Great Leadership program – ACT/IAC Now Accepting Applications for Voyagers 09

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    Steve Ressler

    I completed this program in 2006 and it was pretty great. I urge GovLoopers to apply and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.


    American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is now accepting applications for the Voyagers Class of 2009.

    The Voyagers Program is a mid-level cooperative program between IT industry and federal government professionals. The program will begin in October of 2009 and will feature monthly activities through graduation at the Management of Change Conference (MOC), May 2010.

    The objective of the program is to prepare our rising stars for their future roles in industry and government. Using the same building blocks which make the ACT-IAC Partners Program so successful, the Voyagers Program will help participants:
    • Examine the changing needs and roles of today’s IT workforce;
    • Reinforce proper roles of government and industry;
    • Develop leadership and management skills; and
    • Provide career development guidance and training on how to network in the changing IT and business environment.

    Once selected, government participants will be asked to contribute a one-time registration fee of $3,195. The fee for industry participants will be $3,695. The fee will cover food and lodging for two off-site meetings, breakfast meetings, teambuilding events, as well as full registration and two nights lodging at MOC in May.

    Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday, June 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. Because of the limited program capacity, competition will be keen. As a result, participation in the scheduled events (included in the application) is not optional, but mandatory. Those who believe that personal or work considerations will necessitate missing any scheduled program session should not apply this year.

    To find out more information and access the application, please click on the link below.

    The applications will be reviewed and evaluated, based upon the established set of criteria. If you have any questions regarding the Voyagers Program, please contact Mike Mullen, Chair of Professional Development Advisory Committee [email protected] or Jennifer Lingan at [email protected]

    Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for this premier ACT-IAC professional development program! Please pass this on to colleagues in both industry and government who you feel fits the criteria.

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