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White graduation cap icon ALD 0020  Mindfulness


Defense Acquisition professionals live in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, VUCA for short. Practically speaking, this means circumstances change all the time. We can rarely predict what will happen, and frequently don’t have the information we need to feel secure in doing so. How do you feel after hearing this? If you’re like most people, you’ll sum it up in one word: STRESSED! This course is about developing the skill to maintain a state of equanimity (practicing simple, meditative techniques to stay calm, clear, and connected) regardless of the circumstances. The skill itself is called “mindfulness,” the ability to be aware, without judgment, of our thoughts and feelings in any given moment, and to be able to choose the ones that will lead to the outcomes we desire.

This is an Online Training (OLT) Course. MOSAIC is the only self-paced leader development program developed exclusively for Defense Acquisition professionals. All courses provide leadership learning and development opportunities specifically tailored by DoD subject matter experts in all functional disciplines to address Defense Acquisition problems within a Defense Acquisition setting.





Acquisition professionals at all levels who seek to learn ways to get things done with and through others, deal with workplace challenges, and prepare to take on new roles.


  • This course uses short videos and downloadable worksheets and handouts to walk you through materials.
  • Some videos may only be accessible using a personal device.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).