Executive education calendar

The Executive education courses are divided into four themes as described below:

Policy Essentials

Build the necessary technical and strategic expertise to ensure you realise your potential to contribute to a prosperous and secure world.

Economics, Data Analysis and Decision Making

Learn new techniques, using the wealth of newly-available data, to analyse social problems and enhance citizen wellbeing in the face of economic and environmental change.

Skills for Future Leaders

Develop the essential skills to meet the challenges of our new age; cultivating empathy and emotional competence, developing trust with citizens and stakeholders, and building resilience within your organisations.

Public Sector Leadership for Senior Executives

Cultivate a high-performing mind to solve complex and unfamiliar problems enabling you to accept, adapt and lead through the uncertainty ahead.

Full list of courses by date is available or you can filter by course type below.

Policy Essentials

March

13
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 1 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1,195

March

27
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 2 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1000

April

30
Apr
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Gender analysis of public policy

This unique course will equip participants to engage in gender analysis of diverse public policy fields, including understanding concepts and methods to identify and address the differential impact of policy and its funding on both men and women.

$1,195

May

15
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy evaluation

Policy evaluations are important for evidence-based decision-making. Policymakers need an understanding of the policies that worked, and those that haven’t, to make informed decisions.

$1,195

May

22
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials 1: understanding the process

For those who are relatively new to policy work or aspiring to work in policy areas, this course will explain how policy is made at the national level, highlighting the centrality of the Budget cycle and the importance of understanding your minister and the government for whom you work.

$1,195

May

23
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials 2: using evidence and data

This course builds on Policy Essentials 1 to help participants to identify and deal with the challenges in developing evidence-informed policy and programs. The course will explore how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time.

$1,195

June

12
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foundations for strategic policy developments

A contemporary public service requires policy makers to be well informed, responsive, collaborative, innovative and cohesive in their approach to policy development - in other words, to take a “strategic thinking” approach to policy development.

$1,195

June

28
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Essentials of government budgeting

This course is currently unavailable for intake. Please contact csee@anu.edu.au if you have any queries

$1,195

August

09
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to resilience: theory and practice

In our globalised society, people and organisations need to deal with increasingly frequent and severe shocks and stresses. This makes resilience crucial for anyone designing and implementing policy in our today’s complex world.

$1,195

August

21
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Fiscal policy, public debt sustainability and the economy

The aim of the course is to enrich participant’s knowledge of the impact of fiscal policy and public debt on the Australian economy.

$1,195

September

04
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to microeconomics for the public sector

Course participants will develop an understanding of the key insights from economics and how they can be applied in policy and government settings.

$1,195

September

05
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to macroeconomics for the public sector

This course takes you through the basic concepts of macroeconomics including: economic output, productivity, growth, inflation, foreign investment and trade. Participants will learn about aggregate economic statistics frequently used by government and media.

$1,195

September

17-26
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Podcasting for policymakers

Podcasting is in a golden age of growth. But the barriers to entry can look pretty daunting. Fear not! Your friendly ANU podcasting experts are here to help you to get started podcasting or to make your existing pod even better.

Day 1 - $1,195 OR Day 1 & 2 - $2,500

September

20
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials: accelerating your policy development

This course draws on research insights and examples from major social policy reforms to demonstrate the features of policy success and failure, and to show how sometimes both are evident in the one policy.

$1,195

October

16
Oct
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy models at 20 paces: how does policy 'really' work?

Understanding how policy-making really works has spawned rich debates amongst academics and practitioners over the years with considerable controversy and argument about:

$1,195

October

23
Oct
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Political marketing in practice

Political marketing in practice: understanding the public, strategising, communicating and delivering in government and politics

$1,195

October

25
Oct
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Measuring multi-dimensional poverty to inform policy

To respond to poverty, policy must be informed by robust data that are fit for purpose. Currently, poverty data are in a state of flux as the limitations of traditional approaches are recognised. Household level data are insensitive to gender and other differences among household members.

$1,195

Economics, Data Analysis and Decision Making

March

06-07
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to the economics of tax policy

Governments provide essential services and play an important role in a modern, advanced economy. Paying for government activities requires revenue and this mostly comes from taxation. So what should we tax and how should we tax it?

$2,195

April

03
Apr
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Behavioural economics of policy design: the why and how of Nudge

What if you could help people make good life decisions through a little ‘nudge’? As policymakers, encouraging people to make the right choices about their health, wealth and overall well-being can be challenging.

$1,195

April

30
Apr
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Gender analysis of public policy

This unique course will equip participants to engage in gender analysis of diverse public policy fields, including understanding concepts and methods to identify and address the differential impact of policy and its funding on both men and women.

$1,195

May

01
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Economic growth

Note: This course is not currently available for intake. Please contact csee@anu.edu.au for more information

$1,195

May

08-09
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Behavioural economics: concepts, tools and applications

This course will provide an introduction to the methods used in behavioural economics.

$2,195

May

15
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy evaluation

Policy evaluations are important for evidence-based decision-making. Policymakers need an understanding of the policies that worked, and those that haven’t, to make informed decisions.

$1,195

May

23
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials 2: using evidence and data

This course builds on Policy Essentials 1 to help participants to identify and deal with the challenges in developing evidence-informed policy and programs. The course will explore how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time.

