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 CPP Study Group 2016

The Calgary/Southern Alberta Chapter CPP study team has created the 2016 CPP study schedule running for 12 weeks. This will be the 11th year the chapter is providing this program. Class runs Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 pm January 13 to March 30.
Tuition cost is $500.00 and students will receive the CPP Participant Manual as well as all standards and guidelines for the exam. Students should also be prepared to purchase the Protection of Assets Manuals from ASIS International has these manuals are the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the exam. The instructor this year will be Glen Kitteringham CPP.

Instruction will focus on material from the aforementioned books and the Protection of Assets Manuals. The sessions will be held at Fifth Avenue Place at 237-4th Ave S.W. Class will be held in the conference facility on the second floor in the West Tower.
As we recognize that many wishing to study for their CPP are busy security professionals, attendance is not mandatory for every class.

We require a minimum of 10 students to proceed. Registration and payment will be accepted in advance. You can contact Glen Kitteringham at 403-909-8949 or [email protected] for more details.
CPP Instructor Glen Kitteringham, M.Sc., CPP

April 27, 2016 – Campus & School Violence Threat Management, presented by Dr. Kris Mohandie.

The Behavioural Sciences Unit, Calgary Police Services and Specialized Training Services are proud to announce that two of the most noted authorities on campus violence prevention and threat assessment/threat management will present programs at Calgary Police Services HQ on 4/27-29/2016.

Dr. Mohandie is a board certified police psychologist and one of the pioneers of LAPD’s threat assessment unit. He provided the model for Los Angeles Unified School District’s school violence prevention program and wrote, School Violence Threat Management, the most comprehensive book on the topic. Dr. Mohandie’s work has been featured in the LA Times, USA Today, E!, and he has appeared in the news programs of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, Fox, Investigative Discovery, A&E, History, and the Discovery Channel.

 

ACCPA 27-28 April 2016

 

Bsides Calgary

APRIL 28-29, 2016, 800-1700 hours – Information Security Seminar – PRESENTED BY BSides CalGARY, SAIT 1301 16 Ave NW

BSides Calgary is a two-day, high caliber gathering for information security professionals, hackers, coders and the greater tech community. During the conference, attendees will share, discuss and learn about information security, privacy and technology in Calgary. The conference takes place on April 28 – 29. The cost to attend is $50.00. They have about 15 guest speakers on the agenda. he cost for the event is only $50. For more information and to register goto http://bsidescalgary.org.

April 28-29, 2016 – Advanced Threat Assessment & Threat Management, presented by Dr. Reid Meloy.

Dr. Meloy is a board certified forensic psychologist who has written over 200 papers and eleven books, including his two most recent titled, WAVR-21 (Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk) and International Handbook of Threat Assessment. A noted expert on stalking, psychopaths, violence risk assessment, workplace violence and threat management, Meloy regularly consults with the behavioral science units of the FBI and the UK’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures.

Location: Calgary Police HQ, Investigative Services Bldg. W., 5111 47 St. NE Calgary, AB Canada T3J 3R2

All programs: 8:30-4:30, daily. 7:45am check-in & continental breakfast, lunch on own

Need overnight accommodations? Special rates with Courtyard by Marriott, Calgary Airport. Please go to the website listed below for more information.

For detailed information and/or to register, please go to following link: http://specializedtraining.com/p-144-calgary-ab-april-27-29-2016.aspx

For more information call:

Darren Balsom, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Calgary Police Service: (403) 428-8776

Drew Leavens, Specialized Training Services: (800) 848-1226

  Calgary Communities CPTED 13 Apr 16

 

 TIME TO RENEW!!

ASIS INTERNATIONAL

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Leverage our expansive suite of member benefits to equip yourself with the skills, Intelligence, and strategies you need to meet challenges day-to-day and over time. Our professional resources, many exclusive to members, are distinctly designed to align with your tasks, responsibilities, and professional goals at every stage of your career.

ASIS members receive these exclusive member benefits:

  1. A monthly subscription to the industry’s #1 magazine – Security Management ($60 value)
  2. Free download of every ASIS/ANSI Standard and Guideline ($2,400 value)
  3. Open access to our online membership directory
  4. Discounts on education, events, publications, and more (15% or more)
  5. Special pricing for our annual webinar subscription (Member rate: $99)
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Gain practical knowledge, proven strategies, and new skill sets through a full spectrum of education programs aimed at supporting your career advancement.

