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SECURITY COURSES, FOR 1 OR 2-DAY REGISTRATIONS

Day 1: Personal and Security Facility, Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Day 2: Technology Integration and Crisis Response, Friday, 21 February 2020, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

1500 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60657

Programs and bios are further below

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Early Bird rates until 09 January 2020

For direct registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/security-courses-and-network-events-chicago-20-21-feb-2020-tickets-85723514339

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-Day 1: Personal and Security Facility, Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, program and bios below

-Day 2: Technology Integration and Crisis Response, Friday, 21 February 2020, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, program and bios below

Course instructors:
-Dany Tirza. Colonel (Reserve), Fmr. Head of Strategic and Spatial Planning Unit of the Central Command, Israeli Defense Force.
-Alex Hales. Director of Security, Grant Thornton Center, Chicago.
-Manny Mendoza. Medical Facility Public Safety Officer. Fmr. Chicago Police Department, Senior Counter-Terrorism Instructor.

You'll learn about the following topics from our expert course instructors:
-Advanced technology integration in facility security
-Successful strategies in responding to shootings, bomb threats, hostage situations, biological and chemical hazards, structural and natural disasters, and fires
-Central command of an emerging event with integrated technologies
-Interaction between authorities, first responders and organizations during crisis situations
-Assessing risks and security needs
-Business continuity for managers
-Which security criteria should be part of selecting physical equipment and components
-Protecting oneself and principals during crisis and disaster situations
-Managing civil unrest and crisis situations
-Communication practices with security management, staff , first-responders and authorities

Both days' courses are suited for:
Security managers, Homeland Security specialists, municipal employees, emergency professionals, law enforcement employees, corporate managers, building managers, religious institution security providers, engineers, architects, as well as representatives of education, medical, and financial institutions, and others.

The courses' instructors have many years of experience teaching courses to governmental departments, companies, police, educational institutions, command and control centers, and USA’s Department of Homeland Security.  Their areas of security expertise include disaster planning and response, special events, physical security, infrastructure, transportation, homeland security, anti-terrorism analysis and cultural property protection, while maintaining a good service environment.

Registration:
You can register by credit card on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/security-courses-fort-lauderdale-florida-07-08-nov-2019-tickets-68728796681
For invoice payment please send us an email at courses@dgeas.com

$345 per day / $525 for both days  (non-profits: $250 per day / $430 for both days)
-Early bird rates $295 per day / $485 for both days  (non-profits: $200 per day / $385 for both days), ends 09 Jan. 
-For group rates for 4 or more, please contact us at courses@dgeas.com
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Food and drink will be served. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Registration payments are non-refundable.

In the case of less than the total number of registrations required, payments will be refunded. Please do not purchase airplane or transportation tickets, or place hotel reservations, until notification is sent after registration that the total minimal required number of registrations has been met.

Programs may be adjusted. Registrations by persons outside of the security sector and related sectors might require additional information. Registrations from persons outside of the security sector and related sectors which may pose security concerns may be subject to cancellation and refund.


 

Course Program, Day 1, Thursday, 07 November 2019

Course Program, Day 1, Personal and Facility Security, Thursday, 20 February 2020

Course Instructors:
• Dany Tirza. Colonel (Reserve), Fmr. Head of Strategic and Spatial Planning Unit of the Central Command, Israeli Defense Force.
• Alex Hales, Director of Security, Grant Thornton Center, Chicago.
• Manny Mendoza, Medical Facility Public Safety Officer. Fmr. Chicago Police Department, Senior Counter-Terrorism Instructor.

