SLP 3: Scenario-based Exercise with Focus on Framing and Strategic Decision-making

The focus of this scenario-based exercise is to provide opportunities for enhancing strategic leadership with a focus on decision-making.

The purpose of this scenario-based exercise is to enhance strategic leadership, in particular framing and strategic decision making in the global societal security environment. This scenario-based exercise further builds upon the theoretical framework and strategical analytical tools from SLP 1 and 2, as well as the participants’ personal strategic leadership manifestos, in order to sharpen the participants’ decision-making abilities. This year the scenario-based exercise will be played with the Black Sea Region in focus and in different contexts (peace, crisis, armed conflict, post). In addition, one day will be devoted to the Arctic region, and this scenario-based exercise will be played with Swedish participants from another SEDU strategic leadership course.

In the scenario-based exercise, the participants will analyse various contexts, role-play, prepare recommendations, and present structured policy briefs to a number of strategic leaders who will be representing the role-playing actors, countries and/or organizations.

By exploring and practicing decision-making in different contexts, the participants will learn how to create an inclusive, forgiving and secure atmosphere conducive to conducting an open and constructive dialogue by drawing upon and utilizing common ground and differences. Furthermore, the participants will strengthen their ability to apply an iterative decision-making process with the aim of maintaining trust, legitimacy and accountability.

Review the preliminary programme here. Pdf, 446.6 kB.

Who is eligible to apply to SLP 3?

In order to be eligible to participate in SLP 3, participants should have successfully completed SLP 1 and 2 in 2020 or 2021, as well as have several years of working experience in strategic leadership including responsibilities for societal security. The Centre for Societal Security (CTSS) at the Swedish Defence University reserves the right to make individual assessments and accept other candidates who have not completed SLP 1 and 2 but have equivalent competence and skills.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

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 3 will be delivered
  • November 22, 24, 29, December 1 (remotely), and December 5-9 (on-site at SEDU) 8:30-16:30 (Swedish time)
    These are the days (approximately 70 hours in total) in which the scenario-based exercises for SLP 3 will be run. This staggered and hybrid format has been chosen in order to accommodate and facilitate combining competence development with the participants' professional and personal obligations and needs.