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The JALLC provides a series of training courses both for internal and external participants. Courses range in focus from training in analysis techniques and project management to basic training in NATO Lessons Learned for NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers and Points of Contact. All of the JALLC’s training courses are reviewed and revised regularly based on participant feedback to ensure the best possible training experience. Below is a summary of the available courses.

JALLC ANALYST TRAINING COURSE

JALLC ANALYST TRAINING COURSE

The JALLC Analyst Training Course (JATC) is a five-day course, which is held twice a year at the JALLC’s facilities in Lisbon, Portugal. Participants are led through a wide range of issues and topics related to conducting analysis at the JALLC. The course covers the stages of the JALLC Project Approach (the JALLC’s tailor made project management system) and includes lectures and practical group assignments which give the participants a chance to practice the knowledge they gained during the lectures.

Course Purpose

To provide military and civilian analysts with the techniques, tools, and knowledge to be able to conduct analysis projects in accordance with the JALLC Project Approach.

Target Audience

This course is primarily designed to train JALLC military and civilian personnel. There are a maximum of 18 places per course; any places that are not filled by JALLC military and civilian analysts (who take priority), are made available to external participants who would like to extend the analysis training received at the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer Course and familiarize themselves with the JALLC’s work.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the theory of, and practice, applying research and analysis techniques used by the JALLC to derive evidence-based findings;
  • To understand the elements of the JALLC Project Approach and how it applies to JALLC analysis project management;
  • To be able to communicate and contribute effectively to JALLC analysis project teams

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • An edition of the JATC is planned for 2021, dates to be confirmed. 

To enrol, please contact the email below. 

 

For more information, please contact analysis@jallc.nato.int

NATO LESSONS LEARNED STAFF OFFICER COURSE

NATO LESSONS LEARNED STAFF OFFICER COURSE

Effective June 2011, the JALLC took over the Directorship and management of the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer Course. The course is facilitated by the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre in Kungsängen near Stockholm, Sweden. Lecturers and mentors come from both Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation, whilst guest speakers come from a variety of locations and Nations. Many of the contributors are civilian and military staff from the JALLC. The course is well balanced between lectures and practical activities, and includes history and background, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to share Lessons Learned.

Course Purpose

Prepare Lessons Learned Staff Officers to manage and execute the NATO Lessons Learned Process, training, tools and information sharing in order to develop a NATO Lessons Learned Capability. This course will also impart observation collection, basic analysis techniques, an introduction of the NATO Lessons Learned Portal (NLLP), and the handling of the NATO Lessons Learned Process in exercises and operations.

Target Audience

Personnel posted to Lessons Learned posts within NATO Commands, and/or members of Partner Nations.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer role in gathering and drafting observations using the NATO format; 
  • Understand how the NLLP works in support of handling observations, data management, and NATO Lessons Learned sharing;
  • Describe and identify the handling of observations in exercises and operations in reference to given Direction & Guidance of the NATO Strategic Command;
  • Analyse observations with the goal of discovering the root cause, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making;
  • Become familiar with the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer's responsibilities during analysis and remedial action phase, using suitable analysis methods, techniques and tools;
  • Know the key elements of the NATO Lessons Learned Capability, identify any gaps in the implementation of the Capability in an organization, and suggest improvements, especially in relation to and in support of the overall NATO Lessons Learned Process; 
  • Employ, review, manage, incorporate, and execute the various phases and steps of the NATO Lessons Learned Process into the daily cycle of command, staff, and unit activities, intended to improve current and future performance.

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • 07-11 June 2021
  • 27 September - 01 October 2021
  • 29 November - 03 December 2021 

 

For more information, please contact natollsoc@jallc.nato.int

NATO LESSONS LEARNED ONLINE COURSE

NATO LESSONS LEARNED ONLINE COURSE

The NATO Lessons Learned Online Course is course tailored to the NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact’s needs. It was developed by the JALLC, supported by and in close coordination with Allied Command Transformation’s Joint Force Training Centre and with the contribution of NATO Lessons Learned Subject Matter Experts. A NATO Lessons Learned Point of Contact is defined in NATO as a staff officer appointed by the service head to be the Point of Contact and assume the follow-up of NATO Lessons Learned issues related to his/her service as a secondary function. 

