WELCOME TO THE NATO/PARTNERSHIP JOINT SYNCHRONISATION WORKSHOP

The NATO/Partnership Joint Synchronisation Workshop will be held at SWEDINT, Lifeguards Regiment, Kungsängen, Sweden 26-28 November, 2019 (2.5 days). For international participants, November 25th will be a travel day.

NATO runs courses for Operational Planning, CJOC management and Operations Assessment but not the critical bridging activity of joint synchronization – the process of translating Plans into Orders for execution so that joint effects are delivered in time and space using lethal and non-lethal means effectively.

Lessons Identified from Swedish national and NATO exercises have highlighted joint synchronization as a challenge at the operational level. These include the integration of lethal and non-lethal effects; the role of Components as a Supported Commander to provide Objectives and Guidance to Supporting Commanders; integrating cyber and space as new domains; JTF HQs looking sufficiently far ahead so that their “current fight” is shaping the Components “future fight”; the linkage between Centre of Gravity analysis, Operational Effects and Assessment Measures of Performance and Effectiveness to synchronization activities; and the role of the Joint Coordination Board/Battle Rhythm process to provide decision superiority to the Joint Commander.

As a NATO-accredited Partner Training and Education Centre (PTEC), Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT) has developed a workshop as part of its spiral development of a fully-accredited NATO course to address synchronization.

An invitation will be available shortly on the Invitations page of this website. If you have any questions, please contact the Course Director Anthony Taylor at anthony.taylor@mil.se