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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.

Recipient of the 2021 AAFEA Community Partner Award.



Complimentary Leadership Guide: 5 Core Integrated Capabilities of Leadership and Management Model

Whether you’re leading a team or working independently, organizational change, budget constraints, and individual performance require a dynamic approach.

Management Concepts helps you develop the skills you need to navigate change, maximize results, and achieve agency goals. This practical job aid provides a proven framework for more effective management and leadership techniques.


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Leadership Development Workshop

September 20-22, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts is proud to continue to partner with AAFEA at the annual Leadership Development Workshop to promote career enhancing opportunities for those at the GS-13 level and above, addressing the core subjects critical for becoming a member of the SES.

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Leadership Certificate Workshop

Presenter: Angela Kochuba, Executive Leadership and Management Consultant, Management Concepts

For 90 minutes per day over the course of the Leadership Development Workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to gain insights and strengthen leadership skills in the second annual Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Workshop. Through a combination of lecture and group discussions, participants will explore 2 of the 30 modules of the Professional Government Supervisor Program, with content aligned to the Office of Personnel Management’s Supervisory Training Framework and Senior Executive Service ECQs.

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Session participants will learn appropriate techniques for influencing others by exploring these topics:

  • Principles of Influencing
  • Influence and the Brain
  • Influencing Techniques
  • Planning for Influential Conversations

Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this session, participants will demonstrate giving and receiving effective feedback, building on these foundational lessons:

  • Characteristics of Effective Feedback
  • Providing and Receiving Feedback
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

Upon completion, each participant will receive a joint AAFEA/Management Concepts certificate of attendance. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Select the Leadership Course when make your selections during registration.



Next Generation of Leadership Panel Event

October 21, 2021

Save the date: AAFEA, Young Government Leaders, Blacks in Government (BIG) NOW Generation, Executive Women in GovernmentSenior Executives Association, and Management Concepts are partnering to bring together a panel of experts to address the “generation gap” in the federal workforce.


Members-Only Webinar: Building Relationships through Collaboration

June 15, 2021 | 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Angela Kochuba, Executive Leadership and Management Consultant, Management Concepts

Building strong and constructive relationships in the workplace is critical to leadership effectiveness. During this interactive webinar, participants will explore best practices for building relationships and encouraging collaboration.

Limit 40 participants.

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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.




1:00 PM


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


2:30 PM


Susan Rice

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.


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.

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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.


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 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.

How to Buy from Us

As a leading service provider for the Federal Government, Management Concepts is accessible to our customers through several contract vehicles including the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contract, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Multi-agency Contracts (MACs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). For additional information, click here.


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