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DAU: CON 360 Contracting for Decision Makers

DAU: CON 360 Contracting for Decision Makers

Course Overview

Through realistic scenario-based learning, students work individually and in teams to practice developing sound business solutions as a valued strategic and expert business advisor. Students will learn to analyze complex contracting situations with emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, research, and risk reduction. Student course work is designed to contribute real solutions on real acquisition problems to senior leadership and local supervisors.

Cost

$1,600 per student

Note: Minimum of 15 students per class

Prerequisites

Except for those assigned to IND positions, the below courses are required:

  • CON 280, Source Selection and Acquisition of Service Contracts
  • CON 290, Contract Administration and Negotiation Techniques in a Supply Environment

Recommended:

  • At least 4 years experience in government contracting
  • Level II certified in Contracting
  • One year experience following the completion of CON 280 and CON 290 is HIGHLY encouraged

Course Objectives

1. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will apply critical thinking skills to a contracting related problem.

  • Define Critical Thinking
  • Identify the core critical thinking skills
  • Apply critical thinking skills to a current contracting dilemma occurring at students workplace

2. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will determine problem solving methods to use in a contracting related problem.

  • Identify various problem solving methods
  • Analyze the complexities of the problem to help determine the problem solving methodology to use
  • Solve a contracting dilemma using the Rational Problem Solving Model
  • Develop a paper and a briefing that uses critical thinking and problem solving techniques to solve a current contracting dilemma occurring at studen'ts workplace

3. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will deteremine risk mitigation techniques to use in a contracting related problem.

  • Identify the reasons for the presence of risk
  • Iidentify risk handling techiques as stated in the DoD Risk, Issues and Opportunities Guide, June 2015

4. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will make a decision on a contracting dilemma that complies with rules of ethics in contracting.

  • Apply mitigation of obstacles to ethical decision making
  • Given choices of behavior in a contracting dilemma, determine the ethical course of action
  • List the core ethical principles of the Josephson Principled Decision Making Model
  • Apply the Josephson Principled Decision Making Model to complex contracting issues

5. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will determine leadership skills to use in a complex contracting issue.

  • Analyze alternative solutions to a complex contracting issue
  • Recommend solutions to a complex contracting issue
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, by presenting the decision making process and solutions of your workgroup
  • Identify how your current contracting position supports the mission of the warfighter, or equivalent customer
  • Identify coaching behavoirs that increase your effectiveness as a team leader or supervisor

6. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, in a collaborative environment, will produce timely written and verbal feedback to team members and the class.

  • Compose a self assessment of individual strengths and weaknesses to supporting team success
  • Apply teaming building processes and techniques
  • Put into action a formal feedback process in order to provide and receive feedback with team members
  • Critically evaluate the success of a team
  • Recommend improvements of a team
  • Analyze individual and team behavior
  • Identify conflict management strategies in a team environment
  • Apply conflct management strategies in a team environment

7. The student, while serving in the role of contracting supervisor, will successfully identify various methods of motivating and alleviating employee stress for individuals who are dealing with constant change in the contracting work environment.

  • Identify the significant emotional events associated with change
  • Identify how to deal with stress and change and help your employees do the same.

8. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will suppose the perspective of an industry and senior Government contracting leader to an assigned contracting policy issue.

  • Identify how Industry plays as a collaborative partner
  • Identify industry risk factors during the contracting process
  • Using knowledge of industry risk and personal perspective, formulate viable solutions to a contracting dilemma
  • Using knowledge of industry risk and personal perspective,evaluate viable solutions to a contracting dilemma in order to reach a defensible decision
  • Prepare a decision brief with an implementation plan on a current and complex contracting policy issue for a senior leader in contracting

9. The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will compile information and knowledge for currency in acquisition and contracting.

  • Locate common on-line web sites that address current topics in government acquisition and contracting
  • Analyze current issues in contracting using online and paper-based resources.
  • Apply research skills to an assigned contracting policy/legislative or court decision topic
  • Prepare an information brief on an assigned contracting policy/legislation or court decision topic

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