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Program Overview

The NATO Partnership Action Plan on Defense Institution Building (PAP-DIB) strives to reinforce efforts by Partner countries to reform and restructure their defense institutions to meet domestic needs as well as international commitments.  Many Partner countries are just beginning this long and difficult process, often with scarce resources and limited experience.  As a response, the PAP-BID is now in place to assist Partners in carrying out these reforms, many of which start with institutional leadership.  The following workshops are a sample of some of the efforts being coordinated by the USPTC Program Office in support of Defense Institution Building at the strategic leadership level:


 

Course Descriptions

Collaborative Strategic Leadership in Complex Environments

Description: This program engages participants in a hands-on approach to inter-agency and intra-agency collaboration through lecture presentations, facilitated exercises, and small working group sessions in collaborative strategic planning, strategic communication, and cooperative leadership. This program can be applied to a number of complex environments, addressing the challenges and needs of any disparate group of organizations that need to collaborate and cooperate in order to achieve a mission that is too large for any single organization to accomplish successfully on its own.  

Objective: Participants will gain understanding of systematic approaches to inter-agency and intra-agency collaboration, apply strategic communication principles in a particular complex environment, and develop and adopt a shared approach for strategic communication across stakeholder groups to enable a more effective comprehensive approach.

Target Audience: Senior grade military officers (O-5 and above) and civilian equivalents from the participant nation’s MoD and armed forces; from a single country or regionally with participants from multiple partner countries.

Prerequisite: This program is delivered in English. The English Comprehension Level (ECL) requirement is 80, although a waiver can be issued upon request.

Course Duration: 5-days

Class Size: 25 participants

Cost: Cost varies by delivery format and funding source and is available upon request.

 

WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY

Women and Security Policy Workshop for Senior-Level Leadership
P170421 (in-residence); P309421 (MET)

Description: This 2-day workshop for senior leaders provides an overview of gender and security issues and supports strategizing for implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in order to strengthen national security capabilities. Crucial international documents are reviewed, and participants are guided through application of these documents to their home environments. The process will include policy brainstorming and development of strategies to integrate gender perspective into security and defense at all levels (leadership and operational) to maximize human resource capabilities.

Objective: Participants will gain understanding of the implementation goals of UNSCR 1325 and other international legal frameworks concerning women, peace, and security, including CEDAW, and the positive effects of gender in leadership and operations; Become familiar with the integration of gender perspective, and international and national issues surrounding women, peace, and security; Identify ways to increase human resource capabilities for security and defense through creating a culture of acceptance and inclusion; Develop strategies to integrate gender perspective, and to protect and promote human rights and women’s role and participation in preventing and ending conflicts.

Target Audience: Senior grade military officers (O-5 and above) and civilian equivalents from the participant nation’s MoD and armed forces; from a single country or regionally with participants from multiple partner countries.

Prerequisite: This course is taught in English. The English Comprehension Level (ECL) requirement is 80, although a waiver can be issued upon request.

Course Duration: 2-days

Class Size: 25 participants

Cost: Cost varies by delivery format and funding source and is available upon request.

 

Women, Peace, and Security for Action Officers
P170422 (in-residence); P309422 (MET)

Description: This 5-day course provides an overview of issues surrounding women, peace, and security, and it helps participants develop feasible action plans for gender mainstreaming. It offers realistic recommendations to address gaps in women's numbers and positions within security sector organizations to support the implementation goals of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Crucial international legal frameworks that address women’s rights, participation, and protection will be thoroughly reviewed, and participants will be guided through application of these documents to their home environments. Participants will gain an understanding of gender perspective, gain awareness social and cultural factors that affect women’s role and participation in government and in preventing and ending conflict, and acquire methods for addressing the issues and designing action plans.

Objective: Participants will become familiar with the integration of gender perspective, and international and national issues surrounding women, peace, and security; Understand implementation goals of UNSCR 1325 and other international legal frameworks concerning women, peace, and security, such as CEDAW, and the positive effects of gender in operations; Acquire methods for increasing women’s participation in peace negotiating, peacekeeping, conflict prevention and security measures; Learn about social and cultural factors that affect women’s role and participation in government and in preventing and ending conflict, and acquire methods for increasing women’s role and participation; Identify ways to expand human resource capabilities for security and defense by creating a culture of acceptance and inclusion; Develop action plans to integrate gender perspective, and to protect and promote women’s rights, role, and participation in preventing and ending conflicts.

Target Audience: Mid to senior grade military officers (O-3 through O-6) and civilian equivalents from the participant nation’s MoD and armed forces; from a single country or regionally with participants from multiple partner countries.

Prerequisite: This course is taught in English. The English Comprehension Level (ECL) requirement is 80, although a waiver can be issued upon request.

