Learning in the Shadows: A Retrospective View

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-073

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Workforce

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Donna Kinnear-Seligman

Title: Learning in the Shadows: A Retrospective View

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2016/SYM-AM-16-073.pdf

Keywords: Acquisition workforce, professional development, training


How does the Acquisition Workforce train and create experience for the next generation? This research addressed how the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) develops its emerging leaders among its support faculty and staff. Through a retrospective view of the emerging leadership program in particular, the author investigated the value and impact of the program details and the resulting effect it had for the Emerging Leader Program (ELP) graduates. ELP graduates were invited to participate in a survey to quantify their ELP experiences and express any concomitant value for the DAU. Focusing on the various ELP activities coupled with Better Buying Power