$1,195

May

29
May
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Decision-making: using complex data

This course will discuss a range of analytical techniques that can be used to answer key policy questions. Participants will learn how to measure the impact of policy and whether or not a particular policy improves individuals’ lives.

$1,195

June

14
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic thinking and economics for executives

Organisations in the 21st century operate in an environment of complexity and uncertainty, hyper-competition and contested narratives, and resource-interdependencies and polycentric governance. In this environment, mistakes can be costly and lasting, and can threaten organisational survival.

$1,195

July

03
Jul
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Data analysis for decision-making and policy reports

Policy professionals often need to analyse data as well as interpret and evaluate the impact of a policy. Data analysis skills are essential, but a practitioner can easily get lost in a maze of jargon, techniques, philosophies, and choices of computer software.

$1,195

August

14
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Cost-benefit analysis for infrastructure projects

Infrastructure plays a vital role in all societies and infrastructure projects are usually the largest investment items within a budget. However, they are also among the most controversial because their sheer size and long-term impact can result in costly mistakes.

$1,195

August

21
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Fiscal policy, public debt sustainability and the economy

The aim of the course is to enrich participant’s knowledge of the impact of fiscal policy and public debt on the Australian economy.

$1,195

August

23
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Environmental and resource economics for non-economists

Australia faces serious challenges in the form of local, national and global environmental problems and in sustainably managing the Country’s resources.

$1,195

September

04
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to microeconomics for the public sector

Course participants will develop an understanding of the key insights from economics and how they can be applied in policy and government settings.

$1,195

September

05
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to macroeconomics for the public sector

This course takes you through the basic concepts of macroeconomics including: economic output, productivity, growth, inflation, foreign investment and trade. Participants will learn about aggregate economic statistics frequently used by government and media.

$1,195

September

11-12
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Economics of labour markets

This course will develop your skills to understand basic theoretical and empirical concepts of labour economics.

$2,195

September

18
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Big data in the public sector

The possibility of using big data in combination with machine learning algorithms creates a range of challenges and opportunities for policymakers.

$1,195

Skills for Future Leaders

March

13
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 1 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1,195

March

27
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 2 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1000

April

03
Apr
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Behavioural economics of policy design: the why and how of Nudge

What if you could help people make good life decisions through a little ‘nudge’? As policymakers, encouraging people to make the right choices about their health, wealth and overall well-being can be challenging.

$1,195

August

07
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Ethics and public sector work

In the midst of debate about corruption and misconduct in public and private sector organisations, coupled with fluctuating trust in institutions from government agencies to big businesses like the banking sector, understanding ethics and ethical codes and behaving ethically are essential skills

$1,195

August

09
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to resilience: theory and practice

In our globalised society, people and organisations need to deal with increasingly frequent and severe shocks and stresses. This makes resilience crucial for anyone designing and implementing policy in our today’s complex world.

$1,195

August

28-29
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Excellence in public sector leadership

This award winning* course has been specially developed for public sector executives and leaders interested in achieving leadership excellence through their role.

$2,195

September

25
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Expert communication for stakeholder engagement

Effective communication is at the heart of good public policy. It is the foundation for successfully engaging stakeholders to ensure that policies are better informed, realistic, citizen-centred, broadly supported and well implemented.

$1,195

Public Sector Leadership for Senior Executives

March

13
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 1 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1,195

March

27
Mar
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emotional competence at work (Day 2 of 2)

Emotional competence has been widely demonstrated to be a critical factor for individual and team performance across the spectrum of working life.

$1000

June

04-05
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Adaptive thinking for complex policy and strategy development

In this course participants will learn skills and techniques that will assist them in dealing with complex policy and work issues.

$2,195

June

14
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic thinking and economics for executives

Organisations in the 21st century operate in an environment of complexity and uncertainty, hyper-competition and contested narratives, and resource-interdependencies and polycentric governance. In this environment, mistakes can be costly and lasting, and can threaten organisational survival.

$1,195

June

19-20
Jun
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foresighting skills for policy and strategy development: scenario planning for public sector leaders

The major focus of this this course is about the process of foresight. The course enables participants to develop skills to explore, understand, represent and provide advice on complex and uncertain issues. This course enables participants to develop the skills and practice to:

$2,195

July

31-01
Jul
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic thinking and planning for public sector leaders

Strategic thinking and strategic planning often takes place separately in most public sector and corporate organisations.

$2,195

August

07
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Ethics and public sector work

In the midst of debate about corruption and misconduct in public and private sector organisations, coupled with fluctuating trust in institutions from government agencies to big businesses like the banking sector, understanding ethics and ethical codes and behaving ethically are essential skills

$1,195

August

28-29
Aug
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Excellence in public sector leadership

This award winning* course has been specially developed for public sector executives and leaders interested in achieving leadership excellence through their role.

$2,195

September

25
Sep
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Expert communication for stakeholder engagement

Effective communication is at the heart of good public policy. It is the foundation for successfully engaging stakeholders to ensure that policies are better informed, realistic, citizen-centred, broadly supported and well implemented.

$1,195

October

22-28
Oct
2019

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

How Chinese policies are made

China’s growth is mediated, regulated, overseen and guided by a wide array of policymakers, institutions, rules, and bodies, all of whom reform and guide China’s economy and help China interact with the region and the world.

$7,500

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