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The Practical Certificate in National Security Intelligence – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO 11 July to 13 July

July 11, 2017 — July 13, 2017

Location:TBD Richcraft Hall
Cost:$800 + HST early bird vs $1200 regular rate
Key Contact:Bryan Henderson

In cooperation with the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies:

The Practical Certificate in National Security Intelligence

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July, 2017

NPSIA-PT&D, in cooperation with Carleton University’s Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies is pleased to announce the pilot offering of our 3-Day, Practical Certificate in National Security Intelligence workshop this coming summer 2017. This program is designed to give a clear understanding of the historical development of the Canadian security intelligence community and the way it supports the formulation and implementation of policy by identifying, assessing and countering threats to national interests. The workshop focuses on what intelligence is, why it is an important tool for policymakers, how collectors are tasked and how intelligence is processed to generate assessments that inform the decisions of policymakers. It will also examine the legal and moral obligations which govern the distribution and use of intelligence. The workshop then concludes with a look at 21st century challenges facing Canada as a consequence of rapid technological change and the globalized threat environment – challenges which are likely to require an enhanced role for security intelligence. This workshop will be of interest to participants from the public and private sectors whose organizations contribute to or use intelligence in the domains of national security, law enforcement and critical infrastructure protection. Media and interested parties from supporting departments and other levels of the public sector including provincial and municipal governments and the general public will also benefit from this comprehensive overview of the intelligence community and its role in maintaining public safety in Canada. Note: While this workshop focuses on Canada’s security intelligence community it will also provide comparative examples from other democracies. Participants will be expected to read and discuss unclassified reports and academic texts during the workshop and contribute their particular perspectives and experiences in discussion groups. ‘Chatham House Rules will apply.’

The workshop aims to impart the following critical learning objectives:

  1. Key terminology and concepts relevant to security intelligence.
  2. Overview of the architecture of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Community
  3. The role of the Intelligence Community in addressing/preventing threats to public safety and national security
  4. The tasking of the Intelligence Community and the process, by which intelligence is gathered, assessed and distributed.
  5. The legal and ethical principles governing intelligence accountability.
  6. Canada’s intelligence culture and emerging challenges

Special Fee : $800 + HST

Then Early Registration: $ 1,000 + HST. Thereafter Regular Registration: $ 1,200 + HST.

Your training team:

Angela Gendron, Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Martin Rudner, the founder and first director of intelligence studies at the School. Together they combine the experience of a former UK intelligence practitioner with the academic insights of a world renowned researcher and teacher in the intelligence field. As teachers and trainers they have provided research and consultancy services to numerous democratic governments as well as other public and private sector clients.

Scan and email or post this form to NPSIA-PT&D at the coordinates below. You will then be provided with an invoice and will receive instructions for completing your registration by credit card, cheque or wire payment.

Registration – The Office of Professional Training and Development (NPSIA – PT&D)
Room 2118 Dunton Tower
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa,
ON K1S 5B5