SES National Security Development Program: Leading in Complexity

Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College

Event details

Executive Education

Date & time

Monday 02 November 2020 to Friday 27 November 2020


National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU


Multiple Presenters


Executive and Professional Development Team
02 6125 2233

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.

The program includes an international visit in the Indo-Pacific region for high level insights into how other governments manage security challenges. 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, and participants must hold a valid passport.

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.” — Previous participant

“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.” — Previous participant

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