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Acquisition Leadership: Developing Your Workforce

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Developing Your Workforce

”Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go!” 
~ Beverly Kay and Julie Winkle Giulioni in their book of the same title 

Employees are the foundation on which every successful organization is built. When there aren’t enough skilled staff, acquisition leaders will struggle to meet their strategic goals. Taking a people first approach allows you to offer strategies to improve your staff’s potential in the workplace and their career trajectory. This approach not only improves their prospects in life, but also leads to long-term benefits for your organization. Developing Your Workforce offers a variety of resources to help you create, sustain, and retain a viable workforce.

  • Performance Management: These videos and tools will help you
    • Performance Management-This video provides leaders with considerations of assessing and implementing pragmatic performance management processes to help them development their workforce and meet their acquisition objectives.
    • Tools
  • Succession Planning: Having no identifiable succession plan for critical roles poses an enormous risk to the organization. These videos and tools will help you identify important positions in your organization and create a talent pipeline to fill those jobs, either internally or externally.
    • Succession Planning-This video provides leaders with considerations for succession planning and actions for developing and implementing effective succession plans.
    • Tools
  • Talent Management: These videos and tools will help you develop an organized strategic process for getting the right talent and helping them grow to their optimal capabilities while keeping organizational objectives on point.
    • Talent Management Strategies-This video provides leaders with the tools to assess their current TM strategy and to understand proactive actions to develop a game changing TM strategy to effectively support their acquisition objectives.
    • Tools
  • Workforce Skills Forecasting and Mapping: Provides the foundation for managing human capital and for furthering an organization’s ability to hire qualified individuals to pursue its mission. These videos and tools will help you get the right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time.
    • Effective Skills Mapping-This video provides leaders with the fundamentals to understand and apply workforce skills forecasting and mapping to meet current and future organizational acquisition objectives.
    • Tools

For additional information, visit the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) HCI website.