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  • 1. FINCENT Finnish Defence Forces International Centre COURSE CATALOGUE 2010
  • 2. Finnish Defence Forces International Centre COURSE CATALOGUE 2010 Welcome to FINCENT............................................4 General Information.............................................5 Courses......................................................6 The Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management...............21 How to apply......................................................22 Contact Information
  • 3. WELCOME TO THE FINNISH DEFENCE FORCES INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (FINCENT) The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre is an internationally distinguished centre of military crisis management training and education with over 50 years of expertise. We organise and host courses according to the UN, NORDCAPS, the EU and NATO PfP agreements and framework. FINCENT had its 40th birthday in autumn 2009. The Centre was relocated from its original location of Niinisalo to new premises in the Greater Helsinki area of Hyrylä in Tuusula in the summer of 2008. Modern facilities enable the most efficient running of the courses for all parties concerned. FINCENT concentrates in military crisis management training and education, which it is dedicated to constantly develop in response to rapid changes in the environment. In order to achieve this, the intertwined co-operation with its partners in the Nordic countries as well as the European and global network are viewed as the most important tools. FINCENT produces three types of courses. Firstly, the training is provided in its traditional stronghold courses, such as the UN Military Observer Courses (UNMOC). Secondly, FINCENT runs courses in co-operation with other national and international training centres. A third category of courses are proposed by outside parties and tailored and implemented by FINCENT. We are streamlining and expanding our training and education by introducing Mobile Education and Training Teams (FINMETT). A co-operational establishment with the Crisis Management Centre and FINCENT, which is called the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management, has been founded. Additionally, we are introducing new network-based and virtual instruction Welcome to FINCENT - 4 system to enhance training. The staff at FINCENT is dedicated to offer high quality courses to meet the needs of both national and international students. Our aim is to provide the students with the prerequisites necessary for their awaiting posts in demanding crisis management operations all over the world. We also take pride in our facilities and regard the comforts of the students as very important. Our courses also offer an excellent chance to taste the Finnish way of life and culture. I hope that this catalogue offers useful courses for yourself or for your organisation. I wish you most welcome to Finland, to Tuusula and to FINCENT. Esa Vanonen Lieutenant Colonel Commandant
  • 4. FINCENT Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) since 2001; formerly the UN Training Centre, founded in 1969. NATO/PfP Training and Education Centre (PTC) since 2001. THE MAIN TASKS OF THE CENTRE To arrange and host national and international seminars, courses and exercises for the UN, NORDCAPS, the EU, NATO and NATO/PFP. To support Finnish civilian crisis management efforts. To conduct research and development projects on peace support operations. To send Finnish officers to participate in courses abroad. To cooperate with international and national civilian and military partner organizations. LOCATION AND FACILITIES FINCENT provides excellent training facilities for courses in Tuusula, which is located 30 kilometres from Helsinki. HQ and Course Building - High tech auditorium, seating 150 persons - 4 classrooms with 20 seats each - EDP-classroom with 20 seats - PSO gaming classroom with 20 seats - Library General Information - 5 - Reception - Office facilities Students’ Hotel - Accommodation for 56 persons - Lounges with kitchen facilities - Well equipped gym - Laundry facilities Training Area Traditional and very high-level courses, such as the United Nations Military Observer Course (UNMOC), will be arranged partly in Artillery Brigade’s Exercise Area in Niinisalo, as the terrain there has proven to be excellent for the demanding observer exercises.
  • 5. UNMOC NORDCAPS United Nations Military Observer Course Course periods UNMOC I (FIN.1137.41) 26 April–14 May 2010 UNMOC II (FIN.1137.42) 9–27 August 2010 UNMOC III (FIN.1137.43) 25 October–12 November 2010 Purpose of the course To prepare officers for service as MILITARY OBSERVERS in any UN mission and particularly for current UN operations. Contents - Organizations, past and present Peace Support Operations (PSO). - Observer and monitoring duties, emphasis on reporting procedures. - Political, social, religious and other factors prevailing in the mission areas. - Other abilities to enable the individual officer to carry out the tasks that may be given to him / her immediately following his / her arrival in the mission area. - Climatic, topographical and environmental factors under which service may have to be conducted. Courses last three weeks and are run by Staff (Finland) and Instructors (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), consisting of some 15 personnel altogether. During the first week students gain a basic knowledge of Peace Support Operations (PSO) and theoretic information on observer duties. In the second week they focus on performing as observers, learn how to use an interpreter, negotiate and mediate, and finally, in the third week their skills are tested in a field exercise. On weekends the students become familiarised with local culture on short trips in Finland. A course has 50 seats, of which most are reserved for Nordic students and the rest for other students from all over the world. Over the years, 68 nations and 4149 students have Courses - 6 participated in UNMOC courses.
