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CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 1)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
This 3-day course is designed for professionals with very little time, who desire to become certified by the PMI® (Project Management Institute) as a PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management). These global certifications will increase your credibility and marketability in your chosen profession and industry. For individuals not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework, the proper paradigm for thinking about the projectized organizational structures, and provides insights into the “art and science” of accomplishing quality work – on time, within scope, and within budget. The course provider, CertifiNOWTM, is a registered education provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute, specializes in advance certification, and teaches the international standard for project management. CertifiNOWTM provides educational services for professionals, specialists, consultants, and entrepreneurs in virtually every major industry.
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CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 2)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
This 3-day course is designed for professionals with very little time, who desire to become certified by the PMI® (Project Management Institute) as a PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management). These global certifications will increase your credibility and marketability in your chosen profession and industry. For individuals not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework, the proper paradigm for thinking about the projectized organizational structures, and provides insights into the “art and science” of accomplishing quality work – on time, within scope, and within budget. The course provider, CertifiNOWTM, is a registered education provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute, specializes in advance certification, and teaches the international standard for project management. CertifiNOWTM provides educational services for professionals, specialists, consultants, and entrepreneurs in virtually every major industry.
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CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 3)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
This 3-day course is designed for professionals with very little time, who desire to become certified by the PMI® (Project Management Institute) as a PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management). These global certifications will increase your credibility and marketability in your chosen profession and industry. For individuals not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework, the proper paradigm for thinking about the projectized organizational structures, and provides insights into the “art and science” of accomplishing quality work – on time, within scope, and within budget. The course provider, CertifiNOWTM, is a registered education provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute, specializes in advance certification, and teaches the international standard for project management. CertifiNOWTM provides educational services for professionals, specialists, consultants, and entrepreneurs in virtually every major industry.

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Business or Formal
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

CEO Reception

Sponsored by

Invitation Only event

Networking event reserved for invited guests.

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Fitting In Fitness

Sponsored by

Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute Presents

Learn and engage in a session the teaches you a holistic, purpose-driven approach that will not only help you PHYSICALLY, but mentally as well!! Be physically ENERGIZED, mentally FOCUSED, and fully ENGAGED in the moments that matter!

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Business or Formal
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Graduate

Sponsored by

Pre-registration required. Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

Opening Session: The Power Known as YOU

Sponsored by

YOU are the greatest asset you can bring to your company, your family, your life. YOU must learn who you are to harness your power, and stand confidently in it. Learn to self-validate it, and allow it to be disruptive, because it is your unique quality, which is powerful.

Higher Ed Expo & College Fair

The 2nd annual NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo & College Fair will bring together colleges, universities, and post-secondary organizations from across the country to provide attendees with the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to resources that will place them on the path to post-secondary success.

Representatives from colleges, universities and graduate schools will join us to answer questions, provide insight into their unique offerings, and share scholarship opportunities. Visit the Higher Ed Expo booths to explore education opportunities.

Breakout Session: Dynamic Leadership - Failing Big Before 30

Sponsored by

  

If you are going to fail, fail big and fail before 30. A high-risk, high-reward approach to your career early will set you up for success later in life. Learn how to turn missteps into advantages.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the advantages of failing early in a career
  • Develop methods of rebranding failures into lessons learned
  • Cite evidence of business leaders who failed early and found success

Breakout Session: Tech & Innovation - Big Data: Algorithms vs. Human Analysis

Business professionals make countless decisions everyday based on observation, experience and intuition. But what do you do when faced with a new or bigger challenge? Learn how to use data to drive decision making and take the guess work out of next steps.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define quality data collection
  • Assess effective methods of data analysis
  • Understand various methods of data interpretation

Breakout Session: Professional Development: What they Say When You’re Not in the Room

Let's face it, annual reviews and HR surveys don't exactly illuminate how employees view you as a leader. And it's unlikely that if asked they would answer honestly. But there are ways to know what your employees are saying when you're not around.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Consider what body language is communicating
  • Infer what they are saying based on what they aren't saying
  • Assess how work ethic informs respect

Leadership Lab: Overcoming Your Unconscious Bias

Our upbringing and experiences shape our views and beliefs toward the world around us. These views and beliefs leak into every decision we make, whether consciously or not. How are your unconscious biases affecting your leadership?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define unconscious bias
  • Identify prevalent practices influenced by unconscious bias
  • Establish a plan for addressing unconscious bias in your organization

NBMBAA Gold Key Access® Program

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by

     

As a conference activation of the newly launched National Black MBA Association Gold Key Access® program, Fortune 500 companies are able to access experienced members credentials for consideration in the recruitment process for director level and above positions. This “invite only” event is for members of the organization who qualify for our "Experienced Professionals" bucket. This three hour session is broken into three aspects to best allow corporations and members.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Networking session with members and corporations
    2. Breakout session on Power of Mentorship and the Art of Change Management
    3. Scheduled interview times for current open positions

Interested in attending? Please sign up to be a member of the organization to receive more information about the program.

