EXE 4000V Problem Solving for Tomorrow's Defense Leaders

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In the Problem Solving for Tomorrow’s Defense Leaders Course (EXE 4000) 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.

    You will work with 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)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
    None None None None
    Course Length
    5 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code Z3H
    Walk-ins Authorized N/A
    Pre-work required N/A
    First Offering N/A
    Continuing Education Units   3.7
    Continuous Learning Points  37
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Fulfillment Eligible N/A
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  • Level III certification in any acquisition career field or Level C for the Requirements career field is REQUIRED for all attendees.
  • EXE 4000V and EXE 4050V do not have to be taken sequentially.
  • This course is focused on those supervising or leading teams.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 1 hr) / Walk-ins NOT authorized.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • Students are required to remotely participate in virtual classes beginning at 8:00 am and lasting as late as 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
  • There is an expectation of daily asynchronous (self-paced learning) work during this course.
  • 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.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.