Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program accepting applications


The Partnership for Public Service’s Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program is a leadership development program for federal acquisition professionals seeking to develop the leadership and business skills necessary to take on future government leadership roles. The program is now accepting applications for the next cohort, which will begin on February 26, 2014.

Building on a need identified by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program strengthens the leadership skills of federal acquisition professionals through a combination of innovative coursework, peer collaboration, real-world case study analysis and facilitated dialogue with industry leaders. Through an enhanced leadership skillset, graduates of the Leadership Excellence in Acquisition Program will be better equipped to drive individual and agency performance. Working with experts in leadership development and innovation, as well as senior acquisition leaders from across government, participants will learn to:

  • Promote a culture of intra-agency collaboration and sharing of best practices
  • Connect to thought peers and leaders in federal acquisition
  •  Lead through skillful and strategic action

During the 10-month program, participants remain in their full-time jobs and meet monthly for a 6-hour session for a total of 60 classroom hours. In addition, participants are expected to complete short readings, activities or participate in team projects. All sessions will take place at the Partnership for Public Service’s offices in Washington, D.C.

Enrollment in the Acquisition Leadership Development Program is open to mid-level high-performing acquisition professionals. At minimum, participants should possess at least a FAC-C Level II or equivalent certification and have at least three years of federal contracting experience. Program tuition is $5,900 and includes all course materials, session facilitation and program support. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to earn 60 Continuous Learning Points.

For more information, and to apply for this program, please click here. If you have additional questions, please contact Mollie Allers at mallers@ourpublicservice.org or (202) 775-2749. Applications for the program will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 13, 2014.