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The Institute offers seven in-residence courses at its facilities located on the grounds of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. These are:

Defense Resources Management Course (DRMC)
MASL P162002

 Course Duration:Four Weeks * -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Four Times Per Year
 Next Scheduled Course:3-26 SEP 2014; 20 APR-14 MAY, 18 MAY-12 JUN, 15 JUN-10 JUL, 31 AUG-25 SEP 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 54 Participants
 Cost:No Tuition for U.S. DoD participants. Participant's command pays airfare, lodging and per diem
international participants cost will vary by funding source.  
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

Reservists -- Course ID CIN S003306, CDP 9650, UIC 62271
 Continuing Professional Education:116 points
 Graduate Education Credit:4 units (requires passing a test at the end of Weeks 2 and 4)

*This course may be taken in two, 2-week segments (weeks 1 and 2 followed sometime within 2 years by weeks 3 and 4).

The DRMC 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 O3 through O6 and equivalent civilian officials.  The course should prove very helpful for anyone involved with conducting a Business Case Analysis (BCA).

DRMI 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. A variety of analytical frameworks are presented that will enhance the participants' competence at recognizing and evaluating the risk assessments and tradeoffs that must be made among competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations.

An experienced, world-class graduate faculty teaches 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 analytical decision making skills so necessary in today's challenging environment. Contemporary issues such as the global war on terror, regional and international instability, infrastructure protection and multinational defense cooperation are used to illustrate the environment in which current defense resource allocation decisions must be made.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to clearly define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and their budgetary resource requirements. NOTE: This course has been evaluated by the Commission on Educational Credit of the American Council on Education. Credit recommendations are published in the "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Forces."

For those ASMC members interested in obtaining or maintaining Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) status, DRMC faculty teach in the following CDFM exam areas: Government Resource Management Environment; Defense Resource Management Environment; Planning, Programming and Budgeting; and Cost and Economic Analysis. A few of the other topics are indirectly covered in the course.

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request. Non DoD-sponsored individuals may attend upon request.   International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

International Defense Management Course (IDMC) 
MASL P162003

 Course Duration:Ten Weeks -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Twice Per Year
 Next Scheduled Course:6 OCT-12 DEC 2014; 9 FEB-17 APR 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 54 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source (FMS, FMS (NATO), IMET etc.) and is available upon request.
 Participants:Foreign Military Officers of Ranks 0-3 through 0-6 and Above and Equivalent Civilian Officials
 Graduate Education Credit:4 units (requires passing a test at the end of Weeks 5 and 9)

The IDMC 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 0-3 through 0-6 and equivalent civilian officials.  The course should prove very helpful for anyone involved with conducting a Business Case Analysis (BCA).

DRMI 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. A variety of analytical frameworks are presented that will enhance the participants' competence at recognizing and evaluating the risk assessments and tradeoffs that must be made among competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations.

An experienced, world-class graduate faculty teaches 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 analytical decision making skills so necessary in today's challenging environment. Contemporary issues such as the global war on terror, regional and international instability, infrastructure protection and multinational defense cooperation are used to illustrate the environment in which current defense resource allocation decisions must be made.

A major curricular concept of this course is comparative resources management, i.e. the examination of how different countries allocate resources. In order to enhance the comparative aspects of the curriculum, DRMI leadership encourages broad national representation with a diversity of both military services/agencies and civilian government officials. In addition to the small-group discussions that are a key part of the learning environment, each country's participants are required to give a presentation on national security issues faced by their country. These presentations allow for class-wide discussion of key security issues around the world.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to clearly define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and their budgetary resource requirements. They will be able to plan for the broadest set of security requirements and will be capable of contributing to the capacity building of their national military and security forces.

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request. Please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Senior International Defense Management Course (SIDMC) 
MASL P162004

 Course Duration:Four Weeks -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Once Per Year
 Next Scheduled Course:4-28 AUG 2014
 Class Size:Maximum 54 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source (FMS, FMS (NATO), IMET etc.) and is available upon request
 Participants:Military General/Flag Officers and Equivalent Civilian Officials

The SIDMC is suitable for senior (flag and general rank international military officers and equivalent civilian officials) professionals concerned with strategic planning and 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. They should be working at senior decision making levels within their respective organization and should be focused on the strategic aspects of defense planning and resource allocation.

DRMI faculty integrate analytical concepts, principles, methods, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods, and apply them to strategic decisions involving the allocation of financial, logistic and human resources. A variety of analytical frameworks are presented that will enhance the participants' competence at recognizing and evaluating the risk assessments and tradeoffs that must be made among competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations.

An experienced, world-class graduate faculty teaches 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 strategy formulation and analytical decision making skills so necessary in today's challenging environment. Contemporary issues such as the global war on terror, regional and international instability, infrastructure protection and multinational defense cooperation are used to illustrate the environment in which current defense resource allocation decisions must be made.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to clearly define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and their budgetary resource requirements. They will be able to plan for the broadest set of security requirements and will be capable of contributing to the capacity building of their national military and security forces.

