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NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership

The Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) serves NASA by enabling individual and team excellence in program/project management and engineering through the application of learning strategies, methods, models, and tools. The Academy is the central source of training for program/project and systems engineers at NASA. We are actively engaged in promoting career and professional development and providing a wealth of information and resources to our technical workforce. APPEL builds NASA's capacity for teamwork, leadership, process utilization, and knowledge through customized programs to meet the specific needs of individuals, teams, and communities of learners. Our products and services are designed to address the competencies required for project management and systems engineering across four levels of career development from team member to program manager or chief engineer. The Academy provides these products and services through four business lines: Curriculum, Knowledge, Sharing, Performance Enhancement, and Research and Advanced Concepts. Curriculum lies at the heart of The Academy's approach to building program/project and engineering capability at NASA. We offer over 50 courses. The courses are designed using project management and systems engineering competency models and focus on what the participants will need to enhance their own capabilities, knowledge and skills. We utilize best practices and NASA subject matter experts to ensure the best training available is provided to NASA's practitioners. APPEL offers a curriculum with a world-class reputation that develops both technical skills and the leadership ability necessary to respond with speed and vision to a constantly changing landscape.



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