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Security & Intelligence Forum: Cyber in a Changing World

During this half-day Forum, participants will collectively explore the theme: Cyber in a Changing World: How to Engage With an Unknown Future. We will focus on aspects of the new cyber reality and the challenges and vulnerabilities it presents, and examine cyber activity as both threat and response, speculate on future possibilities, and explore the new leadership environment which is emerging.

Participants will engage in discussions with eachother and with experts in the field using a process called Open Space Technology, a method known internationally for its simple but productive and spirited meetings. Forum participants will create the agenda according to what discussion topics are of interest to them. Participants will then be able to choose the discussions in which they would like to engage throughout the morning.

Cyber tools now enable terrorism and global crime as well as legitimate business activity. Cyber intrusions directed at siphoning off critical intellectual property, or at attacking and crippling critical infrastructure, have changed the relationship between private sector companies and public security and intelligence agencies. Both must now combine their knowledge and resources to protect the national public interest and anticipate and defeat destructive attacks.

Your role is to draw from your knowledge and experience in cyber security & intelligence and leadership and contribute through dialogue to the discussions on the emerging themes identified by Forum participants related to the topic of the day.  We know that all of the Program participants and guests, like you, have relevant experience and/or ideas on the subject.

Preparation: The only thing you need to do to prepare for the Forum is to reflect on the following question: "What are the ideas, questions, possibilities and strategies I want to explore on the security and intelligence leadership required to navigate an uncertain future of cyber?” 

Think about a few topics you may wish to raise. You will not have to give a presentation and you will participate in discussions of your choice.


Thursday, April 5, 2018


$50 + HST


This half-day event intended to engage participants in a dialogue about cyber security and intelligence.
The Forum will run from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
A continental breakfast will be provided at 8:00 AM. You are welcome to join us for lunch at 1:00 PM when the forum concludes.

How to Register

Please fill out our online registration form.

The registration deadline is March 25, 2018.

Our payment & cancellation policy can be found HERE.


Who Should Attend

Persons and organisations who have an interest in cyber security & intelligence. 

What You Will Learn

Our intent is that this session provides a two-way learning experience. Your organization will benefit from these discussions by reflecting on your own learnings, sharing your experiences and insights, increasing your visibility, and expanding your network. 

This Forum is being delivered in the context of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Leadership Program (CSILP), a University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management executive leadership development program. For more information on the Program, please visit the program website.

Program Takeaways

Instructor Profile(s)

Greg Fyffe served in ADM positions in Solicitor General, Citizenship and Immigration, and the Privy Council Office, where he was Executive Director of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat (2000-2008). After retiring from the Public Service he was a senior fellow with the Advanced Leadership Program of the School of the Public Service (2008-2011). From 2008 to 2014 he was also a Senior Fellow in the Graduate School of International Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, where he co-taught a graduate course on intelligence (2009-2016). He also co-teaches teaches a one-week summer course on intelligence and security for new entrants to the S&I sector, and a two-day course on strategic thinking for public servants, which is given in Ottawa and Toronto. He is currently President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies. 

James Clemens is an accomplished leadership coach and project consultant specializing in organisational culture change.  He has over a decade of professional experience in executive leadership development and organisational effectiveness. Prior to becoming a management consultant, James was a manager of executive leadership programs in the Public Service of Canada as well as a Senior Policy Advisor providing strategic advice to the most senior levels of government on enterprise-wide change initiatives. James has extensive international and multi-cultural experience developing, leading and coaching executives and project teams to produce unprecedented results.

Susan Munn has extensive experience in investigations including national security, intelligence operations and program/policy development from her twenty year RCMP career.  For 12 years, she served as the senior security executive leading comprehensive risk portfolios for multi‐billion dollar global enterprises in the mining, jewelry, transportation and banking sectors. She holds her Executive MBA (University of Ottawa) and a Security Leadership Certificate (Georgetown University ‐ International Security Management Association). Susan Munn earned her Board Certification in Security Management as an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in 1998. She serves in senior leadership positions, including with ASIS International as the international Vice Chair of Physical Security Council. As a part of her management consultancy work, she develops and delivers security and leadership training in Canada and internationally. 

For more information



Telfer School of Management
Centre for Executive Leadership
99 Bank Street, Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1P 6B9