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Thu, Apr 18


Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

Education Event with Rene Rendon: "Theoretical Foundations of Contract Management"

This workshop briefly presents some of the more common academic theories that inform the practice of contract management. See below for more details!

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Education Event with Rene Rendon: "Theoretical Foundations of Contract Management"
Education Event with Rene Rendon: "Theoretical Foundations of Contract Management"

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, 303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

About the Event

Workshop Summary:

This workshop briefly presents some of the more common academic theories that inform the practice of contract management.  Theories from the field of management and economics will be discussed in terms of how they inform the contract management life cycle phases from the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK).  The afternoon session will discuss how these theories have been applied to the U.S. Coast Guard Deepwater acquisition program.  Attendees will learn how the practice of contract management has its foundation in management and economic theories.  

Speaker Biography: 

Dr. Rene G. Rendon, CPCM, CFCM, CPSM, PMP

Dr. Rene G. Rendon is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of supply management, contract management, and project management. He is currently on the faculty of the United States Naval Postgraduate School where he teaches in the MBA and Master of Science programs. In addition to teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School, Rene has conducted research for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) and the U.S. Navy and has taught acquisition and program management courses to international military officers and civilian officials.

Prior to his appointment at the Naval Postgraduate School he completed a career as an acquisition contracting officer in the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. His Air Force career included assignments as a warranted contracting officer for the Peacekeeper ICBM, Maverick Missile, C-20 (Gulfstream IV), and the F-22 Raptor. He was also a contracting squadron commander for an Air Force pilot training base and the director of contracting for the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared satellite system, and the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle rocket program.

Rene has earned bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees in business administration and has taught contract management courses for the UCLA Government Contracts program. He was also a senior faculty member for the Keller Graduate School of Management where he taught MBA courses in project management and contract management. He is a graduate of the U. S. Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the Department of Defense Systems Management College.

Rene is Level III certified in both Program Management and Contracting under the Defense

Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) program. He is also a Certified

Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a Certified Professional in

Supply Management (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has received the prestigious NCMA Fellow Award, and he was recognized with the United States Air Force Outstanding Officer in Contracting

Award. He has also received the NCMA National Education Award, the NCMA Outstanding

Fellow Award, NCMA Award for Most Outstanding Article in Contract Management, NCMA

Award for Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing, the Naval

Postgraduate School Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award, and the NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Research Excellence Award. He is a frequent speaker at universities and professional conferences and provides consulting to government and industry.


10:30 - 11:00 Event Check In

11:00 – 12:00 Overview of Theoretical Foundations for Contract Management

Briefly introduce and review some of the more common theories that inform the practice of contract management.

12:00- 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Application of Theories to Contract Management:  The U.S. Coast Guard Deepwater Case

14:00 – 14:20 Break

14:20 – 15:20 Application of Theories to Contract Management:  The Coast Guard Deepwater Case (Continued)

15:20 – 15:30 Conclusion and Wrap Up

Event Details: 

Location: Sheraton Hotel Pasadena 

Parking: Parking is $15 self-park or $19 Valet park 

Food: Mediterranean Lunch Buffet, Dessert, & Coffee will be provided

Investment: Members & Students: $25, Non-members: $35

Registration deadline 12/31/2019


  • Members & Students

  • Non-Members

  • Group Rate: Minimum of 5

    At least 5 tickets must be purchased in the same transaction to qualify for the group rate.




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