We have compiled answers to the questions our students ask most frequently. We hope that the following information will assist you in making your plans.
If you don't see your question on this list, please call us at 888.545.8571.
Management Concepts develops, continually updates, and delivers over 250 practical, competency-based, results-oriented courses in:
For information about specific courses, please search our online catalog or request a printed catalog.
Please see the Training Registration & Payment Options page or click on a session date on the specific course page.
For information about class confirmation, please see the Terms & Conditions
Management Concepts offers courses at two training centers in the Metro Washington, D.C. area and at local hotels and conference centers around the country. Please check your confirmation letter for information on the exact location of your class.
Yes! Our courses can be used to fulfill a variety of continuing education needs, including college credit ,Continuing Professional Education (CPE)credit, mandatory training for Federal Contract Specialists and CORs/COTRs, certification for government financial managers, certification for project managers, and Continuing Education Units(CEUs). Please note that college credit is only available and will be granted at the discretion of the accepting institution.
Yes. For groups of students enrolled in the same session, the following group discounts apply:
5-9 students receive a 5% discount
10 or more students receive a 10% discount
Management Concepts instructors are lifelong teachers – men and women who have mastered their disciplines and practiced them with distinction in public and private sectors. They are:
Each course includes a specially developed course manual. Materials are timely, engaging, updated continually, and supplemented where appropriate with case studies, exhibits, and practical exercises that reinforce major principles.
In some classes, video examples, computer-based applications, published materials, multimedia, and the Internet also support traditional techniques.
Manuals are available only as a part of the course and cannot be purchased separately.
Publications – books, newsletters, and reference guides available in print, on CD-ROMS, and online – may be purchased separately. Our editors continuously maintain and update all publications.
Our classes are scheduled as follows:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Acquisition & Contracting
Human Capital and Human Resources
Grants & Assistance
Leadership & Management
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Five-day courses may dismiss about an hour early on the last day, depending on the timing of the final exam. However, this is on a case-by-case-basis and should not be relied upon for your travel plans.
One- to four-day courses run through the end of the day.
Please note: Make your travel plans according to the schedule outlined in "What are the course hours." To receive a training certificate, you must attend the full course session.
Students who have failed a course exam are allowed one opportunity to re-test. When the student is unable to re-test at our Washington D.C. facility, an approved proctor may administer the exam.
To have the exam proctored, please fill out the proctor form completely with the proper signatures. Once completed, please send the proctor form back to Management Concepts via email to email@example.com.
Yes! Federal agencies may take full advantage of Management Concepts and other commercial training sources.
Here’s the background:
Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994 (PL103-226) eliminates distinction between government and nongovernmental training sources.
PL 103-226 also eliminates eligibility requirements for nongovernmental training. (See 5 CFR Part 410.)
Government Employees Training Act (PL 85-507, as amended) enables agencies to sponsor and pay for training by Management Concepts and other nongovernmental sources.
Management Concepts has negotiated with the General Services Administration to ease the procurement process and provide special pricing for federal government employees who wish to attend group on-site training. For more information, visit Federal Supply Service Schedule 69.
See the Terms & Conditions for more information.
You must attend the full session to receive a completion certificate.
In case of illness or unavoidable emergency, you may schedule make-up time with the Registration Department.
To view our Satisfaction Guarantee, see the Terms & Conditions.
Call our Program Manager at 703.790.9595 for information about courses at your location.
Client on–site and customized programs offer many benefits:
Economy. You save on tuition costs plus travel expenses and travel time.
Convenience. Training is scheduled to meet your schedule and accommodate your workload.
Targeted training. Your group will be trained at the same time, in the same way, and will benefit from the shared experience. Your organization will feel the immediate impact.
Flexibility. Our customized courses can be combined, lengthened, or shortened with new subjects added or created – and designed specifically for your organization.
Proven instructors. Our instructors are experts in their fields with a commitment to sharing their knowledge and ensuring every course meets the needs of the students.
High – quality reference materials. Each student will receive a complete course manual – an essential reference long after the course is completed.
Visible investment in staff. Holding a client on-site course sends a positive message that your organization is investing in enhancing the skills of your staff and promoting professionalism.
No, the company does not provide placement assistance.
No, we do not grant credit towards completion of our courses for previous education, training, or professional experience.
Yes. If you have a question about material or an issue covered in class, speak with your instructor to arrange a time either before or after class to discuss the matter further.
Yes you can! According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), it is permissible to use this year’s funds for training that is scheduled for the following fiscal year, which includes open enrollment, contracted on-site courses, or customized training.
The Comptroller General’s Decision (B-238940) permits use of current fiscal year funds to pay for training during the next fiscal year as long as the following three conditions are met:
For a complete explanation of the Comptroller General’s Decision (B-238940), click here.
It is best to consult your contracting officer for your agency’s specific policy regarding use of end-of-year funds. We are available to assist you in scheduling your training and answer any questions you might have about utilizing these unobligated funds. For more information, contact our customer service representatives at 703.790.9595.
To successfully complete a course, you must attend the entire class, participate, complete assignments, and where applicable, achieve a passing score on all graded work.
Management Concepts is the nation’s premier provider of training and professional development solutions serving the
public and private sectors.
8230 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182