Lebanon: Team Building for the Italian Blue Helmets

(To Greater Defense)

In recent weeks, experiential training activities (team building) have been carried out in favor of the militaryItalian National Support Element (by the “Pozzuolo del Friuli” logistics regiment), deployed at the Italian contingent in Lebanon.

The activity was conducted by the contingent psychologist, Lieutenant Jessica Busenello (training officer in experiential methodologies), and involved some specific logistical support components of the Blue Helmets of the Italian bases of Shama and Al Mansouri.

Experiential training is a methodology used, among other purposes, to stimulate and consolidate skills and attitudes necessary for teamwork.

The personnel involved, facing unforeseen tasks and situations, live emotionally engaging learning experiences and express behaviors that are, at a later stage, the subject of careful reflection and personal and professional enhancement.

With the support of the trainer, the individual soldier and the entire group become more aware of the improvements to be adopted to increase their own levels of organizational efficiency (performance).

Given the high levels of effectiveness, this training methodology is also used in the preparation phase for the command staff who will subsequently be used in international missions.

These training projects, and more generally the Armed Forces policy, are managed by the staff of the Personnel Employment Department - Orientation and Professional Development Office.

The Italian mission in Lebanon is currently led by the "Pozzuolo del Friuli 'cavalry brigade, in its sixth term in the" Land of the cedars "with the colors of the United Nations, with responsibility for the West sector of Unifil in which 3.800 blue helmets of 16 of the 46 contributing countries to the UN mission and of which 1.000 Italian soldiers are part of.