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K9’s For Warriors – Baron the Dog’s Graduation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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At ASMC’s PDI 2016 our Charity Raffle beneficiary was K9’s For Warriors, (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post 9/11 trauma disabilities. Their goal is to empower our suffering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Based upon our contribution to K9’s For Warriors, ASMC was provided the opportunity to name a dog to be trained and then paired with a recovering warrior. Baron, named by Al Runnels, ASMC’s Executive Director, is a Golden Retriever given to K9’s For Warriors as a puppy and placed into the puppy-raising program where he spent almost a year living with a foster family until he was mature enough to enter the kennel. There was some basic training in the puppy program, so Baron had a head start on most of the other dogs entering the kennel.

Baron has completed his training and will soon be walking at his graduation ceremony that K-9s For Warriors will broadcast on their Facebook Live page for about 30-45 minutes on Thursday, 22 June, starting promptly at 1800 EDT. We invite our ASMC members to access the broadcast and watch Baron and his new "best friend” graduate from the training program.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/K9sforWarriors on Thursday, 22 June at 1800 EST.

PDI 2017 Post Evaluation Survey

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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Post-PDI Mandatory Evaluations for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses is extended to Friday, 16 June, Midnight EST. A full listing of the Mandatory Evaluations can be found here, http://pdi2017.org/pdi-2017-mini-course-evaluations/. Below is the full listing of CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses that require an Evaluation. 
Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site from your work computer. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart-device or your home computer.

List of Modules:
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)

List of Mini-Courses:
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management

Post PDI Evaluations, Surveys, Slides, Virtual PDI, and Credits.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Thank you to everyone who made PDI a success. Below, attendees will find valuable information regarding pre-PDI CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations, Surveys, Mini-Courses & Presentation Slides, Virtual PDI 2017, and CET/CPEs. If you need to verify the educational session you participated in was a CDFM Training Module, Mini-Course, or Workshop, locate your course number, instructor, course description, or times and dates, please visit http://pdi2017.org/workshop-descriptions-2017/.

Pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules & Mini-Course Evaluations
For attendees of pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 conducted on Monday and Tuesday (29 and 30 May) and DoD FM Certification Program Mini-Courses conducted on Thursday and Friday (1 and 2 June), please be sure to fill out the corresponding Evaluation before Friday, 16 June, midnight EST, so you will receive direct credit toward meeting DoD FMCP requirements. The CDFM Training Module and Mini-course Evaluations are available on the PDI website at http://pdi2017.org/pdi-2017-mini-course-evaluations/. Additionally, an email reminder was sent out after the completion of each CDFM Training Module/Mini-Course.

Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart device or your home computer.

Note: There are no Mandatory Evaluations for Microsoft Workshops and other Workshops. The Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations are ONLY for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses.

Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations are ONLY for:

List of Modules:
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)

List of Mini-Courses:
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management

General Surveys
The overall General PDI Survey (including the three-question surveys applicable to each workshop you attended) was delivered to your primary email address Thursday, 8 June 2017. Once you open the overall PDI survey email, please take a moment to complete and submit the survey as soon as you can so we can continually improve your PDI experience. The overall PDI Survey (incl. applicable workshop surveys) are different from the Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations, which are required for you to obtain direct credit for Mini-courses in which you “fully participated.”

Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart device or your home computer.

Mini-Courses & Workshops Presentation Slides
Presentation slides will be posted on PDI2017.org by the end of June.

Virtual PDI (VPDI) 2017
Included in this year’s registration fee, VPDI 2017 will be available in July. As a PDI 2017 attendee, you will still need to register (but not pay) to access VPID 2017. More information will be available at PDI2017.org in the next few weeks.

Credits
By the end of June, PDI 2017 attendees will receive an email (sent by Registration HQ) to the primary email account that the registrant provided in completing the PDI registration function. The email will include documentation information concerning Mini-Courses and Workshops for which the individual participated, based upon badge scan data. As a reminder, Registration HQ CPE documentation does not include provision of CPEs for presentations by general session speakers. Because extremely long queues would occur, we do not scan for entry into general sessions. You may self-document CPEs for the general sessions for CDFM recertification purposes.

The number of credits for which an individual can earn for participation in CDFM Training Modules, Mini-Courses, and Workshops are outlined at the end of each CDFM Training Module, Mini-Course, and Workshop description found on the PDI 2017 Workshop Descriptions page.

Note: If you did not receive email communications from RHQ (in regards to PDI registration) or ASMC, consider switching your primary email from your work email address to a personal email. Due to DoD Firewalls and Security Protocols, you may not be receiving email communications. To change your primary email address with RHQ, please contact pdiregistration@rhq.com or call 702-798-8376. To change your ASMC primary email, please email membership@asmconline.org.

For more information, please contact, Brian Gresham @ gresham@ASMConline.org.

The 2017 Chapter Award Winners!

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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Congratulations to all the winning chapters shown below! Chapter Awards for 2017 will be presented at the PDI in San Diego, California. *

Overall Chapter Competition

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – Washington
  • Meritorious – Alamo City

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Sequoyah
  • Meritorious – Utah

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Greater Omaha

Chapter Communications

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – San Diego 
  • Meritorious – Aviation

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Sequoyah
  • Meritorious – Montgomery

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Greater Omaha

Five Star Recognition*

  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Cleveland
  • Fort Knox
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Greater Stuttgart
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Korea
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Middle Georgia
  • Montgomery
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Sandhills
  • Sequoyah
  • Southside Virginia
  • Utah
  • Washington

 

Community Service

The following chapters have demonstrated exceptional community service and have met the required number of hours in their chapter size category in the 2016 – 2017. (75, 100, 125, or  150 hours)

  • Alamo City
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Cleveland
  • Crown of Maine
  • Fort Knox
  • Great Plains
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Sequoyah
  • Southside Virginia
  • Utah
  • Washington

Membership Growth

Absolute Growth – Washington

Percentage Growth – Charlestowne

*If a chapter president or awards chairperson believes their chapter should be listed, please contact awards@asmconline.org BY MAY 12 to review the points and documents submitted on the awards portal.

Congratulations Essay Contest Winners!

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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This year's winners wrote essays on the current topic of:  “If the President nominated you to service as Comptroller/CFO for the Department of Defense, what would you target as your three most important fnancial management goals and why?” Congratulations to the winners – and watch for the winning essays soon.

First Place: Scott Bauer, Washington Chapter

Second Place: James Moyer, Fort Knox Chapter

Third Place: Megan Graves, Washington Chapter

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