Course Duration: 5-days

Class Size: 25 participants

Cost: Cost varies by delivery format and funding source and is available upon request.

 

Women, Peace, and Security Intensive Short Course
P170423 (in-residence); P309423 (MET)

Description: This 10-day course is intended for a broad base of participants including NGO representatives, military officers, and civilian government personnel seeking to integrate gender perspective and implement change with regard to women, peace, and security. The program increases participants’ knowledge of gender issues and introduces them to international legal frameworks, operational issues, and effective strategies relevant to women, peace, and security. It offers realistic recommendations to address gaps in women's numbers and positions within security sector organizations in support of the implementation goals of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Participants will gain an understanding of the social and cultural factors that affect women’s role and participation in government and in preventing and ending conflict, learn approaches and develop transferable skills for addressing inclusion and safety issues, and design feasible action plans.

Objective: Participants will become familiar with the integration of gender perspective, and international and national issues surrounding women, peace, and security; Understand implementation goals of UNSCR 1325 and other international legal frameworks concerning women, peace, and security, such as CEDAW, and the positive effects of gender in operations; Explore social identities and social influences; Learn about social and cultural factors that affect women’s role and participation in government and in preventing and ending conflict, and acquire methods for increasing women’s role and participation; Understand the protection and promotion of human rights, security, and safety of men, women, boys, and girls; Acquire methods for increasing women’s participation in peace negotiating, peacekeeping, conflict prevention and security measures; Build persuasion, conflict management, and negotiation capabilities; Motivate inclusion of women in organizational processes; Recognize foundations of power and influence in organizations and social groups; Identify ways to expand human resource capabilities for security and defense by creating a culture of acceptance and inclusion; Develop action plans to integrate gender perspective, and to protect and promote women’s rights, role, and participation in preventing and ending conflicts.

Target Audience: Mid to senior grade military officers (O-3 through O-6) and civilian government equivalents from the participant nation’s security sector; from a single country or regionally with participants from multiple partner countries.

Prerequisite: This course is taught in English. The English Comprehension Level (ECL) requirement is 80, although a waiver can be issued upon request.

Course Duration: 10-days

Class Size: 25 participants

Cost: Cost varies by delivery format and funding source and is available upon request.

 


Participating Faculty

Dr. Maria-Dubravka Pineda
Maria-Dubravka Pineda joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008 and is a Visiting Professor.  Her research interests include global change and international governance; public sector risk; globalization; and gender and inclusion.  Dr. Pineda has an M.B.A. in finance from Pepperdine University and earned her Ph.D. in urban planning with a concentration on risk, economic policy, and regional development from the School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She has worked in leading capacities in both the private and public sectors including the Ministry of Youth in Venezuela and as a senior advisor for energy sector reform in Latin America.
Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Jeffrey Munks
Jeffrey Munks started working with the Naval Postgraduate School in 2002 and is a consultant to the U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center.  His expertise areas include action-oriented strategic planning, new business development, change management, leadership development, and executive coaching.  Jeff earned his B.A. from Notre Dame de Namur University and his M.S. from San Jose State University, and he has completed doctoral coursework in public administration at the University of La Verne.

Dr. Susan P. Hocevar
Susan Hocevar joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990 and is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy where she teaches organizational behavior; organizational theory; organizational change; organizational structure and design; groups and teams; and power, politics, and conflict.  Her research expertise includes inter-organizational collaboration (joint, coalition, and civil-military); adaptive organizations; officer of the future; reward systems; team effectiveness and team-based organization design; and organization culture.  Dr. Hocevar earned her B.A. from the University of Rochester, her M.A. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gail Fann Thomas
Gail Thomas joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1989 and is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy where she teaches organization and management; strategic communication; organizational change; organizational structure and design; groups and teams; and power, politics, and conflict.  Her research expertise includes communication related to organizational change and innovation; diversity in the workplace; role of language in organizations; communication strategies for senior leaders; and strategic communication.  Dr. Thomas earned her B.S. at Northern Arizona University and both her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Arizona State University.
Curriculum Vitae

 

Related Faculty Publications and Other References

BiH Humanitarian Demining Representatives attend CSRS Workshop
Collaborative Strategic Leadership in Complex Environments Workshop Conducted in Sarajevo
Engaging Women’s Leadership in Security and Defense Institution Building (SDIB)
Engaging Women’s Leadership Workshop Held in Sarajevo
Senior BiH Mine Action Community Leaders meet for Roundtable
Senior Women Leaders in Defense and Security meet for Strategic Discussion
Strategic Communication Workshop held in Sarajevo
Year’s Final Event on Engaging Women in Security, Defense, and Peacekeeping held in Sarajevo

 

 

 

 

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