Intro to the Army Professional Reading Programme

Develop your professional reading capability
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (42 ratings)
5,135 students
45min of on-demand video
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Use the New Zealand Army Professional Reading Programme
Develop a professional reading plan
Find contemporary and historical sources of military knowledge
Appreciate the contemporary relevance of ten texts from the past


  • Engage with The Hub and follow the APRP Groups


This course introduces the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of professional military reading. The course outlines why professional reading is important to your career development and gives valuable pointers to help you get the most from the time you invest in reading. The course also provides guidance on what to read; not only some key texts recommended by your peers globally, but also valuable online journals, magazines and blogs that are worthy of your attention. The course finishes by introducing the 'Army Professional Reading Programme' (APRP) and its key features, and provides an introduction to ten books from the past that still provide valuable instruction and entertainment to military audiences to this day. Enjoy!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for New Zealand Army and NZDF personnel interested in developing their military knowledge
  • Other military professionals might find this course of interest


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Emmet McElhatton
  • 3.7 Instructor Rating
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  • 5,135 Students
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Emmet has a broad background in business, government and academia. Emmet is a company director and consultant in the professional development space, and manages government-to-government knowledge partnerships projects in South East Asia and the Arabian Gulf.

Emmet's business background is in media, retail and education, and his academic interests are in leadership, vocational education, strategy and military studies.

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