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Crawford School Executive Education

In these uncertain times, many of us are looking for answers to contemporary public policy challenges.

Crawford School Executive Education provides premium online and distance programs. We offer flexible and high-quality learning experience to meet participants’ various needs and circumstances. Our range of executive education courses at Crawford School will prepare and enable you to accept, adapt and lead through uncertainty.

Participants from 35 countries have joined our online and distance format in recent years. Here is what they had to say:

'This is one of the best courses I've completed during my APS 'career' (20 odd years). Would recommend it to anyone in, or on the periphery of, the regulatory field - participant from Leading regulatory systems delivered to a federal bespoke client in 2023

'I currently work in a strategic role to which I can immediately apply my increased understanding of how to operate in complex environments or with complex policy issues. Importantly, the course equipped me with better understanding and narratives on how to support a team to navigate through and achieve results in the inherent uncertainty of complex environments.' - participant from Adaptive thinking for complex policy development in 2022.

'Having it virtual, live sessions on the computer provided flexibility to participate and work this around family commitments and geographic location.' - participant from Behavioural economics of policy design: the why and how of Nudge delivered to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts in 2023

'This course would be relevant and engaging for anyone. It offers transferable knowledge to apply anywhere and an added bonus is that it increased ‘ATO collaboration’ between staff that don’t usually work or learn together!' – participant from Qualitative research methods delivered to Australian Taxation Office in 2021

'We were provided with excellent technical support and they provided clear and constructive guidance as they helped us navigate the different applications.'- participant from Public policy and public sector leadership delivered to the Development Academy of the Philippines in 2020

'[The best aspect of the program] is the comprehensive nature of the program: a mix of video, written material, and live discussions' - participant from Policy essentials series delivered to Department of Education, Skills and Employment in 2022

'It bolsters my professional awareness, skills and confidence to participate in the workplace' - participant from Policy essentials series delivered to Department of Education, Skills and Employment in 2022

'Appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and discuss! Well done on making it interactive (challenging in the remote COVID environment).' - participant from Economics for non-economists delivered to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2021

'I consider this to be one of the best courses I have completed in tertiary study. The content was highly relevant, creativity was encouraged, and activities directly relevant to my role.' - participant from Frameworks, tools and techniques for effective leaders delivered to Department of Veterans' Affairs in 2022

'This is the best course I've done through the diplomatic academy. It was pitched at the perfect level, had a steady pace and relevant examples related to my work.' - participant from Economics for non-economists delivered to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2022

'The course workbook, it was really valuable to have a one-stop-shop resource for this course. Especially as this is being completed amongst other work priorities, it made the study/preparation much easier.' - participant from Policy essentials series delivered to Department of Education, Skills and Employment in 2022

'This course has exceeded my expectations. Trish and Wendy [course presenters] are so generous in sharing their experience and giving frank, thoughtful advice. The high level of engagement was refreshing compared to other professional development courses.' - participant from Policy essentials series delivered to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts in 2023

Our courses include content to be consumed at a pace and time that suits you, with regular opportunities to meet the experts and network with other participants. Each participant will receive a carefully curated course package and experience the value of developing skills alongside world-leading experts and peers in live sessions.

View our open enrolment courses or contact us to discuss how our bespoke and international programs help you and your team shape answers to some of your own public policy challenges.

New courses are still arriving. Browse our course catalogue for more information on upcoming courses.

Contact us csee@anu.edu.au

Executive Education

Crawford School of Public Policy has delivered exceptional executive education for public, private and not-for-profit organisations since 2005. We are dedicated to providing unique and leading training opportunities to current and future policy professionals. Located in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and close to the Australian Parliament and key federal government departments, our academics are influential in the provision of policy papers, briefings and advisory services to various agencies of the Australian federal and state governments, and also to governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Our short courses and bespoke training programs are research based, future oriented and citizen focused. Our courses are taught by world-class academics and experienced senior government professionals at the leading graduate public policy school in the Asia-Pacific region, within one of Australia’s top universities.

Short courses

A complete list of Short courses for policy professionals is available to view.

Bespoke training programs online

Read about our Bespoke training programs.

International Programs

Read about our International Programs.

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Updated:  23 April 2024/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team