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Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual NGMA Annual Grants Training

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual NGMA Annual Grants Training

Management Concepts was proud to sponsor, exhibit, and present at the second virtual National Grants Management Association (NGMA) Annual Grants Training. Held on April 6-8, 2021, the conference boasted record-breaking attendance of over 1,000 participants from across the country who came together to learn and network on NGMA’s virtual platform. Our team was busy meeting […]

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

How can a federal hiring manager distinguish between acquisition and contracting professional candidates? Although the federal government has indicated a need for highly skilled professionals, current acquisition and contracting certification models cover basic contracting competencies, which are just that ― basic. Credentials for Acquisition and Contracting Professionals More desirable candidates are focused on developing their […]

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Federal Workplace

Unconscious Gender Bias in the Federal Workplace

Fifty-seven years ago, when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law, women and people of color rejoiced. It was official. Discriminating on the basis of race or gender was illegal. Although the landmark bill changed the “face” of the United States labor force, women still lag in pay equity and advancement to senior-level positions; […]

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Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

Turning Analytics into Action

Turning Analytics into Action

We live in the land of number crunching. Josiah Stamp, an economist and banker of early 20th Century England, was often quoted referring to the census, “The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you […]

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2021

Grant Stewardship and Implementation within the American Rescue Plan

Grant Stewardship and Implementation within the American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion stimulus is perhaps best known for the $1,400 stimulus checks which are already being distributed. In addition to providing immediate relief to workers, the ARP has ambitious policy goals, including safely re-opening schools, supporting the national vaccination […]

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2021

Virtual Interactive Workshop Recap: Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Forging the Future

Virtual Interactive Workshop Recap: Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Forging the Future

On March 10, 2021, Management Concepts partnered with Federally Employed Women (FEW) to celebrate Women’s History Month with an interactive virtual workshop, “Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Forging the Future.”  Over 200 attendees from multiple countries, all levels of leaders from the public and private sectors, and active-duty military members attended the event. Michelle […]

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