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First SCIP Global Competitive Intelligence Professional Certification Program

Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professions (SCIP) offers its first set of “SCIP CIP Conferred by ACI” certification courses in Boston on June 13 -24.

Alexandria, VA, May 24, 2011 --( SCIP is now offering the first set of competitive intelligence certification courses provided through its new joint venture with the Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI). Taught by established ACI faculty and following ACI's accredited curriculum, the courses cover intelligence fundamentals, critical analysis tools and frameworks and advanced courses, including war gaming and long-term scenario analysis).

The first week, June 13-17, offers the CIP-I certification, followed the second week by the advanced courses of CIP-II. Courses held in Boston include:

Intelligence sources and collection techniques
Competitive benchmarking and tactical analysis
Competitive blindspots
Cross-competitor analysis
Creating and running a world class intelligence operation
War gaming theory and practice
Value chain analysis
Anticipating innovation
Scenario analysis

A well-constructed competitive intelligence program improves the ability of managers as well as senior executives to manage industry risk, respond to early signals of industry change, overcome competitive threats, and anticipate market opportunities in order to sustain or gain a competitive advantage. Competitive intelligence encompasses the practices of competitor, market, technological, financial, marketing, and strategic intelligence.

Register now at Contact Lynne Smith at the Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence for additional information: +1.630.983.5530 lsmith (at)

About Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

With members in over 70 countries, SCIP (formerly the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) is a 3000-member global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing strategic and competitive intelligence. Education and training have been a critical component of SCIP’s member services since the Society’ founding in 1986. Many SCIP members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, or science and technology.

About Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence LLC

The Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI) is an educational institution dedicated to training managers and companies on how to manage risk and anticipate new market opportunities through the use of superior competitive intelligence. Developed and led by three of the leading thinkers and educators in the field -- Leonard Fuld, Ben Gilad and Jan Herring -- ACI is the only institution offering an accredited Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP™) certificate program. This program has educated executives, managers and intelligence professionals from the majority of the Fortune 500 firms from 58 countries around the globe.

Contact Information
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Ken Garrison
703 739 0696

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