World Congress 2023
National Contract Management Association
The nation’s leading training event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals.
Time: July 23-26
Objective: Maintain a Welcoming Place for All on Their Career Journeys
NCMA recognizes that access to opportunities and resources differ for each of us on our career journeys. We also believe that access and diversity in all its dimensions are paramount to effective outcomes while on the job and on those career journeys.
As the professional society for contract management and acquisition-related functions, we know the importance of a community that welcomes all. Our profession is most effective when diverse perspectives are applied to finding procurement solutions that best serve missions. Diversity of ethnicity, gender identity, and experiences encourage powerful perspectives and enriching outcomes.
NCMA supports respectful dialog to uncover and celebrate different perspectives that demonstrate the value of diversity. With that as a goal, and to continuously maintain a welcoming place for all on their career journeys, the Board of Directors stood up the DE&I Council to provide recommendations and take on special projects to uncover blind spots that could prevent us from achieving our goal. See Resources below for the results of a PY22 membership study and articles on changes to our National Board process.
The Council reflects views from across the entire organization, including Directors, Committee members, Chapter leadership, standards and certifications oversight functions, Board of Advisors, Council of Fellows, CMLDP, and members at large. Their recommendations and statement of beliefs will be public for transparency and further awareness of progress.
On behalf of our association, we ask for your commitment to continue to welcome all in their journeys at NCMA.
Wendy Masiello, PY23 President
Kraig Conrad, CEO