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The heart of all acquisitions

Virtual series

Sept. 2, Sept. 30 and Oct. 21

Contract management is a growing career field with exciting jobs available worldwide. Contract management is the “heart” of all acquisitions and involves negotiation, conflict resolution and establishing terms and conditions that govern the business deal. Government contract managers specifically broker business deals for every government agency. Attendees will gain essential skills required to become a successful government contract manager. 

 

A certificate of completion will be sent to those completing all three sessions.

 

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Registration information

$100 per session

All three virtual sessions - $255 (15% discount)

  • The webinars combine 60 minutes of live instructor-led training followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
  • All sessions are from 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Attend all three Contract Management sessions and receive a certificate of completion. 
  • Sessions

    Introduction to Government Contract Management

    Wednesday, Sept. 2

    The U.S. federal government is the largest purchaser of supplies and services in the world. Contract managers are at the heart of these business transactions by ensuring fair business deals are made on behalf of American taxpayers. Learn about negotiating, compliance, ethics and what it takes to be a part of the contract management career field.

     

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    Ethical Considerations in Contract Management

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    Ethical standards are essential to ensuring fair and equitable business arrangements. Learn about the Procurement Integrity Act, False Claims Act, non-solicitation provisions and other ethical mandates in the contract management profession.

     

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    Contract Life Cycle

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    Contract managers are responsible for all phases of the U.S. federal government contract life cycle. Learn about pre-award, award, post-award and closeout phases, which all present challenges and opportunities in contract management.

     

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  • Instructors

    Sara Brown started her contracting career as an Air Force civilian employee in 2005 and has had the pleasure of supporting both industry and government during her 15 years in the contract management profession. She joined Lockheed Martin Space in 2020 as a multi-functional contract manager supporting commercial and weather/remote sensing contracts.

     

    Sara earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University and a master of public administration from the University of Oklahoma. Previously, she was a marketing professor of practice for Oklahoma State University and is president-elect for Oklahoma State’s Spears School of Business Alumni Board of Directors.

     

    Sara is a graduate of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Leadership Development Program and has served the NCMA community in varying leadership capacities since 2008, including on the NCMA’s National Board of Directors. She is a NCMA Certified Federal Contract Manager and is a NCMA Fellow. She has received several awards for professional achievement, including the Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting Award, Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business Outstanding Young Alumni and Denver's Top 40 under 40.


    Matt Jeffery started his contracting career as an Air Force civilian employee in 2004 and has served as a contracting professional for both industry and government during his 16 years in the contract management profession. Matt leads the contracts department for CACI's Shared Services Center in Oklahoma City.

     

    Matt earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Oklahoma State University and a masters of public administration from the University of Oklahoma. He is a NCMA Certified Federal Contract Manager with previous warrant authority to bind the federal government contractually on numerous multi-million dollar awards. Matt has been a keynote speaker at NCMA's marquee World Congress speaking on topics such as construction contracting and negotiations and has spoken to student contract management chapters.

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