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 Defence Intelligence workshop this June 2018.

Dates: Tuesday, June 5 to 7, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM daily
Registration: registration is now open.  Please download the form here.
Location: Room 3112 Richcraft Hall / River Building, Carleton University
Parking: available on campus
Fee: Special Fee until May 4, 2018: $800 + HST
Then Early Registration: $ 1,000 + HST until May 18, 2018. Thereafter, regular registration: $ 1,200 + HST.

Special NPSIA and NPSIA-PT&D Alumni and members of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association: $ 950.00 + HST.

About the Practical Certificate in Defence Intelligence:

This program is designed to provide participants with a general understanding of the defence intelligence function in Canada. It examines the defence intelligence role in government decision-making and provides practical knowledge of defence intelligence practices from the policy, through strategic to the campaign planning levels; during peace and in all five domains of warfare: maritime, land, aerospace, space and cyber. This workshop explains defence intelligence within the broader concept of intelligence generally, within the overall Canadian intelligence enterprise intelligence and the defence intelligence relationship with other fields of government intelligence such as national security intelligence and criminal intelligence.

This workshop will be of great value to those working in the public or private sector, in any area related to national security in the broadest sense. It will be of particular interest to those in any field associated with government planning for missions abroad, national defence and military mission planning, and defence or military procurement. It will also be of significant value to those in the early stages of pursuing a career in intelligence or national security.

Please note that this workshop will be conducted at the unclassified level.

What you will learn:

1. To understand and discuss the fundamental concept of intelligence and the Intelligence Value System Model;

2. To understand and describe the defence intelligence role and mission, as well as its structure and selected doctrinal practices at the strategic and operational levels;

3. To understand and describe the role, structure and general practices of the overall Canadian Intelligence Enterprise, with a focus on the relationship between defence intelligence and other government intelligence functions; and

4. To understand and apply selected elements of defence intelligence doctrine in short exercise scenarios.

Your trainer:  Dr. James Cox

Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Dr. James Cox served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 30 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 a number of years as a Library of Parliament analyst supporting parliamentary committees and delegations dealing with security and intelligence issues. For over a decade, he has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.