CMRE is proud to announce that João Alves, a scientist in CMRE’s Research Department, has graduated from the 10th edition of the NATO Executive Development Program (NEDP). This NATO-wide program is targeted at A2 to A4 grades with the goal of developing future leadership for the Alliance.
The programme started in October 2018 and was delivered in modules by the Hult Ashridge Business School (London, UK), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) Headquarters (Norfolk, Virginia) and NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
The NEDP program challenges participants on self-awareness, strategic thinking, managing people, negotiation skills, conflict resolution, transformation in NATO, and many other topics.
It is part of the many NATO education and training activities. While they started since the Alliance's inception in 1949, they have expanded over time to become fundamental for NATO's mission.
The NEDP program also included a group project. Mr. Alves’ project, conducted with colleagues from the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Lisbon, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency in The Hague, and NATO HQ, was about new processes for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to engage in business with non-NATO entities.
The final project presentation was given on May 23rd to an audience of NATO senior managers including Assistant to the Secretary General, Mr. Wayne Bush, and CMRE’s Director.
CMRE extends its congratulations to João Alves for successfully completing this demanding program!