  • Classroom Programs
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Exchange ideas with security management practitioners Around the world to gain new perspectives on challenges and proven solutions.

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ASIS MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP 2015 AWARD CLOSED

These scholarships provide matching funds for an education award to a chapter member or undergraduate/graduate student seeking a security career. If a scholarship is awarded to a chapter member, the Foundation doubles the chapter’s award, up to $1,000. If a scholarship is awarded to a student, the Foundation matches the amount up to $500. The Foundation funds 30 Chapter Matching Scholarships per calendar year. Limit one per chapter.

Eligibility

A scholarship may be awarded to an ASIS member or a full and part-time student who have completed one year of study at an accredited college or university, and seek a career in the security profession. The chapter sets the grade-point-average requirement for the undergraduate student award. A graduate student must earn at least a 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.

Criteria

The Foundation encourages mid-career security professionals to complete undergraduate degrees and to pursue part-time graduate programs or professional development courses. Financial need is not a factor in the selection process; rather, the award is meant to recognize achievement and ability.  In order for chapters to participate in the scholarship program, all scholarship contributions must be made through the ASIS Foundation. The Foundation will return a check made out to the chapter award winner. Please allow at least three weeks for processing and return of the check.

Selection Process

Chapters select winners at the local level. Once a chapter submits the winning application and a check for their portion of the scholarship to the ASIS Foundation, the award winner qualifies for a matching award, if eligible, under Foundation selection criteria.

At the upcoming November Luncheon (Thursday, November 19, 2015) the ASIS Calgary/Southern Alberta Chapter 162 will be holding the annual election of the Executive for the Chapter.  At this time we are calling for members who are interested in the positions or who know of someone whom they would like to nominate for a position to please do so through one of two means:

Through an email to [email protected] with your nominations; or At the luncheon on Nov 19 when the call for nominations is made by the Chair.

THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE HAVE SERVED FOR THREE (3) YEARS AND ARE ALL STEPPING DOWN.  THUS ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY HAVE NO INCUMBENT NOMINEE.

 CHAIR

 Job Description

  • Preside over all chapter meetings, functions and events.
  • Performs the duties normally associated with a CEO of a company.
  • Under direction of the Regional Vice President and the Board of Directors, performs a wide range of management functions as required to meet the goals and objectives of the chapter and the organization.
  • Reporting link between the chapter and the Regional Vice President.
  • Uses considerable independent judgment in decisions that influence operations at the chapter level to insure solvency of the chapter and ROI to chapter members.

Skill Sets Required

  • Maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities.
  • Ability to be diplomatic with a variety of individuals with various management and business positions and titles.
  • Ability to use persuasion and negotiation to resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Self-starter and self-motivation traits.
  • Organization skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively.
  • Specialized management experience.
  • Knowledge of ASIS International organization, to be able to obtain and provide support as requested/required.
  • Time management skills, to be able to organize/fulfill responsibilities within required timeframes.
  • Good general knowledge of chapter operations and Society bylaws, policies, and procedures.

VICE CHAIR

Job Description

  • Preside over all chapter meetings, functions and events when the chapter chairman is not in attendance.
  • Uses considerable independent judgment in decisions that influence operations at the chapter level to insure solvency of the chapter and ROI to chapter members.

Skill Sets Required

  • Maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities.
  • Ability to be diplomatic with a variety of individuals with various management and business positions and titles.
  • Ability to use persuasion and negotiation to resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Self-starter and self-motivation traits.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively.
  • Specialized management experience.
  • Knowledge of ASIS International organization.
  • Time management skills, to be able to organize/fulfill responsibilities within required timeframes.
  • Good general knowledge of chapter operations and Society bylaws, policies, and procedures.

SECRETARY

Job Description

  • Keep the minutes of all chapter leadership, committee and special meetings.
  • Maintain all official chapter records, including minutes, newsletters, and other official correspondence.
  • Complete and promptly submit monthly reports to the designated recipients.
  • Promptly notify ASIS Headquarters of results of the annual election.
  • Insure all necessary correspondence representing the chapter is handled in a timely manner, including, but not limited to Thank You notes to speakers, presenters, special assistance.

