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NATO Information Knowledge Management (IKM) Course

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of this course is to prepare students for their duties in the planning and execution of IKM functions and services for NATO.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: CCC - Consultation, Command and Control
Area: IM - Information Knowledge Management
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.367
ETOC Code: CCC-IM-2678

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
P5-07-C-19 30 Sep 19 - 04 Oct 19 0
P5-07-D-19 02 - 06 Dec 19 0

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

Learning Objectives

Principles of Information Management: Referencing NATO IM policies, students will be able to determine the compliance of their organisations with NATO’s IM principles, giving examples of suboptimal practices and distinguishing the relevant NATO IM policy to these practices.

Developing an IM Plan: Using the NATO template, students will be able to develop an IM Plan and demonstrate its implementation through examples in the syndicate exercises.

Continuous Improvement: Using knowledge of their organisation and NATO IM Guidelines, students will be able to describe and document information needs and establish procedures for continuous improvement that measurably improve efficiency.

IM Implementation: Using the NATO IM policies and guidelines, the student will be able to implement IM standards.

IM Tools and Support Processes: The student will be able to distinguish the component parts and features of IM tools and specify how NATO uses these tools to support its processes.

IM Trends and Future Programs: The student will be able to outline IM trends and future NATO programmes and their effects.

Course Participants

Personnel who fulfil responsibilities described in NATO’s IM policies with priority given to those specific IM roles defined in the Primary Directive on Information Management and the BiSC IKM Directive 25-1:
1. Heads of NATO Military Bodies
2. IM Senior Official
3. Information Manager
4. IKM Head
5. IKM Support Officer
6. Originators
7. Information Owners
8. Information Custodians

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-4 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This one week course is comprised of 20 lectures building on foundations of IKM. There will also be 3 scenario-based syndicate exercises.