Course Purpose

The NATO Lessons Learned Online Course is a prerequisite for the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer course, and is strongly recommended for all NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact in the NATO Command Structure; all staff members are encouraged to take the course.

Target Audience

All NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact are encouraged to take this course in order to improve the NATO Lessons Learned Process within their organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and key Lessons Learned terminology used by NATO;
  • Become familiar with the NATO Lessons Learned Capability and the critical success factors that influence its effectiveness;
  • Understand the NATO Lessons Learned Point of Contact's role in gathering and drafting observations using the NATO Observation, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendation format;
  • Become familiar with the NATO Lessons Learned Point of Contact's responsibilities during analysis and remedial action phases, using suitable analysis methods, techniques and tools.

 ​​​Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • Dates TO BE DETERMINED 

To enrol, please contact the email below. 

 

For more information, please contact natollsoc@jallc.nato.int.  

NATO LESSONS LEARNED MANAGEMENT COURSE

NATO LESSONS LEARNED MANAGEMENT COURSE

Course Purpose

The aim of this course is to prepare participants for their duties in the planning, administration and execution of NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officer functions and services within NATO. Participants are exposed to the reference NATO Lessons Learned documentations, the NATO Lessons Learned Portal (NLLP), the NATO Lessons Learned Training Concept, Lesson Collection and Action Plan, Lessons Learned Standard Operating Procedure and Report, Self-Assessment, Key Leader Lessons Learned Training and Lessons Learned in exercises and operations.

Target Audience

The target audience is Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and civilians that are involved in NATO Lessons Learned, analysis or working in research. NATO Secret Clearance is required to participate. 

Learning Objectives

  • Refering to NATO Lessons Learned documentation, participants will be able to determine how their organization is implementing the NATO Lessons Learned Capability.
  • Using various examples of NATO Command Structure/NATO Force Structure Lessons Learned Standard Operating Procedures, participants will be able to develop an overview of key subjects to be addressed within a NATO Lessons Learned Standard Operating Procedure and demonstrate its implementation through examples in the syndicate exercises.
  • Participants will be able to track, document, and share NATO Lessons Learned information in order to manage an efficient NATO Lessons Learned Process within their organization.
  • Using principles and examples of a Lessons Collection Plans and Action Plans, the participant will be able to implement and develop and implement such plans.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish the component parts and features of the NLLP and specify how NATO uses these to support the NATO Lessons Learned Process.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges and key factors required to plan and execute the NATO Lessons Learned Process successfully within the operational environment.

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • 11-16 October 2021

To enrol, please navigate to the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) and follow the Student Enrolment Instructions. You can find more course details under Course Code XX-163 in the NATO SCHOOL Oberammergau course catalog.

 

For more information, please contact jattpoc@jallc.nato.int

LOCAL NATO LESSONS LEARNED PORTAL MANAGER COURSE

LOCAL NATO LESSONS LEARNED PORTAL MANAGER COURSE 

Course Purpose

The aim of this course is to increase awareness and use of the NATO Lessons Learned Portal (NLLP) as well as to provide participants with the knowledge and technical skills needed for using the NLLP to execute the NATO Lessons Learned Process within their organization. The course will immerse participants in a learning environment designed to develop their proficiency in NLLP Administration. In order to provide the participants with the best educational setting, the course will take place in the NATO Communications and Information Academy facilities in Oeiras, Portugal, located 15 minutes from the JALLC. Participants, with the support of the instructors, will receive hands-on training to support the lectures using the NATO Unclassified version of the NLLP.

Target Audience

The target audience is personnel posted to NATO Lessons Learned posts within NATO Command Structure, NATO Force Structure, Centres of Excellence, International Organizations, members of NATO and Partner Nations.

Learning Objectives

  • Use all the NLLP functionalities confidently; 
  • Understand the different users and roles in the use of the NLLP; 
  • Explain how the NLLP should be used from when an observation is submitted until it becomes a Lesson Learned/Best Practice;
  • Manage files in the different the NLLP libraries;
  • Undertake research using the NLLP tools.

