The programs and courses provided by the Centre are professional development opportunities. They are intended for individual practitioners wishing to prepare themselves for positions of greater responsibility.

New World of National Security and Intelligence Review

This online course will offer an intensive survey of the origins and history of security and intelligence review in Canada, the current state of review practice, and the challenges ahead. Course participants will be made familiar with the legislative basis for the new review bodies, their political context, and will study current review reporting and future challenges.

Fee: $1,350 + tax

  • June 6-10 & 13-17, 2022 (Fully online)
  • October 17-21 & 24-28, 2022 (Hybrid online and in-person)

During the COVID-19 crisis, this course will be offered entirely online in June and hybrid in October.

Summer course on Intelligence and Security

The online professional summer course will examine key aspects of the modern practice of intelligence and security. The course instructors explore both a Canadian and an international perspective, drawing on practitioner and academic expertise and literature. Owing to precautions taken in light of COVID-19 and in keeping with University protocols, the course, which has been offered since 2009, will be delivered completely online for the summer of 2021.

Fee: $1,600 + tax
Dates: August 15-19 & 22-26, 2022

View Greg Fyffe and Wesley Wark present an introduction to the course.

During the COVID-19 crisis, this course will be offered entirely online.

The following courses are not currently scheduled but can be offered or customized for your organization:

Evidence That Matters: Using information for decision-making

This series of two one-day seminars provides a high-level overview of techniques, concepts, and challenges related to gathering, analyzing and using information for decision-making. We focus on key sources of program-related information found in most public-sector organizations: performance measurement and program evaluation. Each one of the two one-day modules can be taken separately.

Module A: Performance Measurement

Module B: Program Evaluation

View Mark Schacter present an introduction to the course.

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