Management Concepts FEW Recap
Management Concepts was a proud Emerald Sponsor for the second year in a row for the 47th Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National Training Program (NTP) held in Dallas, Texas from July 11-14, 2016. The week was packed with exciting speakers, workshops, motivational keynote speakers, thought-provoking panels, and many opportunities to meet a diverse group of people from all over the country who are seeking professional development opportunities.
There were more than 850 attendees in Dallas, and we were excited to have Maria Morukian, an instructor with Management Concepts, teach two training sessions to 200 of those individuals. Her sessions included excerpts from:
- Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: In today’s multidimensional society, organizations recognize that it is a business imperative to maximize the diverse talents of their workforce. This session will provide participants the opportunity to explore the many dimensions of identity that make our workplace diverse, and ways to create inclusive work relationships.
- Fostering Accountability, Adaptability, and Resilience: Organizations are in a constant state of flux. This can create uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments for the people who work within them at the individual, team, and organizational level. This course is designed to help participants develop the knowledge and skills needed to systematically conduct AAR on a day‐to‐day basis.
Additionally, I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Naomi Bell and Ms. Linda Patrick to present the 2016 FEW/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships. The winners of this year’s scholarships were:
- Helen Robinson, Program Support Specialist, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
- Tamara Jackson, Administration, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
This year’s NTP theme was In the Spirit of to Excellence, and those who applied for the scholarships were given the theme as the topic for the essay submitted with the application. We received many stellar applications and selecting recipients was a truly hard decision.
A couple of statements extracted from the essays are:
- “The value of education is something that I have understood since a very young age. The spirit of excellence is what my family instilled in me. ”
- “Excellence! I strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement by being thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.”
What’s the underlying theme? Continuous improvement! It is apparent that these applicants are continually trying to advance their career by seeking professional development opportunities like these scholarships and the training at NTP.
Our booth was a hit again this year with surveys, raffles, giveaways and a polling question about the need for HR certification in the Federal government where the voting process featured candy! More than 250 people completed the surveys and were completely engaged with our staff.
Finally, I leave you with FEW’s President Michelle A. Crockett’s words mentioned at the event:
“I am certain we can agree on two things: you are here because you believe this training is essential to your career; and, this small investment of time and money will lead to a more robust and profound Federal career.”
We are happy to continue this partnership to support and provide the members of FEW with content, training opportunities, and resources to help them achieve excellence.
See you next year, FEW!