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P5-129

NATO Alternative Analysis Course

Conducted by JPOD

Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of NATO Alternative Analysis and the application of Alternative Analysis tools and techniques in support of decision-making and problem solving. This course will prepare the student for the role of Alternative Analysis Facilitator.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Area: JPL - Operational Planning, Assessment and AltA
Section: OA - Operations Assessment
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.532
ETOC Code: JPL-OA-21565

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
P5-129-A-17 03 - 07 Apr 17 0
P5-129-B-17 30 Oct 17 - 03 Nov 17 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

NATO Alternative Analysis Capability and Theory: Given references, students will be able to explain the overall NATO Alternative Analysis (AltA) capability and critical thinking theories related to AltA application in accordance with the Bi-SC Alternative Analysis Handbook.

Roles and Interactions of AltA Facilitators: Given references, students will be able to describe the roles and interactions of AltA Facilitators, AltA focal points, problem owners, and the chain of command in accordance with the Bi-SC Alternative Analysis Handbook.

AltA Problem-solving Techniques: Given scenarios, students will apply AltA techniques in support of problem-solving and decision-making across all NATO staff functions in accordance with the Bi-SC Alternative Analysis Handbook.

The Four Phases of AltA Process: Given scenarios, students will apply the four phases of the AltA process in accordance with the Bi-SC Alternative Analysis Handbook.

AltA Facilitation: Given a scenario and as part of a group, students will demonstrate AltA facilitation skills in accordance with the Bi-SC Alternative Analysis Handbook.

AltA Collaboration Platform: Given a NATO Secret computer, students will be able to explain and use the AltA Collaboration Platform.

Other Organizations Use of AltA: Given references, students will be able to explain how other organisations apply AltA or equivalent techniques.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) or civilian equivalent who are assigned, or selected for assignment, to a position in a NATO/Partner Headquarters or Agency, a NATO/Partner subordinate military headquarters, unit or agency of any NATO country which fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO. Priority is given to NATO Command Structure Peacetime Establishment personnel selected to be Alternative Analysis Facilitators.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Methodology

This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by brief, moderated Q&A sessions alternating with facilitated work in small syndicates. Case studies and scenarios are also considered to identify best practice and lessons identified.