Mastering the Fundamentals"

Speaker: Michelle Currier


Contracts Changes, Disputes, and Terminations – Mastering the Fundamentals is a one-day National Education Seminar that presents the information you need to handle any and all ambiguities, differences of opinion, or potential and real conflicts between the parties. These can arise by verbal discussion, letter, the proposal, the basic contract, or any of its subsequent modifications. They can involve everything from the interpretation of the statement of work to the minutes of a meeting. Changes can also come from various sources—some with the authority to make them and sometimes not. They can also impact the success of your contract as well as the relationship between the parties. At the completion of this seminar, participants will understand the following: 1) What constitutes a change; 2) How changes arise; 3) Who is authorized to issue and respond to changes and how to respond; 4) Various actions to be taken to successfully incorporate changes both parties agree to, including the next steps when agreement is not forthcoming; and 5) Knowing when and how to expect contract changes, as well as disagreement. Avoiding escalation of those issues, along with working through them when (not if) they occur, is vital to success or failure of your program as well as organization. At the end of this one-day seminar, you will be confident in protecting you and your organization from surprises that can derail your program’s success. Anyone involved in the acquisition process will benefit from the content covered: managers, directors, financial analysts, engineers, technical managers, auditors, reviewers, quality inspectors, business development employees, and senior leaders and executives, among others. The learning provided will help not only those with only a rudimentary understanding of government contracting, but those with mid- or even senior-level experience as well.


Speaker: Michelle Currier, Professor of Contract Management, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Ms. Currier is a Professor of Contract Management at the DAU, Middle Atlantic Region. She brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom from her 35-year career, having served with distinction as a Contracting Officer, Division Chief, and Director of Contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory, Military Sealift Command, Small Business Administration, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Army Contracting Command. Ms. Currier has received numerous awards and recognitions, was recognized by Inside Business as one of the Top 25 Women in Business, has earned both the CPCM and CFCM designations from the NCMA, is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Senior Leadership Program. She is a Past National President of the NCMA and an NCMA Fellow. Michelle has received NCMA’s Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, the NCMA Education Award and several National Achievement Awards. Ms. Currier currently serves on the NCMA Board of Advisors and is a Contract Management Leadership Development Program mentor and faculty member.



$325.00 Member Ticket
$275.00 Earlybird rate before February 25

$360.00 Non-Member Ticket
$310.00 Earlybird rate before February 25