Skill Sets Required

  • Performing responsible secretarial and clerical work requiring independent judgment with speed and accuracy.
  • Take responsibility for the compilation and organization of reports and archive information pertaining to the chapter.
  • Computer skills and the use of standard communication software and use of the internet.
  • Strong writing capabilities for letters, reports, minutes.
  • Composing correspondence on own initiative. Ability to take simple notes during meetings.
  • Experience in proofreading, statistical and record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Self-starter and self-motivation traits.
  • Good organization skills. Understanding of standard filing, archiving, of documents and papers.
  • Strong English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation; modern office methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of ASIS International organization, to be able to obtain and provide support as requested/required.
  • Time management skills, to be able to organize/fulfill responsibilities within required timeframes.
  • Good general knowledge of chapter operations and Society bylaws, policies, and procedures.

TREASURER

 Job Description

Receive at all chapter functions and deposit, in an account in the name of the chapter, all monies, securities, funds, and monetary credits of or on behalf of the chapter.

  • Receive and safeguard all property and other physical assets owned by the chapter.
  • Keep regular accounts of all receipts and disbursements in suitable books provided for that purpose. The records should be available for inspection by all officers and chapter members in good standing, and duly authorized representatives of the Society.
  • Disburse chapter funds upon approval and direction of the chapter executive committee.
  • Report on the financial status of the chapter at chapter meetings.
  • Forward financial status information in a timely manner to the Chapter Secretary for inclusion in the monthly Chapter Activity Report.
  • Deposit in the chapter account at the banking institution all received monies and fees.

Skill Sets Required

 Honesty.

  • Reliability – willingness to consistently attend all chapter functions.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow basic accounting principles.
  • Computer skills and the use of standard accounting software and use of the internet.
  • Self-starter and self-motivation traits.
  • Good organization skills. Understanding of standard filing, archiving, of documents and papers.
  • Knowledge of ASIS International organization.
  • Time management skills, to be able to organize/fulfill responsibilities within required timeframes.
  • Good general knowledge of chapter operations and Society bylaws, policies, and procedures.

October 15, 2015 Luncheon – Security Guard Licencing

Tammy Spink of the Solicitor General office spoke to a well attended audience on upcoming changes to provincial Security Guard licencing.  She gave an overview of the amended licence categories, reduction in the number of renewal forms. IMG_0440email renewal notifications, E-Licences and a glimpse down the road at renewing through Alberta Registries.  At present security renewals wait times have improved slightly to approximately five weeks.  The delay acquiring security clearances in Calgary compared to the RCMP and Edmonton Police Service was discussed.  Tammy answered questions from the attendees and encouraged providers to submit enforcement needs.  Her office will continue to consult with the security  community to further reduce wait times in her department.

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PORT SECURITY SUMMIT 2015

THU, OCTOBER 22 2015, 7:00 AM – FRI, OCTOBER 23 2015, 2:00 PM [PST]

791 W GEORGIA STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 CPTED Conference

19-20 OCTOBER 2015
CPTED 2015

Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places
Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE Calgary, Alberta

This 2 day conference will feature a look at the current trends in CPTED,  2nd Generation CPTED, SmartGrowth and other exciting and important research areas that affect you, the community leader, LE/Security Professional,  Planner, government official or NGO.

Speakers include Paul Ekblom from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London, Professor Rachel Armitage from Huddersfield University in the UK, Dr Randy Atlas from Florida Atlantic University, Donna Thiessen from Saskatoon, Fleur Knight from New Zealand and many others.  It will be a truly international line-up of speakers.

Some confirmed sessions include:

  • The Translation of CPTED into the Transport Environment; and Transport for London’s Approach to Olympic Security – The I.S.T.A.R.E.D. behavioural assessment system
  • Case Study of CPTED Implementation : Pompano Beach FL USA
  • The Impact of Teaching CPTED and Safegrowth to Children
  • FACTORS FACILITATING IMPLEMENTATION OF CPTED
  • CPTED and Homelessness

We hope that you will mark your calendar now and take advantage of the early registration price available by registering on-line. Register early as space is limited for this conference.

