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National Security and Public Safety

National Security and Public Safety is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada.

As our environment becomes more globalized and interconnected, individuals, organizations, and nation states are becoming more vulnerable. Dynamic risks and challenges place unprecedented demands on organizational decision-making and public policies affecting Canada, its businesses, and its citizens.

The Conference Board’s security–related networks are ideally suited to help you tackle these challenges and help you address them within the context of your organization.

Executive Networks allow you to engage with peers and stakeholders and to participate in facilitated closed-door discussions. It is here that you will network and exchange ideas with the country’s most senior security, and resilience executives. You will also benefit from the Conference Board’s unparalleled access to a broad range of expert speakers.

The Conference Board of Canada offers a wide range of Research services with access to in-depth studies and independent reports on hot-topics. It also offers custom research/services from small, short-term research projects to large-scale research investigations.

Strategic Foresight Training Workshop

November 18–19, 2014
The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON

The world we live in continues to evolve rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly, presenting organizations with a variety of new challenges. There is a need for organizations to be able to make more robust decisions in the face of this rapidly evolving, and sometimes unpredictable, future. Strategic foresight provides the tools to help organizations derive plausible scenarios for the future and use that knowledge to help them make better decisions today.

On November 18–19, 2014 The Conference Board of Canada will be offering a two-day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Ottawa. Dr. Peter Bishop, former director of the Master’s degree in Foresight at the University of Houston will be leading the workshop which is based on the Certificate in Strategic Foresight that the University offers. Dr. Bishop’s previous workshop in February 2014 was heavily oversubscribed and we are pleased to be able to offer this course once again in Ottawa.

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in one of our security-related initiatives, or to request a guest invitation to a network meeting, contact:


Deborah Fleck
Senior Manager, Executive Networks
613-526-3090x362
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Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight
613-526-3090x235
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Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety
613-526-3090x265
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Björn Rütten
Consultant, Social Catalyst Inc. & Senior Research Associate, National Security
613-526-3090x265
Email imagerutten@conferenceboard.ca