In an ever-changing geopolitical landscape with new threats emerging, leaders of the future must be dynamic, possessing expertise that spans policy, law, and science. Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs' National Security Executive Leadership Program sets the bar for national security professional development, empowering professionals from all backgrounds through interdisciplinary training designed to bridge the policy and technical gap and prepare them for critical leadership positions.

National Security Executive Leadership Program is an intensive one-week, offered November 1-5, 2021, professional development program designed for mid-level national security professionals. Participants will gain a firm foundational knowledge of the U.S. national security apparatus, instruments of national power, the appropriations process, gaming, and critical decision-making, as well as background in technical and regional policy issues. The program curriculum is centered around cyber security in critical infrastructure protection and will comprise participatory learning in the classroom and via simulation.

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SPIA National Security Executive Leadership Program
Online, fixed date
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8:00AM to 5:00PM
Nov 01, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Fees Starting at non-credit $50.00
Section Notes

Registration Rates

  • Early Registration: $1,800 (offered until 09/30/21)
  • Standard Registration: $1,950 (offered 10/01/21 – 10/31/21)

Group Registration

  • If registering 2-4 people from same institution: $1,650 each
  • If registering 5+ people from same institution: $1,500 each
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