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NATO Concept Development and Experimentation Course

Conducted by COSEC


Provide Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) practitioners with the NATO programmatic approach to NATO CD&E.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1) or Distributed Learning (2)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises & Evaluation
Area: CD - NATO Concept Development
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.327
ETOC Code: ETE-CD-31371

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M7-51-B-23 09 - 13 Oct 23 8
M7-51-A-24 20 - 24 May 24 Contact POC
M7-51-B-24 30 Sep 24 - 04 Oct 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a course you may have your agency POC send a seat 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

Rank Level: Military Rank level OF2 - OF5 and Civilian equivalents, open to students from NATO, PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue nations and other nations as approved by NATO.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5

Prerequisite Courses

Code Name
ADL201 Concept Development & Experimentation


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:
a. Students gain basic knowledge of key principles of NATO CD&E via the prerequisite ADL Course.
i. Interactive Lectures (50%),
ii. Problem based learning including facilitated small group - syndicate work (40%) and
iii. Moderated learning journal reflections (10%).

Further Information


Compulsory completion of ACT ADL Module 201 (Concept Development & Experiementation) by providing a 'Certificate of Completion' to the Course Director on Day 1 of the resident course.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

Code Name