One-month Border Management Staff Course
One of the primary activities of the College is a one-month intensive Border Management Staff Course offered two times per year for current and future senior border security managers.
To date, the course has been attended by three hundred forty five (345) commanders and managers of captain to colonel rank, or civilian equivalent. By focusing on senior officials, this course fills an existing gap, complementing work of other organizations which typically train junior-level staff.
The course curriculum addresses border security and management across the three OSCE dimensions: politico-military, economic-environmental, and human.
Its aim is to consolidate the participants’ knowledge about border-related challenges across the OSCE area; the global impact of transnational threats, middle and senior management techniques, operational planning, organizational modernization, difficulties and critical roles of human capital development as well as intra-agency, inter-agency and international co-operation.
The course includes a research component that aims to reinforce the knowledge gained throughout the training and further enhances participants’ analytical thinking and research skills. Participants work in groups on their limited research projects and present their findings in the last week of the course.
One-year Border Security and Management for Senior Leadership Course
The one-year blended learning Border Security and Management for Senior Leadership Course (BSMSL) is aimed at enhancing the professional skills of current and future border security managers in the context of international standards. The BSMSL combines knowledge from various disciplines to achieve interoperability and harmonization in securing and managing borders.
Participants learn and research important features of contemporary security environment, different aspects of threats, OSCE Border Security and Management Concept, conflict solving methods, strategic thinking, management and leadership.
The curriculum is composed of three modules: (i) Modern Security Challenges and Border Management; (ii) Management and Leadership; and (iii) Current and Emerging Trends in Border Security Management.
The programme designed for a 21st century adult learner is presented via a wide range of learning methods including eLearning lectures and discussions in forums, classroom studies, practical exercises, group work, field visits to border in and outside Tajikistan, writing research and policy papers.
At the end of the course the participants design and develop their course works that include practically applicable recommendations for their border security and management agencies.
The pilot course successfully completed by twenty-three (23) mid- to senior-ranking border security managers in September 2015 has been designed and developed in a close cooperation with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).