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

07 - 10 May 2018
Providence, RI


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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 ever-increasing challenges?

In this course, nationally esteemed instructors guide you through real-life case studies and provide proven solutions, best practices, and field-tested strategies. Gain conceptual insights from various points-of-view on current trends and developing methodologies for successfully mitigating risks. The program addresses seven key aeras of concern ​every security expert must be well versed on to be successful.

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 sec​urity services and personnel

Program Overview

Employment and Liability Law
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, FMLA, and security-related liability that can affect you personally and your company​—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.

Workplace Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management
Explore the practical aspects of potential workplace violence case management: objectives, key decisions, and issues which arise when managing cases. The training will be segmented into specialized information modules of behavioral assessment, information gathering, and operational processes including initial reporting, law enforcement liaison, communications with stakeholders, intervention, and ongoing case monitoring. You will be given a brief Introduction to an effective immediate crisis reaction methodology of workplace violence and active assailant: Run, Hide, Fight.

Investigations in the Workplace
Proper and ethical investigations are complex undertakings that are time consuming and fraught with enormous potential for legal liability. 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.

Leadership vs. Management
This interactive session will explore various leadership models and help participants identify their preferred style. Key competencies of a 21st Century leader and mechanisms for showing those competencies as a leader will be addressed. You will have an opportunity to explore concepts around emotional and social intelligence and how it impacts team and leadership dynamics. 

Cyber Security
Do you have the knowledge to protect your company's computer system and information from theft and damage to its hardware and software? This session will give you a basic understanding of hte threats and malicious programs that can disrupt services to your customers and employees.

Terrorism and Insider Threats
Receive information from a representative of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) regarding the current state of terrorism worldwide and the threats to the private and public sectors in the U.S. Additionally, learn the warning signs of a potential insider threat from both internal and external sources.

Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
Conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment today encompasses a broad spectrum of concerns and issues. In today's electronic age, coordination with a system's integrator is key to a successful and functioning security program of CCTV, access control, alarms, etc. Both the assessor and integrator must have an udnerstanding of the broad concepts of enterprise risk maangement.


 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 and Schedule


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 13, 2018.

Book your hotel now at the special discounted group rate.

Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904


Registration fees include daily continental breakfast, a networking reception, and refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.

Early bird
(before March 24)
​After March 24
Member​ ​$1195 ​$1295
​Nonmember ​$1495 ​$1595

Registration Hours

Sunday, May 6
5:00–6:00 pm

Monday, May 7
7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, May 7
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 9
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday, May 10
8:00 am–2:00 pm

 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.

Certificates are not issued for Review Programs.

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 Michael A Crane, Esq, CPP
  • Mr Michael A Crane, Esq, CPP
  • Attorney and Security Consultant
  • Securisks
  • Northbrook IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Michael is an attorney and an Illinois licensed Private Detective. He specializes in conducting workplace investigations and also conducts training in workplace violence prevention and active shooter response. Previously, Michael was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of IPC International Corporation, which was a full service international security consulting, investigative, and protective services company licensed in all 50 states. He has lectured extensively on workplace violence, legal liability in the security industry, and taught at Webster University in the graduate program for Security Management. Michael is a 2009 graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
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.
Ms Bonnie S Michelman, CPP
  • Ms Bonnie S Michelman, CPP
  • Executive Dir Police Secur Outside Svcs
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Bonnie Michelman, CPP, CHPA has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare Inc. Boston, Massachusetts. Bonnie served as ASIS President in 2001, Chairman of the Board in 2002, and Foundation President from 2003-2005. She is Past President (2008 and 1995)/Chairman of the Board for IAHSS. She serves on the Board of Directors of the IHSSF (International Healthcare Security & Safety Foundation). Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice, Graduate and Undergraduate program. Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and chairs their National Security Committee. She was appointed by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
  • Manhattanville College
  • Purchase NY, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Dr. Spain is a practicing attorney, licensed in NY, OH, PA, and KY. She also holds the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP®) designation by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. At Manhattanville College, Dr. Spain served as the General Counsel handling all legal matters for the College. She also served as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and designed and implemented a college-wide compliance risk assessment process. At Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Spain was a tenured Professor in the College of Business and Technology and taught business law and business ethics. For over seven years, Dr. Spain was the University Counsel, representing the University in all legal matters. Dr. Spain designed and spearheaded the first University-wide compliance effort as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. She has also served the University as Interim Assistant Dean for Business and MBA Director. Dr. Spain has extensive publications and presentations in the field of business law and compliance. Dr. Spain recently presented “Compliance 101 for Security Professionals” as part of the ASIS Webinar series. Prior to coming to EKU, Dr. Spain worked at United States Steel Corporation in the labor relations department. She was the labor law attorney for the City of Pittsburgh and, in that capacity, handled all labor related matters for the City. Dr. Spain designed the City's drug/alcohol screening program and served as the City's spokesperson in binding interest arbitration with the firefighters. She also has been in private practice, handling a variety of civil litigation matters, primarily in the areas of labor and employment law.
Marcia Thompson, Esq
  • Marcia Thompson, Esq
  • Vice President
  • Hillard Heintze
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Marcia K. Thompson brings over 20 years of experience working in corporate and public sector positions that have helped to transform and create collaborative environments for employees at all levels. Marcia has a background as an attorney, mediator, ombudsperson, fact-finder, leadership and conflict coach, trainer, facilitator, professor, and conflict management practitioner and consultant. Marcia enjoys creating and providing training and was a professor for many years teaching undergraduate and graduate level legal, conflict resolution, and justice courses. To further her passion for training, she often lectures, and does workshops in the areas of conflict resolution, human resources, leadership skills, management development, coaching, communication, engagement, diversity/implicit bias, collaborative problem solving, team-building, assertiveness, workplace investigations, civil rights, employment law, as well as other topics. Over the years, Marcia has often served as a keynote speaker on leadership and other topics. Prior to practicing law, Marcia worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as an Intelligence Research Specialist. In that capacity she had a variety of assignments and responsibilities including serving as a collateral duty EEO counselor. Marcia is a U.S. EEOC trained workplace investigator and has also worked as a Federal Hearing Officer, Ombudsperson and non-profit General Counsel as well as a litigator in Virginia. Marcia graduated from George Mason University School of Law and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.