The professional development program is an excellent learning opportunity for financial management professionals. This year's PDI offers more than 80 workshops in the areas of Budget, Financial Management, Acquisition, Current Issues, Professional Development, and Information Technology.
All events take place at the convention center unless otherwise noted.
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The general sessions of the PDI feature a speaker, awards presentations, and an opportunity to network with fellow attendees. The general session speaker lineup for PDI 2010 is:
- The Honorable Robert Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) – Wednesday morning
- Lee Woodruff – Life Changes in an Instant – Wednesday luncheon
- MG (Ret.) Vinny Boles – Leadership….Tools You Can Use Now! – Thursday morning
- Victoria LaBalme – Crazy, Busy, Nuts: Getting off the Converyer Belt of Life – Thursday luncheon
- The Capitol Steps – Political Comedy – Friday morning
- Dr. John Powers – Passion: The Heartbeat of Leadership, Values and Creative Change – Friday luncheon
John R. "Jack" Quetsch served as Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Comptroller, National President of the ASMC, and member of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PFCU). He was an efficient and effective manager who made a lasting contribution to the federal government, the credit union movement and the ASMC. Moreover, he was a gracious gentleman who was greatly respected by all who knew him. Each year, ASMC features a leader of our community to present the Quetsch Lecture. The PDI 2010 Quetsch Lecture speaker will be General Stephen Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, USAF. In his 37 years of commissioned service, General Lorenz has held a variety of leadership roles at various levels of command. From September 2001 to October 2005, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. When General Lorenz was commander of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Castle AFB in Merced, California, he sat down and wrote out a list of leadership principles. According to General Lorenz, there was nothing magical about them—they were simply useful precepts he had learned over the years. Since then, General Lorenz continues to share his thoughts on leadership through his commentaries, commonly known as “Lorenz on Leadership.”
If you wish to register for this session, choose Workshop 88 on 3 June, 1045-1200.
June 2 is Service Day at the PDI, when each service breaks in to sessions that are specific to that service or agency. Service representatives will provide agendas on site at the service general session on June 2.
- Air Force Service Day
- Army Service Day
- Navy/Marine Corps Service Day
- Coast Guard Service Day
- DFAS Service Day
- Defense-Wide Service Day
In addition to General Sessions throughout the week and service specific workshops on Wednesday, more than 80 workshops will be offered on Thursday and Friday. Each attendee may select a total of eight. Workshop descriptions will be available when registration opens in late February. View Workshop and Mini-Courses Descriptions
Chapter Informational Roundtables will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday morning at 0700. National representatives will moderate open discussion on various chapter development topics. Potential session topics include Membership, Awards, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Community Service, and Legal Issues. A final schedule of these sessions will be printed in the on-site program brochure.
ASMC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, www.nasba.org.
PDI 2010 Registration is closed.
Ever wonder what it would be like to work behind the scenes at a National PDI? Here is your chance! We will be taking applications for volunteers to serve as Assistant Instructors (AIs) at PDI 2010. Please note that all AIs must have attended at least one PDI in the past four years. AI responsibilities include:
- Liaison with speaker for workshop and other PDI needs prior to the PDI
- Attend AI training conference call (date TBD) and volunteer training at PDI (Tuesday afternoon)
- Attend morning meeting each day of assignment
- Assist in speaker ready room as needed
- Introduction of speaker(s) at PDI
- Ensure workshop flows smoothly (problem solving, timeliness, chart flipping)
- Follow up with any issues after the PDI