Further questions can be directed to goldkey@nbmbaa.org.

Academic Advisory Council Meeting

Invitation Only event

Aligned with our comprehensive five-year strategic plan, the Academic Advisory Council was established to provide academic program guidance and recommendations to help NBMBAA® deliver more valuable products to serve our members. The NBMBAA® Academic Advisory Council meeting will consist of a roundtable discussion that provides invaluable guidance and feedback on academic program accountability while serving as partners in research and collaboration.

Build A Better LinkedIn Profile

Whether you are a rising executive or an entrepreneur looking to expand your business, creating a professional brand that stands out to the right audience is your key to success. What do your customers, associates, employees or peers say about you? Your answer to that question defines your professional brand.

Now more than ever, your professional network can be leveraged to fulfill your career vision, create strategic networks, demonstrate thought leadership, and build deeper relationships with customers and colleagues. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Increase awareness of your identity and personal trademark
    2. Create a thought leadership strategy to support your brand
    3. Proactively generate career opportunities

Collegiate Reception

Invitation Only event

This invitation only event will allow NBMBAA® Collegiate Partners the opportunity to network with their peers. All faculty, staff and students from the partner institutions are invited to attend.

HBCU Collegiate Reception

Invitation Only event

This event provides current HBCU students and HBCU alumni the opportunity to network with their peers. All HBCU faculty, staff and students are encouraged and invited to attend.

Consortium Reception

Invitation Only event

The Consortium members are invited to attend a welcome reception. Please join us in celebrating our 40th Annual Conference & Exposition with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

Welcome Reception: Rep Your School

Kick off the 40th Annual Conference & Expo presented by NBMBAA®. Come out to hear and taste some of the best flavors of the “Motor City.”

All are welcome! Rep your school by wearing merchandise from your alma mater. Don’t forget to bring your Conference badge for entry!

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Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Business or Formal
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

Fitting In Fitness: Silent Fitness

Sponsored by

Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute Presents "Silent Fitness" Facilitated by Put Up Resultz

Get ready for a workout experience unlike any you've had before! Kick off your morning with high energy, music, and workout fun. All pumped through your ears via wireless headphones! For the best glow in the dark experience, participants are highly encouraged to wear white! There are only 50 slots available, so register fast!

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Undergraduate

Pre-registration required.

Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

Employment Network Interviews

Ribbon Cutting

Exposition Hall C Atrium

The official opening of the 2018 Career Expo floor.

Career Expo Opening (Members Only)

Exposition Halls C & D

Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Semi-Finals

Sponsored by

National Black MBA Association® launched the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge in 2017 to address our 2020 Vision Goal of awarding $2 million in Business Grants to our membership. This challenge is a pitch competition designed to “Make Big Ideas Bigger” by encouraging our members to create startups that are scalable.

Semi-finalists will present their pitch live in front of a panel of judges.

Meet the Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by Microsoft

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Graduate

Sponsored by

Pre-registration required.

Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

Career Expo Opening (All Registrants)

Exposition Halls C & D

Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Nationwide Luncheon: Women in Leadership: Bridging the Intergenerational Gap

Sponsored by

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by Capco

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Women in Leadership

Despite gains towards equality over past generations, there are fewer women making less money in leadership positions than their male counterparts. Earning respect means changing expectations in business; not accommodating the current culture.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Assess the state of female leadership in business
  • Identify opportunities to change expectations
  • Analyze the approach of industries who have made strides in equality

Breakout Session: Education & Workforce Policy - Negotiating a Job Offer

The ability to successfully negotiate a job offer will determine the trajectory of your career. More than just wage and benefits, negotiating a job offer sets the tone for the rest of your employment. Most employers expect you to counter their initial offer and being able to negotiate confidently reinforces the employer's decision to hire you.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Effective negotiating skills
  • List the aspects of a job offer open to negotiation
  • When to accept an offer

Breakout Session: Marketing - Marketing to the Masses

Just Do It. One For One. We Are Farmers. It is possible to market to the masses and it only takes a few words. Establishing a succinct marketing vision is essential for communicating your brand. Learn how to say more with less.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the power of word of mouth
  • Explore how sponsorship increases brand recognition
  • Design a slogan to align with stories

Breakout Session: Entrepreneurship - How To Grow Your Business When You're Diverse

Starting a business is one thing; growing a business in an entirely different challenge. Fortunately, there are resources specifically intended to grow minority-owned businesses. Learn how to find and obtain funding and support to grow your vision.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify grant opportunities for minority-owned businesses
  • Learn how to predict future funding needs based on current performance
  • Set goals to diversify and expand funding

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Finals

Sponsored by

National Black MBA Association® launched the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge in 2017 to address our 2020 Vision Goal of awarding $2 million in Business Grants to our membership. This challenge is a pitch competition designed to “Make Big Ideas Bigger” by encouraging our members to create startups that are scalable.

