Distance Learning

Our LIVE workshops remain the best way to truly receive world-class training, but..


“The secret to change is to focus all your energy on not fighting the old but building the new.” – Socrates

Virtual Core and Advanced CIP-I and CIP-II Certification

Instead of meeting for 5 consecutive days we will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays and Fridays for about 4 hours each day. Each course will involve a mixture of pre-readings and asynchronous videos available through Google Drive and then an interactive live Zoom session. We will provide you with access to that course’s materials two weeks in advance. You will come to the sessions ready to discuss over Zoom with faculty and colleagues. You can personally meet the faculty, get oriented and have topical discussions. After the training program, we will arrange a follow up session to directly assist you on implementing the tools at your organization and advise you on overcoming obstacles

CIP-I Core certification course offered November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 2020

CI 101/202 Planning and Collection

CI 301 Competitive Blindspots

CI 302 Cross-Competitor Analysis

CI 303 Structured Intelligence Analysis

CI 304 Reporting & Communicating Intelligence

Advanced CIP-II certification courses offered November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 2020

CI 401 War Gaming

CI 402 Value Chain Analysis

CI 403 Anticipating Disruptions/Scenario Analysis

ANALYST asynchronous Option for CIP-ST Skills certification

$2,300.00 for the bundle (20 hrs est.). CIP- ST (Competitive Intelligence Professional Skills Training) is a new certificate online program for a fundamental skill set in competitive intelligence. This online module which has quizzes and assignments within and personal guidance by Dr. Ben Gilad, is composed of a newer version of the first three courses in the Competitive Intelligence Professional’s (CIP) core level certification program. It is suitable for managers and professionals in market-facing functions (marketing, business development, sales, strategy, market research, R&D) as well as dedicated professionals looking to get certified as a CIP-I. The three courses can be applied as credit toward the CIP-I core certification of five courses.

CI 101/202 Planning and Collection

The fundamentals course for those just starting out in CI. Find creative, proven ways to develop the timeliest intelligence on your competitors and on your market. Learn real-time, on the ground, ethical collection techniques and practical frameworks to analyze and predict competitive threats.

CI 301 Competitive Blindspots

The Foundation of all strategic intelligence: Industry, Competitor and Blindspots analysis framework.

CI 302 Cross-Competitor Analysis

Simplify predictions of competitors’ moves and countermoves when multiple rivals are involved.