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Web Linkhttp://www.natoschool.nato.int/Academics/Resident-Courses/Course-Catalogue/Course-description?ID=123
Last Date Updated08/Oct/2021 12:58
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineStrategic Communications (STC)
AreaSTRATCOM (ST)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationListed

Course CodeSTC-ST-21497
Course TitleNATO Senior Joint Staff StratCom Course
ETF Course CodeN5-125
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionTo provide students with foundational knowledge of Strategic Communications (StratCom) in the NATO environment, particularly on ensuring consistency and credibility of communications by all means through comprehensive coordination.
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 the Political Agenda of NATO, the STRATCOM Concept and Policy: Given a set of references, the student will summarize NATOs main reference documents for StratCom and the overarching role of the political bodies in accordance with the NATO Strategy. 2. NATO STRATCOM and its relation to other disciplines: Given a set of references and lectures, the student will describe the communications related disciplines and how they affect effective military operations, in particular the need for synchronisation between StratCom and other military actions and the effects in the information environment. 3. STRATCOM Application in Crisis Response Planning and Measuring Effects: 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. Perception Management and the Impact of the Media: Given a set of references, the student will describe the impact of traditional media, new media and social media on the perception and behaviour of humans. 5. Application of Theory: Given a set of references, the student will develop a StratCom framework, applying the theory of the previous modules.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Oct/2013
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2026
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.491

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)450.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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