M2M2 has successfully delivered two-weeks of experimental programmes for NATO staff based in the USA and Belgium.

The first week (November 4-8) introduced a new Professional Doctorate programme to a group of senior officers from NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia. The programme, which is being supervised by M2M2’s MD (Academic) Dr Andy Miles, will last three years and will require each participant to explore an aspect of their own work at doctoral level.

The second week began in Guildford, UK, with an ILM Level 7 course in Executive Coaching & Mentoring for ACT participants visiting from the USA and Belgium, and concluded with two practical days focussing on the application of these approaches to the military. On Friday November 15, a high-level group spent a day at the conference centre at the Oval Cricket Ground, where the M2M2 team ran an experimental ‘High Performing Teams’ day for NATO’s Human Capital Group. Speakers included Dick Best, former coach of England Rugby and the British Lions, and Toby Booth, former head coach of Bath Rugby.

The following day, the company hosted a team building day at Twickenham Stadium for the same NATO group plus guests. This event took place against the backdrop of the Barbarians v Fiji match and guest speakers included Jason Leonard, former British Lion and England World Cup Winner, and Serge Betsen, who won several Six Nations Championships with France.

Managing Director (Commercial) Tony Robinson said: ‘The last two weeks have been perhaps the most important and intense that M2M2 has experienced in the sense of business, development and collaboration, and bring to a close an extensive development phase for these experimental programmes. If the number and warmth of messages of thanks and support we have received is any indicator, our efforts have been a clear success.’