NCMA Unveils its All-New Executive Leaders Program

A Professional Development Program to Propel Mid-Career Leaders to New Heights  

Holly DeHesa, Director of Marketing
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RESTON, VA - The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) announced the launch of its cutting-edge Executive Leadership Program (ELP), designed to empower and prepare mid-career managers and leaders on the path to executive leadership roles in both industry and government. This transformative six-month program is set to redefine leadership development and prepare professionals for the challenges leaders face.

Kraig Conrad, CEO of NCMA, expressed his enthusiasm for the ELP, stating, "The Executive Leadership Program represents a pivotal step in our commitment to nurturing the next generation of executive leaders in contract management. We believe that by providing mid-career professionals with the tools and insights needed to rise to the next level, we are not just investing in individuals but in the future success of the entire industry."

The ELP is meticulously crafted to cultivate essential leadership skills under the guidance of expert instructors. Participants will engage in immersive virtual workshops, problem-based challenges, and assessments to refine their unique leadership and emotional intelligence styles. The program also offers virtual meetups with executive leaders and one-on-one coaching to ensure a personalized and impactful learning experience.

Michelle Currier, Chief Learning Officer at NCMA, emphasized the program's innovative approach, stating, "ELP is not just a leadership program:  it is a journey of self-discovery and professional growth.  We've strategically designed each element to provide participants with real-world insights on how to manage themselves to tackle organizational leadership challenges.

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) boasts a comprehensive set of features designed to propel participants to new heights in their leadership journey:

  • 45 CLP/CPE upon completion: Acknowledging the dedication and expertise gained, participants will earn 45 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • One complimentary registration to NCMA’s World Congress in Seattle, July 21-24, 2024: Gain exclusive access to the renowned World Congress, fostering networking opportunities and insights into the latest industry trends.
  • Virtual workshops, expert instruction, and executive meetups: Immerse yourself in virtual workshops led by seasoned instructors, offering invaluable insights. Engage in executive meetups for unparalleled networking across the table with government and industry leaders.
  • Personalized assessments and one-on-one coaching: Define your leadership and emotional intelligence styles through tailored assessments. Benefit from one-on-one coaching sessions, ensuring personalized support and guidance throughout the program.

Application Details: Applications Open:

  • Now through January 31, 2024
  • Workshop Dates: Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 12, Mar 19, Apr 9, Apr 23

For more information and to apply, visit

NCMA encourages mid-career professionals aspiring to executive leadership roles in contract management to seize this unique opportunity.