  • 6. Student criteria - Professionally trained with working experience of at least six years (Captain to Lieutenant Colonel). - Ability to understand, speak and write in the English language at level 2 according to STANAG 6001. - A valid driver’s license. - Physically fit. - Basic knowledge of computers. - The working language is English. Courses - 7
  • 7. NS M3-45 NATO/Partner/MD Operational Staff Officer Course Course Period NS M3-45-A 15–26 March 2010 (TBC) Purpose of the Course To train officers to function at entry level in a NATO-led multinational HQ conducting Peace Support Operations (PSO). On-the-job training will still be required in order for the graduate to be able to function effectively in a combined and joint environment. Contents The course provides an insight into NATO involvement in operations across the spectrum, and especially in Peace Support Operations. The course will prepare students in order for them later to be able to work in NATO HQs and staffs and implement the Operational Planning Process in current NATO operations. Student Criteria This course is applicable to personnel from NATO, PfP or MD nations involved in operational planning in the NATO environment. The course is structured around 3 modules with an underlying package of practice in operational staff work with emphasis on an understanding of the Operational Planning Process (OPP) and its applicability at all levels in operations. Military officers or civilian equivalents from PfP/ MD and NATO nations of OF-3 (Major) or OF-4 (Lieutenant Colonel) rank, although (OF-2) (Captain) and OF-5 (Colonel) ranks will be accepted for appropriate job positions. Officers/civilians (see above) assigned or selected for assignment to: - A NATO-led multinational Joint Headquarters. - A national field headquarters operating under a NATO Courses - 8 Headquarters. - The staff of defence colleges with functional responsibility in this area.
  • 8. NATO PfPCLC NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course Course periods NATO PfPCLC I (FIN.2732.10) 8–18 February 2010 NATO PfPCLC II (FIN.2732.11) 31 May–10 June 2010 NATO PfPCLC III (FIN.2732.12) 4–14 October 2010 Purpose of the course To prepare nationally trained officers for coordination, liaison and cooperation tasks in Peace Support Operations (PSO) and Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW). To develop and improve the working skills of an individual student with emphasis on coordination, liaison and cooperation in order to enhance interoperability. Contents - Introduction to NATO arrangements and structures as a common base for the performance of CLC, including practical exercises. - Lessons learned from CLC work, based on experience from PSOs. - CLC between the military component, different civilian components and together with the various parties involved in a conflict. - Operational and administrative principles to be adopted when establishing and conducting CLC tasks. - Reports and reporting. - Briefing and debriefing. - Principles for negotiation and mediation including work with an interpreter. Knowledge related to military crisis management - Media awareness. - Gender issues. - Trafficking. - Mission security. Courses - 9 Student criteria - Professionally trained. - Rank from Warrant Officer to Major. - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001). - Basic knowledge of computers. - Open to NATO/PfP members. - The working language is English.
  • 9. NATO PfPLOG NATO/PfP Logistics Course Course period NATO PfPLOG (FIN.1134.14) 13–24 September 2010 Purpose of the course - To educate PfP and NATO officers to function in a NATO-led multinational HQ conducting a Peace Support Operation (PSO) and in a logistics detachment. - To familiarize Staff Officers with NATO logistics procedures in PSOs at tactical level in order to enable them to be assigned within a multinational battalion/brigade HQ or a logistics unit. Contents On completion of the course the students should: - Have a basic knowledge of the NATO military structure - Understand current NATO policy and doctrine for PSO´s. - Understand the command and control structure and procedures in a NATO-led PSO. - Understand current NATO logistic structure and procedures in NATO-led PSOs. - Know the staffing and basic duties of the G4 section of a Multinational Brigade/Task Force (MNBDE/MNTF) as well as the tasks of the Multinational Logistics Detachment. - Be familiar with the bilateral or multinational agreements guiding or demanding cost sharing and the use of logistic units. - Be familiar with the deployment planning of a battalion- size stand-by-force including the establishment of logistics procedures. Student criteria - Preferably no previous experience from PSO in logistics tasks. - Ability to speak, understand and write the English language at level 2 according STANAG 6001. - Military officers or civilian equivalents in ranks of OF-1 Courses - 10 (Lieutenant) to OF-3 (Major), although OF-4 (Lieutenant Colonel) will be accepted from NATO and PfP-countries for appropriate job positions.
