Saturday Sept 30, 2017 – 2nd Annual Securing Your Place of Worship Seminar

Criminal activity and violence is rising at “soft targets” like churches and schools. The mission of the Church Security Awareness Training (CSAT) workshop is to bring together subject matter experts from the fields of faith security, physical security, group violence and terrorism. To educate and raise awareness of safety in worship, the presenters share their expertise to support church leaders, administrators, facilities managers, safety directors, emergency responders, volunteers  and those dedicated to protecting places of worship.

Westwood Community Church Excelsior, Saturday 30 September 2017 8am until 12:15pm

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Saturday Sept 16, 2017 – Suspicious Behavior Training, Hope Presbyterian Church, Richfield

What is the program about?

The suspicious behavior training program for places of worship will educate faith based organizations in how to recognize and respond to suspicious behavior in a religious environment. The class has been designed for church leaders, ushers, greeters, volunteers, preschool workers and security personnel in mind. The class is suitable for anyone that has an interest in suspicious behavior in worship from an educational perspective.

The class is structured into two distinct areas: education on church safety and security raising awareness of security issues, learning how to recognize suspicious behavior in worship and the second how you approach suspicious behavior by utilizing “conversational interviewing” techniques to identify if the person is seeking grace or is a threat to your worship center.

The course provides all the skills needed to conduct “conversational interviews” from the position of faith, how to recognize deception and deceit, how to question as a church member, rapport building and conducting a risk assessment with the information gathered.

Modules of the class Include:

  • Security in Places of Worship
  • Suspicious Behavior in Places of Worship
  • Surveillance in Worship
  • Conversational Interviewing
  • Scenario Training

The class has strong audience participation which includes small group exercises, scenarios and open discussion. Some classroom scenarios may be recorded to provide the student with private individual feedback to take away after the class. Sign up is available at Eventbrite.com

Saturday 18 March, 2017 – Suspicious Behavior Training, Life 21 Church, Northfield

What is the program about?

The suspicious behavior training program for places of worship will educate faith based organizations in how to recognize and respond to suspicious behavior in a religious environment. The class has been designed for church leaders, ushers, greeters, volunteers, preschool workers and security personnel in mind. The class is suitable for anyone that has an interest in suspicious behavior in worship from an educational perspective.

The class is structured into two distinct areas: education on church safety and security raising awareness of security issues, learning how to recognize suspicious behavior in worship and the second how you approach suspicious behavior by utilizing “conversational interviewing” techniques to identify if the person is seeking grace or is a threat to your worship center.

The course provides all the skills needed to conduct “conversational interviews” from the position of faith, how to recognize deception and deceit, how to question as a church member, rapport building and conducting a risk assessment with the information gathered.

Modules of the class Include:

  • Security in Places of Worship
  • Suspicious Behavior in Places of Worship
  • Surveillance in Worship
  • Conversational Interviewing
  • Scenario Training

The class has strong audience participation which includes small group exercises, scenarios and open discussion. Some classroom scenarios may be recorded to provide the student with private individual feedback to take away after the class. Sign up is available at Eventbrite.com