Securing our Blue Pacific
Securing our Blue Pacific is the Australia Pacific Security College’s newest flagship education course. The two-week course is in response to Forum Island Countries’ request for capacity development initiatives to meet their security priorities arising from the Boe Declaration on Regional Security (2018). It is designed for mid to senior-level FICs officials working on security policy across any of the Boe Declaration priorities.
What you will study
This course will allow participants to gain the practical and policy skills required to engage with security issues impacting the Pacific. Working with a real-world policy challenge throughout the course, participants will be introduced to analytical tools such as stakeholder analysis, whole of government approaches, futures techniques and negotiation skills.
On successful completion of the course, participants will have:
→ an understanding of the policy-making cycle for national security outcomes
→ an appreciation of the value of collaboration as a crucial for the policy process
→ practical skills with analytical tools and frameworks for policy- making
In recognition of participants’ work commitments, the Securing our Blue Pacific Course will be delivered for approximately three and a half hours a day for two weeks.
Sessions will involve presentations, collaborative group work and peer-led learning. The course will be delivered remotely. During the course, participants will utilise the education platform Moodle and Google Docs throughout delivery, to access learning resources.
Participants of the Australia Pacific Security College courses are taught by a number of subject matter experts.