The China Advanced Leadership Program (CALP) is an annual three-week program for Chinese officials, delivered in Australia and New Zealand. The aim of the program is to develop productive relationships between high level public officials of Australia, New Zealand and China. The program has been operational since 2011 and is delivered across multiple Australian and New Zealand cities. The program is made possible due to ANZSOG’s relationship with the Organisational Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
Senior and emerging Chinese public officials from central and provincial governments - Up 25 senior officials in China are carefully selected by ANZSOG’s program partner, the Organisation Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The Organisation Department occupies a unique role in the hierarchy of the Chinese government – it oversees appointments of all key positions within the administration. Previous delegations have included Vice-Ministers from the Central Government, Party Secretaries, City Mayors, and Directors-General.
ANZSOG brings together the highest levels within government, business and academia in Australia. Previous contributors have included Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers of Australia, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Governor-General of Australia, state Premiers, the Treasurer, former Prime Ministers, Chief Justice of Australia and other top political leadership, CEOs of federal and state government agencies, business and industry bodies. The program provides a world-class learning opportunity in Australia and New Zealand for senior Chinese officials. Past contributors include The Hon Susan Kiefel AC, The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, The Hon John Howard OM, AC, The Hon Bob Carr and The Hon John Brumby AO.
The Executive Leaders Program in China (ELPChina) has been operational since 2013 and sees Australian and New Zealand public sector executives travel to China to learn from public officials. ELPChina is financially and organisationally supported by the Chinese Government. Please see our ELPChina page for more information.