Future Strategic Leaders' Congress
Australia’s Strategic Partnership with Indonesia:
Respecting Differences and Aligning Interests
30 May - 1 June 2014
ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa
A constructive partnership with Indonesia is essential to Australia's national security interest, and it will become increasingly so into the future. To achieve that, we must respect and recognise differences between the two countries whilst seeking greater alignment of priorities and interests.
The first 2014 Kokoda Future Strategic Leaders’ Congress will examine the strategic relationships of Australia and Indonesia in the future decades. It will look at potential divergence in the strategic interests of the countries, how these can be resolved, and the kind of diplomacy needed to shape the bilateral relationship towards a mutually beneficial partnership.
Expected to take part are senior executives and keynote speakers from organisations including DFAT, AusTrade, ANU, ADF, PM&C and Embassies.
The congress will also provide Australia’s future strategic leaders with an introduction to the core skills necessary for working in the strategic environment, including:
- Strategic thinking – making the connections between operational and strategic outcomes
- Writing for national security – presenting information for decision making
- Negotiation and facilitation skills – working in groups and solving problems