Dear Student at GENAD Course 1-2018
Welcome to the Gender Advisor (GENAD) Course. We are indeed looking forward to see you here at the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM) which is co-located with the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT).
The GENAD course is very condensed and intensive both during the pre-study as well as during the residential course. For this reason, we recommend you not to bring you regular duties with you during the course. You are expected both to take an active part during the lessons and to socialize with other students. We have learnt from previous experience that the GENAD course is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and build on future network that is essential for your function as a GENAD. So please share your thoughts and ideas during the course. This is the place to “test” your ideas and see if they can find resonance amongst other future and present GENADs.
The mandatory pre-study assignment is an important part of the residential course. The insights that you have gained during the pre-study week and that are manifested in the pre-study assignment will be the point of departure for the residential course. Thus, when doing the pre-study assignment, reserve enough time for yourself and preferably avoid waiting until the last week before the course to get started should you experience difficulties with access to the JADL platform or other technical challenges. If you have any questions concerning the pre-study assignment please mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
During the course we are going to use a scenario based on a crisis in a fictitious nation. If you want to take a peek you can familiarize yourself with this scenario (Atlantica Handbook) before joining the course. There will be an introduction to the scenario during the course.
This time of year it can become cold in the Stockholm area. So remember to take notice of the weather forecast for the residential course period.
Remember to bring your sportswear so you can enjoy indoor gym and outdoor (pending on the weather) physical training to balance all the sitting in the auditorium.
The dress code during the course is field uniform (Battle Dress Uniform) for military and civilian casual for civilian participants. During the ice-breaker the dress code is civilian casual for all. During the course dinner the dress code is civilian for all, jacket and tie.
On Saturday we will have a welfare trip to Stockholm (civilian casual) with an overnight stay. More information on this will be provided during the course.
The course will be interactive and every participant is expected to take an active part in all modules and share own experiences. You will be assessed through formative assessments during plenary and syndicate work. The course has an exam (final summative assessment) in two parts, written and oral, where participants are expected to demonstrate their analytical ability with regards to gender and to transform the analysis to recommendations and advice on how to integrate a gender perspective.
A course certificate with the grades “Successfully Completed” or “Participated” will be presented by the end of the course.
Once again NCGM wants to extend a warm welcome and hope that you will benefit from the course and establish new friendships in the international environment.
Poul Martin Linnet
GENAD Course Director
GENAD Deputy Course Director