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White graduation cap icon ALD 0060  Leading-Managing-Contributing


In your career thus far, you have probably been able to excel as an individual. You have been effective because you can single-handedly control outcomes by being self-reliant. You have been effective, so the need to make changes in order to break through to leadership may not be apparent to you. There does come a time, though, when you will outgrow your individual effectiveness, no matter how well it has served you in the past. In this course we will explore the three key roles Defense Acquisition leaders play – leader, manager, and contributor – and we will help you identify characteristics that you might want to work on developing so you can push yourself outside the comfort zone of “effective” and take on each of these roles.

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.


  • The course uses short videos and downloadable worksheets and handouts to walk you through materials.
  • Some videos may only be accessible using a personal device.
  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • Since this course is less than 30 min, no CLPs are assigned. To receive CLP credit, students should bundle the completion of this and similar courses together and apply to their supervisor for CLP approval.