Defence Strategic Support Management Course - DSSM

Business Skills College
3 days

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About this course

This course is currently under review and therefore not currently available.  It is anticipated that it will be relaunching in the summer of 2020.

The DSSM course is designed to provide a forum for you as a senior MOD and industry staff to explore strategic support management issues within the broad context of defence. Aimed at the OF5/Band B and 1* community, the course is essential for all those involved in developing, contracting for and/or managing support solutions, particularly Project Team Leaders and their management team. The course is also relevant for other MOD and industry staff that have responsibilities for defence procurement, support and sustainment.

Built around a series of presentations and facilitated discussions, the course is designed to help you to understand the latest developments, issues, risks and opportunities associated with strategic support planning and delivery.

What you will learn

This course will enable you to: 
  • analyse the key strategic issues in the planning and delivery of support
  • examine the impact of change initiatives on strategic support planning 
  • consider support solution design factors and constraints, including the key processes and procedures involved in planning and delivering cost-effective solutions
  • evaluate the impact that support can have on business flexibility and operational agility
  • expand your network of colleagues and learn from senior speakers, selected from across the MOD, academia and industry

How will this course help my career?

This course should be considered highly desirable pre-employment training for those about to assume senior appointments in defence that will involve the design or management of support solutions at a strategic level. You will gain an understanding of the current issues, leaving you better placed to make informed decisions. The course will also help to expand your network of senior contacts.  

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This course is aimed at 1*s, OF5s and B1 grades. 

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