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FINCENT

  1. 1. FINCENT Finnish Defence Forces International Centre COURSE CATALOGUE 2009
  2. 2. Finnish Defence Forces International Centre COURSE CATALOGUE 2009 Welcome to FINCENT............................................2 General Information.............................................3 Courses......................................................4 The Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management...............24 Contact Information...........................................25
  3. 3. WELCOME TO THE FINNISH DEFENCE FORCES INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (FINCENT) Finland has been an active and respected actor in military crisis management for over 50 years. The first United Nations (UN) peace- keepers were sent to the Middle-East in 1956. Since then, Finland has participated in over 30 different operations mandated by the UN, EU, NATO and the OSCE. The Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) is a centre of competence for training and education in military crisis management. Our predecessor, the United Nations Training Centre was established in 1969, directly under the Ministry of Defence. Later, the Centre became a part of the Defence Forces at the beginning of 2001. The status of NATO/PfP Training Centre was given to FINCENT that same year. Our vision is to be a players in crisis management; the military, Police, leading national training centre among the Nordic Customs, Border Guard, IO’s and NGO’s are trained countries and in the whole of Europe. A very vital together prior to deployment. part of our training will be conducted within the Our activities will become more effective thanks to a framework of the Nordic Coordinated Arrangement new network-based and virtual instruction system, for Military Peace Support (NORDCAPS). and we will also expand the use of Advanced Our centre was relocated to new premises on Distributed Learning (ADL) in teaching. We will the 1st of June 2008. It is now situated in the continue and develop the use of Mobile Education Greater Helsinki area in Hyrylä in Tuusula, which is and Training Teams (METT) by sending them out a 30-minute drive from the Helsinki International to support other international training centres in Airport. The facilities consist of a main building different countries or groups of countries. Our (Headquarters and Course Building), the Student’s effectiveness is based on experienced instructors Hotel and accommodation facilities for instructors. from other Nordic countries, different universities The Centre is able to accommodate altogether 76 and similar institutions, contracted specialists who students and instructors. are experts in their own field and professionals coming directly from ongoing operations. FINCENT hosts three types of courses. The first type Welcome to FINCENT - 2 will mainly consist of courses traditionally seen as During 2009, FINCENT will organize approximately FINCENT’s area of expertise, such as the United 40 different courses in Finland and some additional Nations Military Observer Course (UNMOC). A courses abroad, such as in the Balkans and Africa. second type of courses are held in cooperation with Until recently, some 5,000 students from 72 other national and international actors and training different countries have participated in our high- centres. Such a course is the NATO/PFP operational level UN, NORDCAPS, NATO, NATO/PFP and EU staff officer’s course (M3-45), held together with courses. the NATO School. A third category of courses We invite you to browse through our course are proposed by outside parties and tailored and catalogue and to attend our efficient courses. implemented by FINCENT. Together with Crisis Our goal is to provide you with the necessary Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland), who prerequisites for the international duties that await is responsible for the training of civilian crisis you in the future. management experts, FINCENT has established a “Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Mauri Koskela Management”. Under its umbrella, all the key Colonel Commandant
  4. 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 - Arranging and hosting national and international seminars, courses and exercises for the UN, NORDCAPS, the EU, NATO and NATO/PfP. - Supporting Finnish civilian crisis management efforts. - Conducting research and development projects on peace support operations. - Sending Finnish officers to participate in courses abroad. - Cooperating with international and national civilian and military partner organizations. LOCATION AND FACILITES 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 with reader’s corner - Reception - Office facilities General Information - 3 Students’ Hotel - Accommodation for 56 persons - Lounges with kitchens facilities - Well equipped gym - Laundry facilities - Sauna Training Area Traditional and very high-level courses, such as the United Nations Military Observer Course (UNMOC), will be arranged partly in Niinisalo, as the terrain there has proven to be excellent for the demanding observer exercises.
  5. 5. UNMOC NORDCAPS United Nations Military Observer Course Course periods UNMOC I (FIN.1137.38) 11–29 May 2009 UNMOC II (FIN.1137.39) 10–28 August 2009 UNMOC III (FIN.1137.40) 9–27 November 2009 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), including some 15 personnel altogether. During the first week students gaina 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, 67 nations and 4,027 students have Courses - 4 participated in UNMOC courses.
  6. 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 - 5
  7. 7. NSO M3-45 NATO/Partner/MD Operational Staff Officer Course Course Period NSO M3-45-A-09 (ACT.173) 2–20 March 2009 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. 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 Headquarters. - The staff of defence colleges with functional responsibility in this area. 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 Courses - 6 order for them to later be able to work in NATO HQs and staffs and implement the Operational Planning Process in current NATO operations.
  8. 8. EUCLC NORDCAPS Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course for European Union Operations Course periods EUCLC I (FIN.2732.7) 16–27 February 2009 EUCLC II (FIN.2732.9) 12–23 October 2009 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 the individual student with emphasis on coordination, liaison and cooperation, in order to enhance interoperability. Contents - Introduction to EU 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. - The CLC in 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 include the use of an interpreter. Knowledge related to military crisis management - Media awareness - Gender issues - Trafficking - Stress management Courses - 7 Student criteria - Professionally trained - Rank from Warrant Officer to Major - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001) - Basic knowledge of computers - Open to EU members - The working language is English.
