The Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Planner’s Course (JIMPC) is a five day, 40 hour, course for government personnel (military and civilian) along with international partners at the O4-O6 level (or civilian equivalent) to engage in a 30 person seminar to enhance planning skills necessary to be more fully enabled planners for a unified commander in answering the challenges of complex contingencies and effective campaign planning.
The course initially frames the strategic environment that faces this nation and our allies as we transform organizations and processes to more effectively answer the challenges of current defense planning scenarios. The seminar will examine the Ends, Ways and Means of present strategy by laying a basic understanding of national security policy and the family of national strategies which frame our planning efforts. Next the course focuses on the various players and their respective agencies in this complex environment followed by an examination of the various planning processes that are used to implement numerous elements of national power. The foregoing lays the foundation for participants to interact in a final planning simulation that will be reviewed by a senior mentor.
JIMPC is conducted in a dynamic seminar environment, using informal lectures, guided discussions, guest presentations by subject matter experts as well as case studies to examine the adaptive planning processes as they pertain to Interagency issues and operations. This provides a common framework and a shared understanding on how best to implement the various instruments of power in answering strategic challenges. The capstone of the course is the exercise, COHERENT KLUGE, that enables participants the opportunity to work as a Joint Inter-Agency Coordination Group (JIACG) in order to advise the unified commander.
Last Updated: 03 May 2013