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Executive Protection - November 2014

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03 - 04 November 2014
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES

Now is not the time to be complacent

What perils should you be anticipating? Are you gambling with your principal’s safety at home, in the workplace, on the road?

Thanks in part to the global slowdown, executive protection professionals are facing unprecedented challenges—downsizing, layoffs, and a general negative attitude toward senior executives at every level. Training continues to be essential, especially now when executive protection is being asked to do more with less. Whether top corporate executives, wealthy or famous families, dignitaries, diplomats, religious leaders, celebrities, politicians, or military leaders—they are counting on you to guide them through the inevitable risk-prone situation!  
This comprehensive program is designed to cover the skills and procedures required to provide effective personal protection and meet the needs of a full range of student interest, from entry-level to seasoned practitioners—planning, research, intelligence, networking, and the art of executive protection. Real case studies are used—ones that reinforce these techniques and teach best practices—with less emphasis on the GUN. 

Guest presenter

Victor Welzant, Psy.D., a clinical and consulting psychologist, provides training and consultation focusing on threat assessment for R. L. Oatman & Associates. He is a consultant to the Harford County Sheriff’s Department and serves as the psychologist for the Maryland Transit Administration Police Critical Incident Team. Dr. Welzant is the director of education and training for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, and managing editor of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience. Dr. Welzant trains and consults internationally on resilience, crisis intervention, suicide, and workplace violence.

New Certificate in Executive Protection Earn yours now! 
Be a member of the second class of ASIS EP certificate holders by attending this two-day classroom program. Then take an online exam of approximately 25 questions. Pass the test, and you achieve more than confirmation that you were present in class—you earn validation that you captured the key components of the two-day program. Details.

Registration Fees

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 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

• Learn executive protection’s underlying philosophies and the mindset that drives both the protection specialist and a professional protection program.

• Understand what it takes to succeed in this highly specialized profession and how to prepare for an entry-level position.

• Develop the benchmarks of a thorough advance survey.

• Learn the critical significance of the choreography of protection.

• Review real-world residential and workplace issues.

• Examine transportation security issues—both domestic and international—and bullet-resistant vehicles.

• Learn counter-surveillance techniques and their application to modern protection methods.

 Who Should Attend

  • Corporate security directors

  • Professionals interested in EP’s principles and practices
  • Protective service practitioners who need more information on the concentric theory of protection

  • Seasoned professinals transitioning into executive protection

  • HR, security force managers, and others with personnel protection responsibility
  • Newcomers to the field of protective services

 Program Overview

​Executive protection (EP) is needed now more than ever. EP programs are using intelligent, leading-edge
techniques to provide protection when and where it is needed, in a cost-effective, under-the-radar style.
To set the tone of the program we examine past and present real life cases and lay out a strategic
approach to The Art of Executive Protection.

Executive Protection Orientation
This introduction dispels the negative view of the bodyguard and introduces the concept of the EP specialist.
Threat Assessment
The foundation of all protection programs is the formulation and analysis of the data and intelligence needed to establish a framework for developing the protective effort.
Advance Procedures
The critical stage of protection is the advance. Receive an in-depth analysis of the advance survey, pre-departure preparations, etc. A tabletop exercise allows you to decide upon, provide for, and execute the advance.
Choreography of Protection
Learn the proper positioning required to support the concentric theory of protection.

Counter Surveillance
Learn techniques that support the protective effort by watching the watchers.
Emergency Extraction of the Principal
In a global economy, business opportunities sometimes lie in dangerous locales. Extracting a protectee from a dangerous place requires careful advance planning and complex maneuvers on-site.
Working with Foreign Security Providers
Learn how to develop a network of foreign security contacts to help avoid the pitfalls and challenges that can affect your principal’s security.
Detecting Armed Adversaries
What are the characteristics of the armed gunman? How can you tell if the gunman is a friend (law enforcement) or foe?
Seven Deadly Sins of Executive Protection
Executive protection (EP) must be a key component in any corporate security program. To be successful, the program has to be sustained and supported by the C-suite. Failed programs can be linked to EP’s “seven deadly sins” which will be identified and discussed. Learn what will derail an initiative and how to build a program based on best practices that will be supported by the top leadership in your organization.
Transportation Security
Focus on automobile security—selecting the right vehicle, examining limitations and advantages, securing vehicles against attack, and conducting a proper search. Bullet-resistant vehicles and their components will also be covered.
The Lone Gunman
Understand the thinking and behavior of individuals who have attacked or approached prominent public figures in the United States and then discuss protective intelligence strategies.
Managing and Directing an Executive Protection Program
With its 24-hour operations, unpredictable conditions, multiplicity of details, and life and death stakes, executive protection shares many characteristics with the military and law enforcement professions. Examine the most critical leadership behaviors and how a good leader performs.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
7:30-8:30 am

Program Hours
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Registration Fees
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, a networking reception, and two books—The Art of Executive Protection and Executive Protection: New Solutions for the New Era. A $66 value. Hotel costs are not included.
Early bird cutoff: September 5
Early Bird
$ 850
$ 950
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 October 11
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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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.