Event Information

This 4.5-day course will provide attendees with the foundations of analytical thinking and skills needed for the further development of a new or experienced analyst. NICB, member company, and law enforcement employees, directly involved or preparing to be directly involved in data analytics and reporting, are invited to attend.


  • NICB Member: $250
  • Non-NICB Member: $400
  • Law-Enforcement/Government Employee: $250

Specific topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the Intelligence Cycle
  • Report Creation
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Visual Aids
  • Logical Thinking
  • Tactical and Strategic Analysis
  • Inference Development
  • Case Study
  • Generating Hypotheses
  • Data Manipulation w/ Microsoft Excel
  • Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
  • Strategic Analysis Practical Exercise
  • Recommendation Development
  • Tactical Analysis Practical Exercise

Venue Information

NICB Headquarters
1111 E Touhy Ave
Suite 400
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States

Directions to the venue

Laptops with applicable software and other course materials will be provided. Beverages, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
2350 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States

Directions to the hotel

$149 per night + tax.

Hotel registration link will be available after registering for the academy.