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NLLC22 - it's a wrap!
May 05, 2022
After three intensive days of debate and exchanges, the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2022 (NLLC22) has come to a close. We started the third day by diving into the four panel sessions on the Warfare Development Agenda; Innovation in support of Lessons Learned; Challenges in Learning Lessons from Exercises; and Challenges in Learning Lessons from Operations.
The JALLC welcomes NLLC22 participants on its first day
May 04, 2022
Today 04 May, the JALLC officially kicked off this year’s NATO Lessons Learned Conference (NLLC). This edition of the event is being hosted by the JALLC in a hybrid format so as to maximize audience participation while at the same time being mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we welcomed 75 participants on-site, as well as over 330 online attendees.
NLLC22 successfully conducts communication check
May 03, 2022
Today the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2022 (NLLC22) started with a day full of technical checks, panel preparations, and various tests aimed at ensuring the JALLC’s first hybrid NLLC takes place as smoothly as possible. This morning we welcomed the first of the participants arriving in Lisbon and ran a successful communications check with our online participants connecting from all over the world. Mr. Stefan Olaru, the NLLC22’s Officer of Primary Responsibility, welcomed the 330 attendees, 75 of which on-site in Lisbon, and provided some brief administrative remarks concerning the format of the Conference. The afternoon was dedicated to preparation of the NLLC22 panels, which will take place during the conference with both on-site and online participants contributing their opinions and insights on challenges and opportunities that NATO has faced over the past 20 years to gain insights for the next five years and beyond. We will be waiting for you tomorrow for a very full day!. Streamed sessions will start at 12.30.

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The JALLC’s Mission is to support Alliance-wide implementation and sustainment of NATO's Lessons Learned policy through monitoring and supervising the NATO Lessons Learned Process within the NATO Command Structure and other NATO bodies. It is the lead agent for the collection and sharing of lessons, accomplished through active content management of the NATO Lessons Learned Portal, Joint Analysis (as an integral part of the Lessons Learned Process) and outreach to allies and partners. The JALLC supports warfare development and warfighting, improving NATO's ability to operate and adapt, through training, advising and assessment activities enabling the establishment and sustainment of effective Lessons Learned capabilities across NATO. 


The JALLC conducts analysis in two key areas of its mission: Joint Analysis of NATO-wide complex issues and Active Content Management of the NATO Lessons Learned Portal. Both types of analysis are undertaken by teams of civilian and military analysts who are able to analyse a wide variety of data, including data collected from the field, through interviews, and document review, as well as from the NATO Lessons Learned Portal, tackling NATO-wide issues to improve and transform the Alliance. You can find out more about the JALLC’s analysis activities here.


The JALLC facilitates Lessons Learned in NATO through its various Lessons Learned activities which include: managing the NATO Lessons Learned Portal, providing assessment and advice on the implementation of the NATO Lessons Learned Capability, analysing the content of the NATO Lessons Learned Portal identifying trends and themes, and providing Lessons Learned. The JALLC’s Lessons Learned activities are key to NATO’s successful implementation of its Lessons Learned Capability which ensures that the Alliance remains a learning organization and contributes to NATO-wide transformation. You can find out more about the JALLC’s Lessons Learned activities here.


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 Lessons Learned for 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. You can find out more about the JALLC’s training activities here.


The JALLC’s support to exercises is multi-faceted and underpins all aspects of the JALLC Mission. The JALLC’s Exercise Support team, as well as military and civilian analysts participate in all stages of the NATO Exercise Process, from Exercise Specification and Development, through Planning and Product Development, Operational Conduct to Analysis and Reporting. The JALLC also provides support to operations by facilitating Lessons Learned Training, NATO Lessons Learned Portal Active Content Management, Short Term Analysis and Joint Analysis. These are tasked as required and include support to operations in the form of support to Operational Plans, Key Leader Training and Subject Matter Expert Support for planning conferences. You can find out more about the JALLC’s support exercises and operations here.


The JALLC Advisory Training Team (JATT) was created to provide support in implementing the NATO Lessons Learned Capability to NATO entities, Nations, and partners through the JALLC’s extensive outreach and engagement programme. The JATT helps Lessons Learned staff assess their implementation of the NATO Lessons Learned Capability and provides advice on how to improve it. Additionally, the JATT delivers tailored Lessons Learned training to ensure a consistent and robust NATO Lessons Learned Capability and good Lessons Learned relationships with Member Nations and Partner Nations. You can find out more about the JATT here.


The JALLC provides support to NATO’s Lessons Learned community in many ways including through the NATO Lesson Learned Conference, which covers topical themes and draws participants from across NATO and Partner Nations, as well as other organizations. You can find out more about the JALLC’s support to the NATO Lessons Learned community here.


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