Personal Security Workplace Violence Protection Confrontational Management Travel Security Critical Incident Response Personal Security It’s good to have a lifeguard, but it’s better to know how to swim.”The world can be a dangerous place. And while personal security is a fundamental human need, it is ultimately a personal responsibility. In the moment of truth, the “lifeguards” of society simply won’t be there to protect us – whether from street crime or the potential of mass homicide. We are, in effect, on our own.Yet violence is never random. Even the most desperate predator is careful in selecting his victims. And “bad guys” of all types – from the street criminal to the workplace shooter always follow a predictable continuum of behavior the elements of which can be identified—in advance—by easily spotted “indicators”—if you know what to look for.This phase of training teaches participants how to recognize when they might be in danger, avoid and deter threats directed towards them, and how to decisively respond physically to incapacitate an attacker if avoidance fails.This course sets the basis for following modules, and is highly recommended as the skills learned here will contribute greatly to the ultimate goal of workplace security, and carryover into all aspects of an employee’s life, and family – keeping them safer inside and outside of work. Workplace Violence Protection (Eyes & Ears) Perhaps no subject save death itself is more surrounded by denial than that of human violence. It can’t happen here, we tell ourselves. Not to our organization, let alone by one of our employees.That an otherwise normal person could just “snap” one day and go on a killing spree and that such events are “random”—and hence impossible to anticipate—are fictions that lie at the core of a denial mechanism that, ironically, helps enable the very events we seek to forestall.Workplace violence is a process often as predictable and observable as boiling water, if you know what to look for, and are in a position to see. Your employees are in the unique position to see potential threats that may develop from inside the organization, or outside, at their earliest stages, where the leadership may not. For example, an employee suffering from domestic violence that could, and often does, spill-over into the workplace, may not be known to leadership, but you can bet that someone within the organization is aware of the dynamics…The Eyes & Ears module reinforces the lifeboat mentality that we all have a responsibility to one another, teaches what to look for, and most importantly what to do about it. Confrontational Management Confrontations are a part of human interaction, and understanding how to detach emotionally from a confrontation is critical to being able to manage and effectively prevent it from escalating.In this module, employees will be taught to view confrontations, in general, from the perspective of a security professional; allowing for a responsible, confident, and emotionally detached mental positioning to better assess, negotiate and diffuse confrontations as they develop, and to more confidently and competently intervene in confrontations at any stage.Utilizing a simple, systematic process of decision-making, and verbal and non-verbal tactics, managers will be able to decisively determine – on a moment-by-moment basis – what their priorities are, and what action steps they should take to diffuse situations and re-establish control, without aggravating situations or causing resentment. Travel Security (Navigating in an Uncertain World) Based upon our founder Sam Rosenberg’s book The Travelers Guide to Personal Security, this course provides the knowledge and skills navigate travel confidently, and safely, whether domestic or abroad.Today’s business traveler faces a variety of threats, including “express” kidnapping, kidnapping for ransom, information and ID theft, ever increasing street crime, as well as geo-political concerns such as potential civil unrest or war. Yet none of these threats are random. And all demonstrate a sequence of predictable, and readily identifiable, pre-incident indicators – if you know what to look for.This course element teaches protective industry tradecraft, such as how to blend in to avoid trouble, rapidly identify when you are being targeted, manage and deescalate confrontations by understanding verbal and non-verbal control tactics, and physical defensive measures and escape techniques for non-deadly and deadly force threats.The goal of this course is to provide you the ability to know what to do, and how to do it, so that you can travel without fear. Critical Incident Response (ASSERT) When seconds count – just knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. Should you “Run”, “Hide” or “Fight”? These questions will be explored and the answers defined in an immediately useable format that allows for instant, and accurate prioritization of physical action. Participants will know when to Run or Hide, and more importantly – how.Additionally, the program will build “last-resort” fight back options – including gun disarms – that are realistic, practical, and available to anyone of any age of physical ability level, and once learned can be retained for life.Lastly we will define what to expect from law enforcement responders and what measures you can take to help rather than hinder their efforts.