FPM 334 Training: Progressive Leadership in Program Management

Course 1334

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Language: English
  • 16 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Advanced

Skillful leadership traits are vital to successfully overseeing large-scale, high-visibility government programs and driving strategic missions. This FAC-P/PM Progressive Leadership in Program Management course provides the leadership skills to build strong relationships and leverage the strengths of others toward the attainment of organizational goals. Plus, this FPM 334 course will help you in achieving FAC-P/PM Senior-Level certification.

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

Progressive Leadership in Program Management Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Progressive Leadership in Program Management Course Information

In this FPM 334 course, you will:

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


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.

Certification Information

FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level, and requirements vary by agency.

Progressive Leadership in Program Management Course Outline

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

Exploring modern leadership frameworks

  • Identifying leadership attributes within your team
  • Establishing self-awareness of your 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

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 engage proactively

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

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

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

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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Progressive Leadership in Program Management Course FAQs

This course provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to master the concepts covered in and provides some of the necessary prerequisites for earning FAC-P/PM senior-level certification.

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.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online, in person, or as Private Team Training.

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