Managing in the 21 st Century. Professor Laurel Mitchell Jennifer Murnane, PhD Bellevue University Breakout Session # 218 Monday, July 19, 2010 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm. 1. Introduction.
Professor Laurel Mitchell
Jennifer Murnane, PhD
Breakout Session # 218
Monday, July 19, 2010
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Laurel Mitchell Professor and Director of the Acquisition and Contract Management Program, Bellevue University
Jennifer Murnane Associate Vice President - Strategic Initiatives; Senior Research Associate - Bellevue University’s Human Capital Lab
Workforce Issues and Challenges
Time and Dollar Constraints
IDIQ type contracts
Not a top priority for senior leadership
Lack of understanding
Dollar amount and complexity of procurement
Number and capability of acquisition professionals
Other hurdles in your organization?
Congress, agency official and industry senior management need to be educated on the value of competent acquisition professionals
Given the scope and complexity of acquisition in government senior leadership needs to change
Investing in initiatives supporting human capital and its development are critical for ALL organizations.
Human Capital: Attributes, life experience, knowledge, skills, inventiveness, energy, and enthusiasm that people invest in their work.
Opportunities to Bridge the Acquisition Skill and Knowledge Gap
Creative use of resources
The demands on the federal acquisition workforce have grown
Complexity of the federal acquisition system has also increased
Use of “inherently governmental” services FAR 7.503(c)(12)
Constraint vs. Opportunity
Develop an engaged workforce
Build leadership pipeline
Creatively utilize resources to impact growth of your organizations
Workforce Issues & Challenges
Skills and Knowledge Development
Tacit Knowledge Cultivation & Transfer