It is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM). Our syndicate leaders come from the Nordic countries and the Croatia. And of course, our own NCGM personnel will be working with you. Everyone on the GToT course staff is either gender or educational specialists. We will create an interesting and inspiring learning environment for you to strengthen your competences and to expand your network of colleagues and friends
We are going to have 10 days together at the Gender Training of Trainers Course, starting 30th of May, and during this time you are going to learn how to successfully plan, conduct and evaluate education, training and exercises with a gender perspective within your functional area. As you can see from the course schedule, we will take you from theory to practice and share best practices of teaching gender to military personnel. We will also have an exam - summative assessment – that will include writing or updating a lesson plan and giving a teaching skill demonstration. See the course schedule for more details. The course will be interactive and every student is expected to take an active part in all modules and share own experiences.
Before the course starts, I would like you to apply for NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning account. That will help us conduct the ADL 169 course on our very first course day. I would also recommend you to read the attached documents NATO Bi-SC Directive and DPKO guidelines.
Remember to send your Transport Request to our Quarter Master in order for us to arrange transportation from the airport to SWEDINT.
Bring your sportswear so you can enjoy some gym and outdoor exercise, please note that you may have to bring two pair of shoes, one for outdoor activities and one for indoor activities, to balance with all the indoor learning. During the opening and closing ceremony military personnel can choose to bring and wear ‘best uniform’ (Service dress) or, as the civilian participants, wear ‘jacket and tie’ (Business). During lectures we will wear field uniform (Battle dress) or ‘smart casual’. On Saturday we will have a welfare trip to Stockholm (Casual). The weather in Sweden in June is expected to be “normal summer weather”, nice and sunny.
I once more wish you welcome and hope that you will have a great learning experience with us.
Lt Anu Käär
Course Director GToT / 2018