Are you gambling with your VIP's safety?
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Centura Konsult AB
Today's executive protection professionals face myriad challenges—from corporate downsizing to civil unrest to kidnapping to terrorist acts and more. Whether your VIP is a top corporate executive, member of a wealthy family, celebrity, politician, military leader or other prominent individual needing professional protection—they are counting on you to lead them through the inevitable risk-prone situations.
This comprehensive program is designed to cover the fundamental skills and procedures required to provide effective personal protection. Real case studies are used—ones that reinforce these techniques and teach best practices.
Whether you're looking for a detailed introduction to the executive protection profession, or an intensive refresher course for veteran executive protection personnel, this course is for you!
- 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
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.
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 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.
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?
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.