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: 

706

Course Category/Template: 

Security Policy Institute

The Centre for Continuing Education’s Security Policy Institute (SPI) has partnered with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa to offer an intensive, one-week program on global and national security. 

The course is open to interested professionals and members of the public through the SPI program.

The course will take place the week of July 30 – August 3, 2018 on the University of Ottawa campus.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
July 30, 2018
9:00 - 15:00
Language English
July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 2018
9:00 - 15:00
Language English
July 31, 2018
9:00 - 15:00

Course Code: 

775

Course Category/Template: 

Security Policy Institute

The Middle East is one of the key regions of the world, and a source of much of its instability today.  How did this part of the world come to be so integral to the stability of the planet, and so much in dangerous flux?

This intensive Capstone course will give students a comprehensive introduction to the modern Middle East.  It will provide the necessary historical background for students to be able to understand where today’s crises and problems came from, as well as an understanding of the key social, political and economic drivers of the Middle East today.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
August 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018
8:00 - 15:00
Language English
August 13, 2018
8:00 - 15:00
Language English
August 14, 2018
8:00 - 15:00

Course Code: 

687

Course Category/Template: 

Security 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/Template: 

Security 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
October 23, 24, 2018
9:00 - 16:00

Course Code: 

777

Course Category/Template: 

Security Policy Institute

This intensive two-day course will examine the terrorist threat to Canada and how it is being managed.  Instruction will consist of a series of short lectures and case studies.  Participants will be engaged throughout and encouraged to offer their own views.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
November 19, 20, 2018
9:00 - 16:00

Course Code: 

776

Course Category/Template: 

Security Policy Institute

This two-day course offers students a comprehensive introduction to the modern Middle East.  It provides the historical background needed to understand the causes of today’s crises and problems, as well as the current key social, political and economic drivers of the Middle East.

Next Sessions: 

Language English
November 26, 27, 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 Policy Institue (SPI) courses will be added to the program in summer & fall 2018.

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