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Virtual Focus Week returns July 27-31

Virtual professional development training will be available to all Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel during this quarter’s Focus Week, July 27-31. Over 50 courses will be offered, from acquisition-focused discussions to lectures on leadership and communication. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Virtual professional development training will be available to all Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel during this quarter’s Focus Week, July 27-31. Over 50 courses will be offered, from acquisition-focused discussions to lectures on leadership and communication. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is hosting its quarterly Focus Week virtually from July 27-31.

Focus week is an opportunity for personnel to complete mandatory and discretionary leadership and acquisition training and earn continuous learning points. Over 50 courses will be available, ranging from career-and functional area-specific training and coaching to personal development classes.

“With our busy schedules, it’s easy to miss out on training opportunities, but even a course or two can have a lasting impact on your development,” said Jason Sibrel, AFLCMC Focus Week program manager. “These courses greatly assist AFLCMC personnel in keeping their skills up-to-date and help our acquisition professionals to earn their needed continuous learning points.”

A few courses on the schedule include Acquisition Process Model Familiarization, Procuring Logistics Product Data for your Acquisition, a Survey of Airborne Communications, Hazardous Material Management in Acquisition for Weapons Systems, and Building Trust.

Acquisition Process Model Familiarization is a course targeted to acquisition professionals and program executive office staff seeking information from an authoritative source on acquisition process policy and guidance. This session is designed to provide an understanding of the purpose and functionality of the APM.

The focus of Procuring Logistics Product Data for your Acquisition is to verify if teams have compliant acquisition data, and if not, to make sure they have the resources and information to necessary to acquire it. This course facilitates discussions on logistics products data that will be beneficial not just for logisticians, but also for anyone performing product support analysis and supply provisioning.

A Survey of Airborne Communications provides enrollees with a full spectrum of terms and technologies associated with airborne communications systems. Designed for program managers, as well as finance and contracting personnel, this course is for anyone interested in “demystifying” this complex field.

During Hazardous Material Management in Acquisition for Weapons Systems, students are introduced to the recommended approach for integrating hazardous material management into system acquisition efforts. Intended for program office representatives, engineers, project leaders, and program managers, this course is beneficial for anyone interacting with hazardous materials.

Designed for the entire workforce, Building Trust focuses on developing high performing teams across AFLCMC. This WebEx seminar will explore why trust is integral to team success, how leaders can gain or lose it, and how it can be facilitated among teammates.

A new addition to the Focus Week is the Supervisor Survival Skills Workshop for current and future supervisors. SSSW courses are offered twice each during Focus Week, and include Effective Delegation, Setting Expectations, Communication that Connects, and Bringing Out the Best in People.

To facilitate learning, a number of digital resources will be made available to participants, including videos, articles, recommended readings, and Ted Talks. Courses are offered on a variety of platforms, including teleconferences, Defense Collaboration Services, and CVR Teams.

For a list of courses, and step-by-step instructions on how to register, visit the course catalog by clicking here. All courses listed in the catalog have a Distance Learning option and are open to all members of the AFLCMC workforce, regardless of duty location.

To register for courses, visit the AcqNow site at https://acqnow.atrrs.army.mil

No VPN is required participate. Registrants can access courses from both government and personal devices.

For additional information on Focus Week, contact Jason Sibrel at Jason.Sibrel@us.af.mil.