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International Programs

Located in the nation’s capital, Crawford School of Public Policy is uniquely located to provide you with a learning experience like no other. Tailored capability and capacity building programs that address your public policy needs are delivered by experts and supplemented by tours and networking opportunities with Australian Government agencies and industry partners.

Vibrant discussions tease out practical application through interactive and case-based teaching sessions that prepare you for real world challenges in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Our award-winning bespoke programs provide the next generation of global leaders with the opportunity to confidently and capably innovate to respond to contemporary challenges of global significance.

The Crawford School is one of the foremost global teaching and research schools in public policy. The school’s eminent academics and researchers are highly influential in the provision of major public policy and strategy papers, leadership training and policy advisory services for the Australian Government, state public service agencies and many governments throughout Asia and the Pacific. Through close working relationships with governments and industry, unmatched regional expertise and well-placed alumni, Crawford School is the policy hub for advice on policy challenges throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Whatever your learning outcomes, Crawford School Executive Education is ready and able to assist you. With more than 15 years’ experience in designing and delivering customized training and capacity building programs, we are sure to exceed your expectations.

Program Development

Crawford School Executive Education will work with your organisation to identify your training needs and desired learning outcomes before collaboratively designing a course specific to your requirements.

  • Short courses typically from 2 days - 4 weeks
  • Groups generally have 10 or more participants
  • Courses can be delivered both onshore and offshore throughout Asia and the Pacific and may include a combination of locations as the program progresses
  • Optional policy engagement tours with relevant Australian government stakeholders can be arranged

Our training programs are research based, future oriented and citizen focused. Our courses are taught by world-class academics and experienced senior government professionals. Our purpose is to generate new knowledge on public policy questions; enhance the capabilities of those who learn with us; impact positively on the quality of public policy making, implementation and outcomes. Our professional team will work with you to design and deliver a program of the highest calibre that will have you wanting to come back to experience more.

Crawford Expertise

Australian National University (ANU) is a global leader in research and teaching in public policy, public administration, economics and international development. ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 29th globally in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, including 8th in politics and international studies, 13th in social policy and administration and 13th in development studies. ANU is a founding member of the elite International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), a strategic partnership based on visionary research-led teaching and education of future leaders and tackling global challenges.

Crawford School of Public Policy leads the development of new knowledge on public policy, enhancing the capabilities of those who learn with us and making a positive impact on the sustainability, integrity and capability of public policy making, implementation and outcomes.

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 case of economic and environmental change

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

Skills for Future Leaders Develop the essential skills to meet the challenges of our new age; cultivating empathy and emotonal competence, developing trust with citizens and stakeholders, and building resilience within your organisation

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

Your exclusive capacity building program is tailored specifically to your development challenges drawing on world-class specialist expertise. You will have access to policy experts and professionals strategically partnering with organisations to help implement good governance, regulatory frameworks, policy evaluation, public policy, applied economics, public administration, environmental management and technical solutions with measured impact.

Programs can be designed as either a single or a cross-sectional focus on public policy. The following themes are a sample of the scope of program design and delivery:

Development Security Governance Sustainability
Culture & Identity Economics Leadership Environment
Public Sector Reform Anti-Corruption Health Foreign and Defence
Communication Regulation Full List Available

Crawford Experience

You will feel at home as you attend courses designed exclusively for your cohort. The ANU is a vibrant and diverse community where you will meet like-minded people and make life-long connections. From the time of your arrival until your departure, our team will be available to ensure that your time here will be an educational, rewarding and memorable experience.

On Campus Program

The ANU campus is nestled on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands. Located in the heart of Canberra - Australia’s capital city – the ANU is an easy walk, bike ride or drive to some of Australia’s most significant political and cultural institutions including the Australian Parliament. Crawford School is located on a leafy peninsula, an inspiring setting which helps drive the creativity of ANU staff and students.

Offshore Programs

Our experts can journey to your destination and provide you with the same top-quality executive education experience that can be expected from the ANU.

Online and Distance Program

Crawford School Executive Education delivery can be tailored to suit the needs of your participants, including online and distance formats. These programs are delivered in English. Indicative topics that can be tailored for your team can be found here.

International Engagement

Throughout 2019 Crawford School hosted public policy professionals from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Appealing to a global audience, we welcome your participants to learn from some of the greatest public policy thinkers in the world.

Case Study

Public Sector Leaders - Hanoi, Vietnam

The Client
A diverse cohort representing cross sector development in Reforestation - Climate Change, Vocational Education - Youth Engagement, Transportation, Agriculture - Food security, Economic Security and Urban Design.

The Challenge
Introduce leaders to an integrated set of tools that would allow them to work within their respective organisations and cultivate clarity of goals and vision for organisational change.

The Solution
Workshops designed using cutting edge developments in contextual behavioural sciences and prosocial research with interactive teaching concepts, tools and innovations.

The Objectives
To stimulate participants into thinking about aligning local, national and international priorities pursuant to personal and group motivations, whilst maintaining strong ethical foundation.

The workshops

  • Identified the value of existing approaches to leaderships
  • Repositioned values within the context of longer-term strategic initiatives
  • Reinforced the value of deliberative, consultative approaches towards achieving ‘sharing value’

The Outcomes

Participants commented that the course had introduced them to a “Modern Method”; a unique approach to developing policy and vision; reinforced the value of democratic processes and teamwork and emphasised ethical personal skills development.

Executive Education Alumni

During your course you will meet with new friends and create new networks. You can choose to join our Executive Education Alumni so that you can continue to engage with your new network on critical public policy challenges.

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Testimonials

The course was very useful. I believe this to be a great start to help me in my role as a leader. I believe the tools and concepts discussed will be very practical and useful in engaging with some of the intractable problems that I am faced with today. I am extremely thankful to the ANU, the Crawford School and of course, the course organizers for taking this effort in distilling this vast body of knowledge within these very short 9 days. I believe I am echoing the voices of the cohort when I say that I hope that we continue to stay in touch so that we can continue to build on these globally, regionally, and nationally relevant tools to move us towards a better tomorrow for this planet earth.


AASWA, June 2019



The course has given me a global perspective of the problems and their potential solutions. This course has opened new avenues to address policy issues. The comparison between India and Australia has been helpful for learning new techniques.


IIPA, 2019



The course was designed in a compressed but comprehensive manner. The educators presented a fresh look on how it [public policy] should apply in any system of government. It was a great learning experience that experts in their respective fields were able to share their invaluable inputs. the course was particularly rewarding for me because my work entails all aspects in law-making. My learning with experts from ANU will always be very helpful in my work.


ANU-DAP, 2019

Enquire Now

Do you have a training or capacity development need? Would you like some more information? Contact Sharon Lopez, Manager, International Programs to discuss.

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