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.