Creating Collaborative Relationships with Vendors

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Schools contract with vendors for various operations, such as food services, transportation, educational travel, payroll, software management, janitorial services, website hosting, landscaping and maintenance. Fostering collaborative affiliation with vendors and managing risk through contracting will contribute to the success of your school’s mission. Identify guidelines and best practices to help you create a list of tasks that will contribute to these goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how to manage the steps to create successful vendor relationships and learn the process to lower risks of contracting with third parties to create collaborative operations. 
  • Participants will receive a checklist of best practices and considerations when contracting with vendors and managing their ongoing vendor relationships.


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $105.00

Credit Information

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Management Services
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR (Business) – Business Leadership

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen


Heather DeBlanc

Heather DeBlanc


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Heather DeBlanc is the chair of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW)’s business and facilities practice group. She practices education, construction, business, contract and employment law, representing both nonprofit and public entity clients. DeBlanc has been practicing construction law for over 20 years, advising clients as to appropriate project delivery methods, contracting, the construction process and construction disputes. In addition, DeBlanc regularly advises private schools, nonprofits and other types of educational institutions on vendor contracts/disputes, services agreements, facilities leasing, facilities use agreements, real estate transactions, and many other facilities related issues. She is a member of the El Segundo Unified School District’s facilities advisory committee and a member of the California Council of School Attorneys.
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