Leadership and decision making in times of adversity: insights from leading practitioners

National Security College | Professional course


The national security community needs to continue to develop exceptional leaders to deal effectively with our increasingly challenging strategic environment.

In this recording you will hear tips from leading experts on how to improve your leadership and decision making in tough settings.

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Course overview

During times of adversity, strong leadership and robust decision making is key.

Australia’s bushfire crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how quickly the landscape can change and adversity can arise. It has also brought into sharp focus the importance of leadership and decision making, not just in government but across the public service and the community more broadly, where resilience, adaptability, communication and engagement have taken on unprecedented salience.

Hear from Jane Halton AO PSM and Mark Crossweller AFSM on how they have navigated uncertainty during their careers in the national security community.

Take away tips and insights on leading and making decisions in our challenging strategic environment.

Recording available

Course presenter(s)

Professor Rory Medcalf

Head, National Security College

Jane Halton AO PSM

Board Member, National COVID-19 Coordination Commission; former Secretary, Department of Health

Mark Crossweller AFSM

Director, Ethical Intelligence; former Head, National Resilience Taskforce Head; former Director-General, Emergency Management Australia

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