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National Contract Management Association

Management Concepts is a long-time supporter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), providing training and continuing education for professionals in the contract management field. With a variety of innovative learning solutions for certification and continuing education, Management Concepts accelerates the career growth of contracting professionals.

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NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium

December 5-6, 2022 | Bethesda, MD

Management Concepts is looking forward to greeting visitors at our exhibit booth at NCMA GCMS. Details coming soon.


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With so many new courses and professional development and continuing education opportunities to choose from, training from Management Concepts continues to enrich the knowledge base of new and experienced contracting professionals.

Career Gateway: Acquisition
Our Career Gateway: Acquisition is an experiential, cohort-based program designed for new acquisition professionals that uses the theme of a mission to Mars to elevate every learner to be outcome driven and mission ready. Our training program goes far beyond the basics to immerse acquisition professionals in robust, experiential, cohort-based training with an emphasis on compliance and outcomes.
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Digital IT Acquisition Professional (DITAP) Program
Join a cohort of your peers and master the art of digital acquisition during our 6-month DITAP professional development program. Successful completion of the DITAP Program will earn you a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) and 80 CLPs. 

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Credential Programs
Earn electronic training certificates and digital badge through specialized Management Concepts Acquisition Credentials, including Agile Acquisition, Business Acumen, Construction and Architect-Engineer Services, Contracting Team Lead, IT Acquisition, Leadership for Contracting Professionals, Program Protection – Cyber, and Services Acquisition.
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Visit the Acquisition & Contracting domain on our website for more information on our full range of topics and courses.

Meet Our Staff

Bob Daugherty

Robert Daugherty
Product Management Director for Acquisition & Contracting

Steve Maier

Steve Maier

Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter
Strategic Account Executive

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Senior Marketing Manager, Partnerships & Events



NCMA World Congress

July 17-20, 2022 | Chicago, IL & Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2022 NCMA World Congress, greeting visitors at our exhibit booth and online during our Learning Pavilion webinar session.

Read the recap “Yes, and…” — Looking back at NCMA World Congress 2022 on the Management Concepts blog.

View event photos on the Management Concepts Facebook page.


Government Contract Management Symposium 2021

December 2-3, 2021 | Washington, DC & Virtual

Management Concepts shared our many new and exciting developments in our Acquisition & Contracting curriculum with the virtual and face-to-face attendees at the 2021 NCMA GCMS.

Read the recap "NCMA GCMS: Ready for the Future" on the Management Concepts blog.


Government Contract Management Symposium 2020

December 3-4, 2020 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor at the 39th annual Government Contract Management Symposium, celebrating the 2020 theme, “The Path to Resilience”.

In a special session “Acquisition/Contracting Career Pathways and Credentials Program for the 21st Century Workforce” on December 3, Management Concepts subject matter expert Stephen Blizzard debuted a new category in professional development for contracting professionals available in 2021.

Management Concepts Acquisition/Contracting Career Pathways and Credentials Program is designed to provide contracting professionals with knowledge and skills needed for a new technical or management role. This program supports career development beyond the classroom by providing access to real world subject matter experts and career counselors bridging theory with practice.

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Government Contract Management Symposium 2019

December 9-10, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to exhibit as well as present a session at the 2019 Government Contract Management Symposium in Crystal City, VA.
The session, entitled “Preparing for the Future of Contracting,” surrounded a new whitepaper produced in conjunction with NCMA staff, and a copy was included in the conference bags of all attendees.


1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including NCMA- by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

View photos from the Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.


Government Contract Management Symposium 2018

December 3-4, 2018

The 2018 Government Contract Management Symposium was held in Crystal City, VA, and Management Concepts was ready to greet NCMA members and share information about our new and developing courses.

Much of the symposium discussion surrounding new initiatives and emerging technologies, including Agile methodology, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence, and blockchain.