Back in 3 Dimensions Once Again: AAFEA Conference Highlights

AAFEA Leadership Development Workshop 2022

 Management Concepts was proud to continue to partner with the African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA) as a Platinum Sponsor, exhibitor, and workshop presenter at the annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), which took place September 19-21, 2022 in College Park, MD and online. For the first time since 2019, AAFEA members were able to network in person with leaders from across government and industry, while also having the option to attend virtually as well. The 2022 LDW theme “Leadership Dimensions – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA)” brought timely and thought-provoking issues to the forefront throughout the three-day event, highlighting successes and addressing challenges.

Management Concepts was pleased to support the theme of DEIA through our sponsorship and sessions, as well as providing the first public sneak peek of our new course “Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, And Accessibility (DEIA)” with enrollment open for classes scheduled to run beginning in January 2023.

We also presented two sessions from our Professional Government Supervisor Program, a customizable private group training experience aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Senior Executive Service Core Competencies. The two topics presented were “Diversity and Inclusion” and “Managing Beyond Generational Differences.”

Another highlight of the event was the DEIA Reception on the afternoon of September 19th, featuring guest speaker Dr. Janice Underwood, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility at OPM. Dr. Underwood’s lively remarks were amusing and engaging to the audience, combining personal anecdotes with information pertinent to current events, lessons learned, and paths forward.

Other inspiring moments included the fellows’ graduation, achievement awards, and other special recognitions bestowed upon AAFEA members and honorees during the general sessions.

View photos from AAFEA LDW 2022 on our Facebook page, and stay up-to-date on all Management Concepts partner events with AAFEA by bookmarking our partnership page.

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Vera Medici
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