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NATO Information Knowledge Management (IKM) Course

Conducted by NCOPD


To enable IKM personnel of the NATO Enterprise, and of Non-NATO entities participating in NATO coalitions or when handling NATO information, to perform their duties in the roles and responsibilities that are required to ensure the effective and efficient use of information resources, managing all aspects of information throughout its life-cycle, and to ensure the identification and preservation of information of permanent value, as set out in the Primary Directive on Information Management (PDIM), and to enable them to facilitate the building of knowledge-centric organisations.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified Releasable to Interoperability Platform (IP)
Discipline: CCC - Consultation, Command and Control
Area: IM - Information Knowledge Management
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.367
ETOC Code: CCC-IM-2678

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
P5-07-F-23 27 Nov 23 - 01 Dec 23
P5-07-A-24 19 - 23 Feb 24 Contact POC
P5-07-B-24 15 - 19 Apr 24 Contact POC
P5-07-C-24 13 - 17 May 24 Contact POC
P5-07-D-24 02 - 20 Sep 24 (DL) Contact POC
P5-07-E-24 14 - 18 Oct 24 Contact POC
P5-07-F-24 25 - 29 Nov 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

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.

Further Information

The NATO Information Knowledge Management Course is designed to prepare students for their duties in the planning and execution of IKM functions and services for NATO.