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Course Announcements

We will offer new courses at the NATO School Oberammergau soon. In the meantime, please visit the → Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) page for information about our online lectures or browse the → Course Catalogue for existing courses.


Resident Courses

XX-168 NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager’s Course

After NATO review of OSINT training requirements NSO is pleased to announce the introduction of the NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager’s Course which will be held at NSO on 06-10 Dec 21. The course aim is to develop the competencies of OSINT managers to direct and guide OSINT activity within the framework of the NATO Intelligence Cycle and the JISR Process and the target audience is OF-2-OF-5 and OR-6-OR-9 (or civilian equivalents) responsible for managing or directing OSINT collection and analysis in support of military operations and planning. Students should have a minimum of one year prior military intelligence experience in analytic or collection management position or prior completion of N2-02 NATO Intelligence Course and the N2-03 Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CT&SA) or N2-151 NATO Intelligence Processing Course (NIPC). This NR course is designed to assist intelligence leaders to incorporate OSINT capabilities into their single-source or all-source collection and analytic efforts, effectively direct and manage OSINT assets as a JISR function, and operationalize OSINT tasks in support of validated requirements. This course may compliment N2-04 OSINT Practitioner’s Course and interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known).

XX-174-A-21 NATO Media Operations Course

As a result of the NATO StratCom review, NSO will deliver this new ‘NATO Media Operations Course’ which replaces the previous Public Affairs courses (M5-46/S5-44) and the pilot course will be held at NSO 6-17 Dec 21. The aim of this course is to prepare personnel for service in a NATO Strategic Communications Directorate Public Affairs Branch (or similar title) as a Media Operations specialist. The primary target audience for this course are Officers, NCOs and Civilians designated for positions within NATO Strategic Communications Directorates Public Affairs Branch (or similar title) as a Media Operations specialist. Rank requirements are OF1 to OF-4 and OR-6 to OR-9 and students must have successfully completed the NATO StratCom Foundation Course (XX-172) and completed training as required in ASCP-1 Strategic Communications Education and Training Annex E. Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC and send any requests to STAR before the Selection Board deadline of 22 Oct 21 (please use the POC Finder if not known).

M7-98-F-21 NATO Instructor Course

NSO is pleased to announce this extra iteration of the NATO Instructor course which will be held at NSO 25-29 Oct 21. The aim of this course is to prepare students to utilize effective teaching methods and presentation techniques in the delivery of academic instruction. The primary target audience for this course are Military officers (OF-1 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents. It is hoped to satisfy those unable to complete previously planned courses due to COVID restrictions, and interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC and send any approved request to STAR soonest (please use the POC Finder if not known).


Distributed Learning Courses

M5-34-C-21 NATO Legal Advisor Course

This course iteration of the NATO LEGAD course will be delivered by Distributed Learning (DL)/On Line, via the NSO Member’s Portal within the GlobalNET application. This online version of the course is NATO unclassified and will be delivered 8-19 Nov 21. The LEGAD course is designed to prepare Military and civilian legal advisors to address non-operational, administrative legal issues routinely encountered when working for or with NATO organizations.. Although students in the online course will not be physically together, this course is built so that participants will have the opportunity not only to gain or refresh their knowledge, but also to engage in open conversation, widen their network, and create lasting professional relationships. This two-week course has two modules (teaching weeks) and combines theoretical lectures with online individual and group activities. The structure is linear, which means that each module must be completed before beginning the next module. Internet access and a webcam/microphone is required to participate in the course synchronous sessions. The tuition fee remains at Euro 450 and students will receive further details from the Course Director after registration. Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known).

XX-173-B-21 NATO Communications & Information Activities (Comm & IA) Planner Course

As a result of the NATO StratCom review, NSO will deliver a further iteration of the NATO Comm & IA Planner Course (XX-173-B-21) from 25 Oct-5 Nov 21. The course is designed to prepare personnel assigned to planning roles within NATO Strategic Communications Directorates or equivalent organisations (encompassing StratCom, InfoOps, PSYOPS, MilPA) to plan, coordinate and synchronize communication and information activities. The primary target audience of this course are OR-8 to OR-9 and OF-2 to OF-5 (or civilian equivalent) who are NATO Communications and Information Activities Planners within the NATO Force Structure. Students are required to first successfully complete the NATO StratCom Foundation Course (XX-172) prior to attendance. Interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known).