Curriculum Highlights

CMLDP Students have a busy year filled with in person events, webinars, a research paper, meetings with his/her mentor, a personality test and more. Details are below this quick summary!

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Research Paper  

The Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) writing assignment is considered a foundational experience of the program. Successful research papers will be published in the NCMA Contract Management Magazine or the Journal of Contract Management.   

In-resident Events 

Participants will be required to travel to all in-resident events listed in the curriculum. They include the In-Residence CMLDP Leadership Training Event, the Government Contract Management Symposium, a National Education Seminar, NCMA's Spring Training Event, World Congress, and respective Chapter Leader Summits. 

Chapter Leader Summits

NCMA's chapter leader training will occurs two times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA’s chapter leaders. Each event explores fresh content, topics, and ideas. Events are scheduled for the fall and summer. 

Leadership Insights

These sessions will provide participants opportunities to hear from individuals in senior-level positions. Participants will learn from and engage these senior leaders to gain a better understanding of how important leadership skills are in the contract management profession. 

Mentor Action Plan (MAP)

Clarifying and articulating professional development goals is indispensable to the success of a mentoring relationship. To help formulate goals and to achieve anticipated results, the “Mentoring Action Plan” (MAP) will be followed for the program year and will require interaction with mentors.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (online)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument is a questionnaire that identifies a person’s four basic type preferences that combine into one of 16 different personality types. These results help you understand normal differences in the way people think, communicate, and interact—differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding. 

The MBTI instrument has been used for more than 50 years and is continually updated through ongoing research to improve its ability to meaningfully identify personality differences. The most recent update included the use of a representative national sample. 

The MBTI assessment was the first tool to describe healthy, normal personalities rather than abnormal ones. It identifies 16 personality types that are each equally valid and healthy. Knowledge of psychological type helps people better understand themselves and each other, resulting in more effective and satisfying human interaction.