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Blacks In Government

Since 2014, Management Concepts has been a Corporate Sponsor of Blacks in Government (BIG). We are proud of our long-standing Strategic 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.

BIG

FEATURED EVENT:

Making it Personal: The Power of Storytelling for Building Inclusive Environments

Webinar
July 15, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presented by BIG NOW Generation and Management Concepts

During this webinar we will discuss the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in developing effective and meaningful training. We will also explore how leaders can use the power of storytelling to make teams more inclusive.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

BIG NTI 2020 has been canceled. Updates to follow.
BIG National Training Institute 2020 | August 24-27, 2020

Management Concepts is looking forward to sponsoring and exhibiting at the 42nd Annual BIG NTI in Tampa, FL. Look for us in the expo hall, attend our One-Day Leadership Course, and network with BIG NOW Generation members at the 3rd annual Munch & Mingle. More information will be coming soon.

BIG

One-Day Leadership Course

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Strengthen your leadership skills and advance your career at our second annual One-Day Leadership Course, sponsored by Management Concepts. The course provides a distinctly intensive and highly-interactive experience that serves as a catalyst for leadership transformation. The course addresses challenges in leadership and management such as: Mentoring, Managing Change, Cultivating Motivation and Engagement, and Building Relationships Through Collaboration.

Upon completion, each course participant will receive a joint BIG/Management Concepts certificate of attendance. It is open to 40 students, and last year’s session was fully booked within a matter of days. Register at Bignet.org.

View photos from the 2019 Leadership Course on our Facebook page.

Leadership Course

Meet our Staff

Chat with our knowledgeable staff to learn how to advance your career with Management Concepts training in multiple topic areas.

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark
Director, Marketing and
Strategic Partnerships

mclark@managementconcepts.com

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Events Marketing Manager
vmedici@managementconcepts.com

Margaret Eggleston

Margaret Eggleston
Management Concepts Instructor

 

Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships

The 5th Annual BIG/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship competition will be accepting applications soon!

The Leadership Certificate Program helps you gain the knowledge and experience you need to successfully prepare for new leadership roles, increase emotional intelligence and engagement capabilities, handle complex problems, and lead change. Visit the BIG National home page and scroll down for details.

VISIT THE BIG NATIONAL WEBSITE

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Clark at 703.790.9595 or email mclark@managementconcepts.com.

2019 Winners:

  • Deborah McClanahan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Alesia Smith, Department of Justice
  • Renaee Allen, Department of Veterans Affairs

PAST PARTNER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference

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 interactive 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.

VISIT THE BIG REGION XI WEBSITE

BIG

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

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.

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

BIG National Training Institute 2019

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, written by Michelle Clark, Director, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Management Concepts, and longtime BIG Member.

Visit our Facebook page to view our photo albums
BIG NTI 2019 photo album.

BIG National Training Institute 2019

BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference

May 18, 2019

Management Concepts exhibited and presented two workshops at the BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference 2019 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 Supervisor” Workshop. All participants received a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshops.

BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference

Public Service Recognition Week Happy Hour

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.

Public Service Recognition Week Happy Hour

Webinar: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

May 8, 2019

Management Concepts exhibited and presented two workshops at the BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference 2019 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 Supervisor” Workshop. All participants received a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshops.

Webinar: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Emerging Leader Empowerment Forum

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.

Emerging Leader Empowerment Forum

BIG National Training Institute 2018

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.

BIG National Training Institute 2018

BIG National Training Institute 2017

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.

BIG National Training Institute 2017

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.

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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