Finalists will present their pitch live in front of a panel of judges.

Marriott Ownership Session: Opportunities in Hotel Industry

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by

Join Marriott leaders for a brief presentation on the hotel industry and discuss the opportunity to build long term wealth through hotel ownership. Overview of the business, ownership structure, and financial commitment, as well as how to get started and what’s important to succeed.

Corporate Hospitality Receptions

NBMBAA® Hospitality Receptions are the perfect way to meet prospective candidates in a more relaxed social setting.

MBA Live: The Get Down

This lifestyle event allows our attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.

Description

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Business or Formal
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

Fitting In Fitness

Sponsored by

Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute Presents

Learn and engage in a session the teaches you a holistic, purpose-driven approach that will not only help you PHYSICALLY, but mentally as well!! Be physically ENERGIZED, mentally FOCUSED, and fully ENGAGED in the moments that matter!

Employment Network Interviews

Membership Meeting

Members Only

Please join the National Black MBA Association® as we host our Annual Membership Meeting.

Our President & CEO Jesse Tyson, Board Chair Donald Comer and National Headquarters executives would like to share with you a recap of our year, discuss some exciting things to come, and present the Chapter of the Year, MBA of the Year, and Channel Awards. Also, do not miss the passing of the torch to the next Conference host city… Houston.

Career Expo

Exposition Halls C & D

Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Breakout Session: Professional Development - Hard Work Doesn't Matter: Results Do…

Sponsored by Allstate, BASF

It doesn't matter how hard you work or how many hours you dedicate to your job if you don't get results. Setting goals and defining success is the foundation of a results driven career. Learn how to change a to-do list into a list of accomplishments.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define success for your current position
  • Set goals in order to get to the next step up in your career
  • Understand the difference between a task and an accomplishment

Breakout Session: Education and Workforce Policy - Motivating & Retaining Gen Z

Sponsored by DTE Energy

With the last of the millennials entering the workforce, it is time for us to start thinking of how the next generation will effect business. Technology, Media Consumption, and other factors have shaped Generation Z in a few distinct ways.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the role of a flexible work day
  • Reevaluate "social" norms for a generation that has grown-up on social media
  • The definition of education for a generation hesitant to take-on student loans

Black Think: The Value of Mentorship, Coaching & Sponsorship

Invitation Only event

This invitation only think tank will convene leaders from the non-profit, academia, government, and public sectors to discuss issues that are relevant to the Black community. The discussion topic for this event is, “The Value of Mentorship, Coaching, and Sponsorship.” During this meeting, we will drive discussion toward critical leverage points and recommendations. These recommendations will be derived from the keynote address, intentional conversation, and interviews with selected participants.

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Luncheon: The Executive State of Business

Sponsored by International Paper and Microsoft

Many factors drive the state of business for corporations. Hear from the C-suite of some of the largest corporations in the world on what is contributing to their success and struggles in today’s economy.

Meet The Experts

Exposition Floor

Sponsored by CenturyLink

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Breakout Session: Entrepreneurship - Support Your Own…Women in Business

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said, "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women," but everyone needs support to excel in his or her field -- especially when pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. Hear advice and gain insight on how to overcome the challenges of a start-up.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the importance of mentorship for women in business
  • Identify opportunities to leverage social networking
  • Assess ability to pool resources to accomplish common goals

Breakout Session: Dynamic Leadership - The First 90 Days: Making Your Mark as a New Executive

Sponsored by

        

Quickly establishing positive and productive work-place culture is vital as a new executive. What you do in the first few weeks to obtain employee buy-in will make or break your tenure and define your legacy. Learn best practices for successful leadership transition.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define a positive work environment
  • Compare and contrast effective and ineffective transition strategies
  • Formulate a plan to take leadership to the next level

Culturally Relevant Decision Making

Marketing missteps have cost companies millions. Ignoring cultural sensitivities can be extremely difficult to come back as a business. Is your company looking at all the angles before putting out marketing campaigns?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Assess the state of female leadership in business
  • Identify opportunities to change expectations
  • Analyze the approach of industries who have made strides in equality

NBMBAA® Impact Awards

Sponsored by BMW of North America

The NBMBAA® Impact Awards dinner recognizes members, chapters, corporate and university partners who have demonstrated exceptional service within the mission and goals of the association.

MBA Live: 90s Block Party

This lifestyle event allows our attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.