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Posted: Dec 27, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance recently concluded the resident course: EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN DEFENSE DECISION MAKING in Monterey, California. The goal of this course is to empower senior leaders with key knowledge and skills to be effective decision-makers, become agents of change, and to transform their institutions to address ever-evolving national security challenges.

Objectives include: 

♦ Apply informed decision-making principles as a means of building security institutions to address emerging national
security threats
♦ Employ specific skill sets necessary to enhance senior leader effectiveness in an evolving threat environment
♦ Implement changes to build institutional capacity through strategic alignment of planning, resourcing, coordination,
and communications
♦ Reinforce civil-military norms and institutional effectiveness through a principled approach to defense governance
♦ Facilitate an exchange of ideas and experiences among defense leaders around issues of institutional management
and capacity building

This course uses the Institute for Security Governance’s (ISG) “Civil-Military Approaches to National Security Challenges” methodology to equip participants with the skills needed to identify threats, assign roles and missions of security institutions, develop ministry-level strategies, enhance interagency coordination, and create strategic communication campaigns that ensure whole-of-government responses to national security challenges. It also addresses defense decision making and best practices for defense and security sector governance. 

To learn more about courses offered through the Institute for Security Governance, click here to visit the SCHOOLHOUSE INFORMATION HUB.