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Last Date Updated21/Oct/2022 8:15
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineStrategic Communications (STC)
AreaPsychological Operations (PO)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationListed

Course CodeSTC-PO-2528
Course TitleNATO Operations Planners' PSYOPS Course
ETF Course CodeP3-08
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionThe aim of this course is to provide students with foundational knowledge on the contribution of PSYOPS to NATO-led operations and NATO PSYOPS operational planning procedures.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. Introduction to NATO PSYOPS Policy and Doctrine and the History of Influence: Given a set of references, students will summarize NATOs main reference documents for PSYOPS and the overarching functions of information operations and strategic communication in accordance with NATO policy and doctrine 2. NATO PSYOPS and its Relation to Other Disciplines: Given a set of references and lectures, students will describe the communications related disciplines and how they support effective military psychological operations. 3. Application of ACO COPD: Given a scenario, the student will, as part of a team, apply the contents of the NATO PSYOPS Doctrine in relation to the requirements of the Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive in accordance with COPD. 4. PSYOPS Approval, Countering Propaganda, Digital Outreach and Legal Aspects: Given reference, students will demonstrate techniques to counter propaganda and use social media for PSYOPS while recognizing the legal implications of PSYOPS planning. 5. Assessment of PSYOPS in Current NATO Operations and Measurement of Effectiveness: Given case studies, students will describe the different methods and models for qualitative and quantitative measurement of progress and apply them to PSYOPS. 6. National PYSOPS Capabilities: Provided a set of lectures from mentoring staff and selected students, students will describe the different national PSYOPS capabilities and approaches to influence activities.
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Structure of the CourseResident (2 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)10.0

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceP: NATO and PfP Nations
ePrime Reference NumberACT.303

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)1100.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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