The Senior Course is the College's core business. Better prepare OF5/4 level officers and equivalent level civilian officials of the Alliance, the Euro-Atlantic area, Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and Selected Contact countries for senior appointments in NATO and multinational staffs or NATO-related duties in Capitals. It also contributes to the further education of officers and officials currently assigned to NATO or in NATO-related posts by opening selected modules of the Senior Course to their participation.
The NATO Regional Cooperation Course (NRCC) is the Alliance’s major educational outreach to Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) countries and partners from the broader region of the Middle East. This 10-week strategic level course is offered twice each year, once in spring and again in the fall, and has been developed in direct response to the decision by Alliance Heads of State and Government at the Riga Summit in November 2006 to promote a closer dialogue and intensified cooperation in the field of education.
The Senior Course is the College's core business. Better prepare OF5/4 level officers and equivalent level civilian officials of the Alliance, the Euro-Atlantic area, Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and Selected Contact countries for senior appointments in NATO and multinational staffs or NATO-related duties in Capitals. It also contributes to the further education of officers and officials currently assigned to NATO or in NATO-related posts by opening selected modules of the Senior Course to their participation.
The aim of the NMDX is to consolidate the Study Period by developing a practical understanding of group dynamics in an exercise environment where multinational consensus-building negotiations, mediation, and decision-making processes are practiced in accordance with the NATO Crisis Management Process. The NMDX offers the opportunity to examine the role of NATO in Crisis Response Operations, and the Alliance’s organization and functioning in crisis management situations. Course Members (CMs) will encounter the conditions and special requirements of international crisis management and multinational and multilateral politico-military decision-making at NATO Senior Committee and Ambassadorial level.

The objective of the Art and History programme is to offer the opportunity to Course Members, of all courses, the Faculty and Staff to discover the historical and cultural richness of Rome and Italy. It should comprise of a broad overview of all historical periods and all arts. The Art and History programme is run independently of the formal courses and is not part of the formal curriculum. However, it should be considered as a mechanism for you to integrate together and enjoy your free time. It is not compulsory and as such the Art and History programme its success depends on the active contribution and the willing support of course members, faculty and staff.

A mandatory Daily Language Training (DLT) of approximately 50 lessons of 50 minutes each is offered by the NDC to improve CMs’ English or French language proficiency. Before the Opening Week, all CMs will need to take the Language Placement Test. Based on the results of this test, CMs will be grouped according to their English language level and those CMs who possess the required English proficiency level may choose to take French.
This high-level course seeks to enhance mutual understanding of security concerns and of NATO's interests and capabilities among Generals and Flag Officers and high-ranking civilians including ambassadors from NATO, PfP, Med Dialogue, ICI, Contact Countries & Iraq. It also provides opportunities for networking among one- to three-star officers and civilians of equivalent rank.
This high-level course seeks to enhance mutual understanding of security concerns and of NATO's interests and capabilities among Generals and Flag Officers and high-ranking civilians including ambassadors from NATO, PfP, Med Dialogue, ICI, Contact Countries & Iraq. It also provides opportunities for networking among one- to three-star officers and civilians of equivalent rank.