From 26 to 30 September 2016 the JALLC held the autumn edition of the JALLC Analyst Training Course (JATC). The course is held twice a year at the JALLC's facilitates in Lisbon, Portugal and has been developed to train JALLC newcomers (civilian and military) in their new position as JALLC analysts. A maximum of 12-14 participants can attend each JATC with JALLC members having priority over participants external to the JALLC—and even NATO sometimes—who may wish to attend this very popular course. The aim of this one-week, intensive training programme is to introduce the participants to the JALLC Project Approach (JPA) as well as to the analysis techniques, processes, and editorial standards applied at theJALLC. More information on the course is available here.
This iteration of the JATC saw a total of 14 participants take part from the JALLC, Allied Land Command, and from Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis. The week was not only an intensive one for the participants—eight hours a day—, but also for the JALLC's team of civilian research analysts, operations analysts, and the editor, who all contributed to the course. The JALLC's analysts and editor are responsible for developing and delivering the training modules. The intensive interaction with the JALLC's JATC instructor team gives participants the chance to learn from experienced experts and benefit from the different perspectives and insights that each instructor brings to the course. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage with the instructors making the sessions interesting, interactive, and practical.
The JATC is designed not only to ensure that new JALLC analysts can perform their jobs at the JALLC, but also to give attending non-JALLC participants the opportunity to learn about the JALLC, its activities, and capabilities, as well as to learn and practice analysis techniques. The next edition of the JATC will be held in the first semester of 2017.Read More