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request.  Please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Course 
MASL P162012

 Course Duration:Two Weeks -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Twice per year
 Next Scheduled Course:27 OCT-7 NOV 2014; 20 APR-1 MAY 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 20 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source and is available upon request.
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

This course develops a method of approach to support decision making by managers in defense organizations. The focus is on practical application to management decisions involving many organizational objectives. Emphasis is placed on formulating the problem, understanding the analytical process involved in evaluating potential solution alternatives, and interpreting the results of the analysis in support of choosing a solution. We will provide practical examples from defense resource allocation problems. Each participant will be required to apply the multiple-criteria decision approach taught during this course to a decision problem of current interest to their own MoD. The problem can be one that is already being analyzed, or a new problem. Participants will have the opportunity to work in depth on this problem with a faculty member during the course. A final presentation will be delivered on the last day of the course. This exercise will link the theoretical environment with the real world through a practical and relevant application of course concepts. It is also hoped that this will serve as a foundation for further work on this problem once the participants return to their own organizations.  The course should prove very helpful for anyone involved with conducting a Business Case Analysis (BCA).

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request. International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Budget Preparation, Execution and Accountability Course  
MASL P156600

 Course Duration:Eight Days -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Once per year
 Next Scheduled Course:27 MAY-5 JUN 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 20 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source (FMS, FMS (NATO), IMET etc.) and are available upon request.
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

This course examines the preparation, execution and accountability of defense budgets. We provide the foundation for preparing and executing the budget by discussing the overall budget process beginning with planning and programming. Planning and programming are the stages where policy formulation and allocation of resources support national priorities, goals and objectives. This course reviews these concepts, and then illustrates how to take the programming decisions from the Ministry of Defense (MOD) through the budget cycle. We begin with a section on budget preparation using MOD programming guidance, integrating programs with budget guidance to create a budget. We then provide information, tools and techniques, and exercises on estimating budget submissions, funds control, performance management and feedback, all components of preparing, executing, and providing accountability for defense budgets.

Each participant/country will be required to present a real life budget issue of current interest to their MoD. The issue can be one that is already being analyzed, or a new issue. Participants will have the opportunity to apply any concepts/instruction learned in the course as a method to begin exploring practical solutions to the issue. This exercise will link the theoretical environment with the real world through a practical and relevant application of course concepts. It is also hoped that this will serve as a foundation for further work on this problem once the participants return to their own organizations. Preparations will be made during the first four days of the course and a final presentation will be delivered on the fifth day of the course.

The presentation will follow a format consistent with Microsoft power point applications. Participants should then be prepared for a question and answer period where their peers can participate in the discussion of issues/solutions.

Please think about problems of potential interest and relevance prior to your arrival for this course!

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request.  International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Performance Management and Budgeting  
MASL – P162014
 Course Duration:Five Days -- E-IMET Certified
 Frequency:Once per year
 Next Scheduled Course:16-20 MAR 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 20 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source (FMS, FMS(N), IMET, etc.) and are available upon request.  U.S. DoD participants’ command is responsible for travel, lodging and per diem.
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

This course examines performance management and budgeting beginning with planning-to-budgeting and government accounting systems, and different types of and uses for budgets.  We provide a foundation for performance management and budgeting by developing top-level goals and objectives, examining indicators of performance and performance hierarchies, and showing how indicators can be used in budgeting systems.  Faculty present real world and teaching examples of measures of efficiency and effectiveness, and how those measures impact budget decisions and implementation.  Participants then create performance measures for a defense organization and discuss how they can be used in a defense budget.  Participants should bring examples of performance measurements for their own organizations and how that information is implemented in their own budget systems.  DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request.   International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Risk Management Course 
MASL P162000

 Course Duration:Two Weeks
 Frequency:Twice  per year
 Next Scheduled Course:26 JAN-6 FEB, 13-24 JUL 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 20 Participants
 Cost:Cost varies by funding source (FMS, FMS (NATO), IMET etc.) and are available upon request.
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

The course has four main goals: (1) to develop a quantitative definition of risk; (2) to develop skills necessary for assessing risk consistent with this definition; (3) to develop an understanding of basic risk management techniques; and (4) to explore practical applications of risk assessment and management in several areas of defense resources management.  Examples of practical applications will be taken from cost risk, project risk, enterprise risk, and strategic planning risk, among others.  Practical approaches to risk management when quantification is not possible will also be explored.

This course is suitable for those working in any functional field concerned with resource allocation and use, including the broad spectrum of operations, logistics, manpower, procurement, financial management, and related fields; and program managers, planners, engineers, evaluators, and systems analysts.  The course should prove very helpful for anyone involved with conducting a Business Case Analysis (BCA).

Notes: DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request.  International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

 

Human Capital Resources Management Course (HCRMC) 
MASL P162018

 Course Duration:Two Weeks
 Frequency:Once Per Year
 Next Scheduled Course:12-23 JAN 2015
 Class Size:Maximum 40 Participants
 Cost:No Tuition for U.S. DoD participants. Participant's command pays lodging and per diem
Cost for international participants will vary by funding source (FMS, FMS (NATO), IMET, etc)
 Participants:US Officers (Active or Reserve) and International Military Officers, of Grades 0-3 through 0-6; 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.

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. There are no prerequisites for this course.  DRMI may grant rank waivers upon request. International participants please request a course quota via your U.S. security assistance agency (ODC/SAO/DAO, etc).  

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