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ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Practical Applications (APC-II)

08 - 11 May 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Early bird discounts end April 1


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The presenters were outstanding. The experience level and communication skill of each resulted in a great learning experience.
Ben Jacklin
Senior Manager Physical Security Operations
Harland Clarke Holding Corporation

Your grasp of the fundamental concepts of asset protection is solid. Are you confident that you can now flawlessly execute this knowledge when confronted with a constant barrage of industry challenges?

In this course, nationally esteemed instructors guide you through real-life case studies and provide proven solutions, tactical best practices, and effective field-tested strategies. Gain conceptual insights from various points-of-view on current trends and developing methodologies for successfully mitigating risks. The program will cover a wide range of critical topics every security expert must be well versed on including: financial forensic investigations, violence risk assessments, workplace interrogation techniques, and organizational communication.

Immediate Benefits

  • Learn strategies that create value within the business section
  • Understand the various disciplines and how they integrate into security activities
  • Discuss challenges facing security professionals and best practices
  • Develop practical fact-finding skills for effectively communicating within an organization

Who Should to Attend

  • Security executives and managers
  • Individuals with direct or indirect responsibility for security—particularly human resources, facilities, and legal personnel
  • Supervisors of security personnel and proprietary operations
  • Professionals moving into security management positions regardless of experience
  • Individuals transitioning from the public to the private sector
  • Managers who oversee the discharge of security services and personnel

Program Overview

Employment Law for the Security Professional
Keep the law on your side and get answers to questions that matter. Focus on expanding your knowledge of employment law minefields—including EEO, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA—as well as issues of negligent hiring, retention, and training. Get updates on employment law decisions affecting all employees, with emphasis on cases involving security professionals.

Financial Forensic Investigations
Revolutionize your skills to locate, document, and recover assets effectively using public records and commercial databases and apply your findings via the legal system to effectuate recovery. Learn to apply the "badges of fraud" to recover fraudulently conveyed assets and become a profit center for your employer or clients.

Violence Risk Assessment
Move beyond the general structure of workplace violence programs and address the practical aspects of the behavioral underpinnings of violence. Learn about behavioral warning signs as well as practical assessment and intervention strategies that are grounded in both psychological literature and diverse experience. This session encompasses the ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard.

Interrogation Techniques for the Workplace
Videotapes of actual interviews and interrogations are used to: discuss the interrogation process, beginning with how to initiate the confrontation; develop the theme; stop denials; overcome objections; and use the alternative question to stimulate an admission.

Investigations in the Workplace
Proper and ethical investigations are complex undertakings that are time consuming and fraught with enormous potential for legal liability. When done properly, they combine an intricate mixture of skill, experience, and luck. Few activities invoke so much risk and at the same time yield so much opportunity. Examine the intricacies of conducting proper and effective workplace investigations and review how to traverse the legal minefields and traps inherent in the process. Learn how to use the Process of Investigation® in order to yield the best results and obtain the highest ROI of time and resources.

Organizational Development for Security Professionals
Discuss concepts for applying behavioral science principles and practices in organizations as a means to increase individual and organizational effectiveness in security management. Then apply these valuable concepts through a case study exercise and interactive discussion.

Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders
Understand the importance of having an articulated strategic process when assuming a new leadership role. Discover sound methods to maximize your effectiveness as a leader by recognizing how your actions can influence organizational relationships and how you can diagnose the business environment.

Information Security
Review what makes information valuable and why an organization should protect it. Discuss market leverage, support to mission, safety of personnel, ROI, protection of assets, regulations, and laws. Learn how to protect information in physical and electronic forms.​

 Certificate Exam

​This exam tests your understanding of the material covered in the APC II course and is available only to those who have attended the classroom program. The exam will be available two weeks after the scheduled course date for a period of two months.

 Hotel, Fees and Schedule


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $159 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 21, 2017.

Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Fees include daily continental breakfast, lunch on days 1-3, a networking reception, and refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.

Early bird
(before April 1)
​After April 1

Registration Hours

Sunday, May 7

Monday, May 8

Program Hours

Monday, May 8

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

 Policies and Discounts


If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE.

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone (+1.703.519.6200), fax (+1.703.519.6299), or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least 10 business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of a third-party site, the host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

Team Discount

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount

ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.


Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • President
  • Factor One
  • San Leandro CA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Chief Executive
  • ForensicPathways, Inc.
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mr. Eugene F. Ferraro is the founder of Convercent, Inc. He has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance and compliance for over 30 years. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and currently serves as the Program Advisor for the PCI Review course. He is a member of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. He is the author of nine books and frequently speaks and trains on the topics of CGC, culture management and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management.
Mr Carlos L. Guzman, CPP
  • Mr Carlos L. Guzman, CPP
  • President
  • Security 101
  • Centennial CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Carlos has provided senior level advising services in his previous role as Global Security Director for a multinational extractive company (20+ countries) operating in complex and hostile environments. Previously, he was a Crisis and Security Consultant covering the Andean Region for a Global Risk Management firm. Carlos started his 18+ year security career as a Law Enforcement officer with emphasis as a Criminal Investigator and a SWAT operator. He has been a registered member of ASIS since 2010, and is an active member on 3 Standards Committees: Security Risk Management, Investigations, and Supply Chain Risk Management. Further, he is a member of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and is taking coursework towards a Master’s degree in Biblical Theology.
Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
  • Manhattanville College
  • Purchase NY, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Ghada Wahdan
  • Ghada Wahdan
  • Colorado Information Analysis Center
  • Lakewood CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Mr Matthew Woodward
  • Mr Matthew Woodward
  • Director of Intelligence & Founder
  • Darkwood
  • New Orleans LA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0