You are now navigating away from

Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts
Sponsored by American Express OPEN

Upcoming Events and Training

Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars

Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.

Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
  • Access to the live webinars On-Demand!
  • Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents


Give Me 5: Teaming, Joint Venturing, or Mentor Protégé Relationship: How to Know Which Is Right for You.

Guest Speaker: Maria Panichelli, Partner, Cohen Seglias

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Many contractors confuse teaming, joint venturing, and mentor protégé relationships. However, these types of partnerships have some major differences, and raise different types of compliance concerns. In this webinar, we will focus on the differences between teaming arrangements and joint ventures, and provide strategies on determining which type of partnership is right for you and your business.

Register Here



Give Me 5: Changes to the Project Schedule: How to Identify, Quantify, and Submit Request Based on Time Impact Delay

Guest Speaker: Misty Mayes, President / CEO, Management Solutions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

As we all know, changes to the project schedule are practically inevitable and Project Managers are often eager to take on new challenges to satisfy the customer needs. Before committing to just absorbing these delays, it’s important to fully understand the impact of changes on existing deadlines, deliverables and the entire execution plan. This session will provide an overview of the recommended practice to fully understand and analyze the impact of schedule changes and the tools to communicate the impact on the project finish date. The sooner the customer knows the impact of change, the more effective one is at managing and controlling the change and if validated, requesting compensation.

Register Here



Give Me 5: Accelerating Growth - What it Takes to Add a Zero to Your Income

Guest Speaker: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

Wednesday, October 10, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Is your company ready for aggressive growth in the federal marketplace? This webinar will address how to break out of the rut of slow growth and move into the FAST™ lane! It will address a multi-prong strategy of prime, subcontract, and teaming opportunities while discussing two case studies. We will examine the mistakes, hurdles, challenges, and finally, the steps to success in aggressive growth.

Register Here



Give Me 5: How to Draft Enforceable and Compliant Teaming or Joint Venture Agreements

Guest Speaker: Maria Panichelli, Partner, Cohen Seglias

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

There is no hotter topic in federal contracting than teaming and joint venturing. While many contractors know the terms, not as many fully understand the requirements necessary to draft enforceable agreements. In this session, we will cover the right way to use teaming and joint ventures to your advantage. We will discuss how to form an eligible JV, the proper procedures for entering into an enforceable teaming agreement, important clauses you should include in these types of agreements, as well as common pitfalls you should avoid. We will consider the practical implications of negotiating terms of a teaming or JV agreement from the both the prime and subcontractor perspectives. We will also discuss other partnering strategies, including mentor-protégé relationships. Recent developments in this area of law will also be covered.

Register Here



Give Me 5: Follow the Money!

Guest Speaker: Ann Sullivan, WIPP Chief Advocate

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Understanding your customer and how to do business with them is a key element to success. Unlike commercial work, federal government contracting information is public knowledge and is accessible to everyone – but you have to know where to look. • How much of your product/service does the government consume? • Who in the government buys what you sell? • How and when do they buy it? This webinar provides you with very specific information on how to find the information you need to build a government strategy including a concise checklist for success.

Register Here