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Even if their title does not include the word 'manager,' successful team leaders use communication, emotional intelligence, and innovative team structures to achieve their objectives. The Contracting Team Lead Credentials Program is a four-course program that shows participants how to build and lead indirectly-managed teams. This program supports the competency standards set by NCMA’s ANSI-accredited, Contract Management StandardTM Publication (CMS), and the corresponding Contract Management Book of Knowledge (CMBOK) standards. Program participants will obtain:

  • Knowledge of how to apply the most effective practices in designing, chartering, establishing, and utilizing an integrated product team (IPT)
  • Develop the skills to build high-performing teams 
  • Ways to effectively manage virtual teams to optimal performance
  • The qualities and behaviors of effective leaders, including the ability to collaborate, exert influence and adapt to changing circumstances 

After the successful completion of each individual course, you will be sent an electronic Training Certificate. Upon completion of all program requirements, you will receive a specialized digital emblem identifying the Contracting Team Lead (Basic) Credentials Program and the associated competencies attained. 

Program Requirements

Course Title Course Number Learning Objectives/NCMA CMS Competencies Available Delivery Method/s

The Integrated Product Team (IPT)

6014

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose and application of Integrated Project Teams (IPT) within federal government agencies and departments
  • Create a charter with the appropriate roles and responsibilities of IPT members to oversee and govern federal government programs/projects
  • Describe effective IPT practices in supporting federal programs/projects through their entire life cycle
  • Demonstrate high-performing IPT practices and techniques that result in successful outcomes of federal government programs/projects

NCMA CMS Competencies:

1.1  Skills and Roles
1.5  Situational Assessment
1.6  Team Dynamics
1.7  Communication and Documentation

  • Instructor-Led Virtual
  • Instructor-Led In-Classroom

Building and Sustaining Teams

4704

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare personal and team characteristics to leverage skills and maximize team strengths
  • Apply effective communication strategies to ensure team success
  • Illustrate how creating efficient team norms can align your team to its organizational goals
  • Decide what concrete steps a team can take to achieve high performance and prepare a plan for implementation

NCMA CMS Competencies:

1.5  Situational Assessment
1.6  Team Dynamics

  • Instructor-Led Virtual
  • Instructor-Led In-Classroom

Managing Virtual Teams

4370

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice using tools and techniques specific to managing virtual employees
  • Assess considerations for developing and optimizing virtual teams

NCMA CMS Competencies:

1.5  Situational Assessment
1.6  Team Dynamics
1.7  Communication and Documentation

  • Instructor-Led Virtual

 

Leadership and Management Skills for Non-Managers

4000

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze leadership and management skills needed for professional growth
  • Use leadership strategies to amplify your impact throughout the organization
  • Illustrate the importance of emotional intelligence as a management skill for self and others
  • Practice communication skills needed to lead others and build relationships
  • Analyze how accountability, adaptability, and resilience improve individual and organizational performance
  • Evaluate strategies for building long-term credibility throughout your career

NCMA CMS Competencies:

1.5  Situational Assessment
1.6  Team Dynamics
1.7  Communication and Documentation

  • Instructor-Led Virtual
  • Instructor-Led In-Classroom

Additional Credential Information

  • Expiration: 3 years from the date earned
  • Restrictions: None

Acquisition & Contracting Programs Letter of Intent

Courses completed prior to submitting this Letter of Intent may apply toward completion of the certificate program you wish to pursue. Please note that you have up to three years from the first certificate program course taken to complete the program.

Note: This Letter of Intent is for Management Concepts records only, not a legal contract, and does not obligate the student to take courses.

Please enroll me in the credentials program indicated below.