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FAC-P/PM Certification: Progressive Leadership in Program Management Training Course (FPM 334)



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Skillful leadership traits are vital to successfully overseeing large-scale, high visibility government programs and driving strategic missions. This FAC-P/PM program management course provides the leadership skills to build strong relationships and leverage the strengths of others toward the attainment of organizational goals.

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM training has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

You Will Learn How To:

  • More effectively project yourself as a leader in the federal acquisition process
  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Apply leadership models to your situation
  • Embrace change
  • Lead Project Portfolio initiatives

Important Course Information


  • Four years of program or project management experience, which shall include a minimum of one year of experience on Federal programs and projects, within the last ten years

FAC-P/PM Certification Information

  • All Federal employees (non DoD) who work in a Program/Project Management role are required to be FAC-P/PM certified. Private industry/contractors are eligible to attend FAC-P/PM training, but are not eligible to become certified.
  • FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level and requirements vary by agency. Check with your Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for information on certification requirements.

Course Outline

  • Leading the Complex Acquisitions Process

Projecting yourself as a leader

  • Navigating leadership challenges throughout the acquisitions process
  • Defining the science and art of program management

Differentiating between management and leadership

  • Evaluating management activities
  • Assessing leadership actions

Building a shared vision as a catalyst for change

  • Balancing facts with emotion
  • Guiding teams through leadership
  • Reviewing Leadership Models

Exploring modern leadership frameworks

  • Identifying leadership attributes within your team
  • Establishing self-awareness of your own values
  • Leading with an entrepreneurial mindset

Addressing external awareness

  • Investigating local and national policies that can impact your agency
  • Monitoring industry trends

Establishing an atmosphere of accountability

  • Championing accountability within the government
  • Steering accountability within the contracting community
  • Developing Your Team

Evaluating the team dynamics necessary to solve complex problems

  • Describing characteristics of an effective team
  • Implementing effective Integrated Product Team (IPT) structures
  • Communicating with team members
  • Empowering team members to proactively engage

Leading the technical community

  • Identifying the behavioral qualities of technical experts
  • Resolving conflicts regarding interface issues
  • Managing the debate over technical soundness
  • Leading the verification and validation process
  • Managing Stakeholders

Evaluating known/unknown stakeholders

  • Mitigating difficult relationships early
  • Maintaining professionalism throughout conflict

Creating your stakeholder strategy

  • Evaluating strategy objectives
  • Briefing the executive branch and Congress

Expanding channels of communication

  • Employing active listening skills
  • Encouraging outreach and regular communication
  • Leading Change

Adapting a process for driving cultural change

  • Overcoming the political hurdles
  • Leading a complex change effort
  • Deploying best practices in change management

Sustaining change

  • Evaluating progress
  • Instituting regular evaluation
  • Implementing a Project Portfolio Strategy

Working with a multiple-project mindset

  • Transitioning from a competitive mindset to a cooperative mindset
  • Defining the organizational objectives

The importance of financial tools

  • Outlining common business tools
  • Prioritizing projects to optimize goals
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Tuition — Standard: $1950   Government: $1532

Mar 2 - 3 ( 2 Days)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 16 PDUs

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

I would not hesitate to tell anyone who is considering a Learning Tree class to go for it. The materials, the instructors, everything is first class and you definitely come away with knowledge and skills you can apply everyday. In fact, I currently have two colleagues enrolled in Learning Tree courses based on my recommendation.

- L. Headley, Change Leadership Manager
Synovus Financial

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