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Leadership in International Security Course LISC 2021/2022

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International Security in the 21st Century: Building a Resilient Future

The 36th edition of this highly competitive eight-month course in international security is designed for high-performing professionals seeking to enhance their career and effectively respond to the world’s most pressing security challenges.

Our approach is comprehensive and multi-faceted. This course will not only update your knowledge, but will build your skillset and toolset to better prepare you for dealing with our unpredictable international security environment.

During the eight-months, you will have the opportunity to learn from, and network with, over 120 members of the GCSP’s global expert community – including high-level practitioners from governments, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and civil society.

Learning outcomes

As a result of this course, you will:

  • Harness your individual leadership skills, drawing on your own strengths as well as those of a network of security professionals,
  • Conduct objective in-depth analyses of the complex and broad security issues of today’s interconnected world,
  • Generate policy options to promote sustainable solutions,
  • Enhance your ability to work across cultures, organizations, and professional domains.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Open to mid-career professionals working in national ministries. Applications from IOs, NGOs, civil society, academia and the private sector will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Candidates must have had exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.

For further information, please contact lisc@gcsp.ch.

COSTS: The course is offered free of tuition charges for participants as part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

APPLY NOW

Deadline to apply: 31 May 2021 - After submission of the online form, candidates will be contacted by the LISC Team to request further documents to complete the application file.

How to register

Please register via this link, your application will be reviewed and the course coordination team will be in touch with you regarding your application as soon as possible.

The course is offered free of tuition charges for participants as part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme. Fees apply for the MAS Programme. GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.