E-Course Catalog
ISG is a US Department of Defense schoolhouse with an extensive course catalog focusing on emergent issues in security and defense.
E-Course Catalog Page

INTRO TO OUR E-COURSE CATALOG

The e-course catalog is a user-friendly, web version of the ISG course catalog, which provides greater detail on our education and training offerings. Head to the Printable Materials section of this site to access print versions of our course schedule and catalog overview.

TYPES OF OFFERINGS

Three course types are offered by ISG, marked by a unique Military Articles & Services List (MASL) number.

RESIDENT
Multilateral courses primarily conducted at ISG headquarters in Monterey, California. Delivered in adult learning style, courses feature lectures, breakout groups, interactive exercises, and student-led presentations. Limited to no more than 30 students per course.
REGIONAL
Multilateral courses where one partner serves as a host to the ISG instructional team as well as students from other countries. Courses are tailored to the regional context, and participant composition varies by topic and delivery method.
MOBILE
Mobile Education Teams (METs) conduct bilateral courses in partner countries. Courses are tailored to the national and regional context, and participant composition varies by topic and delivery method.

NAVIGATING THE E-COURSE CATALOG

This catalog is organized according to our structure, which is by division (arrows) and functional area (bubbles). Two ISG divisions, Education & Professional Practice (E&PP) and Peace & Security (P&S) are responsible for education and training and are highlighted in the graphic below.  Scroll down this page to view tables listing ISG offerings. Click the title of a specific course to open a PDF containing more detail.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Innovation &
Learning Division

Assessment & Integration
Doctrine & Learning
Education & Exercises
Monitoring & Evaluating
Research & Development
Scoping & Design

Advising &
Consulting

Africa Region
Europe & Eurasia Region
Indo-Pacific Region
Middle East Region
Western Hemisphere Region

Management, Operations
& Administration Division

Business Operations
Institute Operations
Outreach & Communications
Travel

Education & Professional
Practice Division

Civil-Military Relations
Human Capital & Professional Military Education
Logistics Capacity Building
Resource Management & Acquisition
Strategy, Policy & Planning

Peace &
Security Division

Conflict Prevention & Recovery
Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
Cyber Capacity Building
Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response
Maritime Security
Peacekeeping Programs
Civil-Military Relations (CMR)

Civil-Military Relations (CMR)

Civil-Military Relations addresses all aspects of the relationship between elected civilians and security institutions (armed forces, police forces, and intelligence agencies) in a democratic context. CMR offers courses, seminars, and workshops that address a variety of potential challenges and avenues for success in institutionalizing effective and functioning civil-military relations.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
General Civil-Military Relations
Intelligence, Policy, & Democracy P170009 P309287
Defense Governance P170024 P309464
Civil-Military Relations P309070
Civil-Military Relations for Junior Military Leaders P309137
Armed Forces & Democracies P309152
Applied Civil-Military Relations
Enhancing the Professionalism of the Military P309117
Civil-Military Approaches to Elections Security P309139
Strategic Communications, Media, & Perception of the Armed Forces P309148
Executive-Legislative Relations in Defense P309150
International Intelligence Fusion Centers P309452
Women's Integration Into the Armed Forces P309465
Strategy, Planning & Decision-Making
Executive Program in Defense Decision-Making P170001
Security, Governance, & Institutional Capacity Building (English/French) P170036 P319080
Women in Strategic Defense & Security Decision-Making P179840 P319840
Securing the State: Building Institutions for National Security P179897
Modernization of Armed Forces: Policy & Planning P309045
Strategic Leadership P309116
Implementing Strategic Planning: Developing Effective Personnel Management Policy P309140
Intelligence & Strategic Decision Making P309149
National Security Planning P309195
Contemporary Defense Issues for Junior Military Leaders P309493
Preparing for Strategic Defense Reviews: Promoting Effective and Efficient Armed Forces P319053
General Civil-Military Relations
Resident: P170009
Mobile: P309287
Resident: P170024
Mobile: P309464
Mobile: P309070
Mobile: P309137
Mobile: P309152
Applied Civil-Military Relations
Mobile: P309117
Mobile: P309139
Mobile: P309148
Mobile: P309150
Mobile: P309452
Mobile: P309465
Strategy, Planning & Decision-Making
Resident: P170001
Resident: P170036
Mobile: P319080
Resident: P179840
Mobile: P319840
Resident: P179897
Mobile: P309045
Mobile: P309116
Mobile: P309140
Mobile: P309149
Mobile: P309195
Mobile: P309493
Mobile: P319053
Combating Terrorism (CT)

Combating Terrorism (CT)

For Combating Terrorism (CT), ISG conducts courses and engagements in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Combating Terrorism Irregular Warfare Fellowship Program (CTIWFP). CT delivers a holistic approach to investigating the most effective government responses to terrorism. CT-led activities invite participants to collaborative identify solutions questions like: What can governments do to contain or defeat terrorism without sacrificing the values that bind societies together? Can terrorist attacks be prevented and how should governments respond to attacks that cannot be prevented? How can countries think through the challenges of terrorism at the strategic level?
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism P179018 P309069
Strategy, Capability & Multi-Dimensional Threats P179896
Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism: Border Security P309227
Conflict, Prevention & Recovery (CPR)

Conflict, Prevention & Recovery (CPR)

In the Conflict, Prevention & Recovery (CPR) functional area, ISG delivers interactive courses on the complex issues of conflict management. CPR courses place emphasis on internal violent conflict and transnational threats affecting domestic security. By design, courses survey conflict root causes and triggers; pathways out of conflict; conflict prevention approaches; and recovery from numerous conflict-related situations, such as displaced persons, on-going extremism, and ex-combatants. Multi-sectoral teaching teams comprised of ISG faculty, subject matter experts, and field level specialists lead these practitioner-oriented courses. CPR courses help governments manage conflict and its difficult consequences.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Managing Ethnic Conflict & Religious Violence P170030 P309462
Reintegration of Ex-Combatants & Violent Extremists P171063 P309463
Security & Irregular Migration P173019 P319066
Comprehensive Approaches to Counter Hybrid Threats P179847 P319283
Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration P309138
Multiagency & Interagency Collaboration P319223
Countering Violent Extremism P319286
Cybersecurity (Cyber)

Cybersecurity (Cyber)

Designed to build partner capacity and capability, ISG Cybersecurity courses explore policies and practices that can be adapted to maintain an advantage over actors who seek to exploit, disrupt, or damage the networks and systems upon which our societies and militaries depend. This functional area highlights the importance of effective cybersecurity for economic growth and innovation, examines barriers to effective policy and practice development, and considers methods for response that represent a comprehensive approach for cybersecurity. ISG Cybersecurity courses prepare decision makers to more effectively analyze, design, and implement policies and practices for safeguarding unfettered access to and use of cyberspace. These courses are delivered in partnership with the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and other leading defense and civilian educational entities.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Cybersecurity Policy & Practice P170370 P309370
Strategies & Capabilities for Cyber Challenges P179898
Cybersecurity Strategy Development P309470
Emergency Management & Disaster Response (EM)

Emergency Management & Disaster Response (EM)

The Emergency Management and Disaster Response (EM) functional area designs and delivers comprehensive and engaging cross-community courses and engagements for all-hazards emergency preparedness, resilience, and response. Courses and engagements aim to enhance civil-military cooperation, build capacity in emergency preparedness, and apply a comprehensive approach to emergency management that includes civilian government, military, and private sector stakeholders; as well as provision of international disaster assistance. These national-level leader and planner-oriented courses are led by teaching teams comprised of ISG faculty, multi-sectoral subject matter experts, and field practitioners.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Emergency Management P170472 P309472
Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Relief P170475 P309475
Defense Support to Civil Authorities P309151
Resident: P170472
Mobile: P309472
Resident: P170475
Mobile: P309475
Mobile: P309151
Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI/PKO)

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI/PKO)

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) helps build sustainable and indigenous peacekeeping training capacities in U.S. partner countries so they can better contribute to United Nations (UN) and other regional peacekeeping operations. GPOI-funded activities particularly concentrate on the establishment and strengthening of partner countries’ training capacity and staff infrastructure. These activities pertain to both military troops and formed police units. In addition, GPOI helps to enhance coordination and collaboration between the U.S. and other contributor countries’ assistance efforts, to include providing support to deploying units (e.g. technical assistance and pre-deployment training).
Course Resident Mobile Regional
United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Contingent Commanders Course P179085 P309485 P279085
Train-the-Trainer Course P309103 P273013
United Nations Military Observers Course P309446 P279046
United Nations Civil-Military Coordination Officers Course P309068 P279068
United Nations Logistics Officers Course P309379 P279379
United Nations Staff Officers Course P309389 P279389
United Nations Peackeeping Operations Instructors Course P309392 P279392
Protection of Civilians & Peacekeeping Operations Support P279394
Executive Program in Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict P319625 P279625
International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM)

International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM)

International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) activities are designed to strengthen defense acquisition processes and decision-making and help nations understand and adopt modern business practices. IDARM offers a wide range of defense acquisition, logistics, and contract management courses. Course offerings are developed in conjunction with faculty and specialized subject matter experts and tailored to the specific government organizational structures, national acquisition statutes and regulations, and defense acquisition objectives of each individual partner nation. Courses can cover a combination of interrelated subjects, with the goal of offering defense leaders the opportunity to explore strategic issues which must be addressed in order to improve their nation’s defense acquisition processes and business practices.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Principles of Defense Acquisition Management P159200 P309131 P279300
Principles of Defense Procurement & Contracting P159202 P309136
International Defense Acquisition Negotiations P179069 P309134
Principles of Defense Acquisition & Contract Management (English/Spanish) P179623 P319623
Principles of Defense Acquisition & Logistics Management (English/French) P179841
Ethics & Integrity in Defense Acquisition Decision-Making P319036
Project Management: Managing Complex Defense Projects P309104
Acquisition Phase I: Needs Assessment/Site Survey P309130
Acquisition Phase II: Curriculum Development P309132
Strategies for Building & Sustaining Accountability in Defense Resource Management Systems P309210
Logistics & Life Cycle Management P309348
Maritime Security (MARSEC)

Maritime Security (MARSEC)

Maritime Security (MARSEC) courses mobilize participants to grapple with the challenge of preventing and responding to a variety of maritime security threats. MARSEC courses introduce and explore strategic and operational level tools, best practices, and innovative solutions used to address common challenges. Examples of these include: syncing and improving the effectiveness of national maritime domain security and transportation systems; integrating civil, military, and law enforcement agencies with maritime security responsibilities; and preventing and minimizing transnational maritime threats. Risk assessments, maritime governance classroom exercises, and case studies are coupled with expert-led lectures. Coursework emphasizes interagency and multi-national approaches and solutions.
Course Resident Mobile Regional
Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security P179548 P319178 P279178
Civil-Military Approaches to Building Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities P319177 P279177
Resident: P179548
Mobile: P319178
Regional: P279178
Mobile: P319177
Regional: P279177