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Earn up to 14 CPE CREDITS
Do you have what it takes to succeed in this highly specialized field?
In today’s complex threat environment, the challenges to executive protection professionals—and to their principals—have never been greater. Corporate executives, celebrities, politicians, and other prominent individuals who require personal protection are counting on you to lead them safely through the inevitable risk-prone situations.
This comprehensive program covers the fundamental skills and procedures required to provide effective personal protection in this highly specialized field. Real case studies are used that reinforce the techniques and teach best practices.
Whether you're looking for a detailed introduction to the profession or a solid refresher course, you’ll benefit from this popular course.
- 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 field
- Develop benchmarks from an in-depth analysis of advance surveys
- Learn the critical significance of the choreography of protection
- Review real-world residential and workplace issues
- Examine domestic and international transportation security issues
- 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
This program offers an optional exam to demonstrate that attendees have met the essential course objectives. An additional exam fee applies.
Executive Protection Orientation: Rising to the Challenge
The complexity of modern society presents unique challenges to the work of executive protection specialists. We’ll examine these as well as look at the past to learn from our history to address these challenges.
Introduction to Executive Protection (De-mystifying EP)
This session dispels the negative view of the bodyguard and presents the concept of the executive protection specialist.
We’ll 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.
Choreography of Protection
Learn the proper positioning required to support the concentric theory of protection.
The critical stage of the protective effort is the advance. Receive an in-depth analysis of the advance survey, pre-departure preparations, and more.
Advance/Choreography Practical Exercise - NEW
The class will be divided into teams to participate in exercises at nearby hotel sites. Using the advance checklist, your team will conduct the advance where you’ll apply learned principles.
Advance/Choreography Practical Exercise Review
Teams will report on and discuss the advance practical exercise conducted at the end of day one. A critique of the previous day’s work will prepare you for a full day of instruction.
Lone Gunman (Exceptional Case Study)
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.
Learn techniques that support the protective effort by watching the watchers.
Detecting Armed Adversaries (Characteristics)
Identify the characteristics of the armed gunman by learning how to tell if a person is carrying a concealed weapon—and whether that armed person is a friend (law enforcement) or foe.
Seven Deadly Sins of Executive Protection
Executive protection must be a key component in any corporate security program. To be successful, the program must 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.
The foundation of all protection programs is the formulation and analysis of the data and intelligence needed to establish a framework for the development of the protective effort.
Managing and Directing an EP 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.
The only EP program offered by ASIS this year!
"The speakers are true subject matter experts and both really hit home, not only what it takes to be a great EP professional, but the mentality required to sustain a career in the field. I'd absolutely recommend the course to anyone interested in getting involved in EP."
Nicole Rodriguez, Sr. Manager of Security Culture, WeWork
Robert L. Oatman, CPP, is one of the preeminent providers of executive protection in the United States. His firm, R. L. Oatman & Associates, Inc. has provided Executive Protection (EP) risk assessments, consultation, operations, and training around the world since 1989. The firm specializes in developing detailed protection plans for the top executives of Fortune 500 companies, as well as for private families. In addition, the firm operates an executive protection training school near its headquarters in Towson, Maryland. A long-standing member of ASIS International and an active volunteer, Mr. Oatman also has authored several books on EP and written numerous articles for Security Management.
Dale M. Stonesifer has worked in the Executive Protection field for R. L. Oatman and Associates since 1994. In addition to his responsibilities as director of operations for the company, he is a primary instructor of the EP courses. Mr. Stonesifer retired as a Major from Maryland's Harford County Sheriff's Office in 2014 after 27 years of service. His last assignment was as the Investigative Services Bureau Commander heading the Criminal Investigation Division and Special Investigation Division including Criminal Intelligence, Homeland Security, Aviation Unit and the Narcotics Task Force.
Hotel, Fees and Schedule
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Make your reservation online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/ASIS2018SUMMERPROGRAM or call +1.888.421.1442 and refer to the ASIS Summer Program for the special room rate of $199 single/double (plus tax). This rate will be honored until 15 June 2018 or until the room block is full.
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer travel discounts for ASIS International. To take advantage of these travel discounts, book your flights online or call +1.800.328.1111 and refer to meeting event code NMRV2 (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm CT).
- NOT ALL FARES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT
- Discounts apply to round trip travel only
- Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
- Fare rules will determine eligibility
Please note: There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
Register before 26 May and save $100!
Member - $950
Nonmember - $1250
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 and certificate exam fee are not included.
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Monday, July 9
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Tuesday, July 10
8:00 am–5:00 pm
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Certificates of Attendance
ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.
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. This program awards up to 14 CPEs.
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 at least 10 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 at +1.703.519.6200 or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.
Tours of Third-Party Sites
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