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Last Date Updated15/Jul/2022 8:55
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineStrategic Communications (STC)
Depth of knowledge Level300 - Advance
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeSTC-ST-34421
Course TitleNATO StratCom Practitioners Course
ETF Course CodeN3-153
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionThe aim of this course is to prepare StratCom Practitioners for the challenges and opportunities of conducting StratCom in the NATO environment.
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. EXPLAIN NATO STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: Given a set of references, the student is able to explain the StratCom concept, the purpose of StratCom, the supporting communications capabilities, and information staff function in NATO operations. 2. ANALYSE AND MAINTAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS OF THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT: Given a scenario, the student is able to conduct an analysis of the Information Environment (IE) by reviewing supplied documentation and assessments, identifying the historical, cultural, linguistic and other relevant subjects and topics, determining audiences, identifying adversarial and potentially adversarial narratives, identifying key IE factors, and maintaining situational awareness of the IE IAW the NATO StratCom Handbook. 3. OPERATIONALISE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS NARRATIVE AND FRAMEWORK: Given a StratCom Narrative and Framework, the student is able to contribute to the NID, SPD, OPLAN, CONOPS, and other staff work; and develop StratCom products in order to support the military application of Pol/Mil guidance and exploit the IE analysis IAW the NATO StratCom Handbook. 4. PROVIDE STRATCOM ADVICE: Given a scenario, the student is able to fuse available information, analysis and assessments in order to provide advice (written and oral) to senior levels on the impact of different courses of action in support of the Commander’s objectives as an integral part of the overall effort IAW the NATO StratCom Handbook. 5. EVALUATE STRATCOM FUNCTIONS INTERNALLY: Given a scenario, the student is able to evaluate the StratCom process within a HQ in order to make recommendations to maintain or improve effectiveness as appropriate. 6. LEAD STRATCOM ACTIVITIES: Given a scenario the student is able to lead StratCom within a HQ environment by integrating StratCom into the overall effort; coordinating and synchronising communication capabilities and the information staff function; developing supporting policy, guidance and process; and providing advice and recommendations (written & oral) to the Commander and Staff.
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Structure of the CourseResident (2 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Feb/2018
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)10.0

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only

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

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