Program

2020 program outline

This executive program places an emphasis on skills training, good governance, leadership and fostering strong bonds between participants.  It features guest presenters from across the political spectrum including politicians from all levels of government (both sitting and retired), public speaking professionals, campaign strategists, advisors, public policy experts, and leading figures in Australian political and public life.

The structure of each session varies, including panel discussions, workshops, seminars, Q&A discussions, practical work and networking opportunities. Participants are expected to attend a minimum of eight out of the ten sessions, which will be held both in North Melbourne and on campus at the University of Melbourne.

Session 1, 25.07.20 – 9:30am-4:30pm: Introduction to politics

Session 2, 30.07.20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: Party machines and preselection

Session 3, 06.08.20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: From political vision to stump speech

Session 4, 15.08. 20 – 9:00am-5:00pm: Media training

Session 5, 27.08. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: On the campaign trail

Session 6, 10.09. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: Practical reflection

Session 7, 17.09. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: Policy-making

Session 8, 08.10. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: Moral dilemmas in politics

Session 9, 22.10. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm: Speeches in parliament

Session 10, 05.11. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30pm : Life in federal parliament

Please note: The above dates may be subject to change.