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Mobile International Defense Management Course: MIDMC 
MASL P319016

The Mobile International Defense Management Course (MIDMC) is suitable for professionals concerned with the economic, efficient and effective allocation and use of scarce defense resources in today's complex and uncertain security environment. Participants normally come from a broad spectrum of fields, to include logistics, operations, personnel, acquisition, financial management, program management, planning, engineering, and program evaluation. This course is designed for military officers rank O-4 to O-6 and equivalent civilian officials.

DRMI's experienced, world-class graduate faculty integrate analytical concepts, principles, methods, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods, and applies them to decisions involving the allocation of financial, logistic and human resources. Throughout the MIDMC, participants develop skills to recognize and evaluate the risk assessments and tradeoffs that must be made among competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations.

DRMI faculty teach the course using a stimulating mix of lectures, small group discussions and real world case studies. This approach provides a dynamic learning environment designed to develop the decision making skills necessary in today's challenging environment. Faculty use contemporary issues such as the global war on terror, regional and international instability, infrastructure protection and multinational defense cooperation to illustrate the environment in which current defense resource allocation decisions must be made. This course is one to two weeks long with the curriculum tailored to the needs of each country.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to clearly define and evaluate the relationships among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and their budgetary resource requirements.

For additional information regarding our mobile courses, please contact our International Programs Coordinator at (831) 656-2017 (voice), (831) 656-2139 (fax), or e-mail

 

Analytical Decision Making Course (ADMC) 

The ADMC is suitable for professionals concerned with the economic, efficient and effective allocation and use of scarce public resources in today's complex and uncertain security environment. Participants usually come from a broad spectrum of fields, to include logistics, operations, personnel, acquisition, financial management, program management, planning, engineering, and program evaluation. This course is designed for government employees, military officers, and contractors who hold analytical or managerial positions.

An experienced, world-class graduate faculty integrate analytical concepts, principles, methods, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods, and applies them to decisions involving the allocation of scarce public resources. Faculty present a variety of analytical frameworks that enhance participants' competence at recognizing and evaluating the risk assessments and tradeoffs made among competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations.

The faculty teach the course using a stimulating mix of lectures, small group discussions and real world case studies. Contemporary issues such as the global war on terror, performance management, and risk analysis are used to illustrate the environment in which current resource allocation decisions must be made. This course is normally one to two weeks long. The curriculum can be tailored to the needs of the sponsor.

By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with marginal analysis, uncertainty and risk, and multi-objective decision making. Official requests by DoD activities should be addressed directly to DRMI. DRMI leadership will also process applications for on-site courses for non-defense or non-federal organizations through appropriate DoD channels. Details of funding source and estimates of costs will be addressed at the time of inquiry.

We require sufficient lead time for planning and preparation of mobile programs. Courses for US agencies normally require at least three months notice to allow for preparation and shipment of course materials. The course cost is determined on a reimbursable basis to include faculty salaries, all materials , and transportation and per diem for the teaching team. Suggested class size is 20 to 40 students.

 

Human Capital Resources Management Course (HCRMC) 
MASL P162018

In the Human Capital Resources Management course, DRMI faculty introduce participants to effective strategic human capital management approaches that combine the need for transparency and accountability with the unique demands of the defense and security sectors. This course is designed for military officers rank O-3 to O-6 and equivalent civilian officials (GS-09 to GS-15).

The course covers four central themes. The first introduces relevant economic concepts needed to analyze labor/capital tradeoff and the role of governments in economic systems. The second focuses on strategic planning for the work force including force sizing, capabilities based planning, and budgets. The third and fourth emphasize human resources integration and total force management. Specific topics covered include identifying and framing human capital issues; economics of military manpower; capabilities based human capital planning; policies and practices for force development: recruitment, screening, selection, training, education, compensation, promotion criteria; career planning and management; performance assessments; mediation and negotiation; salary and benefits; total force integration including active duty and reserve military personnel, civilian personnel, and private-sector contract personnel; and performance management.

DRMI faculty teach the course using a stimulating mix of lectures, small group discussions and real world case studies. This approach provides a dynamic learning environment designed to develop the decision making skills necessary in today's challenging environment. A capstone exercise enables participants to use the information in the course to focus on and develop a human capital strategic issue of concern to their command.

Special Notes: Course intended for US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades O-3 through O-6; Civilian Officials of Grades GS-09 through GS-15 or Equivalent; Individuals Participating in Accelerated Career Development Programs; and Foreign Officials of Similar Rank or Grade. ECL of 80 is required. There are no prerequisites for this course. DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request.

For additional information regarding our mobile courses, please contact our International Programs Coordinator at (831) 656-2017 (voice), (831) 656-2139 (fax), or e-mail

 

Additional Information

For additional information regarding our mobile courses, please contact our International Programs Coordinator at (831) 656-2017 (voice), (831) 656-2139 (fax), or e-mail acpolley@nps.edu

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