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

The 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: $1,500 + tax
Dates: February 24-26, and May 4-6, 2020

Summer course on Intelligence and Security

The course will offer participants, in a small seminar setting, an opportunity to engage in an intensive week of critical discussion and thinking on key aspects of the modern practice of intelligence and security. It will explore both a Canadian and international perspective and will draw out an appreciation of both the practitioner and academic/public policy perspectives on contemporary intelligence issues.

Fee: $2,150 + tax
Dates: July 20-24, and August 10-14, 2020

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

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

Briefing Ministers and Senior Officials

The course will provide an opportunity for you to increase your oral and written briefing skills in a safe environment and learn the key elements to preparing and delivering presentations to public sector decision-makers. It will cover real-world preferences of senior officials and Ministers, the most common questions they ask and advanced techniques for briefing them effectively. The course is highly interactive and practical.

Making IT Projects Successful: A Program Manager's Guide

Through presentations, interactive sessions, and drawing heavily on actual examples, this two-day course provides non-IT executives with practical, experience-based insight into IT projects related to government program delivery. The program draws heavily on actual experience with some of the most difficult public-sector IT projects to provide a thorough understanding of IT projects, with a particular focus on the role of the business or sponsor executive throughout the project. The course aims to provide useful perspective and practical suggestions that a program executive involved in an IT project could immediately apply.

View Richard Manicom present an introduction to the course.

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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