Motive's one-of-a-kind Subject Matter Expert-delivered courses were originally developed for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) to meet emerging requirements related to governance, human terrain analysis, and conflict analysis. With hundreds of SOF personnel trained to-date, the capabilities cultivated through our signature "Governance/Counter-Governance" (Gov/C-Gov) and "Transforming Crisis Systems" (TCS) courses are being used by SOF personnel to prevent violence, counter violent extremism, and bolster community resilience in theaters all over the world. Click here to find out more about these courses, and what they offer not just the SOF community, but policymakers, development, peace-building, and corporate audiences operating in fragile societies as well.
Client/Partners: Booz Allen Hamilton and the Center for Civil-Military Relations
Motive is part of a consortium implementing a multi-million dollar U.S. interagency program to cultivate accountable, effective defense sectors in 36 partner nations around the world. This involves deploying subject matter expert advisors and practitioners to help guide locally-led security sector reforms at the policy, strategy, and operational levels for improved accountability, sustainability, and effectiveness of defense and security institutions.
Working with a network of Eastern Caribbean business, policy, and civil society innovators, Motive highlighted opportunities for tourism development in Grenada based on a the "Triple Bottom Line" approach, which seeks to balance economic, social, and environmental value creation. This drew on our team's proven success launching community-based tourism ventures and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in some of the most challenging travel destinations on earth, including Afghanistan and Mongolia.
Applying Motive’s signature tools & methods for humanitarian crisis analysis and planning, we helped U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) refine their strategy for a multinational military exercise focusing on a mass migration scenario in the Caribbean. Our efforts brought Department of State, USAID, and Dept. of Defense stakeholders together for exercise planning, and helped the executing HQ better leverage UN and NGO capabilities in order to restore stability following a humanitarian crisis.
Helping cultivate readiness for U.S. Army Civil Affairs personnel to synchronize with interagency and inter-organizational partners in the context of stability operations, Motive provided an expert in diplomacy and humanitarian affairs to role play a UN Country Representative and to deliver instructional input for a 5-day, 200-person Command Post Exercise (CPX) at Camp Withycombe, Oregon in February 2017.
Motive convened a network of global stakeholders around the concept of local agro-processing ventures that source ingredients from smallholder farmers to produce “strategic food items.” This powerful initiative aims to create market opportunities for farmers and job seekers, inject much-needed capital into fragile markets, and domesticate the production of food security goods in West Africa.