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Feb. 15, 2022 – Critical Thinking for Online Professionals – David Toddington

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Tues Feb 15 at 6:15 pm for Critical Thinking for Online Professionals with David Toddington – CEO of Toddington International


In an age of time compression and information overload, critical thinking skills are more important than ever for the online investigator.

Optimal thinking processes impact all stages of intelligence and investigation, from planning, observation, collection and analysis, through to decisions, communication and professional effectiveness.

While we are called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills on a daily basis, most of us have done so without a careful examination of our thinking processes (cognition) and the development of higher awareness of those processes (metacognition).

This presentation will provide online professionals with an introduction to critical thinking, blending key theoretical foundations with practical examples.


David Toddington

is the founder and CEO of Toddington International Inc.

With a background as a senior manager in the IT industry, and with front-line experience in national security, police and military operations, David has developed a number of highly acclaimed training programs that enable front-line investigative and research professionals to produce superior intelligence products using cutting edge OSINT tools in conjunction with advanced critical thinking methodologies.

David has held numerous police appointments including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supernumerary Constable, Designated Law Enforcement Officer (DLEO) with the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, and RCMP Auxiliary Constable within the Province of British Columbia.

David has also served in both Canada’s Army and Navy Primary Reserves in addition to the Cadet Instructor Cadre program (Air). Among other awards, David has been the recipient of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer’s Commendation for his work in the development and implementation of new police Open Source Intelligence systems.

In working with the private sector, David maintains a position as Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Section in London and is sought after by numerous Fortune 100 companies to provide training and consulting services to organizations in the financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.

Cast in the BAFTA nominated, groundbreaking, hit UK television series “Hunted” over its first four seasons, David featured prominently on the program, utilizing his skills as an online OSINT specialist and digital surveillance expert to pursue and apprehend the program’s fugitives.

Outside of his work with TII, David is a Private Pilot (Aeroplane category), a Flight Instructor (Ultralight category) and an Advanced Operations Pilot for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. David is an active volunteer, flight crew member and RPAS pilot with the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).

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The Door Prize Draw is for a $50 VISA Gift Card, donated by True North Group.

To qualify for this Early-Bird Registration Incentive, you must register via Eventbrite by 5:00 pm MST on Friday February 11 2022 and be in attendance for the duration of the event.

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February 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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