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

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05 - 08 May 2014
08:00 - 17:00
Doubletree Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston

Knowing how to apply principles is the key

Nationally recognized and respected instructors discuss real-life cases, proven solutions, best practices, and field-tested strategies.

Enrich your professional skills and knowledge so you are competently prepared to responsibly meet the challenges and dynamics facing our industry. Benefit from the various views on tactical and strategic security trends, developments, and processes. Engage with the presenters and fellow attendees on ideologies, concepts, and methodologies utilized for mitigating security risks. The critical topics covered in this program will be: employment law for security professionals; financial forensic investigations; violence risk assessment; interrogation techniques in the workplace; investigations in the workplace; organizational development concepts; critical success strategies for new leaders; information security; behavioral psychology for a workplace environment; human resources; communication; and information technology. 

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 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

  • Enhance your professional development.
  • Learn to be a strategic partner with a focus on security management.
  • Define concepts that create value within the business setting.
  • Discuss best practices in security.
  • Build professional competencies that meet the challenges facing security professionals.
  • Understand the various disciplines and how they are integrated into security activities.
  • Develop practical skills for fact-finding and effectively communicating within an organization.

 Who Should 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.


Mr Shayne P Bates, CPP
  • Mr Shayne P Bates, CPP
  • Principal Consultant
  • Stratum Knowledge LLC
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Information Security

Bio: Shayne Bates serves industry advisory roles for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. A CPP and 20 year ASIS member, he Chaired the ASIS IT Security Council and President’s Commission on Information Security Management, and currently lectures on Information Security for the ASIS Asset Protection Course. Shayne collaborates with stakeholders on a global scale, including clients, colleagues, government and law enforcement agencies, and is a key strategic business partner to executive teams. As a practitioner, Shayne has extensive experience in cloud, security technologies, business process and operations. Among others, Shayne helped create the business strategy of a cloud- based provider delivering hosted physical security technologies, and also led the strategy development and execution of a security cloud strategy for Microsoft Global Security based in Redmond, Washington.
Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • Mr Joseph Paul Buckley, III
  • President
  • John E Reid & Associates
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Interrogation Techniques for the Workplace

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

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 Joe Henry Dickerson
  • Mr Joe Henry Dickerson
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Financial Forensic Services
  • Littleton CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Financial Forensic Investigations

Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Mr Eugene F Ferraro, CPP, PCI
  • Chief Executive
  • ForensicPathways, Inc.
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Investigations in the Workplace

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
Session: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders
Session: Organizational Development for Sec Professionals

Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Ms Judith Winters Spain
  • Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
  • Manhattanville College
  • Purchase NY, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Employment Law for the Security Professional

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours

7:00 am-8:00 am
Program Hours

8:00 am-4:30 pm
8:00 am-noon
Registration Fees
The registration fee includes a daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, a networking reception, a custom manual, and a CD with relevant chapters from Protection of Assets (POA). Hotel costs are not included.
Early bird cutoff: March 14

Early Bird
Note: Attend APC II and APC III in the same calendar year and receive a 10% rebate on APC III.  

Doubletree by Hilton
181 Church Street
Charleston, SC
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $165 single/double (plus tax). The price will be honored until April 18, or until the room block is full.


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.

Multi-course Rebate:
Attend APC II and APC III in the same calendar year, and you may be eligible for a 10% rebate on the APC III registration fee. Contact the Meeting Manager while attending APC III to request your rebate. Qualifying participants will receive the rebate within three weeks after the conclusion of APC-III.