Project Description

CON 360: Contracting For Decision Makers

This course is designed for contracting professionals who work or are expecting to work, in positions requiring DAWIA Level III certification in contracting. Through realistic scenario-based and research-based learning, students will work individually and collaboratively to practice developing sound business solutions as valued strategic and expert business advisors. Student coursework is designed to contribute real solutions to real acquisition problems to senior leadership and local supervisors.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
  • The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will apply critical thinking skills to a contracting related problem.
  • The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will determine problem solving methods to use in a contracting related problem.
  • The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will compile information and knowledge for currency in acquisition and contracting.
  • 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.
  • The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will determine leadership skills to use in a complex contracting issue.
  • 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.
  • The student, while serving in the role of a contracting leader, will determine risk mitigation techniques to use in a contracting related problem.
  • 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.

 Course Details

  • Course Length – 8 Days
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 55
  • Graded Materials Include: Pre-Class Assignments, Attendance, Course Exercises/Projects, and Course Exams/Quizzes
  • Pre-course work Required: Yes, approximately 6 hours.
  • DAU/FAI Required Prerequisites: But it is recommended that students have at least 4 years’ experience in government contracting, are certified at Level II in Contracting and have completed CON 280 and CON 290.