2020 Executive & Professional Development Calendar

Full list of courses by date is available.

Professional courses

March

01
Mar
2021
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02
Mar
2021

National Security College | Short course

Women in National Security: diversity in the national interest

The 2021 Women in National Security program is now SOLD OUT.

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

March

22
Mar
2021
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23
Mar
2021

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.

April

21
Apr
2021
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22
Apr
2021

National Security College | Short course

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

** 2021 DATES NOW AVAILABLE **

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.

April

29
Apr
2021
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30
Apr
2021

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.

June

22
Jun
2021
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22
Jun
2021

National Security College | Short course

Legal Literacy for National Security Practitioners: balance, enablers and constraints

This program will critically consider the role and function of the law in relation to national security; particularly the nexus between lawmaking and social licence considerations, technology, media freedoms and policymaking.

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

July

22
Jul
2021
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22
Jul
2021

National Security College | Short course

The New Weapons: Propaganda, Misinformation and Fake News

A host of global actors, state and non-state, are increasingly leveraging technology to harness the power of information – and using it as a weapon. What are the implications for global and national security? And is Australia prepared?

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

October

06
Oct
2021

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Wednesdays, 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. The series comprises of four sessions over four weeks. Tickets cannot be purchased for individual sessions.

October

13
Oct
2021

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Wednesdays, 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. The series comprises of four sessions over four weeks. Tickets cannot be purchased for individual sessions.

October

20
Oct
2021

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Wednesdays, 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. The series comprises of four sessions over four weeks. Tickets cannot be purchased for individual sessions.

October

27
Oct
2021

National Security College | Short course

Technology Breakfast Series: underpinning the national interest

Conducted over four consecutive Wednesdays, 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. The series comprises of four sessions over four weeks. Tickets cannot be purchased for individual sessions.

Executive programs

March

15
Mar
2021
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17
Mar
2021

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

10
May
2021
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28
May
2021

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.

July

14
Jul
2021
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16
Jul
2021

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.

November

01
Nov
2021
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26
Nov
2021

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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