AMAC’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)/Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training is a comprehensive, content-rich course designed to provide in-depth training to DBE/ACDBE and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO) professionals, from beginner through intermediate experience levels. We aim to connect current and future DBE professionals with subject-matter experts in the DBE/ACDBE contract compliance industry.

The DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer & Program Administrators Training requires an additional registration and fee.

Day 1 (Certification Intensive)—Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 8:00 am–5:30 pm

  • Focus: This training will focus on the ins and outs of DBE and ACDBE certification. In addition to reviewing standards and procedures for DBE and ACDBE certification, the training will include information on using current federal tax forms and schedules in determining the business size and Personal Net Worth (PNW) calculation.
  • New This Year: Recent DOT guidance on certification determinations, DOT appeals, determinations and trends, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s impact on certification volume.

Day 2 (Program Administration)—Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 8:00 am–5:30 pm

  • Focus: This training will cover all the detailed essentials of 49 CFR Part 26 and Part 23 needed by hands-on program administrators, including goal setting, the small business element, procurement, good faith efforts, terminations and substitutions, monitoring, reporting and shortfall analysis.  Additionally, considerations and tips on reviewing ACDBE joint venture agreements will be discussed.
  • New This Year: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law impact on goal-setting and reporting, along with the increasing roles of DBELOs/ACDBELOs driven by FAA’s new emphasis on Title VI and the aviation and financial institutions’ focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports for airports.

Meet Your Instructor: Denise Bailey

Deputy Director of Aviation, Business Diversity and Accessibility, Philadelphia International Airport

With more than 30 years of experience focusing on government compliance in grants management, civil rights, construction management and training, Denise Bailey is currently driving diversity and accessibility at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). As the Deputy Director of Aviation for Business Diversity and Accessibility, she works with a skilled and engaged team to maintain compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration’s business diversity and accessibility requirements and continue the PHL’s excellent track record as a regional economic engine.