ALD 1100 Growing as an Acquisition Leader

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(Last Modified:26-Oct-2023)


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This course is being piloted for direct registration via DAU Virtual Campus (CSOD). Click on "Apply for this training" button in the upper right-hand corner to register for an offering.

This Instructor-Led Training (CLRM) course is the gateway to the leadership journey for acquisition professionals early in their careers or those who lack basic leadership training. The courses are most appropriate for functional specialists or subject matter experts who work as individual performers or members of teams. We recognize anyone can learn the skills necessary to be a leader. There is no need to wait until achieving a particular grade or position to make positive leadership contributions in the workplace or proactively influence peers. The course provides the foundations of being, thinking, and doing that make a talented acquisition professional a leader, better prepared for greater roles and responsibilities.

ALD 1100 emphasizes working with others and centers on one’s own perceptions and behaviors. The course provides models, tools, frameworks, and approaches for building self-awareness and influencing up, down, and across the organization. Students apply critical thinking to practical acquisition challenges. Participants reflect on and plan their professional growth as an acquisition leader. Emphasis on the current acquisition environment highlights the benefits of approaching tasks with creativity rather than just reacting. Insights into communication, facilitating meetings, professionalism, stakeholder engagement, motivation techniques, strategies to leverage individual differences, teaming approaches, working with industry, and the National Defense Strategy lay a strong foundation for being an effective acquisition leader.

ALD 1100 provides an integrated, online and workplace experience. Proven approaches and innovative new methods are introduced and practiced online and then students apply their new skills in the workplace.
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Target Attendees
DoD government civilians and active-duty military functional subject matter experts; at Government Service (GS) levels 7-12 or NH equivalents.
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
None None None None
Course Length
40 hours of classroom hours over 9 weeks
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Classroom
Equivalent Courses None
ACE Recommended Credits N/A
PDS Code HG0
Walk-ins Authorized No
Pre-work required Yes [approx. 8 hour(s)]
First Offering 3/14/2023
Continuing Education Units   4
Continuous Learning Points  40
Reservist Retirement Points  0
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
Fulfillment Eligible N/A
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  • This course is restricted to DoD government civilian and military students only.
Additional Information:
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).

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