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Strategy Planning and Implementation in National Security Policy-Making

Effective responses to current and emerging national security threats, risks and opportunities require clear strategic thinking. Starting with the concept of strategy and approaches to strategic planning, this course looks at Australia’s enduring national interests and their intersection with security challenges. You will gain a better understanding of the strategic environment, the intersection between domestic and international issues, and the changing dimensions and application of national power.

The course covers challenges in formulating strategy and identifying means and ways to achieve the desired ends, including practical examples. If you are involved in developing and implementing strategic frameworks, you will benefit from the discussion of contemporary issues, risks, evaluation and the political context, with an eye on the future.

Course scope and content

This focused professional development course will address:

  • the concept of strategy and approaches to strategic planning in the context of Australia’s national security agencies and departments as well as the private sector
  • Australia’s enduring national interests, and their intersection with broader national security interests
  • the strategic environment and the intersection between domestic and international issues
  • the changing dimensions and application of national power
  • challenges in formulating strategy and identifying means and ways to achieve the desired ends, including practical examples
  • the political context for setting national strategies
  • issues, challenges and risks in implementing, evaluating and refining strategy, including practical examples, and
  • the future of strategy planning, drawing on the shared professional experience of course participants.

 

Who should attend the course?

This course is designed for APS6 –SES Band 1 officers (or equivalent) from all agencies who are involved, or may be involved, in issues relevant to strategic planning or the implementation of strategic frameworks in relation to national security issues.

Next date and venue

TBC
National Security College
Crawford Building #132
1 Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University

Registration/nomination

Please send your nomination to nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au.

Program details

This is a three day non-residential, fully-catered program. The course commences at 8.30am and concludes at 5.00pm each day.

An ANU parking permit will be supplied.

A fee of $2880 plus GST applies to this course.

I would recommend the Strategy Planning and Implementation in National Security Policy-Making Program at NSC to all ELs working in the NS environment. The facilitators and speakers on the Program are of the highest standard. The Program consolidated and built upon my knowledge and experience of working in the NS environment. The networking with my fellow participants was valuable and useful. I found the program to effectively combine academia and practitioner experience. (2015 Participant)

 

Updated:  13 February 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College