  9. 9. NATO PfPCLC NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course Course period NATO PfPCLC (FIN2732.8) 8–19 June 2009 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 the 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 asks. - Reports and reporting - Briefing and debriefing Principles for negotiation and mediation include the use of an interpreter. Knowledge related to military crisis management - Media awareness - Gender issues - Trafficking - Stress management Student criteria Courses - 8 - 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.
  10. 10. NATO PfPCMC NATO/PfP Civil Military Cooperation Course Course periods NATO PfPCMC I (FIN6.16) 2–6 February 2009 NATO PfPCMC II (FIN6.17) 14–18 December 2009 USCMC 14–18 September 2009 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 - 9
  11. 11. NATO PfPCIS NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Communication and Information Systems Course Course period NATO PfPCIS (FIN2726.12) 30 November–4 December Purpose of the course To provide basic information for signal officers concerning 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 - 10
  12. 12. MEC, MEC CO, PSOTC Military English Course, Military English Course for Commanding Officers and Nominated Defence Attachés, Peace Support Operations Terminology Course Course periods MEC I/2009 2 January–19 February 2009 MEC 2/2009 9 February–8 April 2009 MEC 3/2009 6 April–4 June 2009 MEC 4/2009 17 August–15 October 2009 MEC 5/2009 5 October–3 December 2009 MEC CO Spring 2009 PSOTC 8–10 December 2009 Purpose of the courses MEC – a blended learning course including distance learning and instructor-led periods. MEC CO – a blended learning course including distance learning and a instructor-led period. PSOTC – proficiency in spoken, written and professional military English, understanding of military terminology. Course contents - The main focus of MEC 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, Courses - 11 military operational language and operational planning process terminology. Student criteria - Staff Officers / Military Observers - Planned task in mission year 2009 - 2010 - Good knowledge of English - Persistent ability for independent work
  13. 13. MILOBS Military Observers Seminar Seminar period MILOBS 22–23 January 2009 Purpose of the seminar To give Finnish military observers an operational update on the situation in their respective mission. The seminar prepares the observers and their spouses for their year as UN Military Observers. Contents Lectures, syndicate work and discussions on the UNMO mission where Finland is a Troop Contributing Nation. Student criteria Assigned MILOBS and their spouses are called annually by the Pori Brigade. Other Information Instructors have recent experience of the aforementioned operations or are specialists on the local conditions. Courses - 12
  14. 14. KLT Key Leader Training Seminar Seminar period KLT 12–16 January 2009 Purpose of the seminar To give senior Finnish military personnel an operational update on the situation in their respective mission. The seminar also provides an update on the support provided by the Pori Brigade to the respective Finnish contingent in personnel, administrative and logistics support matters. Contents Lectures, syndicate work and practical exercises with focus on ISAF, KFOR and other ongoing operations. Student Criteria Based on manning lists, officers are called annually by the Pori Brigade. Other Information Instructors are from the aforementioned operations, they are specialists in local conditions and/or represent the personnel, training and logistic branch of the Pori Brigade. Courses - 13
  15. 15. BALMOC NORDCAPS Military Observer Course in Western Balkans Course period BALMOC Montenegro 14 September–2 October 2009 Course location Montenegro Purpose of the course To prepare officers for service as Military Observers in any UN mission and particularly for current UN operations. Contents - Observer duties and reporting procedures - Climatic, geographical and environmental circumstances in the UN mission areas - Transport, first aid - Social, religious and other factors - Organizations of some Peace Support Operations (PSO) - Combination of theory and practise. Courses last three weeks, and are run by Staff (Finland) and Instructors (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), some 15 personnel altogether. In the first week students gain a basic knowledge of Peace Support Operations (PSO), 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. A course has 40 seats, of which six are reserved for each of the Western Balkan States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Student criteria - Professionally trained with working experience of at least six years (Captain to Lieutenant Colonel) Courses - 14 - Ability to speak, understand and write in the English language at level 2 according to NATO STANAG 6001 - A valid driver’s licence - Physically fit - Basic knowledge of computers - The working language is English, no interpretation is provided.
