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Since 2014, Management Concepts has been a Corporate Sponsor of Blacks in Government (BIG). We are proud of our long-standing partnership with BIG and BIG NOW Generation in support of BIG’s efforts to promote inclusion, growth, and power for African Americans in federal, state, and local government workplaces.
We participate in a tremendous number of BIG activities. To learn about upcoming conferences, trade shows, networking events, scholarships, and other engagements, bookmark this page.
At the heart of every thriving federal agency are dedicated employees like you who drive progress and innovation. We're thrilled to invite you to a high-impact live webinar, "Leading Organizational Change," designed to empower you with the tools and insights to supercharge your contributions to your agency's success.
In partnership with African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA), Blacks in Government (BIG), and Federally Employed Women (FEW), Management Concepts brings you key insights into Leading Organizational Change, answering questions like:
Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking interactive session from the perspectives of senior leaders across government.
Registration coming soon.
August 28-31, 2023 | National Harbor, MD
Management Concepts is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2023 BIG NTI. Register early for our special sessions, look for us in the exhibit hall, and mark your calendar to attend the BIG NOW Generation Munch & Mingle.
August 30, 2023
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Eggleston
The Management Concepts Professional Government Supervisor Program prepares leaders at all levels for career growth, with 30 modules aligned to Executive Core Qualifications. Pre-registration is required through the NTI website and limited to 30 participants per session, so register early! Participants receive a certificate of continuing education following the successful completion of each session.
The federal budget process is complex. It involves thousands of staffers in the executive and legislative branches, the president, Congress, and federal agencies. Because the federal budget and the policies that guide it have a direct impact on work performed in an organization, it is critical for supervisors to understand the process.
Your writing is essentially an expression of yourself. Every time you write something, you are putting forth a visible statement that represents your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. In the workplace, you are constantly assessed not just on what you write, but how you write it—writing with clarity and purpose is critical. It is imperative to improve written communication skills in order to effectively interact with any audience.
Talk to our staff and pick up information addressing our latest in training and professional development across 7 topic areas : Analytics, Acquisition & Contracting, Project & Program Management, Leadership & Management, Financial Management, Grants & Assistance, and Human Capital & Human Resources. Our certificate programs help you achieve workplace excellence in a variety of in-demand areas.
August 29, 2023
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location: The Westin Washington Harbor, Potomac Room
Management Concepts is looking forward to once again hosting the BIG NOW Generation lunchtime networking event, "Munch & Mingle," supporting the young professionals of BIG. Look for light refreshments, activities, and inspiring words from Management Concepts and Blacks in Government leadership.
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.
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[Recorded Live October 20, 2022]
This multigenerational panel discussion broke down diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the federal workforce in a practical sense, addressing the questions:
Watch now for a thought-provoking discussion from the perspectives of senior leaders across government.
This 5th annual across generations panel was brought to you by Blacks in Government NOW Generation, Young Government Leaders, African American Federal Executive Association, Federally Employed Women (FEW), Senior Executives Association, and Management Concepts.
August 15-18, 2022 | Cleveland, OH
Management Concepts was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2022 BIG NTI. Over 1,200 attendees were excited to see each other face-to-face, make new friends, and reconnect with others. Management Concepts hosted an all-day session, sponsored a networking event, greeted visitors to the exhibit booth, and announced our annual Scholarship recipient.
Read the recap "Blacks in Government: Transformation and Innovation in the Workplace" on the blog >>
View event photos on Facebook >>
May 21, 2022 | Alexandria, VA
Management Concepts was pleased to again sponsor the BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference (RTC), which took place in person on the Northern Virginia Community College campus in Alexandria, VA, celebrating the theme "READI to Serve! - Recruitment, Engagement, Advocacy, Development, Innovation."
This year Management Concepts presented the session "Managing Beyond Generational Differences" from our Professional Government Supervisor Program, which features 30 modules aligned to the Office of Personnel Management’s Supervisory Training Framework and Senior Executive Service ECQs.
May 15, 2021 | Virtual
Management Concepts was pleased to again sponsor the Region XI Regional Training Conference (RTC), which took place virtually on May 15, with a special Management Concepts session for RTC attendees on May 21. Through lecture and small group discussions, “Cultivating Motivation and Engagement” session participants learned to identify best practices for elevating employee motivation and engagement, and how to inspire motivation and foster employee engagement. This session was adapted from our Professional Government Supervisor Program, which features 30 modules aligned to the Office of Personnel Management’s Supervisory Training Framework and Senior Executive Service ECQs.
Read Cultivating Motivation While Navigating the Second Wave of Change on the Management Concepts blog.
