CIOR LANGUAGE ACADEMY

CLA COMMITTEE

CIOR LANGUAGE ACADEMY COMMITTEE

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Committee Tasks
Plan and execute annual CIOR Language Academy, in both official languages, in the most appropriate venue available.

Committee Definition

The CIOR Language Academy Committee, or CLAC, is a non-universal access committee. CLAC receives its directions from the CIOR International Presidency. As per the CIOR By-laws, CLAC consists of eight (8) members only, a President, a Secretary, and six other members. Ideally the eight members should come from the countries where the NATO official languages are used as mother tongue, and from the countries which should benefit most of the Language Academy. A background in education, either in teaching or in administration, should also be seen as positive to become a member of this committee. The President of the CLAC is normally the Director of the CIOR Language Academy.

Committee Mission
The CIOR Language Academy Committee’s main mission is to plan the Language Academy.
Planning takes place at committee meetings during the CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM) and during the CIOR annual summer congress, and when necessary at other times of the year by email. It consists of:
• Working with the VPs and SGs of the CIOR council to spark off candidate countries willing to host a Language Academy, or a refresher course;
• Ensuring the candidate countries have the environment recommended in the CIOR Language Academy (CLA) operations manual, including an inspection visit by the CLA Director;
• Working with NATO fund manager to set up the appropriate CLA classes information in the NATO education plan;
• Working with the International Presidency and the NATO fund manager to ensure the Language Academy PfP students reimbursement process is in place;
• Maintain the Language Academy Operations Manual up to date to ensure it reflects the latest evolutions of the obligations and environment, especially in terms of academic curriculum and CLA host nation responsibilities;
• Working with the VPs and secretaries of the CIOR council to find appropriate candidates when a member of the committee has to be replaced;
• Recommending a Language Academy host nations to the CIOR Council, or a refresher course host nation;
• Ensuring a Language Academy set up is in accordance with the CIOR by-laws and the CIOR International Presidency and CIOR council directions;
• Approving the refresher course as a CLAC responsibility.

CLAC Responsibility is to make sure the Language Academy will run in the most favorable conditions. The selection of its members should reflect this primary objective. Reserve members of CLAC have the rare opportunity to work in a joint and combined international military environment gaining experience far beyond their national perspective. They gain special knowledge that can be applied to their respective reserve units and their civilian fields. This is a valuable career development tool for Reserve Officers involved in the Committee’s activities.


Contact Information
CLA CHAIRMAN
Col Stanislas de Magnienville (FRA)
sdm@demagnienville.com

CLA SECRETARY
Captain (Ar) Ronan Conq (FRA)
conq.ronan@orange.fr

CLA ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dr. Isabella Zanetto (ITA)  
isabellazanetto@outlook.com

CLA MEMBER
Major (AF) Remy Nass (NLD)
ingoldby.calder@yahoo.co.uk

CLA MEMBER
Captain (N) Zygfrid Naczk (POL)
znaczk@poczta.fm

CLA MEMBER
Lieutenant (N) Miguel Ángel Garcia-Nieto (SPA)
magnolux@gmail.com

CLA MEMBER
2nd Lieutenant (Ar) Polina Vasileva Taleva-Rusinova (BUL)
polina77@abv.bg

CIOR
CIOR Language Academy - an authorized training activity of CIOR