ACQ 450

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(Last Modified:27-Sep-2018)


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This action-based learning course provides an overview of the competencies and skills needed to lead in an acquisition environment. Experiential activities include role playing, simulation, communication, and critical-thinking exercises; a leadership challenge; and completion of a 360° feedback instrument, and action plans related to the feedback. Participants will learn to apply strategies for leading up, down, and across in an acquisition organization.
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Target Attendees
This class is for civilians (GS 13-15) and military (Military O5-O6) in supervisory positions, level III certified (any career field/path) and have at least 3 years of acquisition experience serving in a level III coded position. Industry and allied equivalents are eligible to attend and are encouraged to register on a space-available basis.
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  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code AC1
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   2.6
    Continuous Learning Points  26
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Pre-work required (approx. 4 hours) / Walk-ins NOT authorized
  • Level III certification in one or more acquisition career fields is REQUIRED. Industry and allied equivalents should have equivalent DAWIA LEVEL III acquisition experience.
  • Completing ACQ 450 through 453 in sequential order is highly recommended.