Upcoming Events in Canberra
The Kokoda Foundation proudly presents quarterly seminars and networking events intended primarily for those interested in national security issues. To receive notification of our upcoming events please please click here
to register on the free Future Strategic Leaders' Program database.
Kokoda's Future Strategic Leaders are typically those who have either joined the national security community during the last eight years or so, or are in the final phases of their studies and aspire to join the national security community.
Our key speakers will address a group of young professionals regarding career, barriers, juggling the demands of work with family and other commitments, followed by an open question and answer session and informal networking.
Women in National Security (WINS) Initiative
Keynote and Panel Discussion
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Australian Defence College, Weston Creek
Register online here
Ms Marion Grant, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs and Border Protection
Ms Gemma Smyth, Manager Strategic Policy, Australian Federal Police
The WINS events aim to present positive role models and encourage women to take up careers and leadership roles within national security, a traditionally male-oriented field. The WINS initiative has been developed to fill this void and will be presented as a series of seminars and panel events throughout the year.
Date: Wednesday 5 March 2014
When: 5.30-7.30 pm
Where: Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, ACT
Cost: Kokoda Financial Members: Free
Individuals and students: $10.00*
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Monday 3 March 2014 Register online here
Contact the Kokoda Office on 02 6295 1555 or email email@example.com
or visit our website for more information.
*Sign up as a Kokoda Foundation member on the night and we will refund your $10. Kokoda Foundation members receive discounts to events, access to publications and career opportunities. Check out the benefits here.
National Security Careers Night 2014
Thursday 27 March 2014
Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, Canberra
The Kokoda Foundation National Security Careers Night is an exclusive careers night for university graduates and young professionals who work in the national security community or aspire to do so. The Careers Night provides future leaders with valuable insights into the national security community, featuring presentations on the roles, activities and professional development opportunities in major government organisations.
The Careers Night is an annual event held in March when most of the represented organisations are recruiting. This year's Careers night will be held at the Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek ACT.
Organisations and speakers invited to participate include:
Organisations and speakers participating include:
- Attorney-Generals Department - Name TBA (confirmed)
- Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy and Homeland Security Division (confirmed)
- Australian Federal Police - Deputy Commissioner Peter Drennan, Deputy Commissioner, National Security Executive (confirmed)
- Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - Mr David Irvine AO, Director General (confirmed)
- Australian Secret Intelligence Service - TBA (confirmed)
- Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation - Mr Peter West, Assistant Secretary, National Geospatial Intelligence Branch (confirmed)
- Department Immigration and Border Protection - Mr Martin Bowles, Secretary (confirmed)
- Defence Intelligence Organisation - Mr Ross Boyd, Deputy Director (confirmed)
- Australian Signals Directorate - TBA
- Department of Defence - Mr Tom Hamilton, Assistant Secretary, Global Interests
- Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Mr Richard Sadleir, First Assistant Secretary
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Name TBA (confirmed)
- Office of National Assessments - Dr Doug Kean, Assistant Director-General, Strategic Analysis Branch (confirmed)
Date: Thursday 27 March 2014
When: 1715 -2100
Where: Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek
RSVP: By 24 March - Essential (for security and catering) Register here
Catering: Complimentary sausage sizzle
Inquiries: Contact the Kokoda Office on 02 6295 1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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