National Security Management Course
Next Course: April 21 - May 2, 2014
Syracuse, New York
2014 Agenda Under Development.
Designed for mid-level officials in both the public and private sectors, the National Security Management Course (NSMC) is a two-week resident course of instruction exploring the range of management challenges in the field of national security. Effective managers dealing with a myriad of national-security matters must be familiar with the process and implementation considerations that can often determine the success or failure of public policy initiatives. Devising coherent strategies to carry out the policy is equally as important as a thorough understanding of the policy objectives.
Management in this area involves the central and inter-related responsibilities of allocating scarce resources and dealing with complex institutional relationships, both internal and external to an organization. These responsibilities have profound implications in determining national-security strategy and are the primary focus in the NSMC.
Lectures, case studies, simulations, and group discussions are all designed to create a thorough understanding of major topics of concern in the art and science of national security, covering both the "traditional" concerns as well as the newest issues that are increasingly becoming important, such as terrorism and counterterrorism, globalization, global business, public policy, and crisis management, to name just a few.
Participants will examine these elements viewed in the strategic context of national security, global economics, interagency coordination, collective defense arrangements, and the public and private sector perspective.
Participants in the class who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a certificate in national security management.
2014 Theme: Striving for Capacity
unprecedented demands on the United States and the world at large have caused
stress and strain to political, economic, diplomatic and military
endeavors. The road ahead does not get smoother; in fact, it portends a
rough patch with respect to conflict management and a thoughtful
strategy-making process. The National Security Management Course will
reflect on seeking the capacity for fresh thinking and intelligent opportunism
to help solve global problems. That will include the discussion of
constructive, successful outcomes through the implementation of sound