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• Updating the SML Scenario on Carana Many training centers can develop and deliver SML-like bilateral programs, such as the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and PKSOI to extend the SML training capacity globally. The WG also recommended developing a continuing education and training component for Peace Operations leadership competencies. A comprehensive and more detailed 15-page report of the Work Group’s deliberations is available through PKSOI. III – Optimal Delivery Methods Distance learning and blended learning models (distance and courses/exercises) offer viable alternatives to classroom instruction. In addition, leaders can learn through effective ‘mentoring’ programs from an integrated perspective of mixed military, civilian and police training mentors. Simulations and scenario-based ‘Table Top’ exercises learning are good ‘team-building’ options in dealing with specific situations in a mission area. A proven integrated training concept is the Swedish-led, US supported, multinational Viking exercise series, which is planned, conducted and evaluated by a balanced team of civilians, police and military. The concept of ‘integrated training’ requires a true partnership – from conceptualization, through development, and on to implementation and evaluation. IV – A Community of Practice The UN, Regional and Defense Organizations, national and regional training organizations, distance-learning systems (such as POTI), the US Combatant Command training system, donor programs and nations, and educational and training associations such as IAPTC and its four regional variants, are all potential members of such a community. UN DPKO should consider conducting an inventory SML existing programs, and establishing regular information exchange among relevant institutions regarding calendars, content, methodology, participants, as well as improving communication with Member States and potential course participants. The WG encouraged closer collaboration between interested parties in developing training continuum, improving the level and amount of integrated training aimed at mid-level leaders and key staffs. It was further suggested that the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC), and its Regional Associations take up the leadership training topic at their 2016 annual conference, specifically focusing on framing TCC integrated leadership, peace operations training requirements. 11