September 20, 2023

Drafting a Statement of Work (SOW)

HOST: Supply Chain Canada

LOCATION: Virtual Online

Supply Chain

A Statement of Work (“SOW”) can play a critical role in both planning and contracting.


This interactive workshop is suited for private and public sector participants involved in your organization’s project planning, procurement process or contract management. Participants will be provided with take-away strategies and a pro-forma SOW template that will be worked with during the workshop.


A Statement of Work (“SOW”) can play a critical role in both planning and contracting. This one-day workshop explores the importance and benefits of an SOW, legal and risk considerations, what makes an effective SOW and how your organization can benefit from an SOW.


By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize the importance of an SOW and when to use it and when not to use it 
  • Integrate an SOW into the planning phase of a project and into the contract
  • Understand the legal and risk considerations of using an SOW
  • Identify the components of an SOW and how to develop an SOW
  • Apply writing strategies and tips for developing an SOW
  • Mitigate project and contractual risk through the use of an SOW

Some of the topics covered:

  • Why and when to use an SOW
  • Importance of an SOW and related benefits
  • Definitions and related terminology
  • Legal considerations and risk mitigation
  • Qualities of an effective SOW
  • Contractor/service provider perspective
  • Format suggestions and Writing Tips


Virtual via Zoom


September 20 – 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST


$425 +GST Members

$495 +GST Non-Members


5 Credits


Debby Shapero Propp is a commercial lawyer with a focus on procurement, technology and health law and has provided legal services in the private, public and broader public sectors for over 25 years. Debby provides advice on challenging procurement initiatives, major group procurements and on all aspects of increasingly complex procurement issues and related commercial processes. She acts for her clients in major technology acquisitions, negotiations for both traditional and emerging technologies such as IT contract management, software licensing, consulting and professional service agreements. She has developed a number of different types of service contract templates and has provided advice to clients on and negotiated a wide range of service contracts.