About 'The Runway'

3 min Source: Defence digital media
PME Level: All levels #theRunway

Summary

The Runway, a professional development platform, has been designed to foster a new, broad community of learning, and was launched on 31 Oct 19 by Commander, Air Force Training Group, Air Commodore Glen Braz. The Runway’s strategy recognises that growing the intellectual capacity of its diverse membership can positively influence our future leaders as they prepare now, to meet the challenging joint operational environment of the future. Acknowledging the value of its members’ time, The Runway is optimised with reputable content to support self-paced and self-directed learning 24/7-365. Through a personalised and responsive online experience, the responsive site allows members to filter content by topic, PME level, read time, themed collections, and online events. 

“Members of The Runway will be supported as they seize the initiative to expedite their journey to professional mastery”, said Air Commodore Glen Braz. 

Air Force, ADO and other government agency personnel are invited to engage with the curated content and take the opportunity to participate in a whole-of-government discussion around the key topics affecting the delivery of air and space power for Australia’s future. A public-facing site for its content, The Runway’s members will have exclusive access to online discussions and events. Members from diverse professional backgrounds, abilities and ranks are encouraged to critically analyse, consider alternatives, voice innovations, and contribute to the greater organisational understanding via professional discourse. 

“Engaging with content through comments and online events will particularly benefit those Air Force members seeking to demonstrate going the extra mile in furthering their own development”, said Air Commodore Braz. 

The Runway team strives to source regular content across the topics in the form of curated articles, videos, and podcasts. The platform will continue to innovate and from 2020, will deliver online events, such as a podcast and webinar series, and interactive videos for learning across all PME levels.