Executive Protection

08 - 09 May 2017
Las Vegas, NV


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Great course, with excellent speakers in an impressive organization.
Jonas Lindkvist
Owner, Consultant
Centura Konsult AB

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—such as downsizing and layoffs. 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 such as planning, research, intelligence, and networking. Real case studies are used—ones that reinforce these techniques and teach best practices.

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.
  • Develop benchmarks from in-depth analysis of advance surveys.
  • Learn the critical significance of the choreography of protection.
  • Review real-world residential and workplace issues.
  • Examine transportation security issues, both domestic and international.
  • Learn counter-surveillance techniques and their application to modern protection methods.

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate security directors
  • Professional's interested in EP's principles and practices
  • Protective service practitioners interested in the concentric theory of protection
  • Seasoned professionals 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 Orientation
This introduction dispels the negative view of the bodyguard and introduces the concept of the EP specialist.

Introduction to Executive Protection—De-Mystifying EP
Examining the myth vs. reality of executive protection work. Does the media play a role in how EP is viewed in our workplace and how can we overcome these perceptions.

Rising to the Challenge
A look at current and recent world events that shape our everyday activities as executive protection practitioners.

Unraveling the “How”—Executive Protection on Assignment
We spend time explaining how to do EP work. A glimpse of a typical day of an executive protection team on assignment.

Threat Assessment
The foundation of all protection programs is the formulation and analysis of the data and intelligence. Discussion will center on how data and intelligence is used to develop the framework for the protective effort.

The Advance
The critical stage of protection is the advance. Receive an in-depth analysis of the advance survey, pre-departure preparations, etc. Participants will receive detailed checklists that aid in conducting the advance at specific venues: airports, hotels, routes of travel, etc.

Counter Surveillance
Watching the watchers—learn techniques that support this protective effort.

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.


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?

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.

Return on Investment—A Business Enabler
Although EP professionals recognize the value of a risk-based approach for operating an EP program, a common misconception is that all risks can be mitigated. In virtually all scenarios, it is impractical to pursue such unrealistic goals. Dissecting the threat continuum helps understand where diminishing returns plague programs trying to pursue security perfection in an imperfect world. Gain insights into key investments that yield the highest value and deliver the desired level of asset protection.

Seven Deadly Sins
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 supported by the top leadership in your organization.

Choreography of Protection
Learn the proper positioning required to support the concentric theory of protection.

Managing and Directing a 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.

All attendees receive complimentary copies of two books by Robert L. Oatman titled  Executive Protection: New Solutions for a New Era and Executive Protection: Smarter. Faster. Better.​​​

 Certificate Exam

This exam tests your understanding of the material covered in the Executive Protection 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,​ refreshment breaks, a networking reception, and two books by Robert L. Oatman titled Executive Protection: New Solutions for a New Era and Executive Protection: Smarter. Faster. Better. 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

 Policies and Discounts


If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email asis@asisonline.org.

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 asis@asisonline.org 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.


Mr Robert L Oatman, CPP
  • Mr Robert L Oatman, CPP
  • President
  • R L Oatman & Assocs
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Robert L. Oatman CPP is one of the preeminent providers of Executive Protection in the U.S. His firm RL Oatman & Associates, Inc. has provided EP Risk Assessments, consultation, operations and training around the world since 1989. Mr. Oatman holds a B.S. degree from the University of Baltimore, a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Federal Executive Institute. In 2003 he received the FBI Directors Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest.
Mr Dale M. Stonesifer
  • Mr Dale M. Stonesifer
  • Director of Operations
  • R.L. Oatman & Associates
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Prior to his current position, Mr. Stonesifer served for 27 years with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office retiring at the rank of Major in 2014. He has worked in the field of executive protection since 1994, providing protection for state and local officials, including commanding all security and protective services for local government inaugurations. Mr. Stonesifer has received training from the United States Secret Service in the area of protective intelligence and conducted threat investigations and assessments involving appointed officials. He has received specialized training in weapons of mass destruction, National Incident Management System, incident command, and counter-terrorism response. He has received advanced training at the Drug Unit Commanders Academy and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy. Mr. Stonesifer is certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission as a law enforcement and correctional instructor.