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FAI Training & Career Development Initiatives. Gloria Sochon Director Federal Acquisition Institute March 17, 2005. Overview. FAI background & partners Partnership with DAU Goals Acquisition Workforce Training Fund Initiatives. FAI Mission.

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fai training career development initiatives

FAI Training & Career Development Initiatives

Gloria Sochon

Director

Federal Acquisition Institute

March 17, 2005

overview
Overview
  • FAI background & partners
  • Partnership with DAU
  • Goals
  • Acquisition Workforce Training Fund
  • Initiatives
fai mission
FAI Mission
  • To foster and promote the development of a professional acquisition workforce into effective business leaders.
fai partners
FAI Partners
  • OFPP and the FAI Board of Directors
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  • Chief Acquisition Officer Council
    • Human Capital Working Group
  • Interagency Procurement Career Management Committee (IPCMC)
partnership with dau
Partnership with DAU
  • Co-located January 26, 2005
  • Leveraging infrastructure
  • Developing common career development & performance tools
    • Common competencies
    • Common training for contracting personnel
    • Federal Contracting Certification Program managed by FAI
    • Coordinated PM Certification Program
goals
Goals
  • Better training
    • Skills currency
    • Mission-focus
  • Better tools, performance support
  • Fuller involvement of the acquisition team
  • Structured career growth
  • Greater mobility, more opportunities
  • Better management information, use of resources
acquisition workforce training fund awtf
Acquisition Workforce Training Fund (AWTF)
  • Established by the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) of 2003
  • Purpose: To ensure the federal acquisition workforce
    • Adapts to fundamental changes in the nature of federal acquisition
    • Acquires new skills & perspectives to contribute effectively in the changing environment
  • GSA & OMB memos to agencies issued July 04
  • Current balance $8.5 M
current training initiatives
Current Training Initiatives
  • Partnering with DAU on
    • Revision of CON curriculum
      • CON110 Mission Support Planning (Oct 04)
      • CON111 Mission Strategy Execution (Nov 04)
      • CON112 Mission Performance Assessment (Dec 04)
      • CON120 Mission Focused Contracting (Jan 05)
      • CON Level 2 during FY2005
    • Services acquisition course
    • Updated COR/COTR training
    • Training on FAR updates
upcoming training initiatives
Upcoming Training Initiatives
  • Share In Savings training
  • Performance Based Service Acquisition
  • Earned Value Management System training
  • Training on small business issues (CON 260)
  • CON 353 for civilian agencies
  • Training for non-contracting personnel
  • Refresher training
other awtf initiatives
Other AWTF Initiatives
  • Migration to e-training platform
  • Definition and application of measures of training effectiveness
  • Identifying project/program management training
  • Identifying emerging training needs
contracting certification program
Contracting Certification Program
  • A credential to establish qualifications
  • Components
    • Education
    • Training
    • Experience
    • Fulfillment
  • Goals
    • Consistency with DOD’s program
    • Balance of rigor and flexibility
    • Acceptance across agencies
pm certification program
PM Certification Program
  • A credential to establish qualifications
  • Components & goals – same as previous
  • Will set a basic level of qualification to avoid conflict with other professional certification programs
  • Issues
    • Defining & identifying members
acmis
ACMIS
  • Acquisition workforce management tool
  • Tracks acquisition workforce training and education qualifications, warrant levels, and other information
  • Information and reports available to agency managers
  • Coordinating with OPM e-gov initiatives
  • Proposed to become mandatory
    • Contracting personnel records input by Oct 2006
    • Program & project managers by April 2007
  • www.fai.gov or www.acmis.gov
fai resources
FAI Resources
  • FAI Online University: www.faionline.com
    • Free online training courses available to public and private sector students
  • Home page: www.fai.gov
    • ACMIS
    • FACE 2005 (June 7-8)
    • Acquisition Learning Seminars
    • Newsletter
    • Career Management
    • Educational Resources
  • Contact Us
    • 703-805-2300 or questions@fai.gov