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Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

ASMC NCR PDI: The Biggest One Yet

ASMC NCR PDI: The Biggest One Yet

MilitaryMore than 1,500 financial management professionals filled the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building on March 10 for the American Society of Military Comptroller’s (ASMC) National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute (PDI). This was the largest NCR PDI yet and Management Concepts felt it with attendees covering the exhibit area!

From Big Data to Shared Services to Audit Success, the sessions covered a variety of topics and many rooms were filled over capacity due to the significant interest in all of these areas. The DoD FM Certification continues to be a big topic in this arena as well. Of particular importance was the transition from attaining the certification to maintaining the certification with continuing education. It was surprising to hear how many attendees were focused on the DoD FM Certification rather than CDFM certification.

Also of note was Department of Homeland Security Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer Chip Fulghum’s session. Mr. Fulghum feels very strongly that leadership, and being a “Servant Leader,” is critical.  He said “leadership is what raises and lowers the boat in the water.” His four key tenets to leadership are:

  • Right attitude
  • Communication
  • Mentoring
  • Service

We certainly support Mr. Fulghum in his efforts to promote the quality and importance of leadership within DHS and throughout the Federal government.

Hats off to ASMC for a great PDI in the national capital region. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Orlando in June!

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