European Union Operational Planning - ACSC-EUOPP

Joint Services Command and Staff College
7 days - residential

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About this course

This course and exercise maximises the opportunities for discussion and exposure to the challenges and tensions inherent in this area and is intended to give students a broad understanding of key issues.  The course, which is set within a military scenario brings together students of 5 European Staff Colleges to examine and explain various scenarios

The practical exercise is led by experienced military practitioners who will explain and demonstrate the planning processes using selected tools, techniques and processes to help your understanding.  You will gain most from this course if you first complete the Practicalities of Crisis Management course.

Applications timelines for the various categories are as follows:
  • MOD civil servants and other government departments, no later than 3 weeks before the start of the course
  • foreign military and civil servants expressions of interest need to be declared by 5 April 2018
  • industry partners and non government organisations no later than 5 February 2017
MOD civil servant application forms will need to be supported by the completion of the line management approval section before a place on the course can be allocated.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop an understanding of:
  • the use of SHAPE Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive for operational planning in a multi-national peace support operation.
  • the process of developing an operational-level plan in a complex, multi-agency international environment
  • the use of analytical tools and techniques to generate better understanding of a situation
  • the work of other agencies and organisations associated with humanitarian and peace support operations

How will this course help my career?

Providing a valuable insight for civil servant B2/C1s or personnel at that equivalent level of management; within the context of defence’s contribution to understanding international security and perspectives in an operational level, this unique study opportunity explores the current perceptions at time of delivery on the security situation associated with global and regional security both in the UK and overseas.

MOD personnel and personnel from partners across government and non governmental organisations who wish to gain a better understanding of how military planning works in a multi-agency and multi-national headquarters. Providing students with further exposure to the role of other agencies on operations and the associated planning considerations and how the military plans and executes a complex multi-dimensional peace support operation.

Security and restrictions

Civil servants and OGD grade: B2/G7  C1/SEO, or industry equivalent. 

Overseas military or civil servants require a good standard of fluency in written and spoken English (NATO SLP 3333) and be comfortable with learning in English at post-graduate level.

Before you attend

Pre-reading material will be identified and is essential to personnel achieving good learning outcomes from attendance on the course.

You will be enrolled on the course Virtual Learning Environment to support engagement in the learning process.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
Serving UK military and TA personnel will be nominated by their respective career management grouping desk officers for attendance on this course.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom

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