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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

February

22
Feb
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to microeconomics for the public sector

Should we promote competition? What taxes should be used to raise government revenue? How can economics help to reduce traffic congestion? Should we price carbon? If you have ever wondered what economists really mean when they use microeconomic concepts, this course is for you.

Before/by 22 January 2024: $1,195

After 22 January 2024: $1,495

OR

22
Feb
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner's guide to economics for the public sector series

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

Before/by 22 January 2024: $2,195

After 22 January 2024: $2,495

March

14
Mar
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic policy fundamentals series

This series includes the following courses:

Before/by 14 February 2024: $2,195

After 14 February 2024: $2,495

Group discounts available.

14
Mar
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Systems thinking and behavioural insights for strategic policy development

This course will step through a framework for strategic policy development, with a specific focus on the latest research and information on systems thinking and behavioural insights for policy development and design, with engaging practical activities exploring real-world policy problems, to tran

Before/by 14 February 2024: $1,195

After 14 February 2023: $1,495

Group discounts available.

14-03
Mar
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Implementation science for strategic policy development

Improve strategic policy design through a greater understanding of implementation science.

Before/by 3 March 2024: $1,195

After 3 March 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

14
Mar
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to macroeconomics for the public sector

This course goes back to basics on macroeconomics and builds a framework for thinking about how the economy works, how the financial system works, how labour markets work, how product markets work, and the role of government in stabilising the economy. There is no math.

Before/by 14 February 2024: $1,195

After 14 February 2024: $1,495

OR

May

01
May
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Fundamentals of intergovernmental management

Officials play a vital role in supporting the federal system and its functions. But there’s no how-to manual for this important role; the rules, whether formal or informal, have to be learned ‘on the job’.

Before/by 1 April 2024: $1,195

After 1 April 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

July

09
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy

This course is for those who are relatively new to policy work, aspiring to work in policy areas or wanting to understand how to link implementation and policy more closely.

SOLD OUT!

Please contact csee@anu.edu.au to join the waitlist.

09
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials series

Understand how policy is made at the national level and develop strategies for communicating evidence effectively to your ministers and stakeholders through tools, theories, frameworks and practical case studies.

This series includes the following courses:

SOLD OUT!

Please contact csee@anu.edu.au to join the waitlist.

July

25
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: using evidence and data for good policy design and implementation

This course builds on Policy Essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy to help participants to identify and deal with the challe

SOLD OUT!

Please contact csee@anu.edu.au to join the waitlist.

October

18
Oct
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Qualitative research methods

Why does doing qualitative research matter? Who should be included and how do we access them? How do we ask good questions? How can we best analyse qualitative data?

Before/by 18 September 2024: $1,195

After 18 September 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

November

14
Nov
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials series

This series includes the following courses:

Before/by 14 October 2024: $2,495

After 14 October 2024: $2,795

Group discounts available

14
Nov
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: What you need to know to design and implement good policy

This course is for those who are relatively new to policy work, aspiring to work in policy areas or wanting to understand how to link implementation and policy more closely.

Before/by 14 October 2024: $1,495

After 14 October 2024: $1,795

Group discounts available

November

29
Nov
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: Using evidence and data for good policy design and implementation

This course builds on Policy Essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy to help participants to identify and deal with the challe

Before/by 29 October 2024: $1,495

After 29 October 2024: $1,795

Group discounts available

TBA

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TBA

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.

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TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

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TBA

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.

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TBA

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.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foresighting skills to design and implement adaptive practices

Back from the future: How to use foresight and systems thinking to develop adaptive capacity

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TBA

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.

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TBA

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:

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy

This course is for those who are relatively new to policy work, aspiring to work in policy areas or wanting to understand how to link implementation and policy more closely.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: using evidence and data for good policy design and implementation

This course builds on Policy Essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy to help participants to identify and deal with the challenges i

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TBA

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

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TBA

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.

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TBA

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.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Systems thinking and behavioural insights for strategic policy development

Designing and implementing strategic policy is challenging.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Implementation science for strategic policy development

Improve strategic policy design through a greater understanding of implementation science.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic policy fundamentals series

This series includes the following courses:

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials series

This series includes the following courses:

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

A behavioural science approach to communication

This workshop has been specially developed to enhance leaders and managers capacity to converse with greater influence.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic roadmapping

Learn to translate departmental goals and government priorities into pragmatic, benchmarked and achievable opportunities.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy evaluation series

This Series will reveal the ‘how to’ of policy evaluation. Learn how to quantify policy impact and use evidence - about what works, and what doesn’t. Evidence is crucial for maximising impact, saving money and helping policy makers avoid unintended consequences.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Quantifying policy impact using randomized control trials

How can you know with certainty whether policies and programs are having their intended impact? There’s no simpler or more powerful tool for finding out than a Randomised Control Trial (RCT). RCTs help build evidence about what works – and what doesn’t.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy evaluation: understanding the evaluation process

What the main factors that need to be considered when implementing an evaluation of public policies and what approaches should be used?

