The Intelligence Process and Cycle


This course is an introduction to the foundational theories of intelligence analysis. Participants will explore current threat pictures and the relationship between resource management, assessment, policy, and collection tasking to set analysts up for success.

Participants will be introduced to the qualities of an analyst and the rigors of analytical tradecraft. You will explore the concept of the analyst adding value to information in a targeted manner. You will be exposed to the role of analyst in statecraft and national security and the nature of the relationship between analysts, taskers, and policy. Participants will be introduced to the fusion centers and fusion analysis skills and to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Additional discussions include the role of data analytics and technological innovations in intelligence production.

This course is also available for group training, customized and delivered specifically to your team. To know more, please contact us at [email protected]


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic skills of analytical tradecraft
  • Understand the relationship of analysts and policymakers
  • Understand the importance of data analytics in intelligence production
  • Explain the role of an analyst and the cognitive challenges and biases present in conducting intelligence analysis and analytic judgement.
  • Identify appropriate procedures for group analytic efforts, including tasking and assessment oversight.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the intelligence cycle and the analysis cycle
  • Differentiate between data, information, and intelligence.



  • Professionals in the intelligence, policing, security, and cybersecurity from both the private and public sectors looking to examine the security and intelligence fields. Security and intelligence academics looking to gain a practitioner perspective.



12 hours



  • $1095 (plus tax)


Featured Instructor

Candyce Kelshall has over 25 years of experience working in the intelligence space in respect of designing, conceptualizing, and creating curriculum for the professional development and enhancement of intelligence analytic, desk, case, and field officers., she has also written several textbooks on Structured Analytic Techniques for national security. Candyce currently is the President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies Vancouver and an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) where she delivers Advanced Structured Analytic Techniques as well as serves as a member of JIBC’s Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis Committee. She is currently examining proxy hybrid soft war and looking at the concept of soft violence as a new form of warfare working in the space of 5th Generation Warfare as it pertains to group vs group conflict -as manipulated by external states and intrastate groups. Within this space, she has spent over a decade writing career development training programs for intelligence officers and has trained agencies in over 17 different countries around the world