EXE 4000

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iCatalog Home EXE 4000 Problem Solving for Tomorrow's Defense Leaders
(Last Modified:04-May-2020)


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In this course you will:
  • Add a broad range of thinking models to your leadership arsenal.
  • Develop diverse problem-solving skills to transform your team into a high-performing organization.
  • Gain dynamic mastery of decision-making tools to improve future plans and strategies.
  • Understand your thinking preferences and how they affect your team’s ability to problem solve.

    This course is designed to increase the ability of leaders to leverage thinking models and take yourself and your organization to new levels of success. With the tools and skills provided, you will be able to pivot to meet the challenges leaders often face within defense programs and portfolios. You will be able think and act decisively in an age of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. During this one-week offering, you will: Sharpen your critical thinking tools and decision skills set by adding an arsenal of thinking models to provide capabilities to the warfighter.
  • Develop a brain trust of service/agency and industry peers to support you as a future DoD leader.
  • Master techniques that enrich and optimize the diversity of a cross-functional team.
  • Identify personal biases and techniques to strengthen decision making.
  • Be fully equipped with thinking and problem solving best practices and gain insight into critical supporting program information.

    A team of faculty and experts from diverse business disciplines provide in-depth knowledge in core areas including Thinking models, Capability Integration and Acquisition Leadership. Class sessions capture the years of experience in the room. Synergistic dialogue throughout this course will result in career-spanning, cross-DoD relationships.
  • Objectives
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    Target Attendees
    NH-IV/O-5/Industry Equivalent, seasoned acquisition professional
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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
    5 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Facilitated/Online
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code Z1G
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   3.7
    Continuous Learning Points  37
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Level III certification in any acquisition career field is REQUIRED for all attendees.
  • This course is focused on those supervising or leading teams
  • Pre-work required (approx. 3 hr) / Walk-ins NOT authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Blackboard.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Students are required to remotely participate in virtual classes beginning at 8:00 am and lasting as late as 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • Official registration closes 16 days prior to the class start date.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Cisco Webex connections include: toll-free commercial phone lines, commercial phone lines , or Voice over Internet Protocol. DSN connections are not supported; DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
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