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Risk Management for National Security Practitioners

Effective management of risk is a core requirement for dealing successfully  with the complexities and challenges in Australia’s national security environment. In this course, you will learn about the evolution of risk management concepts and principles in national security and how to support senior leaders with appropriate risk advice.

The course discusses the implications of different perspectives among risk managers within and outside government, and how risk management can support cross- portfolio planning and management. You will leave with a better understanding of how to respond to complexity in national security risk assessment and mitigation.

Course approach

The course is delivered as an intensive and interactive two-day program. The themes are developed through presentations, facilitated discussion of case studies from recent Australian and international experience, review and reflection time, and group activity. Participants have opportunities to reflect on and discuss how best to apply the knowledge and skills gained on the program to their roles in the national security community. Interactive program discussion will identify relevant issues facing the participants and their agencies. The focus of this program is highly practical. Speakers are drawn from the senior ranks of the public sector, academia and business.

Course scope and content

This focused professional development course addresses:

  • the evolution of risk management concepts and principles in national security
  • how policy officers can support senior leaders with appropriate risk advice
  • responses to complexity in national security risk assessment and mitigation
  • the implications of different risk perspectives among risk managers within and outside government
  • how risk management can support cross-portfolio planning and management.

Who should attend the course?

This program will benefit executive level staff who manage risk processes or who support senior decision makers to manage complex national security risks. Commonwealth EL1/2 officers and state/territory equivalent staff are encouraged to nominate for this course. Places are also available for non-government nominees where the nomination has been endorsed by a national security agency (please contact us for details).

Course details

  • This is a two day, non-residential, fully-catered program.
  • An ANU parking permit will be supplied.
  • The fee for this course is $2,110 (GST exclusive) for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $2,550 (GST exclusive). Please contact us for information about becoming an NSC Partner organisation.

Dates and venue

17-18 October 2017
National Security College
Crawford Bldng No.132a
1 Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University


Registration/nomination

Please contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au to register for this course.

 

Download the course FLYER (PDF)

 

"The course ‘Risk Management for National Security Practitioners’ was extremely valuable, offering insight to the range of national security issues where consideration of risk is paramount to success. I will bring key learnings back and apply them to my work, and am confident the cyber security related policy reforms we are progressing will be strengthened as a result." (2015 Participant)

 

 

Updated:  10 January 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College