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ISG’s Resident and Mobile Education provides military and civilian officials with unique education and professional development programs that support Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building (ICB). In the Schoolhouse information Hub, you will find details about the different types of educational offerings; descriptions of the various functional area covered; and course descriptions related to each area. All items featured on this page are downloadable, printable, and shareable. Please check back frequently, as schedules and course listings may change.


Course types are offered by ISG, denoted by a unique MASL number:

2-4 week 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.
1-2 week 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 Education Teams (METs) conduct 1-2 week bilateral courses in partner countries. Courses are tailored to the national and regional context, and participant composition varies by topic and delivery method.
Virtual courses are conducted in a synchronous or combination synchronous/asynchronous format. These courses are typically 3-5 days in duration and conducted in a bilateral or multilateral format and tailored to the country or regional context. Hybrid courses customarily include at least one in-person instructional team member to facilitate discussions.
E-Course Catalog Section


Security Governance and Civil-Military Relations (CMR)

Security Governance and 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.

Conflict, Terrorism, and Protection (CTP)

The Conflict, Terrorism, and Protection (CTP) functional area at ISG contributes expertise to educational courses and advising projects. Content areas include the causes and triggers of conflict and the full spectrum of conflict management from prevention to various types of warfare to conflict resolution and governmental/societal recovery. CTP activities help governments gain an actionable understanding of conflict dynamics and approaches to building capabilities and strategies to avoid or prevail in these situations. CTP possesses particular expertise in ethnic and religious identity conflict, combating terrorism and counterinsurgency, security and borders, and humanitarian issues in the midst of conflict such as protection of civilians and conflict-induced displacement. Some CTP courses are offered in support of the Regional Defense Fellowship Program (RDFP). Multi-sectoral teams comprised of ISG faculty, adjunct subject matter experts, and field specialists lead these practitioner-oriented activities.

Maritime Security (MARSEC)

Maritime Security (MARSEC) courses provide participants with the tools required to prevent and respond to a myriad of maritime security threats and challenges. MARSEC courses introduce and explore—at the strategic and operational levels—best practices, and innovative solutions to address common challenges. Examples include understanding transnational maritime threats; integrating civil, military, and law enforcement agencies with maritime security responsibilities; and leveraging regional and other international governmental and non-governmental resources. Our approach includes expert-led lectures; case studies, risk assessment, maritime governance, strategy development and Tabletop (TTX) classroom exercises, a visit to a local U.S. Coast Guard station, and emphasis on interagency and multi-national solutions.