NCMA World Congress 2007 Monday, April 23 — Session Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Keynote Presenter: Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations and author of The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course

Welcome: Ron Natinsky, Council Member, City of Dallas
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.General Session Panel: Strategy and Planning

Moderator: Steven L. Schooner, Associate Professor of Law, Co-director of Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University Law School

Panelists: Dick Ginman, Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy; Linda Brandt, Distinguished Professor, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; and John H. Young, Chief Operating Officer, EADS North America and Chief Executive Officer, EADS North America Tankers
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by BVTI)
Track Sessions10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Alternate Disputes Resolution101
ADR: Effective Solutions for Disputes
Networking LuncheonDessert in Exhibit Hall102
Mock Mediation-Part I
Mock Mediation-Part II
Contract Basics201
Introduction to the FAR
Solicitations, Bids/Proposals, & Source Selections-Building a Winning Contract
Introduction to Commercial Contracts
Commercial Contracting301
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) vs. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
Contract Management and Business Ethics
Afraid of Heights-Government Reluctance to Embrace Commercial Contracting
Contract Law401
Organizational and Personal Conflicts Laws in Federal Procurement
Interpretation of Government Contracts
Neglected Areas of Enterprise Risk
Executive and Leadership701
The Art of the Possible: Create an Organization With No Limitations
Competitiveness and Structure of the Services Sector: Part I
Competitiveness and Structure of the Services Sector: Part II
Federal Contracting801
Source Selection Under FAR Part 15
Identifying and Mitigating Organizational Conflicts of Interest
Mergers and Acquisitions of Government Contractors
Human Capital and Career Management1101
Career 2.0
Acquisition Workforce: A Human Capital Crisis
A Very Informal Guide for the Contracts Manager
International and Global Contracting1401
An Ounce of Prevention...
An Overview of U.S. Export Controls
Overseas Allowances and Benefits
Knowledge Management1501
Knowledge Capture, Transfer, and Reuse: Ensuring Relevant and Critical Knowledge

Knowledge Management Track Overview
Successfully Dealing with the Leadership Challenges of Record Workforce Attrition and Consequent Knowledge Management
Giving and Receiving Knowledge in Organizations: Conversations and Interaction
Performance-Based Contracting1601
Performance-Based Contracting-Boon or Bane?
Creating Performance-Focused Teams
A Strategy for Avoiding Should-Cost Increases in PBC Cost Proposals
Project Management1701
Risk Management for the Contracts Professional
Innovations and Best Practices for Building an Effective Acquisition Team
Enabling Strategic Sourcing Through Project Management to Deliver Measured Business Results
Service Contracting1801
Performance-Based Service Acquisitions: Streamline through JWOD Act
Outsourcing and Workplace Environment: Make Personal Service FAR Provisions Obsolete
Strategic Sourcing of Services-A Federal Perspective
3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by Visa)
9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Western Gala Dinner (Western Wear/Business Attire)

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