Protocol for the Executive Security Professional

Course Details

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START:
September 27, 2016
DURATION:
2 Days
ID:
LVT1616
CREDIT:
16 Hours
PRICE
1,575$

INSTRUCTORS:

Marie Betts-Johnson
Director of The International Protocol Institute of California

About the Course


Protocol for the Executive Security Professional is a two day program for security professionals who will be interacting with high-level dignitaries and delegations, understanding non-verbal messages, avoiding cross-cultural gaffes and powerful leadership skills that can make or break a promising career. For executive security entities, representatives who have impeccable interpersonal skills can do wonders for a company’s competitive position and for an individual’s confidence and growth within the security industry.

Levenbert and International Protocol Institute of California (IPIC) will provide a congenial environment wherein the participants will be able to practice, discuss and role play their new- found learning experiences.  In this program, the participants will be able to do in-depth self-assessments and set goals for ongoing professional developments.  Our aim is to educate our participants to look the part and act the part confidently and professionally. We will request profiles of each participant to assess their current protocol knowledge and their goals for attending the course, prior to the course commencement. The program includes an expertly designed Power Point Presentations, participant assessments, interactive activities, exercises, real-life case studies, simulations and assessments.  Professional Presence is a requirement in today’s competitive and challenging executive security industry.  Our seminars and workshops are requested by professionals across all industries including sales, technology, medical and governmental organizations.  The real-time solutions imparted in this program are universally accepted as the master class in executive development.

 

Protocol for the Executive Security Professional is a two day program for security professionals who will be interacting with high-level dignitaries and delegations, understanding non-verbal messages, avoiding cross-cultural gaffes and powerful leadership skills that can make or break a promising career. For executive security entities, representatives who have impeccable interpersonal skills can do wonders for a company’s competitive position and for an individual’s confidence and growth within the security industry.

Day 1

Module 1: Unobtrusive Excellence!

Discretion, integrity, strength of character and selfless loyalty are the hallmarks of the Protection Agent.

  • Mandatory code of standards, principles and ethics.
  • “Thinking affects outcomes!” Concepts of critical thinking and analysis of challenges.
  • Well-honed intuition…your sixth sense!
  • Decision making capabilities that will affect you personally, emotionally and professionally.
  • Establish boundaries – How close is too close?

Module 2: Professional Executive Presence 

Never will first impressions be more crucial to project a sense of presence, courage and commitment.

  • What it takes to overcome a poor first impression.
  • Your appearance is a critical part of your message!
  • Dress for the position you aspire to!
  • Observe the language of non-verbal communication
  • Verbal Communication:  What you say, how you say it and when to say it!

Module 3: Interpersonal Skills

Confidence in a professional setting requires strong interpersonal skills which include:

  • Introductions can be daunting!  What’s in a name?  Tips to help you remember names and why it is so important.
  • Converse like a diplomat – Listen and observe!
  • Business Cards, executive correspondence and e-mail etiquette are an essential component of your professional package.

Module 4: Communication and Leadership style

Operating within diverse cultures requires diverse knowledge and leadership skills.

  • The art of tact and diplomacy!
  • Lead your team effectively through understanding different personalities and communication styles.
  • Know your dominant style of leadership.
  • The 6 Traits of effective Leaders.
  • Authority is achieved through non-verbal and verbal communication.
  • “Charisma” and how to develop it.
  • Reflect an image of confidence and authority at business meetings.
  • Distinguish yourself! Present your message powerfully and cohesively.

Day 2
Module 5: Polished Social Skills

Your confidence in social settings reflects positively or negatively on your image!
Establishing connections is the name of the game at Receptions / Events, where information is shared…you were not invited for the food! Lacking confidence will indicate that you may not have the qualities expected of a polished security professional.

Module 6: Cross-Cultural Intelligence

“Know the land and it’s people and all else will follow.”

  • Understand the accepted cultural tenets of diverse cultures and how they affect styles of communication.
  • Dynamics of leading an international team.
  • The role of religion / philosophy in thinking patterns and decision making.
  • Be aware of attitudes towards time, individualism, formality, hierarchy and gender issues.

Module 7: From “Touch-Down” to “Take-Off

There is an essential bond of cooperation between protocol officers and security professionals.  Both are invested in the flawless execution of events or state visits.

  • Understand the order of precedence.
  • Learn International greetings, titles and forms of address.
  • Body language and verbal communication.
  • Rank / Conversation and communication.
  • Etiquette on planes, trains and motorcades.
  • To provide a two-day seminar on thinking strategies, professional presence and international protocol for security professionals.
  • To impart the knowledge to handle complex cross-cultural, protocol and diplomatic communications for high-level clients and visiting dignitaries.

 Attendance at the seminar will give you the skills to:

  • Exhibit unobtrusive excellence…the knowledge to manage the complexities of client / employer professional relationships.
  • Epitomize personal / professional ethics and understand the expectations of a client when hiring a professional protection agent.
  • Deliver an impeccable professional image.
  • Exude confidence and a sense of presence.
  • Master cross-cultural fundamentals to interpret the subtle nuances of diverse styles of communication.
  • Expeditiously decode the critical protocol requirements of visiting dignitaries and delegations.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of international relations and the impact of highly specialized security from a protocol point of view.

Levenbert and International Protocol Institute of California (IPIC) will provide a congenial environment wherein the participants will be able to practice, discuss and role play their new- found learning experiences.  In this program, the participants will be able to do in-depth self-assessments and set goals for ongoing professional developments.  Our aim is to educate our participants to look the part and act the part confidently and professionally. We will request profiles of each participant to assess their current protocol knowledge and their goals for attending the course, prior to the course commencement. The program includes an expertly designed Power Point Presentations, participant assessments, interactive activities, exercises, real-life case studies, simulations and assessments.  Professional Presence is a requirement in today’s competitive and challenging executive security industry

Security professionals, executive security organizations / corporations, government officials, individuals who aspire to excellence in the security industry.

Delegates will be awarded an international certification from International Protocol Institute of California (IPIC)

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