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National Contract Management Association

Association Partner 

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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November 6-7, 2023 | Bethesda, MD & Virtual

Management Concepts is looking forward to exhibiting at NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium 2023, "“Strong Foundation, Endless Opportunities.” Visit our exhibit booth in the exhibit hall onsite or our virtual booth online, and stop by our table at the Career Fair to learn about Instructor and SME opportunities.


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Our training and development solutions are built by federal acquisition and contracting professionals for federal acquisition and contracting professionals. We know your space - inside and out. This means that the training is relevant, specific, and conveys the skills and knowledge critical to the acquisition and contracting community as it navigates the federal landscape.

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.
Visit our Credentials Program page >>

Career Gateway: Acquisition
Get new acquisition professionals fully ready for their careers through cohort-based training that accelerates their journey to proficiency. Students will not only learn technical skills and business acumen, they’ll apply those skills and practice them in a threaded storyline where they support the establishment of a settlement on Mars - an experiential innovation that mirrors the tasks and challenges students will face in their jobs right here on Earth.
Learn more about Career Gateway: Acquisition >>

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. 

Learn more about DITAP >>

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Visit the Acquisition & Contracting domain on our website for more information on our full range of topics and courses.

Career Fair

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Management Concepts is currently hiring individuals experienced in acquisition and contracting to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and to support client engagements. Pick up information at the career fair or stop by our booth in the exhibit hall any time to speak with a recruiter. Download at-a-glance information.

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Meet Our Staff

Find us at our exhibit booth, send an email, or schedule a meeting to discuss options available to enhance your career and help your organization achieve its mission.

Steve Maier

Steve Maier

Shelly Cook

Shelly Cook
Vice President, Operations

Steve Blizzard

Steve Blizzard
Subject Matter Expert,
Acquisition & Contracting

Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter
Strategic Account Executive

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Senior Marketing Manager,
Partnerships & Events

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke
Event Operations Specialist



NCMA World Congress

July 23-26, 2023 | Nashville, TN & Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of World Congress 2023. Read the recap on the blog (coming soon).

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium

December 5-6, 2022 | Bethesda, MD & Virtual

Management Concepts enoyed presenting a session and greeting visitors at our exhibit booth both onsite and online NCMA tackled the theme “Get It Done: Solutions from the Front Lines.”

Read the recap “Getting it Done at NCMA GCMS 2022” on the blog >>

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


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.