APSI Research Institute for Security Studies offers a high level training program which will be taught by academics and military professionals. It is designed to enable an advanced-level audience and specialists to stay informed and anticipate future security trends.
Its aim is to inform, train, teach, and coach future ambassadors, and political and military leaders to become strategic foresight analysts and use the skills to influence policy and lead change, and to encourage the development of critical analysis skills and the use of strategic insight to influence policy development nationally and internationally.
Advisor: VAdm Paul Bennett (Ret)
All participants of the Strategic Collective Training program will receive a completion certification after the program.
-To understand Strategic Foresight Analysis and comprehensive institutional approaches to contemporary security threats
-To unpack global issues and security trends and provide an understanding of the use of SFA in a current security environment.
- To anticipate changing character of warfare, and to take smart risks
The overall objective of the program is to provide understanding of Strategic Foresight Analysis and comprehensive institutional approaches to contemporary security threats in the changing and challenging globalized security environment. Participants of the program will be able to think at strategic level in the framework of the international security and international relations concepts. On the practical level, the program also focuses on strengthening specific skills such as researching, teamwork and public speaking, presentations, and crisis management exercise.
By the end of the course, the participants will have a firm grasp of:
in terms of substantive knowledge:
• Understanding of the Strategic Foresight Analysis and application of SFA in practice;
• A set of international security matters, to determine the issues at stake and the role of international organizations in the management of conflicts;
• Conceptual skills on SFA, security trends and be able to anticipate future challenges and how they affect your business practices and strategies;
In terms of skills:
• how to examine, understand, synthesize and apply core strategic issues on SFA, the transatlantic relations and strategic policy making;
• how to carry out independent, in-depth research using a wide range of sources;
• demonstrate effective crisis management and oral presentation skills.
In terms of attitudes, participants should develop in this course:
• critical attitudes, which are necessary for “life-long learning”
• an attitude of open-mindedness and self-critical reflection with a view to self-improvement
• sensibility towards the ethical dimensions of different aspects of the content of this course
• an open attitude towards inter-cultural teamwork
APSI Research Institute for Security Studies also works in the area of Preparatory Action for Research on Strategic Studies (PARSS)
APSI preparatory action for research on strategic studies relates to the study of conflict and peace strategies, analyses areas of enquiry in strategic studies, and explores why and how a state interacts with other actors. The preparatory action for research on strategic studies utilises APSI summits and consortiums, and selected webinars/seminars. PARSS endeavours to provide a blueprint for evaluating and improving current strategies. APSI International Security and Political Affairs Division works together with APSI Research Institute for Security Studies to produce PARSS.
PARSS Advisor and convenor: MGen Adrian Ciolponea (Ret)
International Security and Political Affairs (ISPA) Advisor and Convenor: Dr Vira Ratsiborynska