Educating Future Leaders

01 February 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

The Business Skills College in conjunction with Cranfield University runs the Defence Strategic Support Management (DSSM) course to educate future leaders on Defence Support (DS).

Defence Support (DS) accounts for around two thirds of the annual defence equipment budget.  Support encompasses the engineering, infrastructure, supply chain management, logistics, personnel and information systems elements required to sustain global operations. 

The Defence Strategic Support Management (DSSM) course is aimed at OF5/B grade and 1 star staff seeking a broad understanding of support in the defence business environment. It runs over three days for up to 15 delegates who receive top-level presentations (from speakers primarily at 1 to 3 star levels) across a range of key topics; including optimising the strategic base, global support, E2E strategic support chain, support in the air, land and sea domains, the defence support transformation programme, cyber and its impact on the industrial base and understanding intellectual property.  The speakers are from senior industry such as Babcock, Leidos and Leonardo.  

The course includes a detailed case study of a real life support program implementation and a fireside chat from a key note speaker (most recently Air Marshal Julian Young CB OBE).  These frank and honest assessments of the challenges facing the MOD over the coming 12 months have received particularly favourable feedback with one delegate saying “As an industry delegate on the course it was fascinating to understand how defence is thinking and how critical support is”.

For further information and how to apply please visit places are limited to 15 - sign up today to avoid disappointment.

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