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Swing for Scholarships: AFFIRM's 12th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf & Tennis Classic

River Creek Country Club 43800 Olympic Blvd, Leesburg, VA 20176 (map)

Join the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), a 501(c)3 non-profit, as we “swing” to raise money for our scholarship program. Proceeds will be dedicated to the AFFIRM Scholarship Fund to support the education of future IT leaders.

Event includes:

  • Donation to the scholarship fund

  • Refreshments throughout the day

  • Raffle prizes

  • Awards reception and Thanksgiving-style dinner

  • Tennis tournament (tennis registration only)

  • Greens fees and carts (golf registration only)

  • Putting and longest drive contests (golf registration only)

  • Morning coffee/pastries and boxed lunch (golf registration only)

AFFIRM has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to non-profits, colleges and universities in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Recipients of the AFFIRM scholarships and endowments include Black Girls CODE, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Urban ED, Year Up, and University of Maryland University College Foundation.

Help us reach our goal of raising more than $30,000 for scholarships at this year’s event!

This year’s sponsorship opportunities can be viewed below.

TIME:

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Golf)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Tennis)

AGENDA:

9:00 am - 10:00 am (Golf) | Registration/Warm-up
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Golf) | Shotgun Start; Scramble
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Tennis) | Registration/Warm-up
3:00 pm  - 5:00 pm (All) | Awards & Thanksgiving Dinner

REGISTRATION COSTS:

GOLF
Individual- Government: $50.00
Individual- Industry/Sustaining Partners: $200.00
Individual- Industry Non-Member: $200.00                                         
Twosome- Government: $100.00
Twosome- Industry/Sustaining Partners: $400.00
Twosome- Industry Non-Member: $400.00
Foursome- Government: $200.00
Foursome- Industry/Sustaining Partners: $800.00
Foursome- Industry Non-Member: $800.00

TENNIS
Individual- Government: $50.00
Individual- Industry: $75.00

AWARDS DINNER ONLY
Government: $30.00
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners & Industry: $65.00

LOCATION:
River Creek Country Club
43800 Olympic Boulevard
Leesburg, VA  20176

November Speaker Series: Transforming Major Acquisitions in Government

Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Acquisitions in excess of $50 million in value account for one-third of the Federal government’s spending each year. These large contracts frequently support projects meant to transform areas of critical need. Yet major acquisitions can fail to achieve their goals because of the lack the program management and acquisition skills that are necessary to successfully manage complex procurement actions. These shortcomings are compounded by complex acquisition rules that reward compliance over creativity and results.

This briefing will bring together government knowledge-leaders to discuss best practices in acquisition management.

 This event is on the record.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Define the skillset required by program managers who are managing acquisitions in excess of $50 million in value.

  • Understand the cross-agency priority goals for improving the effectiveness of government acquisitions.

  • Explain the strategies that are supporting this goal:  strengthening talent capabilities, enhancing agency governance, and tracking investments using portfolio management principles.

  • Detail how agencies are successfully delivering mission results, customer service, and accountable stewardship.

AFFIRM is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are 1.25 PDUs available for this program.

 Talent Triangle 1.25 PDU(s)

  • Technical .5

  • Leadership .5

  • Strategic .25

Speakers: TBD

Moderator: TBD

December Speaker Series: The Technology Backbone of Government’s 2020 Workforce

Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Digital transformation is moving from the data center and the cloud to the individual government employee at work. Robotic process automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are experiencing emerging use across the government. Can “smart” technologies make government smarter by shifting employees from low value to high value work and by automating routine tasks?

This briefing will bring together government knowledge-leaders to explore how technology is shaping the workforce of 2020 and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Trusted Workforce 2.0 framework and technology initiatives that are speeding the process.

  • Understand the benefits of digital forms, secure video conferencing and other tools for assessing applicants.

  • Explain the use of artificial intelligence on recruitment of cleared government employees.

  • Detail how other government agencies are successfully collaborating in assessments for clearances.


Featured Speakers: TBD

Moderator

Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network

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