National Security and Intelligence Certificate

Program Overview

This program provides participants with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and dynamic knowledge-based National Security sensitization. You will gain an invaluable appreciation of the impact of intelligence on policy-driven decision-making in Canada. You will deepen your understanding of the value of intelligence, specifically the role it plays in domestic security, law enforcement, foreign policy, international crisis, and conflict. National Security Intelligence and its usefulness will be demystified, enabling you to apply your knowledge to your decision-making efforts and provide leadership in your respective domains. The program fosters substantive dialogue. The exchange of knowledge on current and emerging national security challenges will lead you to actionable policy options, informed decision-making, and fact-based intelligence assessments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demystify National Security (NS) and Intelligence (Intel) issues, challenges, processes and practices and the true impact they can have an all aspects of society
  • Assess current and emerging NS issues and challenges with confidence
  • Apply NS and Intelligence Information to support the operational needs of any public- or private-sector organization
  • Understand the NS and Intel environment
  • Properly interpret any Intelligence Information


Partership with the University of New Haven

uOttawa PDI participants are eligible to receive tuition discounts in a University of New Haven national security degree or certificate. Learn more.

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