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The Foundations in Intelligence Analysis Course teaches the concepts and tools which underpin intelligence assessment development. It is designed to help analysts avoid analytic pitfalls and deliver more rigorously developed products. 

Course Duration 

Two and a half days, 0830-1630 and 0830-1300.

Course Location

Meetings On The Terrace, 152 The Terrace, Wellington.

Course Fee

$1795 exclusive of GST. This price includes catering (all dietary requirements catered for). 

Course Requirements 

No prior knowledge or experience is required. All material discussed on the course is unclassified. 

Course Content 

Topics covered include:

  • Dual-process theory

  • Common analytical errors

  • Communicating uncertainty

  • Brainstorming techniques

  • Environmental Scanning

  • Link Analysis

  • Forcefield Analysis

  • Cone of Plausibility

  • Key Assumptions Check

  • Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

Course Format 

Material is taught using a variety of styles including directed learning, group discussions and practical activities. 

Who's it for?

This course is ideal for analysts who are new to the intelligence community and have received no formal training. It will also be beneficial for those who want to learn new structured analytic techniques to improve the rigour of their assessments. 


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