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • Dates TO BE DETERMINED 

To enrol, please contact the email below. 

 

For more information, please contact natollsoc@jallc.nato.int.  

ANALYTICAL WRITING COURSE

ANALYTICAL WRITING COURSE

Course Purpose

The course is intended to provide guidance on how to prepare to write an analytical document including how to organize the ideas to be presented and how to build a convincing argument for a specific target audience. The training also provides guidance on applicable writing standards in NATO and particularly in the JALLC, and how to self-edit your own work.

Target Audience

The target audience is NATO employees interested in improving their analytical writing abilities. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the stages of writing;
  • Understand the pyramid principle and how to use it to organize your thoughts;
  • Understand the importance of identifying and writing for the target audience;
  • Understand the five elements of an argument and how to use them in analytical writing;
  • Understand the importance of critical thinking and other tools for self-critiquing your work.

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • An edition of the Analytical Writing Course is planned for 2021, dates to be confirmed. 

To enrol, please contact the email below. 

 

For more information, please contact analysis@jallc.nato.int.  

ONLINE NATO LESSONS LEARNED TRAINING

ONLINE NATO LESSONS LEARNED TRAINING

Course Purpose

Due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the JALLC is providing online training opportunities in 2021. This course does not replace any required training and there are no certificates issued to recognize the training. All applicants must have taken the NATO Lessons Learned Online Course and obtained the certificate of completion in order to participate in the Online NATO Lessons Learned Training. The objective of the course is to prepare NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers and NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact to manage and execute a NATO Lessons Learned Capability using the NATO Lessons Learned Process, training, tools, and information sharing.

Target Audience

All NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers and NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact are encouraged to take this course in order to better support the improvement of their organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers and NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact roles in gathering and drafting an observation using the NATO Observation, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendation format.
  • Know the key elements of the NATO Lessons Learned Capability.
  • Become familiar with the NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers and NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact responsibilities during the analysis and remedial action phase.
  • Describe and identify the handling of observations in exercises and operations.
  • Understand how the NLLP works in support of handling observations, data management, and sharing Lessons Learned.

Upcoming Course Dates and How to Enrol

  • 23-24 March 2021
  • 29-30 June 2021
  • 06-07 October 2021
  • 24-25 November 2021

To enrol, please contact the email below. 

 

For more information, please contact jattpoc@jallc.nato.int.

TAILORED TRAINING

TAILORED TRAINING

In 2010, the JALLC established the JALLC Advisory and Training Team (JATT) as a mobile training team in order to develop and enhance the NATO Lessons Learned Capability across NATO and among Allies, Partners, and other organizations. The JATT provides advice on implementing the NATO Lessons Learned Capability. They also assess the implementation of the NATO Lessons Learned Capability, and provide NATO Lessons Learned training to NATO Lessons Learned Staff Officers, NATO Lessons Learned Points of Contact from NATO Organizations and Partner Nations. The NATO Lessons Learned training is tailored to the customer needs as requested and can be conducted virtually or on-site.  

What can the JATT Offer?

  • The JATT offers training on analysis techniques, the NATO Lessons Learned Process, and provides support with Lessons Learned subject matter experts to conferences, workshops and meetings. Tailored NATO Lessons Learned training can include the Observation, Discussion, Conclusion, and Recommendation (ODCR) workflow; NATO Lessons Learned Points Of Contact training; Key Leader briefing, Lessons Learned in NATO Exercises and Operations; hands-on exercises; and exchange of NATO Lessons Learned experience. The aim of the JATT's efforts is to develop a strong information-sharing relationship with those it reaches out to.

Once support is requested: 

  • The JALLC will first make an Initial Assessment of a requestor’s Advisory and Training requirements based on the request. What follows is a period of Focused Engagement between the assigned JATT and the customer, which ultimately results in the relevant advice and training package being developed and delivered. Finally, a robust relationship of information sharing is maintained after the outreach engagement, ensuring an efficient use of the opportunity to work together.

 

For more information, please contact  jattpoc@jallc.nato.int.