Practical Certificate in Defence Intelligence 

Join Brigadier-General (retired), Dr. Jim Cox for this 2-Day program that examines the place and role of defence intelligence in the larger Canadian intelligence environment.


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9 AM to 4 PM daily
Location: ONLINE
Parking: NA
Fee:  $ 500.00 + HST until February 24, 2023.  $ 750.00 thereafter.

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.  It provides practical knowledge of how defence intelligence practices are applied at the strategic and operational level, in all domains of warfare: maritime, land, aerospace, space and cyber.

This workshop explores defence intelligence within the broader concept of intelligence generally, within the overall Canadian intelligence enterprise.  It examines the defence intelligence relationship with other government intelligence functions and allied intelligence organizations.

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. Gain an understanding of 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;
  1. A broad understanding of the fundamental concept of intelligence and within that conceptual framework, an understanding of the defence intelligence role and mission and structure;
  1. Selected doctrinal practices at the strategic and operational levels; and
  2. The application of 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.