The Department of Defence is charged to defend Australia and its national interests in order to advance Australia's security and prosperity.
To strengthen leadership capability, Defence sought to equip Defence personnel with adaptive leadership capabilities to lead through dynamic, uncertain and disrupted environments.
EL1, Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group
Nous partnered with the Australian Graduate School of Management @ UNSW Business School to design Journey: Leading Transformation for Defence.
Journey: Leading Transformation is lifting the capacity of Defence team members to diagnose and understand problems, navigate complexity, face new challenges with confidence and mobilise resources to solve them. We are seeking to build skills for an environment defined by VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity).
Participants in the program:
Expert presenters include Professor Ronald Heifetz (the founder of adaptive leadership theory, and King Hussein bin Talal senior lecturer in public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School), Farayi Chipungu (Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Professor Catherine Althaus (ANZSOG Chair of Public Service Leadership and Reform at the University of New South Wales in Canberra) and Professor Deborah Blackman (Head of the School of Business at UNSW Canberra).
Our team includes members from our offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin. Where possible we will deliver leadership development locally.
The program is being delivered to more than 3,500 participants across five years under a multi-million-dollar agreement. Graduates from the program are currently making their mark across Defence.
Participants report skill and knowledge gains of 11-28 per cent for the ENABLE component of the program and 14-50 per cent for the ADAPT component of the program.
Feedback from participants includes: