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This section contains short introductions to the Institute; to the various modes of delivery for ISG’s work as the Institutional Capacity Building Center of Excellence; and to the issues and functional areas that encompass ISG’s work.
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Introduction to ISG Primer

This two-page document provides a brief introduction to ISG as a leader and integrator in global Institutional Capacity Building and includes information about what drives us, how we are organized, our approach to advising and education, and the areas in which we work. For more detailed information, go to the About the Institute and What We Do sections of this site.

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Resident Advising Primer

This two-page document provides a brief introduction to ISG’s Resident Advising Program – more commonly known as the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program – as well as information about the program’s origin, funding authorization, objectives, scope, and how to access Resident Advising Opportunities.

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Non-Resident Advising Primer

This two-page document provides a brief introduction to Non-Resident Advising – ISG’s primary tool for fostering long-term Security Cooperation relationships that support the development of bilateral military capability priorities and fulfill Congressionally-mandated Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) requirements.


Educational Programming Primer

Forthcoming. This two-page document provides a brief introduction to ISG’s adaptable, scalable, and tailored educational programming, which are offered in a variety of delivery formats, across a wide array of functional areas to address U.S. and Partner Nation security objectives.

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ICB Smart Sheets

ISG has developed a series of concise papers, or Smart Sheets, designed to inform USG stakeholders and partner institutions about specific Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) functional or issue areas. Each sheet presents the specific challenge faced, the current state of the field, the role ICB plays in resolving the challenge, and provides ICB best practice recommendations.

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Course Materials

This section contains resources related to the Institute’s educational programming offered in resident, mobile, virtual, and hybrid formats. Here you will find details surrounding both the content and timing of these various offerings.
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Course Catalog

This catalog document provides an overview of ISG's unique course offerings that support our education and training objectives. For an interactive, online version of the course catalog, go to the E-Course Catalog section of this site.

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Course Description Sheets

The E-Course Catalog is the most complete public resource for ISG course information. The tables on the E-Course Catalog page display our offerings according to our functional areas. Click the titles within the tables to display and print our course description sheets.

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CY22 Resident Course Calendar

The quarterly course offerings in the CY2022 Resident Course Calendar are conducted at ISG Headquarters in Monterey, CA, and span the numerous functional areas.

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ISG Multilateral Virtual Course Offerings

The Multilateral Virtual Course Offerings are conducted in a synchronous or combination synchronous/asynchronous format, and are tailored to the bilateral country or multilateral regional context.

Campus Map

Locate us at ISG headquarters by following this map from Naval Support Activity Monterey. The map also includes directions to other useful services. Note that ISG resides on secure US government property. Access must be arranged in advance.

For complete directions on how to get to ISG, go to the Visit Us section of this website.