What's in it for you?

  • Understanding

    There are few online learning sources available for the managers of intelligence staff and hence this course seeks to fill this relative vacuum. The course also assists intelligence officers and analysts develop themselves professionally.

  • Skill

    This course is designed for managers and leaders of intelligence programs. It is not designed to build leaders, but rather give them some necessary tools and tips to make their life easier. The course also includes tips to build ones own professional pedigree - as the inquiring mind and constant learning are core to success as an intelligence officer.

  • Investment

    Being true to the principles of the profession while being able to harness the benefits of the information age are ever more important in the leadership craft. At the same time the traditional issues plaguing intelligence management remain; such as supporting decision-systems that: have biased viewpoints, decision-makers with preferences for certain types of information/data, may be inherently risk-adverse. Together these mean considerable intelligence management hurdles that this course helps overcome.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Copy of How to use this course

    • A message from your instructor

    • Competencies and References

    • Introduction and Module Content

  2. 2
    • Tips for Leaders

    • The Intelligence Policy

    • The Approach

    • Program Logics

    • Examples of Program Logics

    • Principles

    • Maturity

  3. 3
    • Leading People and Building Culture

    • Culture and Organisational Design

    • The Task for Leaders

    • Leadership and Intelligence Failure - MacArthur and the Korean War

  4. 4
    • Understanding Intelligence Officers

    • Are you an Analyst or an 'Intelo'?

    • Understanding Analysts

    • Observation

    • Communication

    • Creativity

    • Managerial problems in dealing with analysts

  5. 5
    • Intelligence Procedures

    • IT Systems Supporting Intelligence

    • Designing the IT System

    • Intelligence Structures

    • Intelligence Structures Continued

    • Evaluating Intelligence Performance

  6. 6
    • Conclusion

    • Final Test - Managing Intelligence

    • Congratulations!

    • Before you go...


This course is an extract of the Intelligence Officer Course.

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