Co-design a bespoke program

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Our tailor-made programs are designed for a range of public and private sector clients to build capacity and facilitate dialogue or shared analytical problem-solving within or amongst agencies and even countries. We can customise our existing courses or work with you to develop new programs that meet your organisation’s needs.

All programs are designed, facilitated and evaluated by a highly professional team including seconded officials from the national security community. We draw upon diverse sources of experience and insight from senior national security practitioners from the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, academics, former political leaders, civil society and industry and we are continuously sourcing new expertise. We tailor a unique program incorporating the latest teaching methods, including syndicate activities, panel discussions, site visits, hypotheticals and scenarios, to test and develop ideas. Our track record in this area includes:

  • tailored graduate training programs for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Defence and Department of Home Affairs

  • analytical workshops on complex policy issues

  • futures scenario workshops

  • diplomatic capacity-building programs for officials from multiple regional countries to build shared understandings of security perspectives and challenges

  • tailored subject-specific programs designed to meet the specific learning & development needs.

Programs are designed in close consultation with the client, and have been delivered for a broad range of Commonwealth and state agencies as well as private sector and international stakeholders.

These programs can be delivered at a classified or unclassified level either in-house at your organisation, at the National Security College, or at other locations in Australia or overseas. For further information and a confidential consultation, please contact a member of our experienced learning and development team.

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