Professional development and tailored courses

We offer professional development opportunities through professional development courses and workshops. 

Professional short courses are a perfect way to extend your knowledge and skills or stay up-to-date with technology, trends and emerging issues. Massey University’s academic and professional staff have experience linking current research and theory to your workplace, making your learning relevant and practical.

Our courses will benefit individuals or teams from New Zealand and foreign governmental agencies, defence and security organisations, private industries, and nongovernmental organisations interested in contemporary security and defence issues.

Tailored Courses

We can tailor courses for your organisation to your specific needs. Contact us to make further inquiries. 

Pacific Security Dynamics

03 - 06 September 2018 
Massey University, Wellington 

This four day course combines the academic and practice expertise of  New Zealand’s leading thinkers and policymakers to deliver an in-depth study of comprehensive security and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The course examines current and emerging challenges to the Asia-Pacific security environment and their implications for New Zealand.

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Who is the course for?

This course will benefit individuals or teams from New Zealand and foreign governmental agencies, defence and security organisations, private industries, and non-governmental organisations interested in security and development in the Pacific region.

The course provides a platform for inter-agency, whole-of-society and region-wide security dialogue and networking.

What are the key topics?

  • The implications of the New Zealand Government’s policy “reset” towards the Pacific Islands
  • Shifts within regional geopolitics and major power competition
  • Korean Peninsula and South China Sea
  • Non-traditional security threats, such as climate change and cyber security
  • The security-trade-development nexus
  • Regional security cooperation mechanisms. 

Participants will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of complex regional security challenges and strategic trends
  • Assess the current New Zealand responses to regional security challenges and consider alternative multi-stakeholder collaborative arrangements.

Lead Academic Presenters and Facilitators

Early Bird Fee - $2,519 (incl gst) available until Friday 03 August 2018
After 03 August - $2799 (incl gst)

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For enquiries please contact:
Anne-Marie Ngan
Telephone: +64 4 9793184

International Security professional development programme for armed forces

This is a customised professional development programme which includes English language study for defence and security and the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security (comprised of two 30 credit postgraduate courses).

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The English component will be delivered by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE).  There will also be lectures and tutorials delivered by academic staff from the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and other security experts (e.g. defence attaches and government).

Accommodation, excursions and field trips can be included. 

For all enquiries please contact:
Anne-Marie Ngan
Programme Co-ordinator
Professional Education and International Study Tours

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