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African American Federal Executive Association

Strategic Partnership

The African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA) is widely recognized as the leading non-profit organization dedicated to preparing and supporting African Americans for advancement into and within the senior ranks of the U.S. government. Management Concepts is proud to partner with AAFEA for training and professional development.

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FEATURED EVENT

It Starts with Us: Forging the Future of Federal Leadership

February 23, 2021 | Virtual

Today’s Senior Executives, GS-15s and GS-14s are an important bridge between policy which can be slow to change – and the immediate need for promoting diversity and inclusivity amongst cultures and generations to cultivate the federal leadership of the future, before these candidates fall off the diversity cliff.

The  African American Federal Executive Association , Executive Women in GovernmentSenior Executives Association, and Management Concepts have partnered to present “It Starts with Us: Forging the Future of Federal Leadership” with keynote speaker Ambassador Susan Rice and a panel discussion of distinguished speakers to address the actions federal leaders can take today to forge the leadership of tomorrow.

WATCH THE RECORDING

Webinar

Agenda

1:00 PM

Introduction

1:10 PM

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tyra Dent Smith, Executive Director, African American Federal Executive Association (SES Retired)

  • Patrina Clark, Deputy Director, Office of Agency Services, Farm Credit Administration
  • Roland Edwards, Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Wonzie Gardner, Office Head and Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Information and Resource Management, National Science Foundation
  • Kerry Neal, Assistant Inspector General for Management, Office of the Executive Director, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State

2:00 PM

Q&A

2:30 PM

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Susan Rice

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

AAFEA has announced the official launch of their online giving campaign via PayPal:

“As we navigate these unprecedented times, the AAFEA Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring continued and sustainable operations to support the professional development and advancement of our members. As a non-profit, volunteer organization, the Association has sustained program operations from member dues and support of our generous sponsors for almost two decades. As a new world order evolves and we adapt to a new normal, we must secure the organizational infrastructure.”

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PAST EVENTS

2nd Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

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.

Executive Director Tyra Dent Smith spoke on behalf of AAFEA.

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.

Virtual

AAFEA Leadership Development Workshop

Virtual Conference
September 14-16, 2020

“Leading With Impact”

Management Concepts was pleased to host the 16th Annual AAFEA Leadership Development Workshop on our virtual learning platform. The 2020 Workshop was held as an online event for the first time in AFFEA’s history.

AAFEA Leaders

Management Concepts also presented two sessions at the event:  
“Managing Change” and “Cultivating Motivation & Engagement”

Session participants enjoyed a distinctly intensive and highly interactive experience, gaining new insights and understanding common leadership and management challenges. These two modules are available as part of the Professional Government Supervisor Program, a customizable private group training experience aligned with the OPM Core Competencies.

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Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is recruiting experienced individuals to work on a contract basis as instructors, Subject Matter Experts, and support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit www.ManagementConcepts.com/Careers or stop by our booth to inquire or to drop off your resume for consideration.

Who We Are

For over 45 years, Management Concepts has designed and delivered scalable, customized, and targeted learning solutions for the Federal Government. From individual course delivery to comprehensive organizational plans, our singular focus is identifying and addressing workforce skill gaps.

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