CIMIC LIAISON COURSE (CLC) 01/20 - Pre-registration

From 23 November 2020, 08:00 To 27 November 2020, 12:00
HQ Multinational CIMIC Group - Via Riviera Scarpa, 75 31045 Motta di Livenza, Italy
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Follow up of NCFWC/ NCSWC. Main purpose of the CLC is to cover communication and negotiation skills that will strengthen student’s abilities to meet the challenges of a CIMIC liaison officer.

Course is designed to provide former NATO CIMIC course’s students with knowledge, skills and tools needed to enhance their CIMIC Liaison capabilities with special reference to multinational and multidimensional contexts which characterize current NATO’s Theatres of Operations.

Course content includes CIMIC Liaison Officer’s profile, task and responsibilities, CIMIC Liaison field experiences, Cross Cultural Competence, Civilian environment assessment, Common operational picture.

Intercultural Communication & Negotiation are the core elements of competence and incorporated as guiding threads in the overall course curricula.

Subjetc covered
Update on NATO CIMIC doctrine & TTPs;
UN Hum CivMil Coord standards;
CIMIC Liaison Officer workshop profile;
Communication principles & basics;
Communication: perceptions & stiles, practical applications;
Relationship setting with exploration;
Communication effectiveness;
Negotiation principles & basics;
Different types of negotiation;
Negotiation & Mediation toward use of interpreters;
Intercultural Communications & Gender issues;
Relationship with Media: message effectiveness & credibility.


Theory: Formal/informal lectures of 50 minutes aimed at the second and third cognitive level of instruction.

Practice: Syndicate work in the form of a discussion/exercise covering the daily subject. Role playing.

External contributions: Civilian Guest Speakers, Mil. Subject Matter Experts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course the student must be able to:

  1. Explain communication principles and basics;
  2. Explain negotiation principles and basics;
  3. Describe the CIMIC LNO’s characteristics, attitudes, background, capabilities;
  4. Describe the civil-military communications models;
  5. Be aware of communication & negotiation dynamics during Civ-Mil Interaction;
  6. Establish and maintain a CIMIC liaison network in peacetime & crises;
  7. Describe the CIMIC liaison function as per NATO Doctrine and standing TTPs;
  8. Effectively communicate in a multicultural environment through the use of a language assistant.

Personal Qualifications

Participants need to have a CIMIC background (education/training/field experience). Waiver of the above prerequisite has to be authorized by the Course Director.

Course is open to NATO, Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue personnel and Civilian personnel interested in Civil Military Coord. Issues.
English language proficiency as described in STANAG 6001: listening (good/3), speaking (good/3), reading (good/3) and writing (good/3).

Participants should be:

  • Officers, senior NCOs from the rank OR7 to OF4 assigned or selected for assignment to a CIMIC or CIMIC related appointment in a NATO HQ or unit;
  • Officers/Senior NCOs or civilian equivalent that fill, or are about to fill a comparable appointment in their Nation;
  • Representatives from IOs/GOs/NGOs.

Pre course reading

Allied Joint Publication 3.19 CIMIC DOCTRINE (downloadable at MNCG website).

Administration charges

Tuition fee amounts are:

-    € 100,00 for military personnel belonging to MNCG contributing Nations (*);
-    € 150,00 for remaining personnel.

Personnel (civilian and military) parts of NATO, EU, other Multinational Headquarters are not considered Participating Nations (PNs) members, independently of their own nationalities. Only personnel coming from a national MoD, Command or Unit of one of the PNs are to be charged with a reduced fee.

Tuition fee is to be paid before course starts.



Due to COVID-19 emergency, the course is going to be conducted by video conference. 
Students will receive all information about the connection by mail.

If you want to join the course, please fill in the pre-registration form below!

Points of Contacts (POCs)

-    WO Domenico MALORGIO Phone : 0039 0422 280 130 E-Mail :
-    LTC Bruno BENEDUCE Phone : 0039 0422 280 115 E-Mail :

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