Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor and recipient governments to assess institutional capacity, identify gaps, develop and implement solutions, and improve the sustainability and impact of reform.
SCG’s Academies of Excellence Program is designed to modernize and reform military and law enforcement academies. The program works with government ministries and academy leaders to assess institutional effectiveness, revise learning outcomes, design new curricula, enhance faculty expertise, create feedback loops, and streamline academy management processes. This is accomplished by:
- Assessing current curricula, pedagogy, and outcomes to identify needs and gaps;
- Modernizing curricular content to enhance learning, standardize training, and improve interoperability;
- Educating the educator using pedagogical tools that blend conceptual and field-based learning; and
- Designing institutional research and feedback loops from the field to keep curricula current.