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ACT-IAC: Where government and industry leaders collaborate.

Overview

 

The Associates Program prepares entry-level professionals, with up to five years of experience, for their future roles as leaders in government and industry. This unique program fosters career growth through coaching and classroom training as well as independent and team exercises. Associates learn professional skills and develop a broader view of the government IT community. The Associates Program provides essential personal, team, and career development trainings by the trusted subject matter experts within the government IT community.  

"Participating in the ACT-IAC Associates Program was an extremely rewarding experience.  What I appreciated most was networking with industry partners both in and outside of the program, building my personal brand, and gaining a better understanding of the Government IT Community.  It is paramount during the early stages of a career to gain meaningful connections, and the Associates Program does just that. This program provides both the tools, and the opportunities, to polish and perfect your personal brand so that you are well equipped to grow within the Industry. "

--Nicholas Adams
   Contract Specialist, General Services Administration
   Associates Graduate 2017

“The ACT-IAC Associates Program provides an eye-opening introduction to a community where government and industry collaborate, break down communication barriers, and work together as partners to solve problems and advance the government. Over the past year, I have been grateful for the opportunity to jumpstart my professional network, learn from senior industry and government leaders, acquire new skills and tool sets that I will use for the rest of my career, and join a welcoming community that I will stay involved in long after graduation.”

--Michaela Suomi
  Senior Business Analyst, CGI Federal
  Associates Graduate 2017

 
Benefits

The ACT-IAC Associates program is unlike any other professional development program and provides the following experiences:

  • Develop professional and career skills
  • Gain an understanding of the culture of government and industry organizations through practical exercises
  • Develop skills necessary to advance more rapidly
  • Coaching from seasoned professionals in government and industry who provide insight and knowledge essential to students
  • Accelerated professional and personal growth
  • Build confidence and self-awareness
  • Cultivate a peer network through collaboration with classmates
  • Monthly educational programs reveal real world tips and techniques from some of the industry's most successful individuals.
  • Programs are held outside of normal business hours allowing a more academic learning environment
  • A nine-month program on personal branding, team-building, and career management for ambitious young professionals who want to master these skills early in their careers
Criteria
A Government applicant should:
  • Be a federal employee (Grade 7-11) with 1-5 years of federal experience in project management, contracting, customer service, technical or in another key role in their organization.
  • Have a well-rounded background in their discipline and/or career within their agency.
  • Be considered a “rising star” in his or her agency.
  • Possess a willingness to learn.
  • Be willing to dedicate one day per month for ACT-IAC Associate activities between February and November.
  • Be recommended by a sponsor within their agency who is willing to pay the fee for the program.  Participant fee is $1995 and includes all meals and facilities.
An Industry applicant should:
  • Be an entry-level managers or a professional with 2 -5 years of experience in project management, contracting, customer service, technical or in another key role in their organization.
  • Have a well-rounded background in their discipline and/or career within their agency.
  • Be considered a “rising star” in his or her agency.
  • Possess a willingness to learn.
  • Be willing to dedicate one day per month for ACT-IAC Associate activities between February and November.
  • Be recommended by a sponsor within their agency who is willing to pay the fee for the program.  Participant fee is $1995 and includes all meals and facilities.

Conferences

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 7:30am to Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

Events and Forums

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am