The Intelligence Process and Cycle

Overview

This course is an introduction to the foundational theories of intelligence analysis. Participants will explore current threat pictures and the relationship between resource management, assessment, policy, and collection tasking to set analysts up for success.

Participants will be introduced to the qualities of an analyst and the rigors of analytical tradecraft. You will explore the concept of the analyst adding value to information in a targeted manner. You will be exposed to the role of analyst in statecraft and national security and the nature of the relationship between analysts, taskers, and policy. Participants will be introduced to the fusion centers and fusion analysis skills and to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Additional discussions include the role of data analytics and technological innovations in intelligence production.

Discussions will be supported by theories from Heuer, Kent, MacEachin, Gates and Davis. Participants will develop an understanding of the classical and theoretical bases of analytical practice. They will explore key themes such as evidential rigour and combating cognitive challenges. Understanding the importance of the contributions of these practitioners will help underscore the importance of methodology in analytic product briefs and presentations.

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

  • Demonstrate basic skills of analytical tradecraft
  • Understand the relationship of analysts and policymakers
  • Understand the importance of data analytics in intelligence production
  • Explain the role of an analyst and the cognitive challenges and biases present in conducting intelligence analysis and analytic judgement.
  • Identify appropriate procedures for group analytic efforts, including tasking and assessment oversight.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the intelligence cycle and the analysis cycle
  • Differentiate between data, information, and intelligence.

 

Audience

  • Professionals in the intelligence, policing, security, and cybersecurity from both the private and public sectors looking to examine the security and intelligence fields. Security and intelligence academics looking to gain a practitioner perspective.

 

Duration

18 hours

 

Cost

  • $1645 (plus tax)

 

Featured Instructor

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.

 

Sessions

Event CodeTitleBegin DateEnd DateTermDelivery MethodRegister to Event
S00902305AThe Intelligence Process and Cycle5/1/20235/8/2023SummerOnlineRegister to Event