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Guidepost Solutions provides complimentary continuing education training.  We present at national conferences (ASIS GSX for example), as well as dedicated sessions that qualify for Continuing Education Units with the American Institute of Architects, and Continuing Professional Education credits as an ASIS International approved Preferred CPE Provider.

Denotes sessions that have been approved through ASIS Preferred CPE Provider Program and are preapproved for recertification credit. Candidates will need to provide proof of attendance when self-reporting this activity.

Below is our library of course descriptions.


It is far more likely that you would be involved in a terrorist or active assailant incident while in a public venue, rather than at your place of work.  While the likelihood is quite slim, if you were to be involved in an active assailant incident, would you know how to react and what to do?  This session will be a blend of risk awareness and prevention when in public spaces, and will also include travel security (vehicular and hotel security), kidnap preparedness, and a deep dive into situational awareness that we don’t normally think about, but that can make a difference between life and death in today’s unpredictable world.  Some of the key concepts discussed are:

  • Learn the basics of what personal Security Awareness is, and what the benefits are.
  • Learn the exact steps you can take to minimize the probability of becoming a victim of traditional criminal methodologies.
  • Going beyond basic criminal activity, learn how to build muscle memory when faced with a highly fluid and stressful attack such as active assailant.
  • Understand travel risks, and specific steps one can take when navigating territories away from home.

Program Length:  1 Hour

Nothing tests “a plan” like a real crisis, and the recent coronavirus outbreak is no different. As COVID-19 spreads across the world, it is evident that security and continuity plans did not foresee the impact that a pandemic would have on security operations. As a result, however, we are now armed with actual case studies that form the basis for expanding our security and continuity “tool kits” to better prepare us for future pandemic type events. Further, we can now envision “going back to work”, and what that might entail. This presentation addresses the changes to operational, physical, and electronic security resulting from the past years lessons learned. There now exists a new reality of Pandemic “duty of care”.  Some of the key concepts discussed are:

  • Understanding how existing security systems and technologies are affected and will subsequently be redesigned, or how they are being repurposed to achieve pandemic preparedness and response. Further, reviewing and assessing the new technologies that are now making their way into the market, such as handsfree and temperature screening technologies, and well as security video analytics which can detect social distancing violations and the use (or lack thereof…) of personnel protective equipment.
  • Designing a physical security environment from a pandemic standpoint, to include employee and visitor queuing, natural social distancing, workspace reconfiguration, establishing quarantine zones, the use of antimicrobial surfaces, minimizing personnel contact, and air circulation and cleaning solutions.
  • Understanding the elements of continuity planning that need to change in order to be better prepared for a pandemic type crisis. An overall refresher in the Business Impact Analysis methodology will be presented.
  • How to assess the effectiveness of new technology solutions, and the difference between “theatre” and “staff assurances” (while both very important…) versus the reality and certainty of detection and prevention.

Program Length:  1 Hour

The principals of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) have been around since the 1960s, yet they still remain a mystery to many in terms of practical applications. Site safety and security has increasingly become an important topic in today’s turbulent world. Guidepost Solutions has been consulting and implementing CPTED principals for a variety of vertical markets, ranging from corporate environments to educational campus, and as such, have developed a simplified and intuitive approach on how to apply practical CPTED measures. This presentation will offer a detailed review of the underlying principles of CPTED, to include a number of examples that demonstrate where CPTED can be applied. Further, discuss CPTED in the context of emerging Pandemic Preparedness Through Environmental Design (PPTED) concepts.  Some of the key concepts discussed are:

  • The primary objective of this course is to present the four founding principles of CPTED: 1) Natural Surveillance, 2) Natural Access Control, 3) Territorial Reinforcement, and 4) Maintenance.
  • Discuss other terms and methodologies associated with the four primary founding principles, such as target hardening, hostile architecture, social management, and behavioral components.
  • To discuss the economics of CPTED and how CPTED principals can be a “no cost” investment when approached from the onset of a project, and how CPTED can result in minimizing more traditional and costly solutions such as cameras and guarding, while improving the aesthetics of physical security design.
  • Transition CPTED methodology to current concerns around social distancing. Specifically, discuss emerging Pandemic Preparedness through Environmental Design (PPTED) concepts.

Program Length:  1 Hour

Facilities require the protection of occupants in the form of electronic, physical, and operational security countermeasures. These, however, are not standalone elements, and each requires a significant amount of infrastructure provided and coordinated by other non-security trades. This session focuses on the infrastructure required to support a security operation, and includes security space planning, integration with IT infrastructure, door hardware, lighting, electrical, landscaping, air handling, progressive collapse considerations, interfaces to other systems such as elevator, fire, and automated doors and gates, and the maximization of architectural space in order to minimize risks while also reducing security devices and operations.  Some of the key concepts discussed are:

  • Understand the individual elements of security program infrastructure.
  • Learn the best practices in the areas of designing and implementing security program infrastructure.
  • Learn the options available in the security market in terms of integrating security with the infrastructure and overall building aesthetics.
  • Gain a high level understanding of the risk assessment process which defines the necessary levels of security within a facility.

Program Length:  1 Hour