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International programs

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Due to the changing situation relating to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), ANZSOG’s International programs have been deferred. The health and wellbeing of participants, faculty and staff is paramount, as such we have come to this decision based on publicly available information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its potential implications for participants, faculty and staff. All registered participants will be contacted and a new date for the deferred program will be communicated in due course. Expressions of interest will remain open, and we encourage you to enquire about ANZSOG’s International Engagement programs via

ANZSOG’s International Engagement team develop programs, partnerships and connections across the Indo-Pacific to educate, strengthen and progress the strategic interests of the public sectors in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand.

What programs do we offer?


ANZSOG’s inbound programs for international delegations are offered on an annual basis, including the China Advanced Leadership Program (CALP) and the India Advanced Leadership Program (IALP). ANZSOG also offers customised international education programs in response to emerging needs of governments/jurisdictions. International participants learn about how Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand government and public sector works in practice.  They learn about sound practices in areas such as leadership and government, political and economic systems, and policy specific issues including health, education, environment, justice and agriculture.  They also meet with senior officials with whom they can build working relationships with once the program is complete.


ANZSOG offers intensive immersive-style programs, where participants gain deep exposure to a country in the region through meetings with senior public officials. These education programs, usually one to two weeks in duration, feature lectures, site visits, cultural experiences and opportunities to discuss policy and program initiatives with international senior public officials. ANZSOG’s China Reciprocal Program (CRP)  has been operational since 2013 and sees Australian and Aotearoa-New Zealand public sector executives travel to China to learn from public officials. Through ANZSOG’s outbound programs, participants learn about Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand’s place in the world, perceptions of our countries and governments and issues of public diplomacy.

Who are our participants?

  • ANZSOG’s international programs are generally aimed at senior public sector executives at the deputy head of agency level or above from Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand and international jurisdictions.
  • ANZSOG can develop customised programs for other levels of the public sector.

What are the benefits of our international programs?

  • Increase global perspectives for the benefit of the individual and their wider organisation/jurisdiction.
  • Participants learn about cultural differences, historical perspectives and international public administration and structures.
  • Global networks are developed through meetings and interacting with domestic and international senior officials.
  • Exposure to ANZSOG’s network of partner governments, universities and business schools, including a faculty of distinguished and expert presenters.
  • Interactive programs enriched by peer-to-peer collaborative learning and counterpart exchanges .
  • An enhanced capability to operate with international counterparts/jurisdictions.
  • First-hand exposure to alternative models of public sector leadership and management, including how other governments are approaching similar challenges.


To enquire about ANZSOG’s International Engagement programs , please contact us at