Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals

Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals

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April 2024–August 2024
GS-12 to GS-14
High-performing acquisition professionals who have reached the GS-12 to GS-14 level at the time of application.
Apply by
March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. EST

For more information, contact: Diana Starkes at DStarkes@ourpublicservice.org or (202) 292–1014

Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals

Our government’s ability to serve the public depends on the strength, expertise and leadership of federal mission-support functions. While this work is usually done behind the scenes, it is imperative to build the leadership attributes of mission-support professionals because of their wide-ranging impact, the interconnectedness of their work and their ability to positively impact strategic decisions.

The Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals Program prepares GS-12 to GS-14 federal employees in acquisitions to become better leaders by focusing on the four core tenets of the Partnership’s Public Service Leadership Model: self-awareness, engaging others, leading change and achieving results. By the end of the course, participants will be able to make values-based decisions, use their roles to build strong partnerships, identify how to drive positive impact within their organizations and demonstrate enhanced leadership attributes.

Experienced instructors will introduce proven leadership techniques, facilitate engaging conversations, and guide activities and workshops on course concepts. Throughout the program, participants will also work on a team of four to seven people to provide and receive peer coaching and feedback on workplace challenges. In addition to time spent in session, participants should plan to spend an average of three to five hours per week working with this group throughout the program.

The Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program was formerly a track in the Mission Support Leadership Program.


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