1st part: Personal and Executive Security
• Introduction and course goals
• Detailing personal and principals' security needs
• Scouting and securing locations
• Route planning and movement safety
• Protecting oneself and principals during crisis and disaster situations
• Coordination between security team, authorities and law enforcement
• Maintaining sufficient security procedures at residency and work areas, and during travels
• 1st group exercise

Lunch Break (Food and Drink Provided)

2nd part: Managing Facility Security
• Assessing risks and security needs
• Creating organizational, building and urban security plans
• Selecting physical components and equipment
• Putting together an operational structure and a security team
• Setting communication practices between security management, staff, first-responders and authorities
• Daily security routines
• Sustaining regular operational security practices
• Maintaining security systems and access control for buildings and in urban areas
• Cross-facilities management and business continuity
• 2nd group exercise

Summary and Conclusion


 

Course Program, Day 2, Technology Integration and Crisis Response, Friday, 21 February 2020

Course Instructors:
• Dany Tirza. Colonel (Reserve), Fmr. Head of Strategic and Spatial Planning Unit of the Central Command, Israeli Defense Force.
• Alex Hales, Director of Security, Grant Thornton Center, Chicago.
• Manny Mendoza, Fmr. Chicago Police Department, Senior Counter-Terrorism Instructor.

1st part: Technology Integration
• Introduction and course goals
• Advanced technology integration in facility security
• Early preparation of an emergency team in organizations and factories with many employees
• Central command of an emerging event with the integration of technologies
• Security technology coordination with police, first-responders, firefighting services, medical services, municipalities and frontline psychological staff
• 1st group exercise

Lunch Break (Food and Drink Provided)

2nd part: Crisis Response
• Shootings
• Bomb situations
• Hostage situations
• Biological and chemical hazards
• Structural and natural disasters
• Fires
• Civil unrest
• 2nd group exercise

Summary and Conclusion


 

Instructors:

Col. (Res.) Dany Tirza PhD., is an expert in strategic planning, security, HLS, defining and protecting borders, civil and security GIS applications. From 1994 to 2007 he headed the strategic and spatial planning unit of central command at the Israel Defense Forces. In Israel he has been an Advisor to Prime Ministers, Presidents, Defense Ministers, the National Security Council, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, the Planning Branch and senior commanders at the I.D.F. Col. Tirza's international security project experience includes security securing muncipalities, industrial parks, hospitals and urban buildings. Additionally, since 2012 he has consulted the Ministry of Regional Development of Israel as an integrator of the Jordan Gateway Industrial Park. From 2008 to 2009 he was a member of the Negotiations Administration at the Prime Minister's Office during the Annapolis peace negotiations as the territorial expert. Col. Tirza holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of York, an M.A. in Business Administration from the University of Riga, Latvia, and B.A in International Relations from Tel Aviv University.

Alex Hales is a security professional with over 17 years of leadership experience. He has provided direction and managed large-scale security programs for some of Chicago’s wealthiest high-profile tenants. In 2017 he was awarded the Security Professional of the Year Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago. His coordination with the city’s emergency response agencies has led to the development of comprehensive lifesafety protocol, establishing best practices still in use today. He has been responsible for security in Chicago for such properties as the Hyatt Center, One South Dearborn, the Citadel Center, and presently as Director of Security for the Grant Thornton Center, an over 1-million square foot Class A high-rise in the central business district, and is responsible for the overall daily security operations. He has long-term experience with building access controls, CCTV systems, and keeping the systems current and functional, as well as establishing liaison with adjacent properties, building occupants, ISP, CPD, and CFD to ensure seamless emergency response.

Manny Mendoza worked for the Chicago Police Department for 20 years, with 8 years as an instructor. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corp after 22 years’ of service, with duties including Team Commander for an Intelligence Unit. As a senior instructor at the Chicago Police Department Training Academy, and principle instructor in the Terrorism Awareness and Response Academy, he has taught more than 14,000 Police Officers in the Chicago Police Department, and many other Law Enforcement units and private security firms. He has an educational background in organizational design and emergency preparedness, dealing with conflict resolution, rapidly changing and evolving threats, and leadership and collaboration challenges. Mr. Mendoza has been awarded Gold-Level Trainer four times by the United States Department of Homeland’s Security Center for Domestic Preparedness and Federal Emergency Management. His present responsibilities include work as medical facility public safety officer.

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