New program teaches fed IT pros leadership

Federal IT professionals now have an incentive to hit the books again. The American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council have unveiled a new educational program that gives attendees the opportunity to obtain credit to maintain professional certifications.

The ACT-IAC Academy is open to both public and private sector IT professionals and offers courses on project management, leadership and best practices. The courses will initially range from one-half day to a full day and will take place in the Washington, D.C. area. Attendees will be able to obtain Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Units that can be used to maintain certifications.

“As we know, the government market has distinct requirements and challenges, and progress necessitates a commitment to learning and collaboration,” said Mary Davie, ACT's chairwoman. “As a lifelong student and longtime ACT member, I believe the ACT-IAC Academy fills a clear void for federal IT-focused training.”

The project management course will focus on areas such as executive overview on earned value management. Attendees in the leadership course will learn about the different elements of management: how to get employees to work as a team and how to lead through difficult times. In the best practices course, attendees will share past examples of successful projects to learn from other’s successes.

For more information on the ACT-IAC Academy's course offerings and schedules, visit The American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council website.

About the Author

Camille Tuutti is a former FCW staff writer who covered federal oversight and the workforce.

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