With many internationally recognized and distinguished speakers spaces are filling quickly. Please register as soon as possible so that we can ensure hotel and conference space and to take advantage of early registration discounts.

If you require further information or have questions email the ICA office at [email protected]

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ETHICS VIEW & SOCIAL MEDIA RISK CALGARY

FRIDAY, 12 JUNE 2015 FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM (MDT) CALGARY, AB

Ethics View 8:30 – 12:00

Hailed by many participants as the best ethics course ever, Ethics Viewpoint illustrates the challenges in implementing an organization wide ethics policy. Explore how best to embed ethics into a corporate culture.

Ethical issues are associated with workplace deviance or corruption and its counterparts – lying, evasion of accountability, and abuse of authority. What causes them and how should they be dealt with? This session focuses on integrating ethics with everyday corporate life. Ethics breaches begin with people – understand the team you work with. In an interactive session, participants will put into practice ethics issues that will help build a strong ethical business culture.

The seminars topics include:

Explore how personal ethics may conflict with professional ethics

  • Explore how personal ethics may impede professional ethics
  •         How easy are ethics to define in the workplace?
  • Examine how easy it is to breach ethics in our digitized world
  • Distinguish how to deal with the grey zone of ethics

 Social Media Risk: What every professional needs to know 1:00 – 4:30

Human manipulation is the greatest risk for any corporation.  Toss in social media and this risk multiplies immensely. Your employees are on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn every day.  Each day, personal and professional information makes its way online.  Social media is big data and it now embodies the leading and biggest source of consumer data.

The use of social media has grown at such an extent that most corporate risk strategies cannot keep up. If the risk landscape is not managed severe consequences to the corporation and its reputation will occur.   Manage your reputation online and stay risk free

  • Learn to manage corporate risk
  • Understand the regulatory impact on social media
  • Protect the reputation of your brand
  • The importance of use policies for staff, contractors and third parties
  • Legal implications of data leakage via social media

This seminar is eligible for CPE credits for members of the IIA, ISACA & ASIS

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Seminar fee includes: course materials, continental breakfast, lunch & two coffee breaks

REGISTER HERE

2015 Annual CATAP Conference

Save the date and conference update!

CATAP 2015 Workshop (October 17th – 18th) and Conference (October 19th – 21st

Greetings CATAP members and friends of CATAP,

It is that time of year again to remind you that our 2015 workshop and conference is just five months away and it is time to start making plans.

Your CATAP Board has been working diligently behind the scenes creating what we feel will be another outstanding program. This is always a challenge as our membership is so diverse, but we strive to identify presentations that will appeal to the needs of a few and the many at the same time. Below is a partial list of our tentative line-up.

(As we finalize presentations there may be some adjustments to this program)

 

 

Workshop and Conference

Workshop   October 17th and 18th

Responding to the significant demand from our membership, we will only be hosting one workshop this year, Mental Disorder and Threat Assessment, which will be led by Drs. Stephen Hart and Laura Guy.

This two-day skills-based workshop will focus on the role and relevance of mental disorder for threat assessment. Participants will learn about the symptoms associated with substance use disorders, personality disorders such as psychopathy, psychotic spectrum disorders such as schizophrenia, and major mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Methods of instruction will include lecture and group exercises. Lectures will be supplemented with audiovisual material (e.g., PowerPoint presentations). Group exercises will include completion of practice cases based on audiovisual and written materials,mock interviewing, and role-playing. 

Learning Objectives:

1.    To describe the major symptoms associated with substance use, personality, psychotic, and mood disorders.

2.    To explain the ways in which mental health problems can act as a motivating, disinhibiting, and destabilizing influences on a person’s decision to engage in violence

3.    To summarize the research findings on the association between mental disorder and violence.

4.    To practice identifying symptoms of mental disorder via videotape and in person role-playing.

5.    To gain experience applying interview strategies to elicit information relevant to identifying symptoms of mental disorder.