  16. 16. CHAPLAIN COURSE Course period Chaplain Course 9–13 March 2009 Purpose of the course To increase the readiness and capability of Finnish chaplains to participate in international crisis management operations as part of a national and international military organisation. Contents - Familiarisation with crisis management operations - Debriefing - Facing multiculturalism - The role and duties of the chaplain in special situations Student criteria - The ecclesiastical branch of the Defence Forces is responsible for student selections. The course is part of the training of chaplains serving within the Defence Forces. Other information - FINCENT has planned this course in accordance with the requirements set by the ecclesiastical branch. Courses - 15
  17. 17. EU, NATO and UN ORIENTATION European Union, NATO and United Nations Orientation Course Course period 14–17 April 2009 Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to train participants in EU, NATO and 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 - 16
  18. 18. HSC Human Security Course Course period HSC 21–23 April 2009 Purpose of the course - To introduce the concept of Human Security both as a theoretical concept of security and as a tool in crisis management and peace building. - To provide an understanding of how the HS (Human Security) concept is related to the traditional definition of security. Contents - Introduction to basic documents and studies on human security. - The concept of human security and its applications in crisis management will be approached through the cycle of a crisis management operation. The rationale behind this approach is comprehensiveness: the application of the HS concept in a crisis management operation starts from the strategic level i.e. the planning level and ends with an evaluation of the operation, after which the operation is continued or further international presence in a country is covered by, for instance, the UN and its specialised agencies. - The situation in Afghanistan provides a framework for training. Knowledge related to military crisis management - Human rights - Gender issues - Legal matters - Military planning process Student criteria Courses - 17 - Professionally trained (civilians and military) - Rank from Major to Colonel (military) - English at level 3332 (STANAG 6001) - Basic knowledge of computers - Open to EU members and TCN of ISAF Other Information The working language is English.
  19. 19. ICM Integrated Crisis Management Course Course period ICM 5–9 October 2009 Purpose of the course The course aims to familiarise 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 - 18
  20. 20. OCC E&F SHAPE OCC E&F Evaluator Training Course Course period SHAPE OCC E&F Autumn 2009 Purpose of the course The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with NATO’s interoperability requirements and evaluation processes. On completion of the course participants should understand how to use the Military Tasks for Interoperability during evaluations. In addition the participants should have the necessary skills to plan and conduct an evaluation and to write evaluation reports. Student Criteria Course candidates should be at OF-3/4 or OR-6/7 level, with current or anticipated involvement in national training- evaluation programmes. The language requirement is SLP 3232 in accordance with STANAG 6001. Other information On completion, candidates are expected to be available to participate in at least one evaluation activity within the following two years. Courses - 19
  21. 21. NATO PfPLOG NATO/PfP Logistics Course Course period NATO/PfPLOG (FIN1134.14) 23 -28 August 2009 Course location Lahti (Logistics School / Häme Regiment) 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 Courses - 20 - 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 (Lieutenant) to OF-3 (Major), although OF-4 (Lieutenant Colonel) will be accepted from NATO and PfP-countries for appropriate job positions.
  22. 22. 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. Courses can be organized within the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management. Courses - 21
  23. 23. FINCENT COURSES 2009 Finnish Defence Forces International Centre conducts the following courses: Key Leader Training Seminar KLT 12–16 January Military Observers Seminar MILOBS 22–23 January Military English Course MEC I/2009 2 January–19 February MEC 2/2009 9 February–8 April MEC 3/2009 6 April–4 June MEC 4/2009 17 August–15 October MEC 5/2009 5 October–3 December MEC CO Spring 2009 Peace Support Operations Terminology Course PSOTC 8–10 December Civil Military Cooperation Course NATO PfPCMC I (FIN6.16) 2–6 February NATO PfPCMC II (FIN6.17) 14–18 December USCMC 14–18 September NORDCAPS Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course for European Union Operations EUCLC I (FIN.2732.7) 16–27 February EUCLC II (FIN.2732.9) 12–23 October Integrated Crisis Management Course ICM 5–9 October Human Security Course HSC 21–23 April Courses - 22 NATO/Partner/MD Operational Staff Officer Course NSO M3-45-A-09 (ACT.173) 2–20 March 2009 EU, NATO and UN Orientation 14–17 April
  24. 24. Chaplain Course 9–13 March NORDCAPS United Nations Military Observer Course UNMOC I (FIN.1137.38) 11–29 May UNMOC II (FIN.1137.39) 10–28 August UNMOC III (FIN.1137.40) 9–27 November NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Coordination, Liaison and Cooperation Course NATO PfPCLC (FIN2732.8) 8–19 June NORDCAPS Military Observer Course in Western Balkans BALMOC Montenegro 14 September–2 October NORDCAPS NATO/PfP Communication and Information Systems Course NATO PfPCIS (FIN2726.12) 30 November–4 December NATO/PfP Logistics Course NATO/PfPLOG (FIN1134.14) 23–28 August SHAPE OCC E&F Evaluator Training Course SHAPE OCC E&F Autumn 2009 Courses - 23
  25. 25. 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 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 The Finnish Centre of Expertise - 24 promote an overall understanding of comprehensive crisis management. Its tasks also include research, publishing and seminar activities. The Integrated Crisis Management Course and Human Security course will be organised within the framework of the Finnish Centre of Expertise in Comprehensive Crisis Management in 2009.
  26. 26. CONTACT INFORMATION FINCENT P.O.BOX 1 FI-04301 Tuusula Finland Phone: +358 9 181 62530 +358 9 181 62111 Fax: +358 9 181 62505 Contact Information - 25 E-mail: fincent@fincent.fi studentadmin@fincent.fi Homepage: www.fincent.fi

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