Defense Logistics Agency Program

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DLA Program

For over 48 years, Darden Executive Education has been an educational partner of the U.S. military, delivering programs that have benefited a wide range of officers and their DoD civilian counterparts.

For complete information, review the program offering below:

DLA Insights Into Industry Management Course

Program Length: 2 weeks 
Dates Offered: 
6–18 March 2022
Participants: The course is for civilian grades GS-13/15 in contracting, acquisition, logistics, financial management and project management.

Course Description

In furtherance of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) acquisition readiness and its overall mission, DLA leadership requires an academic program to educate DLA acquisition personnel to look through the eyes of industry to understand what drives their behavior. DLA uses the Insights into Industry Management Course (DIMC) to develop and foster an understanding of the role of cash flow, profit, risk and contribution margin in industry decisions, and to predict how industry will react to government proposals allowing them to structure proposals for favorable outcomes to government. 

The DIMC provides delivery of succinct and timely business issues in a comprehensive format similar to current executive-level business seminar training found in the commercial sector. 

The intent of the DIMC is to deliver a concentrated business curriculum to enhance the student's awareness of industry vitality (structure and strategy), financial metrics, corporate culture, decision-making drivers and processes, and collaboration and business management techniques to improve their ability to interact with corporations as the students execute largely DOD policies. 

The DIMC design will provide students with education and training in current and cutting-edge business practices sufficient to allow them to recognize business risks and opportunities and to anticipate potential changes in the business world and, ultimately, coordinate and implement anticipatory responses. Given the 2-week time constraint permitted this program, the curriculum will be rigorous and provide students a comprehensive education, which encapsulates core competencies of a full MBA curriculum. In short, it should equip the student with the broad assessment, evaluation and decision-making skills required in American business today. To maximize the academic gain, it is DLA leadership's intent that a dedicated learning environment, which preempts outside influences and serves to focus the student on learning similar to seminar or Executive MBA programs offered in the commercial sector, be provided.

Continuing Education Credits

On the final day of the course, participants will receive a custom course certificate and class photo in a portfolio. They will also receive a letter of certification of Certified Educational Units and Certified Professional Education Units (CEUs/CPEs) awarded for attending the course.

Points of Contact

Tina V. Tucker
Lead, Strategic Acquisition Workforce Programs
HQ, DLA Acquisition Career Office (DACO) (J71)
Defense Logistics Agency
8725 John J. Kingman Rd.
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
Commercial: +1-571-767-6944
DSN: +1-392-427-6944

Darden School POC: 

Jennifer Hicks 
[email protected] 
Office: +1-434-924-4922
Cell: +1-434-960-8330

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.