Innovating in a Command-and-Control Culture

Venue: The Hotele Istana

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Nov 27, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 29, 2002
Early Registration Date: Oct 15, 2002
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Course background

The impact of globalisation, the changing nature of conflict and the increasing dependence of technology over manpower have created enormous challenges for the modern defence force.

Creativity and innovation is the key to competitiveness in any organisation, especially the defence forces in light of their specific challenges of limited resources and people. Innovation in the armed forces needs to be managed decisively as it will have to co-exist within the established command culture.

Some of the key elements of the command culture are the assumption that members of the defence force follow orders from their superiors, strategy is primarily top-down and there is limited and defined freedom for the individuals to take initiative.

These contrast with the key elements of the innovation culture where the individual is given freedom to pursue ideas and solutions not envisaged by their superiors and individuals are allowed and even encouraged to challenge the rules and create their own solutions to problems.

Course objectives

The following course, for the very first time in Asia, will work through the key drivers in developing a framework for innovation. Innovation capabilities will be discovered, the innovation space will be defined, buy-ins for staff and staff training will be generated and all tailored specifically for the modern defence force.

Defence personnel will be given the tools to innovate and meet the challenges facing the modern defence force. All of these tools for creativity and innovation will be created in line with the set of command protocols developed for each individual member of the defence force is operating within.

Who should attend

To fully benefit from this course, participants should bring along your organisation's problems or questions. Bring these solutions and ideas back to work with you after the course!

Anyone who wish to make a difference within your organization should attend. As a guide, this training will be necessary for the following:

Chiefs and officers of the various defence forces units including: army, navy, air force, coastal guard, civil defence, police and intelligence

Members of the defence forces involved in the following functions:

- Science and technology

- Research and development

- Policy and planning

- Procurement

- Finance and administration

- Manpower and training schools

- Quality management

- Facilities and logistics management

- Logistics and research

- Human resource management

Course accreditation

This 3-day course carries an accreditation for University of Technology Sydney (UTS) towards post-graduate awards for 2002. Accreditation for 2003 is currently being negotiated - please contact our Customers Division at Singapore Tel: +65 63444 765 / 63444 903 or for more information.


73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur

Additional Information

For more information, please contact our Customers Division at Singapore Tel: +65 63444 765 / 63444 903 or