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ASIS Assets Protection Course: Practical Applications (APC II)

location_on Atlanta, GA
$1295 (Standard) Member Price
$1595 (Standard) Nonmember Price

Earn Up to 23 CPE CREDITS

Transform Security Theories into Action

Your grasp of the fundamental concepts of asset protection is solid. Are you confident that you can now flawlessly execute this knowledge when confronted withever-increasing challenges?

In this course, nationally esteemed instructors guide you through real-life case studies and provide proven solutions, best practices, and field-tested strategies. Gain conceptual insights from various points-of-view on current trends and developing methodologies for successfully mitigating risks. The program addresses five key areas of concern ​every security expert must be well versed on to be successful.

Immediate Benefits

  • Learn strategies that create value within the business section
  • Understand the various disciplines and how they integrate into security activities
  • Discuss challenges facing security professionals and best practices
  • Develop practical fact-finding skills for effectively communicating within an organization

Who Should to 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 & Liability Prevention for the Security Professional
Presenter: Bill Berger

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.

Violence Risk Assessment
Presenter: Jim Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP

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.

Investigations in the Workplace
Presenter: Gene Ferraro, CPP, PCI

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.

Information & Cyber Security
Presenter: Demi Ribaste

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.

Analysis of Leadership
Presenter: Marcia Thompson

This session will explore leadership traits, and styles used by progressive leaders. Participants will have an opportunity to identify their own styles and analyze scenarios based upon those styles. The session will provide promising and best practices on leadership approaches that can be applied in today’s dynamic workplace.

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Program Location:

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

The InterContinental Buckhead  is now sold out for the week of our program. For hotel accommodations, the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead are closest in proximity to the InterContinental and recommended by the hotel.

Registration Fees

Member $1195 $1295
Nonmember $1495 $1595

Registration fees include daily continental breakfast, lunch on day one, a networking reception, and refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.

Registration Hours

Monday, 24 June
7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, 24 June
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Tuesday, 25 June
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Wednesday, 26 June
8:00 am-5:00 pm


William Berger, Esq.

Bill has been practicing both employment and labor (union-related) law for over 25 years. For 20 years, Bill practiced at the prestigious Denver-based labor and employment law firm, Stettner Miller, P.C., and later at the large Denver-based firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Through nearly 30 years of experience, Bill has tried cases, resolved disputes and counseled clients. Since 1991, Bill’s practice has focused on labor and employment law. He has represented small companies to large publicly traded companies. His practice has included all aspects of labor and employment law, from preventive counseling to litigation. Bill has represented clients before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in arbitration (both industrial-union and private employment arbitrations).

James S. Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP

Factor One

Dr. Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP, CFE, CSP, CPI, CII, CTM, is President of Factor One, a California-based corporation specializing in threat assessment and management, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He has successfully assessed and managed over 5,000 violence related cases for federal and state government agencies, universities and colleges, public and private corporations, and other business entities in more than 30 years of working in the industry. Dr. Cawood currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management (American Psychological Association) and as the Vice Chairman of the Certification Committee, which is responsible for the ATAP Certified Threat Manager program.

Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI

Chief Executive
ForensicPathways, Inc.

Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR, SHRM-SPC has been involved in the study of organizational culture, governance, and compliance for more than 30 years. As the author of fifteen books, Gene frequently speaks and trains on the topics of complex corporate investigations, fraud prevention, culture management, and unethical behavior in the workplace. He is board certified in both Security Management and Human Resources Management. Gene has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 and has been involved with the ASIS APC program for more than 18 years. He is a Vice Chair on the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission and serves as the current program advisor for the PCI Review Course.

Michael A. Crane Esq., CPP

Attorney and Security Consultant

Michael Crane was a founding member of the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission and oversaw the development of the first Workplace Violence Prevention ANSI Standard. He currently serves as program director for the ASIS Assets Protection Course (APC III). Crane is a 2009 graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Demi Ribaste

Cybersecurity Consultant
Plante Moran

Demi is currently a cybersecurity consultant at Plante Moran, specializing in IT audits and SOC examinations. Before entering consulting, she worked in threat and violence risk management and investigations. Demi received a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from DePaul University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Loyola University Chicago.

Chad Hunt

Supervisory Special Agent
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan
Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc.




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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 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

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 for details.​

Code of Conduct

ASIS International Event Code of Conduct

ASIS International (“ASIS”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all event participants as defined below.

Any participant regardless of:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Religion or political affiliation
  • Gender, or gender identity or expression
  • Sexual orientation, or
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

should feel welcome and safe at any ASIS event.

Expected Behavior

This Code of Conduct applies to all event attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, contractors, other service providers, and ASIS staff (“participant”) at any event, meeting, conference, forum, social event, or meeting-related event, including those sponsored by organizations other than ASIS but held in conjunction with ASIS events in which they participate (an “event”). As such, ASIS expects that participants at events will:

  • Remain positive and welcoming to others
  • Recognize that an event is a place for diversity of thought, organization, and individuals
  • Be inclusive of others
  • Be alert and report any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech immediately to the contacts set forth below
  • Respect the specific rules and policies of the event, and
  • Otherwise uphold the reputation of ASIS 

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct
  • Inappropriate physical contact (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances, groping, sexual assault);
  • Physical stalking or written, verbal, or other abuse, or
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images or language in event presentations, or otherwise failing to obey any rules or policies of the venue or ASIS.

Whether such behavior constitutes unacceptable behavior as defined above shall be determined by ASIS and its representatives, in their sole discretion. ASIS takes matters of such unacceptable behavior in any form seriously.