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Module 2: Strategic leadership in the global societal security environment

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.

The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with analytical tools for better understanding why and how strategic actors prioritize critical societal functions and influence international peace and security.

In addition, this course will provide the participants with diagnostic tools for determining if, when and for whom a situation can be considered a crisis. The course will also discuss and examine hybrid warfare and conflicts.

Lastly, the course will delve deeper into the strategic leadership and crisis management tasks, considerations, and challenges.

The learning objectives of this course include the ability to:

  • Analyze how contemporary and future global trends and security challenges in a rapidly changing world affect efforts for international stability and sustainability.
  • Compare and contrast using analytical tools why and how strategic actors prioritize critical societal functions and influence international peace and security.
  • Examine the strategic leadership and crisis management tasks, considerations, and challenges by utilizing crisis diagnostic tools.

Who is eligible to apply to this course?

The “Strategic Leadership in the Global Societal Security Environment” Programme’s Module 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 Module 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.

Application

Prospective participants must send in a formal application form no later than October 1, 2020. Applicants will receive notification of decisions regarding participation and scholarships by October 12, 2020.

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