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Tips for Becoming a Great Business Partner


Join the NCMA Great Lakes State Chapter for an Education and Training event on April 18, 2013 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport.



12:00-5:30 Registration

1:00-3:30 NCMA Education Session with James N. Phillips, Jr., MPA, CFCM, Fellow

"Acquisition Problem Solving Tips for Creating New Business Opportunities"


Description: We have a problem solving crisis! In acquisitions, our ability to solve problems is at the core of who we are as professionals! Whether it is 'what do I need to buy?' or 'how do I create a successful proposal?', we are attempting to solve a problem. This workshop will explore the business challenges faced by acquisition professionals, both buyer and seller, and provide simple tools and techniques which can be easily put into action for your benefit and that of your organization.

*All attendees will receive a completion certificate


3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Panel Discussion and Q/A: "Tips for Becoming a Great Business Partner"



          Alan Boykin - CPCM, CFCM, Chief Learning Officer, National Contract Management Association Headquarters

          Trish Creagh - Director, Combat Support Contracting, TACOM Army Contracting Command

          Dante Villarreal - Director West Region, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MISBDTC)

          James N. Phillips, Jr. - MPA, CFCM, Fellow, NCMA Mentor-at-Large, VA National Center for Patient Safety

          Muskegon Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Representative

4:45-5:30 Networking/Cocktails

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-7:15 Keynote address and remarks:

Introductions: Pamela Fournier, NCMA Great Lakes State Chapter President

Keynote: Alan J. Boykin, CPCM, CFCM, Chief Learning Officer, NCMA

NCMA News: Mary Beth Lech, CFCM, Fellow, Chapter Relations Manager and

National Secretary

7:15-8:00 Networking/Meet the Panelists and Speakers

A block of rooms has been reserved for NCMA attendees. Reservations can be made by calling 616-957-0100.


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