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Strategic Programs
Strategic Leadership Programme in the Defence and Security Sector of Ukraine
Strategic Leadership Programme in the Defence and Security Sector of Ukraine
MPA in the Defence and Security Sector
Program participants
The institutional core of the national security system, which shares a nationwide approach and is able to develop and implement system models, effectively interact in national and international dimensions, take an active part in the formation and further implementation of models and strategies of national security of Ukraine
Impact of the Program
Strengthening the capabilities of defense and security institutions
Fostering a new type of leadership and culture change in the defense and security sector, strategic and systems thinking
Strengthening of successful institutional reforms, development of inter-institutional cooperation and nationwide approach
Professional Activity - Upon completion of the Program, it will allow security and defense executives to gain a thorough understanding of Ukraine's national security policy and strategy.
A comprehensive integrated team of participants from the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other institutions of the national security system of Ukraine, who share a holistic and state-wide approach, as a multiplier that allows rapid systematic decision-making, more effective policy formulation and its consistent implementation thanks to the combination of defense, diplomatic, intelligence, industrial and domestic political capabilities
The structure of the program

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Institutional and Individual Strategic Leadership


  • International Security Environment. International Political System. Relations & Diplomacy
  • Organised Pressure: Think Tanks, Lobbies, & Interest Groups
  • Grand Strategy
  • Global Trends
  • Emerging Causes of Conflict & Transnational Security Issues
  • Democratic Civil-Military Relations


Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of a holistic state approach by exploring the role of non-state actors, including international governmental and non-governmental institutions.
  • Analysis of the methodology by which the national security system of Ukraine is developed, implemented and communicated; and developing an ecosystem approach to promote Ukraine's national security interests.
  • To demonstrate the relevance of the methodology of Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States in their holistic approach to the Ukrainian experience.
  • Participants will evaluate complex systems, environments, and ways of generating multidimensional variability in decision making.


  • American policy. US and China relations
  • EU policy
  • Central and Eastern Europe policy
  • Turkey
  • Middle East
  • russia


  • Policy Making & Governance
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Capability-based Planning
  • Defence Management
  • Human Capital
  • Big Data for Decisions
  • Processes Modelling
  • Strategic Communications


  • Creative Thinking
  • Philosophy & Debates
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Theatre
  • Music

Gelena Savruk more details
Oleksandr Savruk more details
Eduard Maltsev more details
Olena Zhyltsova more details
Olha Balashova more details
Adjunct professor
Oleksandr Lytvynenko more details
Adjunct professor
Oksana Osadcha more details
Adjunct professor
Maryna Starodubska more details
Adjunct professor
Oleksandr Sukhodolia more details
Adjunct professor
How to become a member of the program:
Application form
Fill in and submit an application for
Interview with program manager
dates of programs start
14 months
11 intensive academic modules, each lasting 3-4 days
For more information about the program, please contact
Michael Taran
Deputy head of the Program
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