The aim of IMOTC is:
• To conduct courses and training in English in accordance with the calendar
• To make exercise instructions for IMO functional areas IAW the IMOTC training concept
• To conduct pre-deployment training for ISAF / UNDOF missions IAW TEPSO
• To collect experience and develop lessons learned, deliver them to the superior command and make them available
• To participate in the evaluation of the unit readiness for IMO
• To conduct functional training for IMOTC members
• To develop ?Advanced Distance Learning? project designed to be a prerequisite for attending courses at IMOTC
• To collect and exchange the experince of instructors from regional and international training centres through the international military cooperation
Basic training principles include the interaction of gaining theoretical and practical knowledge and lessons learned, as well as its application in the environment which is close to real terrain conditions. Security factor is the highest priority.
All courses at IMOTC consist of two parts: theoretical part conducted in classrooms and practical part conducted on the terrain through:
(1) map exercises (MAPEX)
(2) special skills development
(3) situational training exercises (STX)
Basic training principles at IMOTC are:
(1) standardized training (UN SGTM/CPTM; NATO TEPSO)
(2) all the training is conducted in English
(3) training through international courses at IMOTC - foreign instructors and the participants from NATO and partner states
(4) progressive and sequential training
(5) functional training
(6) pre-deployment training
(7) developing lessons learned, their distribution to all units trained for IMO
TYPES OF TRAINING
Successful IMO training is based on previous training and education focused on basic and specialized combat knowledge and skills conducted at the unit level. We can divide IMO training into individual basic IMO training, IMO functional training, pre-deployment training, advanced distributed learning and unit training support.
I. Individual Basic Training
Courses conducted in the framework of individual basic training for IMO are intended for all CAF participants who will perform various IMO duties - from lower to higher levels - regardless their specialties. These are the following courses:
(1) Fundamentals of PSO Course (FPSOC)
(2) Basic PSO Course (BPSOC)
(3) UN Staff Officer Course (UNSOC)
(4) NATO Staff Officer Course (NATO SOC)
(5) UN Military Observer Course (UNMOC)
II. Functional Training
Courses conducted as a part of functional training are intended for CAF members who will be deployed in missions by their specialty. These are as follows:
(6) Tactical Civil-military Cooperation Course (TCIMICC)
(7) Basic Negotiation Skills Course (BNSC)
(8) Field Reporters Course (FRC)
Pilot FRC was conducted in 2010. The course is developed in cooperation with the Croatian Radiotelevision Education Centre for their needs and it is intended for civilians. It has been incorporated in IMOTC training plan since 2011. Croatian Radiotelevision Education Centre is responsible for course requirements and nomination, and IMOTC is responsible for planning and conduct in coordination with Croatian Radiotelevision Education Centre. Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course based on the evaluation of IMOTC instructors.
III. Pre-deployment Training for Participation in NATO and UN Missions
Pre-deployment training for participation in NATO, UN and EU missions is conducted at IMOTC. It is focused on getting insight into the current situation in a mission, psychological and medical preparation and performing administrative and logistical duties. Its aim is, based on the experience and lessons learned from the officers who participated in missions, to apply knowledge and skills of special importance for the mission in which the participants have to take part.
The course lasts 3 - 5 working days. Since only those who completed UNMOC or one of the staff officer courses can attend pre-deployment training course, the selection procedure, planning and conduct is easier. In this way, the courses can be conducted just before the deployment, with selected participants and their replacements.
(9) NATO KFOR Liaison and Monitoring Team Pre-deployment Course - NATO KFOR LMT PDC
Based on the ACT initiative, a course in accordance with KFOR HQ needs for specific pre-deployment training of LMTs was developed in 2009. The course is intended for officers and NCOs of the countries which provide forces for performing LMT tasks in KFOR.
IV. Unit Support Training
IMOTC participates in the support of unit training through several specifically created courses, seminars and conferences and through the participation in Mobile Training Teams with the aim to improve the level of training of key personnel for IMO.
The support is provided by:
- participating in the unit evaluation – CREVAL
- the training of individuals, teams and units for ISAF (staff duties, MLOT, OMLT, CS MN OMLT, TF GUARD) and UNDOF
- the training of staff duties performed in international HQs
The aim of the training division is to develop, plan, organize and conduct the training of individuals and teams, provide support to training units for participation in IMO, provide support to evaluation of the units being prepared for participation in IMO, develop the training doctrine for IMO through studying and examining new trends, collecting and processing of lessons learned.
- Make lesson plans and programs
- Conduct basic and functional training for individuals, teams and units
- Conduct pre-deployment training for CAF members
- Conduct the training of units by participating in mobile training teams
- Make evaluation of candidates-participants in training for IMO
- Conduct after action review (AAR)
- Conduct functional training for IMOTC members
- Collect and analyze observations made during the courses and training
- Implement the observations into the training concept of IMOTC through the lessons learned systems
- Participate in the exchange of instructors and experience with international organizations and training centres
Training Division Organization
Training Division Organization