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(Last Modified:08-May-2019)


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The Leader As Coach course is a resident course that focuses on the thinking, behaviors, skills and strategies needed to accomplish a paradigm shift from managers that primarily direct and evaluate subordinates to a paradigm that encourages and rewards innovation, agility, listening, collaboration, continuous and purposeful growth, results and accountability. As a leader you will develop greater personal awareness and increase the impact of your energy and the energy of your organization. You will do this through the learning and application of the principles and behaviors of effective performance coaches.
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Target Attendees
Civilian and military Defense Acquisition Workforce leaders, primarily supervisors in grades equivalent to GS 13-15 and 04-06 as well as leaders of IPTs.
Required: None
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
3 class days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Resident
Equivalent Courses None
ACE Recommended Credits YES
PDS Code JQ6
DAU Public (material/prework) YES
Continuing Education Units   2.5
Continuous Learning Points  25
Reservist Retirement Points  0
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Pre-work required (approx. 6 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.
  • Completing ACQ 450 and ACQ 452 prior to registering is strongly recommended.
  • Completing ACQ 450 through 453 in sequential order is highly recommended.
  • At least 5 years acquisition experience.