In this course, participants will look at the subject of Intelligence from the perspective of policy, civilian, military and police intelligence agencies, as well as the field-specific differences that can cause intelligence challenges. Participants will look at mis/disinformation mitigation and critical thinking, as well as crisis management scenarios/simulations from an analyst’s point of view. Participants will be introduced to a novel Definition, Description, Evaluation and Analysis (DDEA) approach to critical thinking, which will be emphasized by practical exercises. Three structured analytical techniques (SAT) will be applied:

  1. Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
  2. Argument Map
  3. NATO matrix for information assessment.
This course is also available for group training, customized and delivered specifically to your team. To know more, please contact us at [email protected]

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills in intelligence, high levels of adaptability, problem solving abilities and resilience for analysis.
  • Differentiate between definitions, descriptions, evaluations and analysis (DDEA).
  • Apply Structured Analytical Techniques as cognitive assistance tools to improve analysis and reduce bias.
  • Identify the presence and mitigation tools for mis/disinformation.


12 hours


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Candyce Kelshall has spent 25 years working in the intelligence space in respect of designing, conceptualizing, and creating curriculum for the professional development and enhancement of intelligence analytic, desk, case, and field officers., she has also written several textbooks on Structured Analytic Techniques for national security. Candyce currently is the President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies Vancouver and an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) where she delivers Advanced Structured Analytic Techniques as well as serves as a member of JIBC’s Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis Committee. She is currently the Vice President of Canadian Intelligence Network- a Canadian practitioner-based association.