Strengthening the intellectual foundation for our profession of arms.
October 30th, 2016 by Clare O'Neill
This year a small and dedicated team of Australian Army personnel has been bringing together the DEF Australia activities. This team believes that professional development and innovation are best done as collective activities, and also that initiatives need to think beyond short term goals. So concurrently to the DEF[X] activities, the DEF team has been working on ‘where to next’?
We would like to introduce you to The Postern Association – the Australian Army’s new association for professional development. The Postern Association is run like Army’s Sporting Associations – self-organised with activities driven by its members. Membership is open to all members of the Australian Army regardless of rank, corps and location. The first activity for the Postern Association is DEF[X] Australia, to be held 08-09 December 2016 in Canberra.
Some general points
The Postern Association’s 2017 activities are currently a blank canvas so we want your help. There will be a Postern Association planning group at the DEF[X] in Canberra on 08-09 Dec 16. This planning group will be your chance to shape the future of the Postern Association. So if you would like to be part of mapping out the Postern Association’s future or have great ideas for professional development that just need an outlet, then sign up for the DEF[X]. We also invite (and highly encourage) those junior commanders who may not have an idea to share but would like to absorb the conversations about our profession of arms.
Join the discussion
In the lead-up to this planning group, we want to hear and share your thoughts on:
Please share your thoughts by leaving comments at the bottom of this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll then collate your answers and have them ready to share with the group at the DEF[X].
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