The Practical Certificate in Canadian Intelligence -Community, Function and Enterprise-

NPSIA-PT&D’s Practical Certificate in Canadian Intelligence – Community, Function & Enterprise – workshop designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of the diverse players in Canada’s Intelligence community (domestic and international) and the manner in which they interact and cooperate at the federal level.


Date: 
Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Location: ONLINE
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM daily
Fee: Early registration $  500.00 + HST until October 29, 2021.  Thereafter, regular registration $ 750.000 + HST.
NPSIA and NPSIA PT&D Alumni and members of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association: $ 650.00 + HST

About this program:

This program provides an introduction to intelligence theory and explores the intelligence role in government decision-making at the strategic level, in matters of national security and defence, countering crime, border strategies and emergency management. The workshop offers a modern definition of intelligence and broadens the scope of community to include political considerations in the generation, management and consumption of information as well as the involvement of non-traditional institutions in the intelligence process. An Enterprise Model approach will be employed to guide participants though the functions, mission orientation and overall system of state-level intelligence in Canada, which in turn can be used to review and evaluate intelligence practices across government.

Who should attend:

This workshop will be of great value to those working in the public or private sector, in any area related to national security or public safety in their broadest sense. It will be of particular interest to those associated with government planning for missions abroad, law enforcement campaigns, border protection programs, public health counter epidemic/pandemic initiatives and emergency management measures. It will also be of significant value to those in the early stages of pursuing a career in intelligence or national security generally.

All training in the workshop will be conducted at the unclassified level.


Learning objectives:

The workshop concentrates on the following critical learning objectives:

  • Acquire an appreciation for a wider, more varied community of institutions, parties and stakeholders in the Canadian Intelligence ‘enterprise.’
  • Gain an understanding of the role, structure and general practices in support of government decision-making at the federal level;
  • Gain an understanding of foundational intelligence theory and an enterprise modeling framework from which elements, that make the Canadian Intelligence community, can be understood and evaluated; and
  • Become acquainted with select intelligence doctrines, communities of knowledge and practice, and open source media that can be used to establish and enhance your professional network.

Your trainer:

Dr. James (Jim) Cox

Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Dr. James Cox served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 35 years, mainly in operational command and staff appointments, including United Nations and NATO missions on five continents. His last posting was Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. After leaving the military, he spent many years as a Library of Parliament analyst supporting parliamentary committees and delegations dealing with security, defence and intelligence issues. Since 2007, he has taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. He currently teaches a graduate-level course in Intelligence and Analytics in Public Safety at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a Research Fellow with the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. Dr. Cox holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and has pursued advanced intelligence studies for over two decades.