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Leadership Masterclasses


The Defence Academy Masterclasses are designed to keep leaders in Defence abreast of current leadership themes and challenges. The Masterclasses also provide a great opportunity for individuals to network with others who are interested in developing their leadership skills.


Speakers are carefully chosen to give a Defence perspective on their specialist topic. As experts in their field, most have an international reputation and have published widely. Typically, 2 or 3 will present on any one day to give a balanced, and sometimes contrasting, perspective.

Who can apply?

Defence Civil Servants and members of the Armed Services are eligible to attend the events. Also, in order to increase the networking web further, we invite a number of influential leaders from the public sector.

How to apply

Once registered you will be automatically mailed a few months before each event. If you want to attend an event, we suggest that you apply immediately on receipt of the mailing as places tend to fill very quickly. Dates for future events will only be released once speakers have been booked.
John McCarthy

John McCarthy – Lebanon Hostage Crisis

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke – The Great Escape            

Flt Lt (Retd) Andrew Wiseman

Gordon Tinline - psychologist                                

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