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Future Strategic Leaders Congress: Innovation and Transformation in National Security

  • 19 May 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 21 May 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For inquiries about reserved places for Defence, PM&C, AGD, DFAT and DIBP please contact IFRS
  • For Governor, Chairman's Circle and Standard membership levels (discount not applicable to FSLP membership)
  • Individuals and Future strategic Leaders Membership
  • Government and Corporate Members

Registration is closed


Thank you for your interest, the congress has sold out.  If you have a spot reserved please contact the IFRS office for details on how to register

The need for innovation and transformation to Australia’s national security is well-established and has led to improvements in Australia’s defence, law enforcement and counter-terrorism capabilities. While innovation and transformation presents opportunities for government and industry, it also presents challenges.

Once future capability requirements have been identified, the process of research, development, procurement and implementation takes years, by which time, an organisations requirements and the environment they are operating in will have changed. Another recognised problem encountered with innovation and transformation is the difficulty in transitioning into commercial viability. This congress will explore what government, industry and research organisations need to do to keep ahead of the game and ensure Australia has robust national security into the future.

The congress will also provide Australia’s future strategic leaders with an introduction to the core skills necessary for working in the strategic environment, including:

  • Strategic thinking – making the connections between operational and strategic outcomes
  • Writing for national security – presenting information for decision making
  • Negotiation and facilitation skills – working in groups and solving problems

Who should attend: Early to mid Career members of the national security community, those currently studying in the field and those who aspire to join the national security community.

Accommodation: Accommodation onsite is included in the cost.  It is shared student accommodation - basic but comfortable.

Cancellation Policy: Final numbers for accommodation and meals are provided one week out.  We are happy to provide a full refund up until then (Friday 12 May).  Unless prior arrangement has been made, any unpaid registrations by that date will be cancelled.

Chatham House Rule: Please note we operate strictly under the Chatham House Rule.  Under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Attendance: Please note that all registrations to attend the Future Strategic Leaders’ Congress will be reviewed by the Board of the Institute for Regional Security, which retains absolute discretion on whether individual applications are accepted.


The Future Strategic Leaders’ Congresses are proudly sponsored by the Australian Department of Defence and the Noetic Group

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