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New and Potential Member Orientation
Introduction to NCMA

• Welcome
• General Information
• Vision
• History of NCMA
• Values
• Services by section
• Contact Information


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General

• NCMA is a professional membership society for
  people interested in the practice of contract
  management.
• 18,000 members across the country and
  international.
• 147 chapters globally.
• NCMA’s mission is to improve organizational
  performance through effective contract
  management.

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History
• NCMA was founded in 1959 as the National
  Association of Professional Contracts
  Administrators (NAPCA).
• NAPCA merged in 1965 with the Government
  Contract Management Association (GCMA) and
  was renamed National Contract Management
  Association (NCMA).
• NCMA recently celebrated its 45th anniversary as
  the contract management profession's lead
  representative and association of choice.

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Our Values

• Principled professional conduct and achievement
• An open exchange of ideas in a neutral forum
• A culturally and professionally diverse membership
• Excellence in everything we do, especially our service to
  our members and the contract management community
• Continuing education, training and leadership opportunities
  through a network of local chapters
• A preeminent source of professional development for
  contract professionals


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Our Values (Continued)
• An Association serving the widest possible constituency in
  the field of contract management
• Recognizing and rewarding professional excellence and
  superior individual achievement in support of the contract
  management profession
• Demonstrated professional achievement through
  Certification
• Quality volunteer leadership
• Members’ independence of purpose, freedom of action,
  and responsibility to the people and organizations they
  serve

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Communication
• Contract Management magazine keeps you informed through feature articles, case
  studies, and interviews relevant to both government and industry.
• Journal of Contract Management provides in-depth scholarly articles on theory and
  practice in the contract management field.
• ncmahq.org provides access to the latest industry news, conference and seminar
  information, chapter news, and NCMA products and services
• Contract Management News, our monthly e-newsletter, is a snap to navigate and a
  handy resource that will keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the field of
  contract management.
• ContractManagementJobs.com is the niche-market job site for contracting professionals
  looking for the perfect job, and employees searching for the qualified job seeker.
• The Resource Guide is our annual comprehensive directory of contract management
  products and services. It is easily accessible in print or online and can help you source
  products from around the nation or locate suppliers next door.
• Salary Survey Executive Summary provides comprehensive findings on age and gender,
  certifications held, education level, experience, employer industry, organization size,
  position level, job title, and location.

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Components/Chapter
• Monthly chapter meetings are an excellent opportunity for networking. Where else can
  you sit next to a vice president of contracts, or the senior acquisition executive of a
  federal agency, and have an opportunity to chat over cocktails or dinner? Networking in
  person, even in the information age, remains an essential member benefit.

• Chapters provide members current, professional (contract management-related)
  information at chapter meetings, in newsletters, listservs, and Web sites.

• Chapters educate and train members through seminars and workshops. Chapter
  programs may range in length from short, one-hour workshops on a very specific topic,
  to half- and full-day seminars of greater depth.

• Chapters help their members achieve certification by assisting their preparation efforts.

• Each chapter is led and operated by volunteer members. Chapters always need more
  volunteers, with roles ranging from chapter leadership to occasional helper at chapter
  events.



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Education
• Audio Seminars

   – Live 90-minute events, much like talk radio programs.

   – Speakers use prepared slides sent to participating sites via e-mail in
     advance of the seminar.

   – Professional, third-party company engineers and broadcasts the
     program, work the registration, and runs the phone bridge.

   – Typical format of the program: 60-minute presentation, followed by 30-
     minute Q&A period (live over the phone and responding to Internet.

   – Topics and schedule here www.ncmahq.org/education/audio.asp


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Education (cont’d)
• National Education Seminars (NES)
   – One-day educational seminars enhance career development and
     organization's performance.
   – Timely and Relevant— In-depth information on latest issues and
     trends. Earn continuing education hours for certification/recertification.
   – Informative—Learn from subject matter experts, ask questions,
     review case studies and best practices. Full-length, contemporary
     textbook and comprehensive workbook with each seminar.
   – Convenient— offered in a variety of locations around the country.
   – Cost-effective—Minimum travel required. Reasonably priced by the
     affiliated chapter and significantly less expensive than other one-day
     training seminars.
   – For available topics and locations see
     www.ncmahq.org/education/nes_main.asp

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Education (cont’d)

• e-Learning
  – Prep courses for NCMA certification
     • Federal exam module prep course
     • General Business exam module prep courses
     • More info here
       www.vcampus.com/cciivv/ncma/index.html


  – Certificate in Ethics Education
     • E-courses offered in partnership with LRN, the industry
       leader in business ethics education
     • More info here www.ncmahq.org/education/ethics.asp


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Meetings

Conferences provide timely information on changes and
developments affecting the profession, practical instruction
on best practices, and outstanding networking opportunities.

Examples:
• Government Contract Management Conference
  Bethesda N. Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
  Bethesda, MD – November 8-9, 2007

• NCMA World Congress
  Duke Energy Center
  Cincinnati, OH – April 13-16, 2008


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Membership Benefits
NCMA provides contract professionals in the private and public sectors, buying and selling worlds, the
  knowledge and connections that offer lifetime career management through…


•   Contract Management Magazine—Up-to-date, practical information, and contract management news
    from our full-color, monthly publication.

•   Journal of Contract Management—In-depth, scholarly articles on theory and practice through our
    annual research-based publication.

•   CM News—Monthly e-mail newsletter providing the most current news and information of importance
    to the contract management community.

•   Chapter Affiliation—The Chapter is a member benefit that adds value to the Association by providing
    opportunities to members for networking, information on the profession, and educational forums that
    lead to career enhancement, in a local setting, tailored to local needs. Chapters provide structure for
    the connection of members at the grassroots level. Chapters provide members current, professional
    (contract management-related) information at chapter meetings, in newsletters, listservs, and
    websites. Chapters help their members achieve certification by assisting with their preparation efforts.
    Monthly chapter meetings are an excellent opportunity for networking. Where else can you sit next to
    a vice president of contracts, or the senior acquisition executive of a federal agency, and have an
    opportunity to chat over cocktails or dinner? Networking in person, even in the information age,
    remains an essential member benefit.



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Membership Benefits (cont’d)
•   Salary Survey—Receive the executive summary of our comprehensive annual survey, which reports findings on age and
    gender, certifications held, education level, experience, employer industry, organization size, position level, job title, and
    location.

•   Professional Certification Programs—Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts
    Manager (CCCM), and the Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).

•   Audio Seminars—Access these live, monthly seminars through the convenience of your office or home…learn from subject
    matter experts about the ―hottest‖ topics.

•   E-Courses—Online courses are now available for certification preparation and continuing education in support of re-
    certification. Study at your own pace, at a time and place that is convenient for you!

•   Annual Educational Conferences—Government Contract Management Conference, Aerospace and Defense Contract
    Management Conference, World Congress, and our new Executive Conference.

•   National Educational Seminars—Receive in-depth information on the latest issues and trends in contract management.
    Designed to fit your busy schedule, these intense, one-day training seminars are offered in variety of locations.

•   www.ContractManagementJobs.com—Niche market career site for contracting professionals looking for the perfect
    job, and employers searching for the qualified job seeker.

•   Networking Opportunities with the People Who Matter—NCMA’s Leadership, Board of Advisors, Council of Fellows & Chapter
    Officers have the expertise and experience to help you forge new partnerships, expand client relations and develop new
    business skills.




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CONTACT INFORMATION
For information of the Pt. Hueneme and Pt. Mugu
local NCMA Chapter, contact:

Bill Buratto
President/CEO
Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA)
805-479-2491 mobile
bburatto@vceda.org



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