Previous NATO Lessons Learned Conference Reports
Find out more about previous NATO Lessons Learned Conferences from the magazines and Conference Reports below. Please note that Portal membership might be required to access all or part of the information.
We are proud to publish the NATO Lessons Learned (LL) Conference 2022 (NLLC22) Magazine. The theme of the conference, which was was held from 04 to 05 May 2022, was: 'A flashback of two decades of learning to gain insights for the next five years', and discussions were centred around best practices and lessons learned that are crucial for the implementation of the NATO LL Capability Improvement Roadmap. The NLLC22 Magazine, which was published in November 2022 in connection with the NATO LL Fall week, includes articles from the key speakers at the event and covers the main topics of the conference including the four panels that looked at LL in support of the Warfare Development Agenda, Innovation in support of LL, and lessons from exercises as well as from operations.
We are proud to publish the Factsheet on the NATO Lessons Learned (LL) Conference (NLLC22). The Conference itself was a huge success, the live-online hybrid format allowed participants from Allies and Partners to attend presentations and participate in discussions that focussed on the conference theme: 'A flashback of two decades of learning to gain insights for the next five years'. The theme was intended to draw lessons, best practices, experiences, and good ideas from the past 20 years of learning lessons in order to inform the further implementation of the NATO LL Capability Improvement Roadmap (2021-2025) aimed at ensuring a relevant, resourceful NATO LL Capability for the future.
From the Commander:
I’d like to welcome you all to this magazine covering the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2021(NLLC 21) which took place from 16 to 18 March via the JALLC's online event platform as a virtual event. This magazine is intended to provide those who attended the event with an overview of what was presented and dicussed during the event, and those who could not attend, the opportunity to read some of the highlights. I hope you enjoy this magazine...
From the Commander:
I’d like to welcome you all to this magazine covering the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2019 (NLLC 19) which took place from 14 October to 16 October at the NOVA School of Business and Economics near Lisbon. I hope this magazine will provide you with an overview of the speeches, presentations, and general flow of the event...
The NATO Lessons Learned Conference, which was first convened in 2003 has since evolved into an important, regular event for NATO Lessons community. This year saw yet another evolution of this event as the format of the Conference changed from a seminar/briefing based one, to the new format which saw Participants working actively in syndicates with JALLC staff and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to analyse Conference theme related topics in more depth and make recommendations for a way ahead for NATO ...
"The future of lessons learned Improvement and Innovation"
From the Commander:
This year’s NATO Lessons Learned Conference was my first as Commander of the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC), and I believe that we truly looked to the future of the Alliance through the lens of Lessons Learned. I’d like to give you my key take aways from this year’s Conference; my interpretation of the briefings, the discussions, the interactions, and the exchange of ideas and experiences that all took place over the two days we were gathered together in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal...
"Closing the loop"
The NATO Lessons Learned Conference (NLLC) 2015 was held from 10 to 12 November this year in Lisbon. The aim of this year’s Conference was to assess how NATO's Lessons Learned Capability supports the Alliance's ability to prepare for, and conduct, current and future military operations. During the conference, participants explored new approaches to embed lessons from non-NATO entities (NNE) and investigated parallels with the way other organizations manage their Lessons Learned process. The conference was opened by Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, General Mirco Zuliani, and included nine panels, covering six topics, as well as updates and opportunities for participants to ask questions
"Learning from Experience, Strengthening the Alliance"
At this year's Conference we looked at how we can structure NATO's learning process to ensure it is a continuous one. This concept of continuous learning is echoed in GEN Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation's description of his vision of Transformation which he gave us during his open-ing speech: "a golden thread which binds NATO's past, present, and future".
"Consolidating Lessons, Sharing and Learning"
This year we refocused the Conference on the fundamentals of our successful organizational learning processes, in order to showcase how NATO learns from experience, and consoli-dates and shares lessons among its Command and Force Struc-tures as well as with member and partner countries.
"Learning from the Past – Preparing for the Future"
The Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre hosted the NATO Lessons Learned Conference in Lisbon, Portugal from 23 to 25 October 2012. The conference theme was: "Learning from the Past – Preparing for the Future." The theme allowed participants to look beyond development of the NATO LL Capability and the capture and implementation of specific lessons from NATO's (then) recent activities, towards the broader perspective of NATO's activities of the past decade to consider how experience and lessons can be applied to NATO's future activities
"Extracting Lessons from Operations"
The format for this year's conference differed greatly from previous years, where the focus was on the NATO Lessons Learned (LL) Capability and Process and was aimed at LL Practitioners, examining how NATO can implement lessons learning in our organizations. This year the focus was instead on lessons from operations and was aimed at the operators—at those who are best placed to identify lessons and who in turn must learn lessons if the organization as a whole is to improve.
The aim of this year's conference was to provide NATO's forum for exchange of information within the NATO LL community, and in doing so, to stimulate discussion on best practices for Joint Analysis, the LL Process, Remedial Action processes, and supporting tools, in order to enable the continuous improvement of the Alliance. Specifically, the conference sought to tackle the two questions that appear to be the major stumbling blocks in NATO's LL Process: how to turn Lessons Identified into Lessons Learned and what constitutes a LL Capability.