6.    To identify risk management strategies useful for mitigating risk stemming from mental disorder.

Conference – October 19th, 20th and 21st

Phil Gurski

“Batting 1.000 – Forever: Threat and Risk Models and Violent Radicalization in Canada”

What can threat and risk models do for us when it comes to understanding and countering violent radicalization?  A look at case studies in Canada over the past 15 years as seen through the eyes of a former intelligence analyst at CSIS.

Lynn Van Male, Ph.D.

“Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care:  Successes and Lessons Learned from the US Veterans Health Administration”

Reid Meloy, Ph.D.

“Investigating the Lone Terrorist: New Research, Operational Advancements”

Dr. Meloy will teach an investigative template for operational use in counterterrorism efforts. His TRAP-18 is enhanced and supported by new European and North American data sets from other researchers (Gill, Corner, Gruenewald, Kaati, Monahan), and his own collaborators’ work. Translation of scholarship into practical operational use will be emphasized.

Alasdair Goodwill, PhD, CPsych (UK) and Imre Juurlink, M.A.

“TOR (The Onion Router) email threats, cyber stalking, harassment, mental health, authorship profiling and the use of social media: A case study in assessing, managing and investigating an anonymous threat communicator (ATC) in a University setting”

SSA Andre Simons, Behavioral Analysis Unit FBI

“Assessing threat under crisis”

Alberto Choy, M.D. and Liam Ennis, Ph.D.

“Case Studies on Mentally Ill subjects”

Domestic violence and sexual violence cases will be reviewed.

Michael McEvoy, Deputy Commissioner BC Privacy Commissioner’s office

“Managing the right to privacy while managing the threat”

Sgt Dustin Rusk, RCMP -Federal Policing Threat Assessment Section

Mark Evans, Senior Manager Corporate Security & Emergency Management WorkSafe BC

Bonus Sessions

 

Following on the success of our inaugural bonus session last year organized by our Post-Secondary Special Interest Group (SIG), we again will be offering bonus SIG programming. We are planning to offer two streams on the afternoon of Wednesday October 21st:

  • 1.    Law Enforcement – “Investigative best practices for disruption and mitigation when dealing with threatening behaviour from anarchists, Black Bloc and other similar movements”
  • 2.    Post Secondary – “Challenges when implementing Threat Assessments in Higher Education”.

Hotel and Travel  Logistics

Hotel

This year our conference is being held at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This is a stunning location and property (http://www.fairmont.com/lake-louise/).

We have an excellent rate – $199/night/excluding resort fees and taxes –and would recommend that you book early to ensure you secure a room under our room block. To do so please use this link:   https://resweb.passkey.com/go/catap2015

Travel Logistics

For many from outside of Alberta a journey to the Chateau Lake Louise usually starts with a flight into the Calgary International Airport. From there you have two formal options: renting a car or booking a shuttle. If the shuttle is your intended path, please note that October is not a peak season and so the hours of operation are reduced and the last shuttle departs the airport at 6:30 pm (please confirm this on the shuttle’s website; we will post a link to it shortly). If there is sufficient interest, your CATAP Board will book a shuttle that will depart at 9:00 pm on the nights before the workshop and conference – i.e., October 16thand 18th. If you are interested in this service, we need to know asap, but at the latest prior to September 15th in order to make the booking. We will only do this if there is a need, so please let us know if this would be of interest to you by emailing Trudy Triplett, at [email protected] if you are interested.  The fee will be the same as the regular shuttle.

Pricing

We are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row the workshop and conference fees for CATAP members remain unchanged.

Workshop + Conference

Members $775
Members, Early-bird Rate (ends Sept 11th) $700
Non-Members $975
Non-Members, Early-bird Rate (ends Sept 11th) $900
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs $500
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs presenting a poster $400

Workshop Only

Members $475
Non-Members $625
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs $500
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs presenting a poster $400

Conference Only

Members $650
Non-Members $800
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs $500
Students in full time secondary or post graduate education programs presenting a poster $400

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY:

Full refund prior to October 2, 2015

50 % refund prior to October 10, 2015

Sorry, no refunds after October 10, 2015

The annual fee for CATAP membership is $105 (GST incl)

We look forward to seeing you in Lake Louise! Please help spread the word by forwarding this to people or organizations you feel would benefit from our training opportunity.

On behalf of your CATAP Board,

Keith Hammond

CATAP President