  • 10. NATO PfPCMC NATO/PfP Civil Military Cooperation Course Course period NATO PfPCMC I (FIN.6.19) 13–17 December 2010 Purpose of the course To provide tools for CIMIC work especially for persons who will be working in CIMIC positions in the ISAF, KFOR and EUFOR operations. Lessons, exercises and field experience are mainly based on these operations. Contents - Introduction to CIMIC definitions and structures. - Knowledge related to CIMIC work. - Lessons learned from CIMIC work, based on experiences from PSOs. - Practical exercises. - Lessons learned from ISAF PRT’s. Student criteria - Company and battalion level. - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001). Other information - The course is established to meet the needs of CMC personnel at tactical level. - The working language is English. Courses - 11
  • 11. NATO PfPCIS NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Communication and Information Systems Course Course period NATO PfPCIS (FIN.2726.13) 29 November–3 December 2010 Purpose of the course To provide basic information for signal officers about multinational operations and to enable and prepare them: - To act in PfP and CIS environments. - To participate in PfP exercises. - To serve as signal officers in multinational PSOs. - To have a better understanding of the international CIS environment for later duties in their home country or abroad. - To familiarize participants with the CIS system of the Nordic Brigade. Student Criteria - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001). - Signal branch background. - Rank from Lieutenant to Captain (Major). - Ideal for students with no experience of previous PSO/ MNOs. Other Information - The course concentrates on tactical (G6/S6) and unit level multinational communications (Brigade, Battalion and Company). - The working language is English. Courses - 12
  • 12. LANGUAGE COURSES: MEC, MFC, PSOTC Military English Course, Military French Course, Peace Support Operations Terminology Course Course periods MEC I/2010 4 January–25 February 2010 MEC 2/2010 15 February–9 April 2010 MEC 3/2010 12 July–2 September 2010 MEC 4/2010 27 September–18 November 2010 MFC 26 April–17 June 2010 PSOTC 8–10 December 2010 Purpose of the courses MEC and MFC – a blended learning course including distance learning and instructor-led periods. PSOTC – proficiency in spoken, written and professional military English, understanding of military terminology. Course contents - The main focus of MEC and MFC is on enhancing students’ language skills in preparation for duties in crisis management or international tasks. The course focuses on the use of general language and language needed by military personnel in meetings, briefings and other situations and includes among other things translation, preparation for language tests, communication and pronunciation exercises. - The main focus of PSOTC is on military terminology, military operational language and operational planning process terminology. Student criteria Courses - 13 - Staff Officers / Military Observers. - Planned task in mission year 2009 - 2010. - Good knowledge of English (MEC), French (MFC). - Consistent ability for independent work.
  • 13. EU, NATO and UN Orientation Seminars Seminar periods NATO Orientation Seminar 11 March 2010 UN Orientation Seminar 22 April 2010 EU Orientation Seminar 27 May 2010 Purpose of the seminars The purpose of the seminars is to train participants in the EU, NATO and the UN activities in crisis management operations. Contents The focal point of the training lies in military planning and decision-making as well as in cooperation between civilians and the military directed by organisations. Student criteria - Professionally trained civilians and military personnel. - Rank from Warrant Officer to Lieutenant Colonel (military). - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001). - Open to NATO/PfP members. Other Information The working language is English. Courses - 14
  • 14. ICM Integrated Crisis Management Course Course period ICM 27 September–1 October 2010 Purpose of the course The course aims to familiarize participants with the integrated approach of crisis management with specific regard to the interaction of civilian and military actors. Student Criteria - Civilian or military experts, such as Political Advisors, Development Advisors, Police Advisors, Heads and Deputy Heads of Offices, Executive Directors with experience of crisis management and peace building missions. - Currently working in a crisis area or prospective participants in future missions. - Good comprehension of English. Other information The course is conducted in cooperation with Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland) within the framework of the Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management. Courses - 15
  • 15. CA AFGHANISTAN Cultural Awareness Afghanistan Seminar Seminar period CA AFGHANISTAN 18 May 2010 Purpose of the seminar To give military and civilian personnel involved with planning and coordinating the national effort in supporting Afghanistan a better understanding of the impact the Afghan culture may have on the support effort. Special emphasis will be on the variety of cultures found in Afghanistan. Contents Lectures and panel discussions with focus on different support efforts in Afghanistan and case studies of cultural misunderstandings leading to failure and correct interpretation leading to success. Student Criteria Participation by invitation from FINCENT. Other Information Lecturers and personnel on the panels are international and national experts on the crisis management and reconstruction effort in Afghanistan and on the cultures of the region. Courses - 16
