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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

April 22, 2015
The Ranchmen's Club, Calgary, AB

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 April 22, 2015 The Conference Board of Canada will be offering a one day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Calgary. Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director of National Security and Strategic Foresight at the Conference Board will be leading the workshop which is based on the United Kingdom’s government Foresight Program. Dr. Kabilan was the Head of Strategic Futures at the Home Office, within United Kingdom government. He was a leader of two cross-government foresight groups covering a range of issues. He has provided strategic foresight expertise to various law enforcement agencies, security and intelligence services and other government departments. Dr Kabilan was one of the authors of Energy Futures for Canada, the Conference Board’s major foresight project in 2013 and has been working with a number of organizations in Canada to develop their strategic foresight capabilities. He is a qualified trainer for a range of foresight techniques and has been involved in developing and refining new techniques for use in this field.

Dr. Kabilan’s previous workshops have received been very well received by audiences across Canada and we are pleased to be able to offer this course once again.

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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

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight

Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety

Björn Rütten
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety