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

This two-day intensive course examines challenges and opportunities for women leading, or seeking to lead, in defence, cyber, law enforcement, intelligence, border control and/or foreign affairs.

$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

** 2020 COURSE SOLD OUT ** ** 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. NSC will reschedule this course for later in 2021.

June

04
Jun
2021
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04
Jun
2021

National Security College | Short course

Breakfast Series: The Indo-Pacific - 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’s strategic challenges and opportunities, both during the COVID pandemic and further beyond the horizon.

$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.

June

11
Jun
2021
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11
Jun
2021

National Security College | Short course

Breakfast Series: The Indo-Pacific - 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’s strategic challenges and opportunities, both during the COVID pandemic and further beyond the horizon.

$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.

June

18
Jun
2021
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18
Jun
2021

National Security College | Short course

Breakfast Series: The Indo-Pacific - 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’s strategic challenges and opportunities, both during the COVID pandemic and further beyond the horizon.

$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.

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 Two-day 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.

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

June

25
Jun
2021
-
25
Jun
2021

National Security College | Short course

Breakfast Series: The Indo-Pacific - 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’s strategic challenges and opportunities, both during the COVID pandemic and further beyond the horizon.

$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.

July

22
Jul
2021
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22
Jul
2021

National Security College | Short course

The New Weapons: Propaganda, Misinformation and Fake News

Contact us at epd.nsc@anu.edu.au to express interest or to discuss how we can tailor this program for your organisation.

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

November

02
Nov
2020
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06
Nov
2020

National Security College | Short course

Strategic Thinking and Planning for Public Sector Leaders

How to develop strategy in a complex and uncertain landscape

Before/by 16 October 2020: $1,195

From 17 October 2020: $1,495

Group discounts available.

November

09
Nov
2020
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20
Nov
2020

National Security College | Short course

Expert communication for stakeholder engagement

Effective communication is at the heart of good public policy. It is the foundation for successfully engaging stakeholders to ensure that policies are better informed, realistic, citizen-centred, broadly supported and well implemented.

Before/by 23 October 2020: $1,195

From 24 October 2020: $1,495

Group discounts available.

February

15
Feb
2021
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25
Feb
2021

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.

2020 Programs SOLD OUT

March

01
Mar
2021
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31
Mar
2021

National Security College | Short course

Beginner's guide to economics for the public sector

Course participants will develop an understanding of the key insights from economics and how they can be applied in policy and government settings.

Before/by 1 February 2021: $2,195

After 1 February 2021: $2,495

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.

August

09
Aug
2021
-
19
Aug
2021

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.

2020 Programs SOLD OUT

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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