  • 16. CA AFRICA Cultural Awareness Africa Seminar Seminar period CA AFRICA 23 February 2010 Purpose of the seminar To give military and civilian personnel involved with planning and preparing crisis management operations in Africa a better understanding of the impact Africa’s different cultures may have. Special emphasis will be on the variety of cultures found in Africa. Contents Lectures and panel discussions with focus on different cultures in Africa. Student Criteria Participation by invitation from FINCENT. Other Information Lecturers and personnel on the panels are international and national experts on the African culture and potential crisis areas of the region. Courses - 17
  • 17. METT Mobile Education and Training Teams FINCENT will conduct courses run by Mobile Education and Training Teams at requested locations. Education and training topics are: - Civil-Military Cooperation - Military Observer Training - Establishment of PSO Training Centres - Other crisis management-related issues TAILORED COURSES FINCENT is a reliable counterpart in providing tailored courses and expertise for different international groups. Courses can be organized using training modules or within the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management. Courses - 18
  • 18. FINCENT COURSES and SEMINARS 2010 Finnish Defence Forces International Centre conducts the following courses and seminars: NORDCAPS United Nations Military Observer Course UNMOC I (FIN.1137.41) 26 April–14 May UNMOC II (FIN.1137.42) 9–27 August UNMOC III (FIN.1137.43) 25 October–12 November NATO/Partner/MD Operational Staff Officer Course NS M3-45-A 15–26 March 2010 (TBC) NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course NATO PfPCLC I (FIN.2732.10) 8–18 February NATO PfPCLC II (FIN.2732.11) 31 May–10 June NATO PfPCLC III (FIN.2732.12) 4–14 October NATO/PfP Logistics Course NATO PfPLOG (FIN.1134.14) 13–24 September Civil Military Cooperation Course NATO PfPCMC I (FIN.6.19) 13–17 December NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Communication and Information Systems Course NATO PfPCIS (FIN.2726.13) 29 November–3 December Military English Course MEC I/2010 4 January–25 February MEC 2/2010 15 February–9 April MEC 3/2010 12 July–2 September MEC 4/2010 27 September–18 November Courses - 19 Military French Course MFC 26 April–17 June Peace Support Operations Terminology Course PSOTC 8–10 December
  • 19. NATO, EU and UN ORIENTATION SEMINARS NATO Orientation 11 March UN Orientation 22 April EU Orientation 27 May Integrated Crisis Management Course ICM 27 September–1 October Cultural Awareness Afghanistan Seminar CA AFGHANISTAN 18 May Cultural Awareness Africa Seminar CA AFRICA 23 February Courses - 20
  • 20. THE FINNISH CENTRE OF EXPERTISE IN COMPREHENSIVE CRISIS MANAGEMENT The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) and Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland) established the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management in June 2008. Its core tasks are the development of civil-military relations and coordination in crisis management both for national crisis management capacity building and international crisis management missions. The Finnish Centre of Expertise is based on a shared campus principle were responsibility is shared between FINCENT and CMC Finland, both of which continue to function in their capacity of independent governmental institutions. The Finnish Centre of Expertise - 21 The goal is to create a clear framework for the cooperation that already exists between these two institutions. The Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management endeavours to develop common and shared training in crisis management as well as to promote an overall understanding of comprehensive crisis management. Its tasks also include research, publishing and seminar activities. The Integrated Crisis Management Course and crisis management courses in Kuopio will be organised within the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management in 2010. The civilians interested in the Integrated Crisis Management Course should apply through CMC Finland, and military personnel through FINCENT.
  • 21. HOW TO APPLY TO FINCENT COURSES NON-NORDIC APPLICANTS Download the application form at www.fincent.fi and fill it out in English. The application form should be submitted through the appropriate national channels to FINCENT no later than 8 weeks prior to the start of the course. Please note that FINCENT does not process applications sent by individuals: all applications must be authorized by the point of contact in home nation HQ or equivalent. Confirmation of admission will be sent in due time before the course. NORDIC APPLICANTS (NORDCAPS COUNTRIES) Course seats have been allocated in advance between the NORDCAPS countries. Please, contact your own HQ and/ or national POC for further information. FINNISH APPLICANTS Based on manning lists, reservists are called annually by the Pori Brigade and officers by the Army HQ. How to Apply - 22
  • 22. CONTACT INFORMATION FINCENT P.O.BOX 1 FI-04301 Tuusula Finland Phone: +358 299 800 Fax: +358 299 540 902 E-mail: fincent@fincent.fi studentadmin@fincent.fi Homepage: www.fincent.fi For further information, please contact FINCENT.

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