INTEL-03 | Intelligence Published Source Collection: Managing the Function


INTEL-03 | Intelligence Published Source Collection: Managing the Function

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March 7 – 25, 2022

How does intelligence research differ from the business and industry research I’ve been conducting?

What do I need to do to prepare my information center and information services to support the production of intelligence?

How do I ensure that my literature and online research are appropriate, valid, and usable for intelligence applications?

The course builds upon our introductory course by exploring the management aspects of published source collection (aka literature research, secondary research, or open source intelligence), a formal function of the intelligence process. Topics covered include the following:

  1. Differences between intelligence research and general business research;
  2. How to develop your business research skills to support the requirements of intelligence production and decision support;
  3. The value of the published source collection function and its relationship to other intelligence functions;
  4. How to develop and manage the intelligence information center;
  5. How to manage literature and online research activities; and
  6. How to ensure the value, validity, integrity, and usability of intelligence research.

As with each course in this program, this online course places special focus on opportunities and considerations that relate to the transition from information and knowledge practices to competitive intelligence and decision support.

This course includes exercises/discussions involving (1) how to develop your information center for intelligence support and (2) how to align the intelligence literature and online research functions with other functions in the intelligence process.

Course Level: Fundamental – Essential concepts, practices, and resources to building intelligence practices

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to support the published source collection (i.e., the secondary/literature/open source research) function of the intelligence process in a variety of organizational settings. When given a range of intelligence research questions, issues, and problems, participants will be able to fulfill research needs and outline possible solutions to the satisfaction of intelligence collaborators, team members, and users. These objectives are in accordance to professional competencies set by SLA and Knowledge inForm.

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the understanding of published source collection within the overall intelligence framework (including its purpose, value, application, success factors, and best practices) to inform and address an organization’s intelligence research requirements.
  2. Understand the range of intelligence and decision needs, and assess, define, and align intelligence literature research to these requirements.
  3. Develop and manage information collections and resources to support an organization’s intelligence program.
  4. Advise, guide, and manage literature and online research activities and projects, including the ability to lead a research team, and the ability work with and within an intelligence project and team.
  5. Assess the validity, quality, and usability of information and data for intelligence applications and decision requirements.

Participants will develop skills and abilities according to professional competencies outlined by professional associations and Knowledge inForm. Course assessment, exercises, and discussions will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve over the learning process.

Course Schedule and Pricing

Lectures for the Competitive and Decision Intelligence Certificates Program courses are now pre-recorded. This offers participants more flexibility and convenience to listen to recordings according to their schedules. There will be two virtual live meetings focused on group discussions and questions for the instructor.

Member Price: $495

Non-Member Price: $715

About the Instructor
Cynthia Cheng Correia helps professionals and organizations enhance what they do. For over two decades, she has helped managers and companies develop their competitive intelligence (CI), critical foresight, and strategic capabilities through advising, training, improving processes and practices, and applying effective tools. Click here to learn more.

SLA and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the course if a minimum registration count is not met.

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