Provide Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) practitioners with the NATO programmatic approach to NATO CD&E.
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ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required
to register through the JADL portal
using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.
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.
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.
||English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
||NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-2 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:
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%).
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.