Acquisition Leader Perspectives Series

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Acquisition Leader Perspectives 

A New Member-Only Benefit!

NCMA is excited to bring you this new benefit! This series will highlight the views of high-level government and industry professionals to capture their perspective on acquisition. Each session, we will feature someone in a unique leadership capacity who can offer their views on where the industry is headed. More specifically, presenters will offer views on leadership style as it relates to their professional responsibilities, forecasting the future or lessons learned from the past.

These are live online events, available to NCMA members and are limited to the first 200 people who register.


Our Next Acquisition Leader Perspectives Session:

Leading Leaders

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12pm Eastern

NCMA welcomes Patrick Seidel of SourceAmerica to our Acquisition Leader Perspectives series for a discussion on leading a team of senior executives and former military leaders in a dynamic and changing environment. Watch this page for more details soon!


Patrick Seidel, Director for Key Accounts, SourceAmerica

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Patrick Seidel joined SourceAmerica as the Director for Key Accounts in September 2014.  Leading a diverse team of Senior Key Account Managers for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, he is responsible for shaping the strategic and business development vision to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Prior to joining SourceAmerica, Patrick worked at PRIDE Industries, an Ability One non-profit company supporting people with disabilities, as the Capture Manager.  He was responsible for leading the PRIDE Business Development team in identifying and pursuing competitive federal and state business opportunities.  He has held senior executive positions in the defense sector as both a Director and Vice President with L-3 Communications, Joint Venture with DRS Technologies/Thales and Composite Engineering Inc.  Additionally, he was minority partner and business leader with a new start firm, Prioria Robotics, building small unmanned aerial vehicles (fixed and rotor) for defense, homeland security and commercial industries.


Register now! Registration is free for NCMA members!


Past Acquisition Leader Perspectives sessions: 

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Please join NCMA and Louisa Jaffe of TAPE, LLC for a free, members-only presentation! “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It” is the story of Louisa Long Jaffe’s adventure starting in the Women’s Army Corps and progressing through to CEO/President of Technical and Project Engineering, LLC, and to being honored in 2014 by the National Association of Veteran Business Owners as the first woman "Vetrepreneur of the Year”.  Her message is whether in industry or government, we can each achieve our goals, whatever they are, by keeping a vision before us of the desired destination.  She doesn’t say the journey will be easy, she is saying only that you can do it.


Louisa Long Jaffe, President and CEO, TAPE, LLC

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The Contracts Crunch

NCMA invites you to join Jenn Eastman of Deltek and Melissa Amdahl of Compusearch for a free, members-only presentation! Have organizational change, short staffing on contracts, tedious data calls, and multiple storage locations left you in a "contracts crunch"?

Insufficient contract attention allows primary risks to fester into severe enterprise risks. Don't ignore these risks. Register for this webinar to learn how to mitigate these risks and improve your contract management processes. Highlights include:


Jennifer Eastman, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, Deltek

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Melissa Amdahl, Product Manager, Compusearch

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Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Our Millennial Teammates

Join Jeff Birch, acting director of the Federal Acquisition Institute and Donna Jenkins, assistant commissioner of acquisition management at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service for their leadership perspectives on recruiting, developing, and retaining the millennial generation.  After this one-hour webinar attendees will be able to:       


Donna Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, General Services Administration

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Jeffrey Birch, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Institute

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Successfully Managing Your Career

Join NCMA and Nick Nayak for an informative presentation on careers in federal acquisitions. In one hour, participants will:


Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

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Creating a Positive Professional Image

Join NCMA's Bill Kaplan for an illuminating discussion of image, professional culture, and audience, and how to best manage these factors to present yourself in the best possible way. In this thirty-minute presentation, participants will:


Bill Kaplan, CPCM, NCMA Fellow, NCMA Board of Directors

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