Introduction to Intelligence

Course Description

This course on Introduction to Intelligence in Dubai is designed to give a broad understanding of intelligence processes in order to provide an overview of how organisations and individuals can optimise their use of information to make better informed decisions.

The course starts by looking at the conventional intelligence cycle and other alternative models which can be used to provide a structure information processing activities.

The course then looks at different functions within the intelligence cycle (CCIRM etc) and critically examines a common model for implementing Intelligence Led Working Practices (NIM).

Course Benefits

You can benefit from this course on Introduction to Intelligence in intelligence process management to ‘jump start’ your organisation’s intelligence management processes.

Intended Audience

The course is suitable for individuals and groups from the public, private and charitable sectors, with examples and use cases drawn from trainer’s extensive experience of implementing intelligence management processes in all three of these domains.

The course is ideally suited to thought leaders who are considering implementing (or updating) intelligence led working practices, and for any individual or group whose role involves the exploitation of data in support of decision making.

Career Level

No specific requirement


The course will be delivered in English

Delivery style

90% Instructor led theory, 10% Classroom discussion

Module 1: The intelligence cycle and its variants:



  • Identifying sources of information suitable to your endeavour, forming a collection plan and running the CCIRM function efficiently.

Process / Analysis

  • What is analysis?
  • What tools, techniques and expertise do I need to turn my information into intelligence?
  • An overview of analytical process and identification of several key types of intelligence analysis.

Module 2: Intelligence Infrastructure:

  • What structures, processes and skillsets do I need to put in place to make intelligence work?
  • Using NIM as a benchmark model for critical assessment of a model.
  • Mapping intelligence infrastructure to organisational need
  • Common problems implementing intelligence infrastructure