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News | Feb. 23, 2024

2024 Leadership Conference: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

By DCAA Staff Writer

The DCAA Leadership Conference is a critical event that offers a three-day immersive learning experience for upper-level leadership within DCAA. This year’s theme, “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow,” emphasizes the need to continue learning to help ensure effective and successful long-term leadership and growth.

Over 300 leaders attend from diverse backgrounds and locations to participate in the gathering to share knowledge, encourage collaboration, and align strategically. Covering a wide array of topics including auditing, business management, communications, and personal development, the conference works to empower DCAA leaders and equip them with the tools and insights needed for success.

The first day of the conference introduced the foundations. DCAA Director Ms. Terri Dilly introduced the new strategic plan, which will shape the future success of DCAA. Discussions included the foundations of success to individual leaders and how DCAA is supporting future success by setting up strategic initiative groups and other programs.

The second day of the conference focused on practical strategies and leadership development. Senior leadership lead by example and shared career insights, guiding attendees for future transitions to upper leadership roles. A critical session on change management provided strategies for navigating organizational shifts and embracing change, setting the foundation for the introduction of a new software aimed at improving processes for auditors and managers. Additionally, discussions centered around building and maintaining a skilled, flexible, and empowered workforce, emphasizing DCAA’s commitment to enhanced customer engagement and satisfaction. Overall, the day’s sessions offered valuable insights and tools for embracing and shaping the future needs of DCAA.

The final day of the conference prepared attendees to put plans into action and foster successful and healthy long-term motivation for themselves and their teams. Participants engaged in discussions on implementing initiatives, overcoming obstacles, and sustaining momentum for ongoing success. Creating a culture of encouragement and support was emphasized to ensure teams are empowered by their leaders and inspired to work together towards a common goal.

The DCAA Leadership Conference is an example of the commitment to excellence within DCAA. By bringing together leaders from over 300 global offices, the conference is an invaluable resource for connections and facilitates idea sharing across the entire agency. The conference also cultivates an environment to share and promotes discussion about the future vision and success of DCAA.