NATO Public Affairs Joint Education and Training
The ability to conduct public affairs effectively in today’s fast paced and highly complex communications environment is critical to NATO mission success.
Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) must be trained and knowledgeable of NATO Public Affairs policies and procedures before assuming their duties, in particular those assigned to the following:
- NATO Crisis Establishment (CE) positions, i.e. PAOs deployed on NATO Operations
- NATO Peacetime Establishment (PE) positions, i.e. posts in the NATO Command Structure
- National PA positions on NATO-led operations.
NATO Public Affairs Career Progression
While basic PA training is a national responsibility, ACT recognises that not all nations currently have this capability, particularly in English. ACT has therefore observed a number of basic-level PA courses that we recommend, and that we are working to gain access to for students from other NATO and partner countries. Some nations also have established courses for NATO specifically to increase capacity of this basic PA training, which is a prerequisite for completing the NATO PA training.Read more...
Since November 2010, two separate one-week PA courses are offered, each course available three times a year. These courses, called NATO Public Affairs Policy Indoctrination Course and NATO Public Affairs in Operations Course replaced the former two-week NATO Public Affairs Course, which had been running since 2002.Read more...
In addition to the NATO School PA courses, which are considered intermediate, advanced PA training may be offered at the following national schools:
The command for Management, Information and Communication Training in the Swiss Armed Forces (MICA), United Kingdom’s Defence Media Operations Centre (DMOC), United States’ Defense Information School (DINFOS).Read more...
Available PA Courses
NATO Senior Official StratCom Familiarization Course +
Location : NATO School Oberammergau, Germany
Next Course: 8-12 Sep 2014; 2-6 February 2015; 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2015
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