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Thursday 24 September 2015

ESCP Europe and NATO: 6 years of executive education partnership

From the 7th to 11th September 2015, ESCP Europe Business School welcomed 24 NEDP new starters to its expanding London campus.

The NATO Executive Development Programme (NEDP) is a fully customised Executive course for NATO's civilian arm and is now in its 7th edition, having been established by ESCP Europe in 2009. The programme has already graduated 144 NATO staff at middle or senior management levels, providing them with a comprehensive business education and enhanced knowledge of NATO and its unique global mission.

The 24 participants will undertake five residential one-week modules and six distance-learning modules. Distance-learning modules cover strategy, human resources and change management, financial resources, international relations and organisational behaviour. The first residential module at ESCP Europe's London campus is followed by further sessions at different NATO bodies in Naples, Rome, and Norfolk, VA, USA. These address themes linked to self-knowledge and development as well as aspects of NATO organisation, mission and culture. In addition, the participants will work on four core projects throughout the programme, all sponsored by NATO Senior Management.

In a final module at NATO's headquarters in Brussels, participants present their project recommendations. The final presentation will be delivered to NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management, Wayne J. Bush, and senior representatives from NATO and ESCP Europe.

ESCP Europe has built and sustained a solid relationship with NATO, which has been paramount to the success of the programme. For the London launch of the programme's 7th edition, the programme team and participants were joined by Assistant Secretary General Bush (NEDP Programme Sponsor) and Prof. Dr. Simon Mercado (ESCP Europe's UK Campus Director). The two are pictured right with Eric Welch (NATO Programme Director) and Marc-André Wülfrath (Academic Director).

Professor Mercado remarks: "This is an organisational collaboration of which we are very proud. It is a pleasure to welcome a new cohort to ESCP Europe and to its London Campus, and to extend a welcome to Assistant Secretary General Bush who has been instrumental in the growth and development of the NEDP programme."

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from ESCP Europe's customised executive education programmes, please contact Francesco Morrone by email or by calling +44 (0)20 7443 8816.

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