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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.

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SPECIAL CONTENT FOR BIG MEMBERS

Whether you’re leading a team or working independently, organizational change, budget constraints, and individual performance all require a dynamic approach. Management Concepts helps you develop the skills you need to navigate change, maximize results, and achieve agency goals. This practical on-the-job aid provides a proven framework for more effective management and leadership techniques.
Get your copy of our 5 Core Integrated Capabilities of Leadership and Management to sharpen your skills and lead effectively. You will learn about essential capabilities that will help you:

  • Achieve mission success
  • Shape your organization’s culture
  • Address the changing demands of our environment

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FEATURED EVENT

BIG Virtual National Training Institute

August 23-26 | Virtual

“Training matters” and Management Concepts is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Blacks in Government Virtual National Training Institute, and to continue to partner with BIG and support its members in achieving excellence in their careers.

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Special Session: One-Day Leadership Course

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Presenter: Margaret Eggleston

Strengthen your leadership skills and advance your career at our third annual One-Day Leadership Course. The course is a distinctive, intensive, and highly interactive experience that will serve as a catalyst for leadership transformation. The course is 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.

Participants will explore specific leadership and management challenges and opportunities such as:

  • Mentoring
  • Managing Change
  • Cultivating Motivation and Engagement
  • Building Relationships Through Collaboration

Upon completion, each course participant will receive a joint BIG/Management Concepts certificate of attendance. Select the Leadership Course when registering through bignet.org. Limited to 40 participants.

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Our virtual courses have enabled government professionals to meet their professional development goals even while working remotely, and are available for individual enrollment and private group training.

Talk to our staff and download information addressing our latest in training and professional development across 8 topic areas : Analytics, Acquisition & Contracting, Project & Program Management, Leadership & Management, Financial Management, Grants & Assistance, Professional Skills, and Human Capital & Human Resources. Our certificate programs help you achieve workplace excellence in a variety of in-demand areas.

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Meet Our Staff

Michelle Clark is a lifetime member of BIG and active at many BIG events throughout the year. Talk to us at events or send an email any time in between.

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark
Director, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
mclark@managementconcepts.com

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Events Marketing Manager
vmedici@managementconcepts.com

PAST PARTNER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

BIG Region XI Regional Training Conference

May 15, 2021 | Virtual

Management Concepts was pleased to again sponsor the Region XI Council 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.

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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.

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.

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Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual BIG/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship!

2020 Winners:

  • Mechele A. Lynch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dwayne Mitchell, Department of Veterans Affairs

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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BIG NTI 2019 photo album.

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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.

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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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