Senior Executives Leading the Way: 2021 SEA Leadership Summit
Management Concepts was proud to again support the Senior Executives Association (SEA) Leadership Summit as a Gold Sponsor. The 2021 Summit, held December 8-10, boasted a record attendance of over 2,000, due in part to the virtual format that enabled conference participation from across the United States and abroad. Attendees included members of SEA — an association serving senior leaders in federal government — as well as aspiring leaders and those in the private sector that provide solutions for the federal government supply chain and workforce.
Keynote Speakers in High-Level Federal Leadership
Keynote speakers included heavy hitters in government and the private sector who addressed the most pressing needs of today’s senior leadership. Among these speakers were Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the U.S. Department of State; Kiran Ahuja, Director, Office of Personnel Management; and Robin Carnahan, Administrator, General Services Administration. These speakers tackled top-of-mind issues regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in federal government, organizational culture, workforce resilience, and the changing needs of today’s federal workforce.
Letter from President Biden
President Joe Biden also showed his support for the federal workforce in a letter to SEA Leadership Summit participants:
The White House
December 8, 2021
I send greetings to all those attending the 2021 Senior Executives Association Federal Leadership Summit.
Career civil servants are the backbone of the Federal workforce. As career senior executives and rising leaders, you have persisted through unprecedented challenges to deliver on your agencies’ missions, oftentimes without due recognition or fanfare. This Administration could not accomplish the important work we do on behalf of the American people without your essential contributions.
I applaud the Senior Executives Association for holding this summit, which will strengthen the cohesion and collaboration of senior leaders across our government. By bringing together experts and drawing on the experience of Federal career leaders, you are providing additional tools for career civil servants to rise to the pressing challenges we face and help America to continue leading in the 21st century and for centuries to come.
I am honored to serve alongside public servants like you who work tirelessly to improve the lives of Americans and people around the globe. You are truly making a difference. Thank you all for your continued commitment to our Nation. I wish you an enjoyable summit.
[signed] Joseph Biden
Management Concepts Session
Management Concepts was also pleased to sponsor a presentation from Dr. Tana M. Session, award-winning international speaker, best-selling author, and certified executive-level performance strategist. Dr. Session emphasized the importance of not just implementing, but also following through on initiatives in DEIA within organizations. If you enjoyed the Management Concepts session with Dr. Tana Session (or don’t want to miss out on similar opportunities), sign up to be notified about upcoming thought leadership events and speaking opportunities.
Management Concepts Virtual Booth
In the highly interactive virtual exhibit booth, Management Concepts’ staff video chatted with dozens of attendees, listening to the concerns of individual leaders, and showcasing custom solutions. Frequently discussed was our comprehensive suite of leadership offerings that helps cultivate leaders at all levels — from high-potential employees to senior-level executives. Attendees could explore our Leadership Pathways interactive tool, or download the comprehensive brochure. Other downloadable materials at the virtual booth included our Custom Curriculum Development whitepaper and eLearning Portal info sheet.
With such an impressive agenda as SEA laid forth in 2021, Management Concepts is looking forward to what the 2022 SEA Leadership Summit will bring. Check out event photos on our Facebook page, or visit our SEA partnership page to stay up to date on Management Concepts’ collaboration with SEA throughout the year.
Vera Medici is Marketing Manager, Events & Strategic Partnerships at Management Concepts. In this role, she communicates and collaborates with clients, organizations, and strategic partners. She prepares for and manages all aspects of participation at trade shows, special events, and webinars and expertly manages all social media activity. Vera holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from George Mason University.