IFESO courses for 2022 are listed below. You can apply for any course using the application form. 

NATO COPC AT CASPOA during WEEK 46 and 47 / 2022

NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course

Aim :

Prepare students to contribute as an operational-level planner to NATO’s operations planning process, using the principles of Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD)


Details :

Duration:  2 weeks
Course structure: CASPOA – Lyon (France)
Language: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO unclassified
Area: Operational Planning
Depth of Knowledge: 300 – Advance
e-ITEP No: JPL – OP – 36813

Course iterations :

Code Course Dates
16 777 14 Nov – 25 Nov 22

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the fundamentals of joint operations in a comprehensive approach, and the contribution of major functions in accordance with MC 133/4
  • Perform the analysis to support the operational level appreciation of the crisis and operational advice on MROs (COPD Phase 1 – 2).
  • Apply COPD process during operational estimate Phase 3A-Mission analysis.
  • Apply COPD process during operational estimate phase 3B-COA development.
  • Develop an Operational Plan (OPLAN) for execution and transition (COPD Phase 4 – 6).

Course Participants :

Military officers (OF2 – OF5) or civilian equivalent.


Methodology :

Under the leadership of the lead facilitator and supported by a group of functional area subject matter experts, this dynamic two-week course simulates a joint operational-level planning group.  The curriculum is comprised of preliminary e-Learning course, multiple short lectures, followed by practical exercises in syndicates (25% – 75%). A senior mentor who performs the role of a joint commander receives formal briefs and challenges students production.


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