Module 3: Strategic leadership with a specific focus on decision-making in the global societal security environment

This module is a scenario-based exercise and the third of four modules of the Strategic Leadership in the Global Societal Security Environment Programme. The focus of this module is to provide opportunities for enhancing strategic leadership decision-making.

The purpose of this module is to enhance strategic leadership, in particular decision making in the global societal security environment. This module further builds upon the theoretical framework and strategical analytical tools from Modules 1 and 2, as well as the participants’ personal strategic leadership manifestos, in order to sharpen the participants’ decision-making abilities. In the scenario-based exercise, the participants will analyze 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.

Who is eligible to apply to Module 3?

In order to be eligible to participate in Module 3, participants should have successfully completed Modules 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 Modules 1 and 2 but have equivalent competence and skills.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Important dates for 2021

September 13 - October 11 - Online application site for Module 3 is open
October 18 - Decisions regarding participation in Module 3 will be delivered.

November 29, December 1, December 3, December 6, December 8, and December 10 - These are the days (approximately 50 hours in total) in which the scenario-based exercise for Module 3 will be run remotely. This staggered format (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays over a two-week duration) has been chosen in order to accomodate and facilitate combining competence development with the participants' professional and personal obligations and needs.