Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Institute
Located on the Fort Saint-Jean National Historic Site of Canada in Quebec, the Osside Institute is a center of excellence in leadership that was integrated to Royal Military College Saint- Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) in 2014, making it the only military institution in the world to offer education to both officers and non-commissioned members. The Osside Institute offers four professional development programmes to senior non-commissioned members who are called upon to take institutional responsibility. These first-rate programmes allow them to develop their knowledge and leadership at key moments in their career.
The aim of the Intermediate Leadership Programme is to prepare prospective petty officers 1st class and warrant officers for leadership, management and supervisory roles associated with the rank. The course covers subjects such as:
- ethics and ethos,
- global context and operations,
- code of conduct and rules of engagement, as well as
- military justice.
The aim of the Advanced Leadership Programme is to prepare prospective chief petty officers 2nd class and master warrant officers for leadership staff and advanced advisory duties at the sub-unit level. Subjects covered include:
- human resources management and administration,
- Defense policies (civilian-military relations),
- Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations,
- professional competencies (individual development),
- customs and traditions, as well as
- science, technology and war.
The aim of the Senior Leadership Programme is to prepare prospective chief petty officers 1st class and chief warrant officers to take on the responsibility of managing the Non-Commissioned Member Corps or provide deputy assistance. Subjects covered include:
- leading the institution,
- CAF operations,
- the Department of National Defence and the CAF.
The aim of the Senior Appointment Programme is to prepare Senior Appointments chief petty officers 1st class and chief warrant officers for higher institutional responsibilities. The subjects covered include:
- war theory and operations planning in the current security context,
- civilian-military governance,
- national security strategy and Canadian defense policy, as well as
- organizational culture and change.
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