Leading through disruption: executive development program for Senior Executives (SES1 and equivalent)

National Security College | Executive program


The National Security College’s premium program provides exceptional depth of insight across the full spectrum of Australia’s national security challenges and opportunities. Participants will leave the program with up-to-date knowledge and a sophisticated understanding of national security priorities and issues; deep and diverse professional networks; insights from experts with a range of views; and a renewed ability to lead effectively in complexity.

Course date: 
9am 28 February – 5pm 25 March 2022
31 October – 25 November 2022
National Security College, Level 3, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU

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

Course overview

This premium four-week program provides exceptional depth of insight across the full spectrum of Australia’s national security challenges and opportunities. It is an immersive program that focuses on trusted exchanges of insights with Australia’s foremost practitioners and experts including serving and former heads of government departments and agencies. Participants will also engage with world-class academics, private sector leaders and international experts, including heads of foreign missions in Canberra.

Participants will form and deepen high level professional contacts and build trusted networks with other leaders, which the College will help sustain through its alumni program. A minimum SECRET (NV1) security clearance is required for this program.

Past presenters for this program include: Professor Hugh White, Professor Rory Medcalf, Ms Jane Halton AO PSM, General Angus Campbell, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Brendan Sargeant, Mr Justin Bassi, Mr Mike Pezzullo, Ms Frances Adamson and others.

“The month long National Security Senior Executive Development Program is the best professional development course I have undertaken and has fundamentally changed my approach to my work and career more broadly. I have and will continue to recommend this course to my senior executive peers and look forward to a continued association with the National Security College.”

“The best development program I have attended. Why? The quality of the program, the scope for self-development, and the level of situational awareness of Australia’s strategic national security issues is incomparable.”


Please click here to register or contact us at epd.nsc@anu.edu.au or on (02) 6125 2233 for further information.

All nominations must be completed in line with your organisation’s requirements and approval processes.

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