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NATO Concept Development and Experimentation Course

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction on NATO's concept development, experimentation structure, and processes.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises and Evaluation
Area: ET - ETEE
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.327
ETOC Code: ETE-ET-21371

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M7-51-A-19 06 - 10 May 19 0
M7-51-B-19 14 - 18 Oct 19 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

Comprehend Concept Development Process: Given references, the student will be able to participate in a CD&E working group in the development of an initial plan and detailed concept document.

Test the Concept: Given references, the student will be able to work with an experimentation team in refining a concept using a valid experimental set up, determine the conditions for a “valid” experiment, set up an experimentation team, execute the experiment, and refine a concept based on results of the experimentation.

Connect the Concept Development & Experimentation with Capability Development Process: Given references, the student will be able to determine the CD&E inputs required for the capability development process.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-3 through OF-5) or civilian equivalent assigned to NATO CD&E positions or to a Ministry of Defence or national military headquarters, unit, centre, or agency of any NATO Nation.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-3 thru OF-5


This one-week course is an externally-supported program of instruction, delivered by CD&E experts/instructors within ACT. It is conducted using the following methods of instruction:
1. Formal lectures of 40 minutes aimed at the second and third cognitive levels of instruction, followed by a 5-minute Q&A period.
2. Panel discussions, if appropriate, in support of a preceding formal lecture.
3. Syndicate work used to consolidate knowledge gained.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules provided by the ACT LMS prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

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