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Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 23-3
13 – 17 November 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Overview

IPOC is an executive education experience to prepare security practitioners like you to engage in cooperative security efforts that build capacity to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. During this one-week, 40-hour course, we will examine strategic approaches to the Indo-Pacific by the United States, its partner nations – e.g. Australia, India, Japan, and Korea – and its competitors – e.g. China and Russia. Framed by a common understanding of the geopolitical landscape and security architecture of the Indo-Pacific, we will explore the four sub-regional dynamics of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. You will together consider and weigh the many challenges and opportunities through the good governance lenses of defense, economic security, gender security, climate change-health/enviro security, and cyber security. And you will learn how a free and open Indo-Pacific is contingent on national levels of good governance in each of those sectors.

Course Timeline

All dates and times shown are Hawaii Standard Time (HST). Please adjust accordingly for your time zone.

  • Execution:
    13 November, 0730 – 1600
    14-17 November, 0815 – 1615

Course Format

This five-day, 40-hour course is a full-time commitment on your part. You will be expected to be available and engaged during that entire time and not participate in any work-related activities.

Information about the course, along with links to resource materials and other information relevant to your participation in IPOC, are contained on the Center’s online Learning Management System (LMS). In the next couple of weeks, you will receive an additional email with your account information and instructions on accessing the LMS.

One aspect of the course is a 120-minute interagency working group exercise on Friday. In this exercise, you will be assigned to one of 11 seminar-sized interagency groups. Each group will have a different significant security challenge and will be tasked with identifying key next steps to address the challenge in the short, medium, and long term. We will assign you a group based on your preferences. In your welcome letter, there will a drop-down for you to rank order your top three topics. While we cannot promise everyone will get their #1 choice – you will get one of your top three.

Coming to the Center

Please arrive on 13 November between 0730 and 0800 to complete parking validation, have your photograph taken, and find your seminar room. [NOTE: traffic coming into Waikiki can be challenging if you are not familiar with it, so please plan accordingly and give yourself sufficient time. We greatly appreciate your help to avoid unnecessary interruptions in the course]. Fellows will only enter the Center through the front door, as indicated by the red arrows on the image. Parking is in the Hale Koa Hotel parking garage located adjacent to the Center (please bring your parking ticket with you for validation).

On all other days, arrive at the Center between 0730 and 0800 for lectures that will start promptly at 0800.

Location

  • 2058 Maluhia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
  • DKI APCSS is located to the right of the Hale Koa Hotel parking garage entrance.
  • DKI APCSS is a secure facility; a staff member will greet you at the front door.
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Lunch & Icebreaker Reception

A networking icebreaker will be held on the first day of the course, and a pizza trivia challenge lunch will be held on the third day of the course. A contribution of $20 is required to cover the cost of both events ($10 each) for those choosing to participate (please bring cash to pay). This will be collected on Monday morning during registration. For all other days, Fellows are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Refrigerators and microwaves will be available.

On the last day of the course, there will be a brief commencement ceremony and reception for in-person Fellows at the end of the day. A contribution of $10 is required to cover the cost of refreshments at the reception for those choosing to participate.

Attire for Everyone

No military/service uniforms. The standard dress for all participants during the course is business smart or “Aloha crisp,” consisting of slacks, a dress or skirt, an Aloha (collared) shirt or blouse, and appropriate shoe wear.

Other Good Stuff

If you’re coming to the Center:

  1. You may consider bringing a sweater or light jacket while in our classrooms.
  2. If you’re a coffee drinker, bring a covered mug.
  3. A snack bar (cash only) is available in the Center.
  4. There are refrigerators in the Center to store your snacks/lunch.
  • 2058 Maluhia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
  • DKI APCSS is located to the right of the Hale Koa Hotel parking garage entrance.
  • DKI APCSS is a secure facility; a staff member will greet you at the front door.