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Chapter Leaders Meet to Strengthen Their Chapter 

 "The Teams of NCMA"


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NCMA's second event of its new and improved chapter leader training series! Formerly known as Leadership Summit and Mid-Year Leadership Conference, this new format of chapter leader training will now occur three times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA's chapter leaders. We hope you were able to attend the Summer Chapter Leader Summit in Nashville, TN held in conjunction with World Congress 2013. Look for a Spring Chapter Leader Summit coming soon!

About NCMA's Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2013

November 17, 2013 • 12:00pm-7:00pm • Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel • Washington, DC
This year's summit was held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS), in order to make attendee travel and participation more affordable and to give our chapter leaders greater exposure to NCMA leadership and the profession at large. It occurred right in the middle of football season, so attendees wore their favorite sport team's jersey. They discussed and learned how to make their chapter into the strongest, most effective team it can be! Check out the full agenda here.

Topics included budgeting tips, market research techniques and communication tools.

Participants earned 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by attending this one-day event.

The Value of Chapter Leader Summit

Attending an NCMA Chapter Leader Summit gives you direct access to over 100 chapter leaders from across the nation and connects you with chapter leaders and NCMA Leadership who have had success within their chapter.

Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2013 Agenda



Registration Opens • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North



Opening "Welcome to the Team"
Focused on the importance of building a strong team and working collaboratively to increase effectiveness and success within your chapter.

  • Al Boykin, CPCM, CFCM, NCMA Chief Learning Officer
  • Carly Cox, CFCM, Fellow, Dayton Chapter
  • James Mitchell, CPCM, CFCM, Pentagon


Understanding the Financial Playbook
The importance of financial budgeting and knowing what to expect keeps your chapter on track. Discuss estimated vs. real costs and understand the elements of chapter and program budgets so you can score big wins for your chapter.

  • Sam Smith, NCMA Chief Financial Officer
  • Mary Beth Lech, CFCM, Fellow, NCMA Chapter Relations Manager
  • Crystal Glenn, CPCM, Fellow, Tysons Corner Chapter



The Survey Says...
Using surveys and focus groups can chart your chapter's course by understanding the needs and expectations of each member. Gain insight on how to conduct surveys that will open conversation and provide insightful results.

  • Jessica Friedman, NCMA Director of Marketing
  • Angie Deren, Pentagon Chapter

Chapter Storybook: Don't Let Your Past Hold Back Your Future
Recruit others to join your team! How you present your chapter story helps to determine your success. How is your story being told? Learn to focus more on where your chapter is going rather than what it has already accomplished.

  • Facilitators will guide this interactive session.

Closing Remarks

  • Russ Blaine, CPCM, Fellow, NCMA President
  • Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, Fellow, NCMA Executive Director

All Fall Chapter Leader Summit attendees are welcome at this reception (sponsored by the Council of Fellows) to honor the Top Professionals Under 40 Award winners, summit speakers, and award winner Gerry Weinberger.



Share This Event's Resources With Your Chapter Leadership Team!

Fall Chapter Leader Summit is about more than bringing all of our chapter leaders together. It's about training our current chapter leaders so they can assist in the training of other upcoming or incoming chapter leaders within their local NCMA chapter. We create and update chapter training resources to help new chapter leaders or those with new roles become familiar with basic chapter processes and the resources that NCMA offers its chapters. To check out these resources, visit the Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2013 page of the NCMA Resources site. 


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