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SLP 2: Strategic Leadership and Global Security Challenges

This course will widen the participants’ perspective and comprehension of societal security and how it is affected by contemporary and future global trends and security challenges.

This course will widen the participants’ perspectives and comprehension of societal security and how it is affected by contemporary and future global trends and security challenges.

The purpose of the course is to provide the participants with the ability to apply a number of analytical tools (crisis diagnosis, the “six makings”, gender analysis, and intercultural awareness) for strategic leadership in different contexts and to better understand why and how strategic actors prioritize societal security. The aim is strengthen the participants’ own strategic leadership skills. Lastly, this course will delve deeper into the strategic leadership and crisis management tasks, considerations, and challenges, including conflicting interests and priorities, in relation to different complex contexts such as peace, crisis, grey zone, hybrid warfare, conflict and post-contexts. Review the preliminary program here Pdf, 438.5 kB..

After the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Problematize the strategic leadership and crisis management tasks, considerations, and challenges, including conflicting interests and priorities.
  • Present in a personal leadership manifesto how to utilize competencies and analytical tools as a strategic leader in different contexts.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations in a backcasting exercise that reflects how contemporary and future global trends and security challenges in a rapidly changing world affect efforts for international stability and sustainability.

Who is eligible to apply to this course?

The “Strategic Leadership in Global Societal Security” Programme’s SLP 2 is part of Sweden’s contribution to NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme and is primarily open for applicants from PfP and NATO member countries and key organizations working within these networks. If the number of participants from these networks is not filled, applicants from other countries may be considered.

Applications for SLP 2 are welcome from individuals who are actively engaged in and working with societal security issues, including leaders, policy-makers and decision-makers from government and non-government agencies, regional and international organizations, military and law enforcement agencies, and private actors as well as academics. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Prerequisites

In order to be eligible to participate in SLP2, participants should have successfully completed SLP1 (or IP1) and also have several years of working experience in strategic leadership including responsibilities for societal security. This course is part of the Strategic Leadership in the Global Societal Security Environment Programme that consists of four modules, of which this is the second one.

This course builds further upon the theoretical framework and analytical tools presented in SLP1 (respectively IP1), deepening the participants’ understanding and improving their ability to apply the theoretical framework and analytical tools in their role as strategic leaders.

Course fees

If selected to participate, there is no course fee; however, participants are responsible for covering any associated costs related to participation.

Important dates for 2022

  • March 18 - May 15 - Online application site is open
  • May 20 - Decisions regarding participation in SLP 2 will be delivered
  • September 20, 22, 27, 29, as well as October 4 and 6 - SLP 2 will be run remotely, 08:30-16:30 (Swedish time).
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