2020 Executive & Professional Development Calendar

Full list of courses by date is available.

Professional courses

February

04
Feb
2020
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04
Feb
2020

National Security College | Short course

Understanding India: a complex strategic partner

India is rising to greater prominence in Australia’s external relations against a backdrop of great power transitions and growing strategic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific region.

$1,300 (GST ex) for government, $1,560 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

February

25
Feb
2020
-
26
Feb
2020

National Security College | Short course

Analytical techniques for policymakers: overcoming bias, improving analysis

Are you looking to enhance your skills in complex problem-solving? Have you ever wondered how national security policymakers identify options or futures, conduct analysis and test their thinking to produce robust policy solutions?

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

March

05
Mar
2020
-
06
Mar
2020

National Security College | Short course

Transnational Serious and Organised Crime: a borderless threat

This two-day program exposes participants to wide-ranging perspectives on Transnational Serious and Organised Crime (TSOC) and its increasingly pervasive impact across the national security environment and into the community more broadly.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

March

24
Mar
2020
-
25
Mar
2020

National Security College | Short course

The Intelligence and Policy Nexus: a powerful pairing

Effective policymaking within Australia’s dynamic national security environment requires that intelligence is effectively transmitted, synthesised and utilised by policy makers. How can the relationship between intelligence and policy be structured to maximum effect?

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

March

26
Mar
2020
-
27
Mar
2020

National Security College | Short course

China as a major power: challenge or opportunity?

This two-day program explores challenges and opportunities arising from China as a major geopolitical actor.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

April

06
Apr
2020
-
07
Apr
2020

National Security College | Short course

Risk for National Security Practitioners: likelihood and consequence in a complex environment

Risk judgements are vital in informing effective policies and decisions in the national security community. This is amplified in an era of rapid change and a shifting threat environment.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

April

29
Apr
2020
-
30
Apr
2020

National Security College | Short course

Space: Implications for National Security

Space has serious implications for national security, given our dependence on satellites (and other space systems) to inform Defence and intelligence capabilities.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

May

29
May
2020
-
29
May
2020

National Security College | Short course

Indo-Pacific Breakfast Series: pivoting the map

Join us for this exciting breakfast series on the Indo-Pacific. Running over four consecutive Fridays, this series examines the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

05
Jun
2020
-
05
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

Indo-Pacific Breakfast Series: pivoting the map

Join us for this exciting breakfast series on the Indo-Pacific. Running over four consecutive Fridays, this series examines the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

12
Jun
2020
-
12
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

Indo-Pacific Breakfast Series: pivoting the map

Join us for this exciting breakfast series on the Indo-Pacific. Running over four consecutive Fridays, this series examines the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

19
Jun
2020
-
19
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

Indo-Pacific Breakfast Series: pivoting the map

Join us for this exciting breakfast series on the Indo-Pacific. Running over four consecutive Fridays, this series examines the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

22
Jun
2020
-
23
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

An Introduction to Futures Analysis: through a new lens

The world is rapidly changing, and disruption has become the new norm. Thinking proactively about the future landscape, and taking a systematic approach to understanding future possibilities and risks, is an increasingly vital tool of enquiry for national security professionals.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

04
Sep
2020
-
04
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Fridays, this program considers the national security impacts, challenges and opportunities posed by new and emerging technology.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

08
Sep
2020
-
09
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Climate Change: threat amplifier

A national security risk in its own right, climate change has been characterised as a threat amplifier by a range of pundits.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

11
Sep
2020
-
11
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Fridays, this program considers the national security impacts, challenges and opportunities posed by new and emerging technology.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

18
Sep
2020
-
18
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Fridays, this program considers the national security impacts, challenges and opportunities posed by new and emerging technology.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

24
Sep
2020
-
25
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Maritime Security and the Indo Pacific: beyond the dotted lines

Australia’s maritime interests are under pressure. This two-day program considers evolving naval capabilities within the Indo-Pacific region.

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

September

25
Sep
2020
-
25
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Fridays, this program considers the national security impacts, challenges and opportunities posed by new and emerging technology.

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

October

15
Oct
2020
-
16
Oct
2020

National Security College | Short course

Terrorism and Foriegn Interference: which is the greater threat?

While the Australian government continues to support a range of key Counter Terrorism (CT) and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiatives as part of its national security agenda, Foreign Interference (FI) has been identified as a significant threat with the rise of new technologies and evolvi

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

Executive programs

February

18
Feb
2020
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28
Feb
2020

National Security College | Short course

EL1 National Security Development Program: Framing the Future

This interactive and practical nine-day program will deepen participants’ understanding of the national security community and the range of strategic challenges it faces - now and into the future.

$11,650 (GST ex) for government. $13,980 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

March

16
Mar
2020
-
18
Mar
2020

National Security College | Short course

Introduction to National Security: Critical Conversations

This engaging three-day program introduces participants to the central issues, threats, challenges and opportunities that underpin Australia’s national security environment.

$3,375 (GST ex) for government. $4,050 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

May

04
May
2020
-
22
May
2020

National Security College | Short course

EL2 National Security Development Program: Navigating Uncertainty

This stimulating three-week program provides participants with in-depth exposure to the full range of issues and challenges facing Australia’s national security community, with a focus on strategic thinking, critical analysis, policy-making, partnership-building and adaptive leadership principles

$17,350 for government, $20,820 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

03
Jun
2020
-
05
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

Introduction to National Security: Critical Conversations

This engaging three-day program introduces participants to the central issues, threats, challenges and opportunities that underpin Australia’s national security environment.

$3,375 (GST ex) for government. $4,050 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

June

09
Jun
2020
-
19
Jun
2020

National Security College | Short course

EL1 National Security Development Program: Framing the Future

This interactive and practical nine-day program will deepen participants’ understanding of the national security community and the range of strategic challenges it faces - now and into the future.

$11,650 (GST ex) for government. $13,980 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

August

10
Aug
2020
-
12
Aug
2020

National Security College | Short course

Introduction to National Security: Critical Conversations

This engaging three-day program introduces participants to the central issues, threats, challenges and opportunities that underpin Australia’s national security environment.

$3,375 (GST ex) for government. $4,050 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

August

17
Aug
2020
-
04
Sep
2020

National Security College | Short course

EL2 National Security Development Program: Navigating Uncertainty

This stimulating three-week program provides participants with in-depth exposure to the full range of issues and challenges facing Australia’s national security community, with a focus on strategic thinking, critical analysis, policy-making, partnership-building and adaptive leadership principles

$17,350 for government, $20,820 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

October

12
Oct
2020
-
14
Oct
2020

National Security College | Short course

Introduction to National Security: Critical Conversations

This engaging three-day program introduces participants to the central issues, threats, challenges and opportunities that underpin Australia’s national security environment.

$3,375 (GST ex) for government. $4,050 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

October

19
Oct
2020
-
29
Oct
2020

National Security College | Short course

EL1 National Security Development Program: Framing the Future

This interactive and practical nine-day program will deepen participants’ understanding of the national security community and the range of strategic challenges it faces - now and into the future.

$11,650 (GST ex) for government. $13,980 (GST ex) open rate. Program is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

November

02
Nov
2020
-
27
Nov
2020

National Security College | Short course

SES National Security Development Program: Leading in Complexity

The National Security College’s premium program provides exceptional depth of insight across the full spectrum of Australia’s national security challenges and opportunities.

$34,000 (GST ex) for government, $40,800 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered and parking permit is supplied.

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