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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.



Management Concepts is proud to be a bronze sponsor of NCMA's signature annual event, World Congress. Look for our booth in the exhibit hall and mark your calendar to attend our special session in the virtual Learning Pavilion.

NCMA World Congress

Attend Our Session

Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM-1:20 PM PT
Location: Virtual

"Outcome-Based Learning (OBL): Enhancing Educational Effectiveness"

Join us online as we define OBL, its key concepts and benefits, and how this learning process emphasizes a student-centered approach for optimal results. Hear examples of successful case studies, and the implementation of OBL in Management Concepts Career Gateway: Acquisition program.

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Visit Our Booth

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. Explore our new and innovative programs below:

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

Instructor & SME Opportunities

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. Talk to a recruiter onsite at the World Congress career fair in the exhibit hall, download at-a-glance information or visit our Careers page.

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Meet Our Staff

Find these staff members onsite to discuss options available to enhance your career and help your organization achieve its mission.

Steve Maier

Steve Maier

Barbara Rudin

Barbara Rudin

Cheryl Cohen

Cheryl Cohen

Robert Daugherty

Dr. Robert Daugherty
Product Director, Acquisition & Contracting

Jeff Barber

Jeff Barber
Vice President, Sales

Katie Sutton

Katie Sutton
Vice President, Learning Services

Curt Anderson

Curt Anderson
Strategic Account Executive

Ashleigh Johnson

Ashleigh Johnson
Business Development Manager

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Senior Marketing Manager,
Partnerships & Events



NCMA Nexus

March 3-6, 2024 | Jacksonville, FL

Management Concepts exhibited at the first-ever NCMA Nexus, which aimed to bring together buyer and seller teams to address shared challenges, including supply chain risk, requirements planning, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, small business, and sustainability.

Read the recap “NCMA Nexus: Tying It All Together” on the blog >>

View event photos on our Facebook page >>

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NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium

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

Management Concepts said goodbye to a long-running event at the final NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS) 2023, “Strong Foundation, Endless Opportunities” greeting attendees at our exhibit booth and sharing the latest information on Management Concepts innovative training and development solutions for contracting professionals.

View event photos on our Facebook page >>


NCMA World Congress

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

Management Concepts was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of World Congress 2023, presenting a learning session and greeting visitors to our virtual and onsite exhibit booths.

Read the recap "Hitting the Right Note at NCMA World Congress 2023" on the blog >>

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.