The C/NRCD aims to be a leading provider in training programs as it takes an interdisciplinary and systems approach with training focused to support the nation reconstruction and capacity development communities. Workshop sessions are aimed at recognizing problems, organizing actions, and creating results based on client needs. Topics include life cycle costing, resource prioritization models, systems thinking, decision analysis, project management, and administration for reconstruction activities. Current clients include Afghanistan's District Development Program and The Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.
2013-2014 Short Courses
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at Pearl Harbor hosted a workshop with personnel from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and United States Military Academy to discuss assessment and analysis tool collaboration May 19 – 21. The Center for Excellence (CFE-DMHA) organized the workshop as the initial planning phase of developing a disaster management assessment tool as part of the Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program, a global security cooperation program directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which CFE-DHMA will take responsibility of later this year. Faculty from the Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development and Physics of the United States Military Academy, West Point, contributed systems methods, processes and tool development to the workshop, having used West Point cadets to develop the DTRA model over a year-long course of study. Over the three-day workshop, the joint team was able to determine initial functional objectives, methodology and overall definitions for the CMEP tool in order to build upon the DTRA platform. The two models provide a small overlap in portions of the analysis, allowing each organization to collect data during engagements with partner nation militaries and government officials, which they can pass to one another. CFE-DMHA has plans to test the CMEP tool as early as fiscal year 2015.
2011-2012 Short Courses
One of the challenges of nation reconstruction is an understanding of the life cycle implications of aid investments. In November 2011, the C/NRCD taught a short course in support of the Department of State to various government ministries in Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to addressing the life cycle considerations the short course also presented techniques for resource prioritization.
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