Autres cours de formation ISSAT

Informations de cours

In addition to the Level 1 and Level 2 courses, ISSAT offers several customised training packages, workshops, seminars and briefings to suit the specific needs of those requesting them. 

Customised Briefings for Senior Personnel Prior to Deployment (1 day)

ISSAT offers tailored briefings for senior personnel from ISSAT members, ahead of their field deployments. These briefings take place at ISSAT HQ in Geneva and include a mix of face-to-face briefings with senior advisors from the ISSAT core team but also with members of the ISSAT roster via ISSATs video conferencing facilities.

SSR Pre-Deployment Workshop

The international community, through the UN and other multilateral fora, continue to highlight the increasingly important role that the reform of security and justice institutions play in preventing conflict and building peace. A key challenge facing the international community is the need to build capacity, knowledge and awareness of SSR amongst those working in Peace Support Operations environments. This includes not only development actors, but also military and police personnel who are increasingly engaged in ‘reform and re-structuring mandates’, as well as political and diplomatic personnel.

The training, often delivered at Peace Support Operation Training Centres, police or military academies helps participants to:

  • understand the principles and context of SSR;
  • define challenges and opportunities for implementing SSR;
  • identify basic steps and resources for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a SSR programmes.

Events and Other Courses Calendar

Each training event, workshop, seminar or briefing listed below provides a space for participants to take advantage of online training tools, surveys and reading materials. Some of the material is private to the participants of the event. If you have not yet been given access rights to a course or event you are participating in, then please contact the event facilitator.

Monday 04 February 2019

Security Sector Reform (SSR) contribution to preventing and countering Violent Extremism (VE) - The Hague, the Netherlands

The 5-day training course on SSR-VE includes a strong component on the prevention of VE and covers dimensions related to human security, peacebuilding and the engagement of local communities. It also touches upon holistic, human and psychosocial dynamics of the security and justice sectors, at state and non-state levels. Moreover, the course provides a broad perspective on the drivers of VE in order to address the issues of state and community resilience and of the impact of prevention programmes.


Course objectives

The course aims to develop a network of professionals able to implement SSR processes that incorporate components to help prevent and counter the root causes of violent extremism; as well as of practitioners working on P/CVE which are able to understand and integrate the contribution of SSR within VE prevention efforts.


Course learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the existing relation between security and development concepts.
  • Identify the drivers of violent extremism related to security sector governance and reform.
  • Apply the different components of SSR, including justice, police and defence sectors reform as well as their interrelation, as part of P/CVE programmes.

Target audience


The target audience consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds at different levels. Priority will be given to the personnel from Governing Board members working on policy and programming (bilateral donor assistance and/or multilateral organisations) given the urgent need to meet the learning requirements of a number of policy officials in different donor’ countries. Nevertheless, the importance of also including participants originating from national partners from different regions has been raised by some mandators given specific context and knowledge needs, as well as contributions to cementing partnerships. Personnel from national partners would primarily include high-level defence and security officials.


In general terms, the course will target senior practitioners and professionals – including civilian, military and police personnel, as well as civil society representatives and professionals from the private sector – who are working closely on issues related to SSR and violent extremism such as governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The course will also target those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission planning and delivery and/or in political/ policy dialogues.

The organisers’ intention is to select a diverse group of participants in terms of professional and organisational background, age and nationality, as well as gender balance.


Learning methodology

The course will use interactive and peer-learning activities while adopting a problem-solving approach through a series of case studies, hands-on practical exercises, simulations and group activities to help participants understand the challenges related to SSR in practice. An inductive approach is used in every session of the course in order to place participants at the centre of the training.

Training Event

Monday 21 January 2019

Contribution de la RSS à la prévention et à la lutte contre l'extrémisme violent

La formation de 5 jours RSS-EV intègre une forte composante liée à la prévention de l’EV et inclut des dimensions liées à la sécurité humaine, à la consolidation de la paix et à l’engagement des communautés locales. Elle aborde également les dynamiques holistiques, humaines et psycho-sociales des secteurs de la sécurité et de la justice, aux niveaux étatique et non-étatique. La formation fournit aussi une perspective plus large quant aux facteurs pouvant contribuer à l’EV afin d’aborder la question de la résilience de l’Etat et des différentes communautés ainsi que de l’impact des programmes de prévention.

Objectif de la formation

La formation a pour objectif de développer un réseau de professionnels en capacité de mettre en œuvre des processus de RSS contribuant à prévenir et à lutter contre l’extrémisme violent tout en permettant aux spécialistes de la prévention et de la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent d’intégrer dans leur pratique professionnelle l’importance des processus de RSS.

Objectifs d’apprentissage (généraux)

En fin de formation, les participants seront être en capacité :

  • D’analyser la relation existant entre les concepts de sécurité et de développement,
  • De connaitre les facteurs pouvant contribuer à l’extrémisme violent en lien avec la gouvernance et la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité (RSS),
  • D’appliquer les différentes composantes de la RSS, incluant les réformes des secteurs de la justice, de la police et de la défense ainsi que de leurs interrelations, à des programmes de prévention et de lutte contre l’EV.

Approche pédagogique

La formation de 5 jours est basée sur une alternance d’études de cas, de renforcement théorique, de jeux de rôles et d’approfondissement personnel. Les partages d’expériences et les échanges entre les participants et les formateurs sont également largement favorisés au cours de la formation. De même, une démarche inductive est privilégiée au sein de chaque session afin de placer les participants au cœur de la mise en œuvre de la formation.

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