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emergent leadership series (extended)

Join us for this Series to build competence and confidence to lead and manage in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

The series includes:

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic public sector leadership (extended)

Strategic Public Sector Leadership: impacting wellbeing, performance & productivity in the modern workplace.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Gender mainstreaming in development projects, programs and organisations

This course aims to enable its participants with cutting-edge hands-on analytical tools of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in the context of development. The course takes an approach that is critical, hands-on, and inclusive.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Gender analysis of development projects and programs

This course aims to enable its participants with cutting-edge hands-on analytical tools of gender analysis in the context of development. The course takes an approach that is critical, hands-on, and inclusive.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Gender Mainstreaming Series

This course aims to enable its participants with cutting-edge hands-on analytical tools of gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in the context of development. The course takes an approach that is critical, hands-on, and inclusive.

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

An introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment

Being posted to Indonesia? Thinking about exporting to or investing in Indonesia, or simply interested in the world’s 10th largest economy and 4th largest population? This is your chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day equivalent course.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Social risk identification and management

This IAIA training course will equip you with current frameworks and tools for identification, assessment and management of social risks, growing your capacity to consistently and systematically mitigate social risks and deliver social value.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to social impact assessment

Coming soon.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to infrastructure for non-technical specialists

Coming soon.

Economics, Data Analysis and Decision Making

February

22
Feb
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to microeconomics for the public sector

Should we promote competition? What taxes should be used to raise government revenue? How can economics help to reduce traffic congestion? Should we price carbon? If you have ever wondered what economists really mean when they use microeconomic concepts, this course is for you.

Before/by 22 January 2024: $1,195

After 22 January 2024: $1,495

OR

22
Feb
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner's guide to economics for the public sector series

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

Before/by 22 January 2024: $2,195

After 22 January 2024: $2,495

March

14
Mar
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner’s guide to macroeconomics for the public sector

This course goes back to basics on macroeconomics and builds a framework for thinking about how the economy works, how the financial system works, how labour markets work, how product markets work, and the role of government in stabilising the economy. There is no math.

Before/by 14 February 2024: $1,195

After 14 February 2024: $1,495

OR

April

05
Apr
2024

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.

Before/by 5 March 2024: $1,195

After 5 March 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

October

18
Oct
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Qualitative research methods

Why does doing qualitative research matter? Who should be included and how do we access them? How do we ask good questions? How can we best analyse qualitative data?

Before/by 18 September 2024: $1,195

After 18 September 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

April

07
Apr
2025

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.

Before/by 7 March 2025: $1,195

After 7 March 2025: $1,495

Group discounts available.

TBA

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TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

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TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials: using evidence and data for good policy design and implementation

This course builds on Policy Essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy to help participants to identify and deal with the challenges i

--
TBA

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.

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TBA

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.

Skills for Future Leaders

July

30
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Adaptive thinking for complex policy development

Frameworks and processes to understand and enable adaptive change in complex and uncertain policy environments.

How to lead and manage in a complex and uncertain business landscape.

Before/by 30 June 2024: $1,195

After 30 June 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

30-05
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emergent leadership series

Join us for this series to build competence and confidence to lead and manage in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

The Series includes:

Before/by 30 June 2024: $3,195

After 30 June 2024: $3,495

Group discounts available.

October

01
Oct
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foresighting skills to design and implement adaptive practices

Back from the future: How to use foresight and systems thinking to develop adaptive capacity

Before/by 1 September 2024: $1,195

After 1 September 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

November

05
Nov
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic thinking and planning in a complex and uncertain world

How to develop strategy in a complex and uncertain landscape

Before/by 5 October 2024: $1,195

After 5 October 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

TBA

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TBA

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

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TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Social risk identification and management

This IAIA training course will equip you with current frameworks and tools for identification, assessment and management of social risks, growing your capacity to consistently and systematically mitigate social risks and deliver social value.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to social impact assessment

Coming soon.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Introduction to infrastructure for non-technical specialists

Coming soon.

Public Sector Leadership for Senior Executives

July

30
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Adaptive thinking for complex policy development

Frameworks and processes to understand and enable adaptive change in complex and uncertain policy environments.

How to lead and manage in a complex and uncertain business landscape.

Before/by 30 June 2024: $1,195

After 30 June 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

30-05
Jul
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Emergent leadership series

Join us for this series to build competence and confidence to lead and manage in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

The Series includes:

Before/by 30 June 2024: $3,195

After 30 June 2024: $3,495

Group discounts available.

October

01
Oct
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foresighting skills to design and implement adaptive practices

Back from the future: How to use foresight and systems thinking to develop adaptive capacity

Before/by 1 September 2024: $1,195

After 1 September 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

November

05
Nov
2024

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Strategic thinking and planning in a complex and uncertain world

How to develop strategy in a complex and uncertain landscape

Before/by 5 October 2024: $1,195

After 5 October 2024: $1,495

Group discounts available.

TBA

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TBA

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

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

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.

--
TBA

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

How China's 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.

Please view Crawford School Cancellation Policy for further information.

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