December 16, 2020 | Virtual
2020 was a remarkable year, and while we couldn’t mingle in person, we were pleased that hosting the happy hour virtually enabled more of our partnership members, who are spread out across the country, to join us.
For our charity selection for 2020, we encouraged our partnership members to donate to their local food banks to support those in need in their own communities.
View photos from the 2020 partnership appreciation holiday charity social on our Facebook page.
congratulations to the winners of the 5th annual big/management concepts leadership certificate program scholarship!
the Leadership Certificate program helps participants gain the knowledge and experience to successfully prepare for new leadership roles, increase emotional intelligence and engagement capabilities, handle complex problems, and lead change.
Webinar | July 15, 2020
Presented by BIG NOW generation and Management Concepts
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May 16, 2020
Management Concepts was proud to host the first-ever virtual format BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference, serving BIG members in the Washington, DC region and beyond.
The Management Concepts virtual course platform provided an interactive experience to conference attendees, with presenters conversing with students live on-screen. Management Concepts presented two sessions, “Managing Beyond Generational Differences” and “Leading through Change and Uncertainty,” adapted from our full-length Leadership & Management courses and Professional Government Supervisor Program.
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December 12, 2019
Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of big and other partner organizations 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 while supporting a good cause. This year we selected so others might eat (some) to raise money and collect much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items to combat homelessness and poverty. Region XI Council Vice President and BIG NOW Generation coordinator Stephan Matthews spoke on behalf of BIG.
view photos from the holiday charity social on our Facebook page.
August 5-8, 2019
Management Concepts was proud to return as a gold sponsor to the 41st annual BIG NTI in Dallas, TX. Our second annual One-Day Leadership Course was a great success. Our BIG NOW Generation networking event, the second annual “Munch and Mingle” drew a record crowd. Our exhibit hall booth was also busy, with the selfie stand taking center stage. BIG members had a blast taking selfies and recording gifs with their friends and colleagues.
Read a full recap of BIG NTI 2019 on our blog.
Visit our Facebook page to view our BIG NTI 2019 photo album.
May 18, 2019
Management Concepts exhibited and presented two workshops at the 2019 BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference in Silver Spring, MD.
These workshops, 90-minute condensed versions of 4-hour modules from our Professional Government Supervisor Program, were tailored for early career and advanced career levels.
Hannah Toney, Director, Learning and Technology Solutions at Management Concepts, presented the “Inspiring Leaders” workshop. Debbie Eshelman, Managing Director at Management Concepts, facilitated the “Thinking Strategically — Essential skills for A supervisor” workshop. All participants received a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshops.
may 9, 2019
in honor of public service recognition week, management concepts thanked big now generation members and young government leaders for their service with a lively networking event at lost society in washington, dc.
May 8, 2019
Management Concepts exhibited and presented two workshops at the BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference 2019 in silver spring, md.
Hannah Toney, Director, learning and technology solutions at Management Concepts, presented the “Inspiring Leaders” workshop. Debbie Eshelman, Managing Director at Management Concepts, facilitated the “Thinking Strategically — Essential skills for supervisor” workshop. all participants received a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshops.
october 23, 2018
during a complimentary breakfast at the city club of washington, dc, young government leaders and big now generation presented the “emerging leader empowerment forum,” where aspiring young leaders heard from a panel of speakers about their career journeys. ample time was provided for q&a and networking with peers and panelists.
August 5-8, 2018
The 40th annual BIG NTI took place in New Orleans, LA. Our second annual one-day leadership course was a great success, with a full room and waitlist. Our BIG NOW Generation networking event, the second annual “Munch and Mingle” drew a record crowd. Our exhibit hall booth was also busy, with the selfie stand taking center stage. BIG members had a blast taking selfies and recording gifs with their friends and colleagues.
view our big nti 2018 photo album on our facebook page.
august 21-24, 2017
management concepts returned as a gold sponsor to the 39th annual big nti in atlantic city, nj.
management concepts presented two conference sessions. first, michelle clark, director, marketing and strategic partnerships at management concepts, co-presented with marcus brownrigg, strategic partnerships and communications advisor to the ceo of the corporation for national and community service (americorps) on the topic of “creating strategic partnerships through internal and external collaboration.” the second session, “making culture change stick,” was presented by lahaja furaha, organizational culture practice lead and senior human capital advisor at management concepts.
we also sponsored the munch and mingle networking event, expanding our relationship with big now generation.
read a full recap of big nti 2017 on our blog, written by michelle clark, director, marketing and strategic partnerships at management concepts, and longtime big member.
view our big nti 2017 photo album on our facebook page.