Succeeding on the frontline: executive development for middle managers EL1 and equivalent

National Security College | Executive program


Middle managers are on the frontline of policymaking and so are often called upon to navigate the complexities of national security policy—a growing challenge in an increasingly disrupted world.

This immersive two-week program equips policymakers with a better understanding of Australia’s national security framework and the strategic challenges it faces. It convenes dozens of expert speakers to provide in-depth briefings on the latest national security issues and to discuss leadership in the national security context. The program’s interactive, practical approach offers participants dedicated time away from the daily grind to think strategically, share their perspectives with senior national security practitioners and build networks

This program will be offered three times in 2023: in-person at the NSC 13–24 February and 9–20 October (minimum NV1 security clearance) and online 7–23 August (no clearance required).

The August course is aimed at non-ACT based Commonwealth, state and territory officials who otherwise may not have an opportunity to join.

Course date: 
13–24 February 2023
9–20 October 2023
7–23 August 2023
National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU

Cost per person (ex-GST): $11,650 for PAC Agencies; $13,980 for all others

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