Welcome to Vested’s Online Courses and Distance Learning Courses
We realize business happens in real time. When you need to develop a contract, it is not always possible to time your learning needs with the dates of our onsite courses. That is why the University of Tennessee’s Vested faculty was the first at UT to embrace online courses.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your adoption of Vested. From those just discovering the Vested methodology and business model to those looking to master it, the University of Tennessee has created online and distance learning courses for you.
Begin your Vested journey with this free course where you will be introduced to the University of Tennessee’s award-winning Vested methodology and business model. Test your knowledge and complete a free self-assessment to determine if you are suffering from common “Ailments” from poorly structured business agreements and see how companies are using the Vested methodology to rethink their relationships.
Looking for a deeper dive into how the Vested “Five Rules” work in practice? This course profiles case studies showing how leading companies are putting the Vested Five Rules into practice to create successful and even award-winning business partnerships. The course also integrates UT’s pioneering RealPlay® techniques introducing self-assessments and tools to help you validate if Vested is a good fit for your potential relationships.
Like the idea of Vested but not sure it is the appropriate business model for your situation? This free seven-topic online course will help you answer the question “Is Vested right for your situation?” Start by understanding the basics of what a sourcing business model is and end the course by completing a Business Model Map for your potential partnership where you will determine if Vested is the best path for you.
You’ve learned enough about what Vested is. You’ve completed a business model map and know it is a great option for your potential partnership. So what is next? The Getting Ready online course is the right place to start your Vested journey. You will start the course with a quick readiness assessment. The course comes with 10 proven tools to help you close gaps in your readiness – including templates and resources to help you develop a project plan for your Vested initiative and determine who is best suited to be on your Deal Architect Team.
The Creating a Vested Agreement online course is the must-have resource for learning critical knowledge to create a Vested agreement. This on-demand course is designed for you to customize an implementation timeframe where you will integrate your learning (and doing!) of Vested to align with your real-world business needs to create real business agreements with a real partner. The course comes with a roadmap and practical tools for you to create a Vested agreement.
The University of Tennessee Validation course is a capstone course for the University’s Certified Deal Architect program. The key feature of the course is for a Deal Architect Team to work one-on-one with a Vested faculty member to assess how well they have applied the Vested Five Rules in practice.
Not ready for tackle a fully Vested partnership? The Getting to We online course is perfect for those that want to lay the foundation for a Vested relationship with a proven relational contracting process. The course provides a simple-to-follow 5-step process featured in Harvard Business Review and includes tools to help you make the shift from adversarial and arms-length negotiations to a more productive “what’s in it for we” approach.
The CDA Coaching Program is designed to help CDAs take their skills to the next level.
The Coaching Program is an ongoing continuing education program which brings both on-demand and scheduled topics to the CDA Coach candidate and existing CDA Coaches. The program ensures CDAs remain up to speed on Vested – learning from the latest case studies and best practices and being exposed to the latest tools and resources.
Being a CDA is prerequisite for registering in the CDA Coach Program.