OSCE Border Management Staff College conducts first ‘train-the-trainer’ course for graduates



Jahongir Nasriddinov from Tajikistan, a participant at a ‘train-the-trainer’ course held for graduates of the OSCE Border Management Staff College, Dushanbe, 10 March 2014. (OSCE BMSC/Farhodjon Nabiyulloev)

DUSHANBE, 14 March 2014 – The first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held for graduates of the OSCE Border Management Staff College drew to a close today in Dushanbe.

On 10 to 14 March 2014, fifteen graduates returned to the College to participate in a ‘train-the-trainer’ course. The course was designed to equip middle and senior-ranking border, police and customs officers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Ukraine with the skills and knowledge to develop, run, manage and deliver effective training programmes. There was an emphasis in this practical course on 'learning by doing'.

“This training initiative aims at preparing a new generation of trainers with critical training skills and introduces border security practitioners to the latest techniques for delivering efficient and powerful training,” said Alexander Eliseev, Chief of Education at the OSCE Border Management Staff College.

“In future, our graduates who have completed this course will be invited back to teach on OSCE Border Management Staff College training courses. These graduates will also possess all the necessary skills to multiply knowledge gained at the College among other colleagues back in their agencies,” he added.

Anita Csenar, Knowledge Manager at the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the trainer leading the course said: “The course participants have shown that they are ready to take over future training assignments. They are professionally advanced and have successfully merged their competences with useful teaching tools and methods.”

“After observing this dynamic and ambitious group of professionals, I can clearly see the value, perspectives and innovation they will bring to the upcoming training offerings at the OSCE Border Management Staff College,” she added.