Courses

SPI runs a specialized certificate program for civil servants and private industry to establish shared knowledge, draw lessons from collective security experiences, and create connected professional environment that will keep the security context relevant in government and corporate sector decision-making. Delivery is via intensive short courses designed to focus on practical decision-making.

A non-degree Professional Development Certificate will be issued by the University of Ottawa upon completion of any five courses within the SPI course offering.

List of upcoming Courses

Course Code: 

773

Course Category: 

Security and Policy Institute

In this workshop learners will acquire an in-depth exposure to the foreign fighter (i.e. terrorist) phenomenon in Canada.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
May 29, 2018
9:00 - 16:00

Course Code: 

744

Course Category: 

Security and Policy Institute

Don’t believe what you see in the media. The issues and forces at play around the world are complex with deep, underlying motivations. This course will delve into some of the geopolitical issues involving Russia, Iran and North Korea and examine how to consider the events as they continue to unfold.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
June 27, 28, 2018
8:00 - 15:00

Course Code: 

687

Course Category: 

Security and Policy Institute

Since the invention of the telegraph and telephone law enforcement and intelligence agencies have sought to intercept electronically transmitted messages in order to gather information.  Privacy and political sensitivity have always been issues in these intercept programs.  The methodology in interception programs remained based in analog systems and changed moderately over decades. For many years both the means of transmission and the means to intercept messages remained primarily in the domain of government agencies.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
October 9, 10, 2018
9:00 - 16:00

Course Code: 

160

Course Category: 

Security and Policy Institute

Computers and information systems are a fundamental part of Canadian life. Day to day activities, commerce, and statecraft have gone digital. The associated information technology underpins nearly all aspects of today’s society.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
May 14, 15, 2018
9:00 - 16:00

Did you Know?

The completion of a series of any five SPI courses over three years leads to a Certificate of Professional Development from the University of Ottawa. Visit our Courses page to view our current offering!

New Courses

New Security and Policy courses will be added to the program in winter & spring 2018.

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