Additional Training Opportunity

National Education Seminars

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:30am–4:30pm; Check-in: begins at 8:00am 
Seminars run concurrently.

NCMA Member: $345 SubCon Attendee
NCMA Member: $375 NES Only
Nonmember: $395 SubCon Attendee
Nonmember: $445 NES Only

Before SubCon begins, attend a National Education Seminar (NES) to earn an additional 7 CPE/CLP credits. The NES is a specialized one-day training seminar led by expert presenters and covers topics suitable for professionals of all levels. Every NES participant will receive a copy of the seminar's book and corresponding workbook.

Choose from one of the two seminars below as part of your SubCon experience or as a standalone event.

FAR Essentials 

FAR-Essentials-SketchCoverWhat must you absolutely know in order to thrive as a government contractor or government contracting professional? Our contracting experts have singled out the most essential aspects of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and designed a one-day National Education Seminar that helps participants understand the complexities and relationships within each topic. The seminar covers 28 essential topics such as data rights, competition, small business policy, warranties, and much more. Attendees will have many opportunities during the seminar to relate these essential topics to their own work experience. Each participant will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials, an invaluable research tool for use during the seminar and on the job.

SubCon17_PhillipsSpeaker: Dr. James N. Phillips Jr., CFCM, Fellow, Consultant, Phillips Training and Consulting Inc.

Dr. James N. Phillips Jr., CFCM, Fellow, is an acquisition professional with over 25 years in the profession working in both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He held contracting officer warrants as contract terminations officer and as a procurement contracting officer. He holds a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III designation, a FAC-COR Level II designation, and is certified in LEAN office practices by the University of Michigan. He is also an accomplished author with numerous articles  published in Contract Management Magazine. He is the author of the book, Understanding Solicitations and Preparing Proposals and co-authored the book, The COR Member of the Acquisition Team: The Contracting Officer’s Representative Guide to Performance and Quality.

Subcontract Management from A to Z 

SubConAZSubcontract Management from A to Z is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents subcontract management in the U.S. federal government environment. Subcontract management under a government prime contract is a hybrid between the company’s commercial subcontracting requirements and the federal government’s subcontracting requirements. This seminar is unique in its focus on the topics that make subcontract management different under a prime government contract.

Jim_KirlinSpeaker: Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, President, Kirlin Consulting, LLC

Jim Kirlin has 30 years of contracts and supply chain experience in government and industry. Jim holds several professional certifications in subcontract management, compliance, contracting, supply chain, and supplier diversity. Jim has been honored with the NCMA Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award, and the NCMA Education Award (twice). Jim served on the NCMA Board of Directors and served as Chair of the Policy Committee. He is the author of two articles in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine. He has presented at six NCMA World Congresses and at numerous National Education Seminars and Chapter meetings. Jim is the author of the book “Subcontract Management from A to Z”. Jim is the co-author of the book “Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials”.


Register for a seminar through the SubCon registration portal, either in addition to your SubCon registration, or as a standalone event. If you've already registered for SubCon and would like to add on a seminar, choose "Make a change to an existing registration."

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