The Integrated Training Service of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support conducted the United Nations Staff Officer Training of Trainers Course from 27 March to 7 April 2017 at the Regional Service Centre Entebbe in Uganda.
Twenty-four trainers - including six women - from twenty-one countries participated in the course.
The objective of the two-week course was to familiarise the trainers with the United Nations peacekeeping training standards and materials required for peacekeeping pre-deployment training for staff officers. The course culminated in an integrated command post exercise that allowed participants to practice the knowledge and skills acquired.
The DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service organised two “training of trainers” courses in Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) for thirty members of the Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTC) and mission training focal points.
The trainings are intended to enhance the skills of field mission trainers and ensure that they are adequately equipped to perform their duties thereby contributing to mandate implementation.
Visualization in Participatory Programmes, or VIPP, is a methodology which emphasizes group processes, information pooling, and consensus-building to increase participation in planning. The aim was to diversify training skills to reduce reliance on PowerPoint presentations. The trainers will go on to effectively deliver learning interventions for their missions.
Sometimes referred to as TTX, tabletop exercises are defined as: “A simulation exercise to study scenarios, actions and responses, communications and decision-making without any actual movements on the ground.”
The course focused on strengthening mission contingency planning and response to emerging Protection of Civilians situations. Its aim was to equip trainers with the skills to guide mission personnel and help them coordinate the planning, organization, and conduct of tabletop exercises.
The Integrated Training Service of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, in collaboration with other divisions of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO-DFS) organized in UNHQ an induction training programme to facilitate the integration of new staff into the departments.
The training, which was held from 23-24 February, provided new staff members with basic information about peacekeeping, the role of DPKO and DFS, and issues of importance to the two departments. Read full story here...
The Integrated Training Service (ITS) and the Child Protection Team of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations concluded a five day pilot training on child protection for United Nations Police at the UN Global Services Centre in Brindisi, Italy, on 9 December.
The pilot training reviewed the newly developed Specialized Training Module on Child Protection, and collected feedback from the 34 participants from 30 police contributing countries, which are experienced in peacekeeping, training, and policing. It familiarized participants with the new child protection training standards for UN Police.
Based on the feedback from the workshop, the training modules will be finalized in early 2017, and disseminated to Member States, police contributing countries, UN peacekeeping operations in the field, and child protection training partners.Read full story here...
As part of the work of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO and DFS) to support new and emerging Troop Contributing Countries and strengthen their capacity to deploy well-trained and properly equipped peacekeepers, the Integrated Training Service (ITS) deployed a Mobile Training Team of three military training officers to Hanoi, Vietnam in October.
The objective of the course was to build the capacity of trainers of the Vietnam Armed Forces by familiarizing them with the United Nations core pre-deployment training materials and the specialized ones. Trainers also updated participants on the latest developments in United Nations Peacekeeping. Read full story here...
Nine trainers drawn from eight peacekeeping and special political missions have received full certification for the delivery of the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) across the Secretariat. This initiative was put together by the Integrated Training Service of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support to strengthen the skills of supervisors and managers and ensure that the course is regularly given in field missions. The use of mission trainers for courses previously only taught by consultants ensures cost effectiveness in the delivery of training. Read full story here...
To strengthen the capacity of trainers in the field and ensure that they are adequately equipped with the knowledge, skills, and behaviour required to perform their duties, the DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) conducted two Training of Trainers (ToT) courses for trainers drawn from peacekeeping and special political missions. The ToTs which were on the Supervisory Skills Training (SST) and Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials were held at the Global Service Centre, Brindisi, from 9 to 14 May and 9 to 13 May, 2016 respectively.
In a move to promote the use of Training as a tool for enhancing mandate implementation, the DPKO/DFS Integrated Training Service (ITS) delivered an IMTC Workshop at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), from 2 to 6 May 2016. The workshop brought together 30 Chiefs of Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) and Mission Training Focal Points including Civilian, Military and Police Training Chiefs of 17 peacekeeping and special political missions. Missions were urged to treat training as a tool for enhancing mandate implementation considering its role in improving capabilities to address the increasingly complex needs in peacekeeping, as clarified under the strategic peacekeeping training priorities indicated in the Secretary General’s Report on the progress of training in peacekeeping. The workshop also focussed on the strengthening of the management of peacekeeping training at different phases of a mission and the introduction of various tools for the delivery of in-mission training including the use of Table Top Exercises.
To strengthen the capacity of peacekeepers to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict, the Integrated Training and the Policy and Best Practices Services of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support conducted a global consultation workshop on newly developed specialized training materials on prevention and response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV), in Brindisi, Italy, from 15 to 26 June. Read full story here...
The first Training of Trainers (ToT) course on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CSRV) for trainers of various Integrated Mission Training Centres (IMTCs) was held in Entebbe, Uganda from 26 to 29 May 2015.
DPKO/DFS’s Integrated Training Service and Policy and Best Practice Service in the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training conducted the ToT to advance the capacity of designated trainers and focal points, including the military, police, and civilian peacekeepers in designing programmes and disseminating information on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security mandate, with particular emphasis on CRSV concerns. Read full story here...
Coaching & Mentoring and Mentoring & Advising ToT
The Integrated Training Service of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training of DPKO-DFS organized a training of trainers’ programme for Integrated Mission Training Centre trainers and mission training focal points at the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy, between 4 and 15 May 2015. The programme is a skill-building activity coordinated and delivered by the Field Training Support team, in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK and Chief, IMTC of UNAMID.