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Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineEducation, Training, Exercises & Evaluation (ETE)
AreaNATO Defence, Security Policy & Plans (DS)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationListed

Course CodeETE-DS-26805
Course TitleNATO Staff Officer Defense Planning Course
ETF Course CodeN5-36
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionProvide students with an introductory understanding of the NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP), including the setting of political objectives, determination of NATO requirements, apportionment and setting capability targets, facilitating implementation and reviewing the results. As a secondary aim, to discuss the contemporary context of NATO defence planning.
Course NotesThis course was created to provide an understanding of the framework within which defense planning activities across the Alliance can be harmonized to meet agreed targets in the most effective way. TRA/DAP: Reviewed: 2021-05-15

Aim of the CourseThe aim of this course is to provide NATO members with education and individual training which allows them to contribute to the NATO Defense Planning Processes (NDPP), including the derivation of NATO requirements, translation of those requirements into targets, and the assessment of the progress made in fulfilling those targets.
Performance Objectives
No.Performance Objective (Performance Statement)Task Performance Statement (TRA)
1 PO 1 Identify the key processes in NATO defence planning
2 PO 2 Identify how the identification of the overall NATO requirements are achieved as part of the Capability Requirement Review process
3 PO 3 Identify the apportionment process of NATO requirements and the challenges
4 PO 4 Identify the implementation facilitation process of NATO NDPP
5 PO 5 Interpret national responses to the defence planning capability survey in conjunction with the assessment of nations’ capabilities and contributions to NATO requirements
6 PO 6 Extrapolate the general timelines, processes, and the inter-relationships of these processes within NDPP

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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk) This course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by small syndicate sessions, alternating with facilitated work. Practical examples are used to highlight best practices.

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2028
Course Duration (in days)5.0
Joining Instructions

Security ClearanceNR: NATO RESTRICTED
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.433

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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Annual Average of Attendance last 5 years600

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