Bookings and Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill ACT

    Special Member-Only New Kokoda Paper Launch

    Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
    By Dr Gary Waters

    Kokoda Foundation members are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday 30 April when Gary Waters will launch this important report.

    Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) functions are essential for effective operations spanning military, border protection and law enforcement activities, as well as in strategic decision-making. These functions provide greater situational awareness and better
    predictive intelligence necessary for superior decision-making at all levels. ISR synchronises and integrates the planning and operation of platforms, sensors, data, and people.

    The complexity, ambiguity, dangers and speed of the emerging 21st century world require profound improvements in intelligence to detect problems as they arise and in networked response options to achieve the overall effect required. Faster and more complex operations and activities require deeper analysis and planning. Because of globalisation and the agility and interrelated nature of possible threats, the ISR Enterprise has to be comprehensive and address all sources and diversity of requirements, while also including both long-term and immediate-term analysis.

    The ISR process must be treated as an integrated process, moving it in complexity, speed, and effectiveness beyond the current model of inter-agency cooperation. Indeed, cooperation, coordination and interoperability are no longer enough. Close collaboration is needed, which demands greater use of standards for integration and information sharing across all levels of government and beyond. Australia can continue its modest trajectory in improving ISR or it can seize the moment and drive step-change improvements that will necessitate adopting a whole-of-nation approach, achieving closer engagement with the public, accelerating the data-to-decision cycle by leveraging the benefits of Big Data, and synchronising ISR capabilities.

    Launch details:
    When: Wednesday 30 April 2014
    Time: 1000-1100
    Where: Federal Golf Course
    Address: Gowrie Drive, Red Hill, ACT
    RSVP: Essential by Wednesday 23 April 2014
    To RSVP register online here, email info@kokodafoundation.org or contact Catherine Scott on 02 6295 1555

    We hope to see you there.

    Peter Nicholson
    Kokoda Foundation

    • 30 May 2014
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 01 Jun 2014
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus

    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

    • 31 Dec 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA

    The Kokoda Foundation runs a series of invitation-only Executive Business Breakfasts throughout the year.  If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please register your interest here.

    The Kokoda Foundation Executive Business Breakfast series is proudly supported by Accenture and JBS


Past events

03 Apr 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: Andrew Balmaks
27 Mar 2014 National Security Careers Night 2014
05 Mar 2014 FSLP Women in National Security (WINS) Initiative
14 Mar 2013 National Security Careers Night 2013
12 Dec 2012 Washington YSLF
26 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Professional Development Workshop 2012
30 Oct 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
23 Oct 2012 Sydney YSLF - Prof Ross Babbage- The Military Rise of China: What Should the US and Australia Do?
18 Oct 2012 Canberra YSLF October Seminar - Mr Jason Mundy
19 Sep 2012 The Kokoda Young Strategic Leaders' Forum and USI of the ACT Present a Special September Seminar - MAJ GEN SOHAIL AHMAD KHAN
30 Aug 2012 YSLF August Networking Event
24 Jul 2012 Canberra YSLF - Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Intelligence Community Dr Warren Tucker Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
21 Jun 2012 Canberra YSLF - Lieutenant General (retired) Agus Widjoyo
19 Apr 2012 Sydney Seminar - Senator The Hon David Feeney
12 Apr 2012 National Security Careers Night 2012
25 Jan 2012 Washington YSLF - AMB Kim Beazley and AMB Richard Armitage
21 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - Nick Harvey MP – Minister of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) for the Ministry of Defence
14 Nov 2011 Sydney Seminar - Angel Rabasa, RAND Corporation
03 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - The Coming Famine: Risks and Solutions For Global Food Security
08 Sep 2011 Canberra YSLF - National Crisis and Coordination Centre
27 Jul 2011 Canberra YSLF - Dr Tom Mahnken and David Hamon
19 Jul 2011 Sydney Seminar - Professor Michael L'Estrange
30 Jun 2011 Canberra YSLF - ASIO / ASIS: Their Role in the National Security Community
20 May 2011 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
21 Apr 2011 YSLF April Seminar with Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Networking Event
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Seminar Australia's Strategic Edge in 2030, Ross Babbage
24 Feb 2011 National Security Coordination in Australia, Duncan Lewis
03 Dec 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (December)
30 Sep 2010 Collaborative Leadership, Roger Powell
09 Sep 2010 National Security in the 21st century – an address by the Director General of Security, ASIO, David Irvine
26 Aug 2010 Navy: Transition to Force 2030, RADM Davyd Thomas
29 Jul 2010 National Security in the Digital Age, Prakash Mirchandani
24 Jun 2010 Industry's Role in providing National Security
21 May 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
29 Apr 2010 Law and justice sector reform in the Pacific: How can Australia adapt its assistance to specific local contexts?
25 Mar 2010 National Security Careers Night
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