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NATO ACT Public Affairs Office11 NATO PA Conference Izmir, Turkey NATO PA Education & Training Update & Way Ahead Wed, 29 Sep 2010.

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1 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office11 NATO PA Conference Izmir, Turkey NATO PA Education & Training Update & Way Ahead Wed, 29 Sep 2010

2 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office2 Overview PA training requirement PA Courses at NATO School (then & now) National training open to NATO Way ahead NATO PA Course Accreditation Break-out session info

3 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office3 Current PA training requirement PE positions (+/- 115 civ/mil) rotate every 3 years 1/3 or 38 require training annually CE positions (+/- 73 mil) rotate every 6 months X 2 require training annually Nations (+/- 30) rotate every 3 years 1/3 or 10 require training annually

4 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office4 PA Courses at NATO School delivery since 2002 of 2-week course 3 serials per year with approx 30 students popular = waiting list range of instructors and topics ACT is OPR - ACO is Co-OPR course director/log support from NATO School more funding support from NATO School & ACT must search hard to grow pool of instructors

5 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office5 PA Courses at NATO School never sure if students go on to PE/CE posts old course not meeting Operl PA requirement content not well directed/controlled difficult loading students who need training pre-requisites not enforced (language/training) courseware docs outdated basic PA tasks not synched with Nations

6 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office6 Current situation – 2 courses NATO PA Policy Indoc Course one-week course, three serials per year NATO and non may attend no pre-requisites; no pass/fail imposed ACT has priority to load if required intro to STRATCOM elements open to OR 8 – OF 5 nations pay, load no practical interview training focus on theory & PA policy update

7 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office7 Current situation – 2 courses NATO PA in Operations Course Prerequisites: national basic PA course & PA Policy Indoc Course Becoming mandatory training for CE/PE posts ACT has priority to load as required includes StratCom content and current NATO PA Ops update operational focus, open to OR8 to OF5 NATO and non-may attend nations pay, maximum 15 students intense practical interview training and exercise spokesperson training

8 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office8 Future course dates NATO PA Policy Indoctrination Course – Nov 8-12 – Jan 31- Feb 4, Jun 6-10, Dec 5-9 NATO PA in Operations course – Nov – Feb 7-11, Jun 13-17, Dec 12-17

9 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office9 New Courseware documents Current status craft Program of Instruction docs ready consultation with ACO as Co-Opr Lesson Plans to be written

10 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office10 PA & NATO School confirming PA/StratCom NATO School Info Ops (basic/senior Psy Ops Expeditionary Ops Operational Planning NATO intro/orientation etc. updating & standardizing content delivery consultation with SHAPE StratCom/ACT METT

11 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office11 National PA training open to NATO CAN, CHE, DEU, FRA, GRC, HUN, UK*, USA*, – NATO seats available – courses vary in length – ACT has priority loading at NSO – ACT can provide references in some cases Performance Standards to be synched See PA Training Newsletter for info

12 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office12 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office Need info on PA Courses open to NATO? Go to our PA Training Internet portal…

13 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office13 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office Sign up for our PA Training Newsletters! Need info on PA Courses open to NATO?

14 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office14 Way ahead Expand National PA training open to NATO – reach out to other countries/languages – increasing NATO seats available Validate PA Courses Work with NDC Work with ACO on 2nd Spokesperson workshop

15 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office15 Way ahead support to Strat Com METT – development of cadre of available NATO PA trainers support to NATO Exercises (limited resources) prioritization of KLT (limited resources) Advance PA Course ? (need TNA)

16 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office16 Way ahead ADL – PA education packages – 12 packages in final prep Seek and promote professional development – annual PA conferences (ongoing) developing new media content

17 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office17 ACT – Accreditation of PA Courses IAW ref: MC 458, Bi-SC 75-2, Bi-SC 75-7 Three categories of NATO Accreditation: Accredited NATO Approved Accredited NATO Selected NATO Listed CONTACT:

18 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office18 Accredited NATO Approved Course must be approved by HQ SACT (through JETE) supported by NATO OPR defined, designed, developed, conducted, evaluated and validated IAW References CONTACT:

19 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office19 Accredited NATO Selected Course: Is recognized by OPR as good quality answers NATO PA training requirement can be delivered outside of NATO training establishments Nation retains ownership Nation designs, develops, etc. CONTACT:

20 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office20 NATO Listed Course: is acknowledged by ACT (through JETE) does not necessarily answer NATO requirement usually private sector or commercial courses is still considered good training Ccn be considered PAO professional development CONTACT:

21 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office21 Break-out session review draft list of Basic PA Tasks consider a variety of national PA needs discuss national PA training requirement discuss national training constraints

22 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office22 Review PA training requirement PA Courses at NATO School (then & now) National training open to NATO Way Ahead NATO PA Course Accreditation Other activities

23 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office23 Questions?

24 NATO ACT Public Affairs Office24 Karen Tissot van Patot (TVP) Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Air Force PA Joint Training Officer NATO SACT Phone:


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