NORDEFCO Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations Gender Training of Trainers Mobile Education and Training Team Course

1. Concept and purpose of NCGM METT

The aim of the course is to enable trainers to successfully plan, conduct and evaluate education, training and exercises within own functional area with an integrated gender perspective. The course provides students with a background of frameworks and quidelines regulating gender in military operations and provides principants with practical examples and best practices of how to teach on gender in the military.

2. Learning objectives

After completion of the Gender Training of the Trainers course students will be able to:

  • Apply international framework and background of gender perspective
  • Plan education, training and exercises with an applied gender perspective for the security sector, including pre-deployment, in theatre-, and national training.
  • Conduct education, training and exercises with an applied gender perspective for the security sector, including pre-deployment, in theatre-, and national training.
  • Evaluate education, training and exercises with an applied gender perspective for the security sector, including pre-deployment, in theatre-, and national training.

The course consists of lectures, facilitated discussions, practical exercises, case studies in syndicates and individual tasks. The course will be conducted in interactive way and every student needs to be able to take part in lectures, exercises, syndicate work and a share his or her experience as trainer. The students will be evaluated through formative assessment during plenary and syndicate work. The course includes a final summative assessment in the form of an exam that includes writing or updating a lesson plan and giving a short demonstration of how to teach with an integrated gender perspective.

3. Student criteria

To be eligible to attend the METT GToT course, nominees must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Military officers and NCO’s or civil servants working as trainers, instructors, teachers, training coordinators, course directors or course coordinators.
  • Ranks from OR5-OR9 to OF1-OF4 and civilian equivalents.
  • Solid pedagogical and training skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Language proficiency: Working level English language skills. According to NATO STANAG 6001: Listening Good (3), Speaking Fair (2), Reading Good (3) and Writing Fair (2). Language testing is a national responsibility. The working language is English. No additional language training or translation is provided.
  • Students are not required to have any specific competence on gender prior to the course.
  • Students from Nordic nations are priority.

4. Course Dates

Course is not available in 2018