George Mason University Introduces ‘Building GovCon Acumen’ Course

Dr. John Hillen, GMU

Dr. John Hillen, GMU

The Mason GovCon Initiative, a new focus of the George Mason School of Business, is building a distinctive competency in the business of government and government contracting. This article introduces its premier Executive Education course, “Building GovCon Acumen.”

The course will run Oct. 17-20, 2016, with two follow-up active engagement sessions Nov. 3 and 14, 2016.

Designed for vice presidents, directors and high-potential leaders, the course prepares senior executives for the next level in their careers—the strategic level. Whether in sales, operations, corporate development, program management, marketing or finance, this class provides the tools and strategies required to compete successfully in tomorrow’s market. Participation from companies of all sizes is encouraged, and we anticipate the program will attract tech startups as well as established professional services companies.

From a corporate training and investment standpoint, this program is a bargain. It is focused on the GovCon market, taught by some GovCon Hall of Famers, and participants will be with a cohort of other rising senior executives who will give him or her a great additional network in the industry.  The two classes we have graduated so far have raved about it.

By engaging with senior business leaders and government executives throughout the program, I was able to develop a new perspective on today’s challenges and establish a vision for tomorrow’s opportunities. If you want to develop the skills to be successful as a leader in this industry, BGA needs to be on your professional development agenda.” – 2015 participant

“In a race to the top, you need someone with a proven track record to hand you the baton. This seminar provides access to true champions.” – 2014 participant

Graduates will leave with an understanding of what it will take to successfully compete and what you can do today to get started, a powerful network of established leaders and industry peers, insight into individual leadership strengths and how to leverage them, and experience with applying entrepreneurial “lean start up” approaches and frameworks to growth.

For complete information, visit the “Building GovCon Acumen” site.

1 Comment

  1. Excellent initiative and a great topic! Having done contracts for strategic planning with the corporate suites of several Fortune 500, and also universities and government agencies, this sort of professional management training is spot on as to what is needed to help leaders to smartly lead in the 21st Century.

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