Leadership Principles for Executive Protection Professionals

As the role of the Detail Leader, Agent-In-Charge, or Executive Protection Manager has continued to evolve, it is no longer enough to just select the most experienced person assigned to the detail to fulfill those leadership roles. Whether in the public or private sector, the expectations for those in leadership positions are that he or she will not just be well versed in the nuances of providing close protection, but that they will be equally well versed in verbal and written communication, personnel management strategies, the efficient and effective integration of technology, the legal considerations for providing protection, and a myriad of other critical leadership functions.

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This innovative, intensive, and interactive course is delivered over 5 consecutive, 9-hour training days, and is presented within the framework of a series of highly informative discussion blocks, case studies, and hands-on practical exercises specifically designed to develop, enhance, and refine the participant’s knowledge, skill, and ability to manage and lead close protection details, ranging from small teams, to larger, more complex operations.

Given this courses highly refined, narrowly focused curriculum, it is not intended for the novice; therefore, participation is limited to graduates of recognized public or private executive sector protection training courses who bring a minimum of 5 years of practical experience in public or private sector protection operations to participate in the program.


Myths and Misconceptions of Protective Detail Leadership

Roles and Responsibilities of the Detail Leader

Transitioning from the Person on the Ground to the Person in the Lead

Communication; the Foundation for Success

Mental Preparedness for Protection Leaders

Overcoming the F.U.D. Factor (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt)

Building, Navigating, and Maintaining Relationships with:

  • The Principal
  • Key Stakeholders
  • Vendors and Contractors
  • Counterparts

Setting Expectations… and Ensuring They are Exceeded

Delegating Authority vs. Delegating Responsibility

The 90% Rule – and the Leadership Perspective on:

  • Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessments
  • Protective Intelligence and the Reality of OSINT/SOSINT
  • Pre-planning and Coordination

Focal Points for Operational Success:

  • Facilitation, Facilitation, Facilitation
  • The Protective Advance
  • Secure Transportation
  • Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worse
  • Plans are Useless, But Planning is Indispensable

How and Why Great Leaders NEVER Go It Alone

Difficult Conversations – Why, When, and Where to Have Them


Date: November 8 – 12, 2021

Location: Annandale Square — Stratford Building
67 Beaver Avenue
2nd Floor
Annandale, New Jersey 08801

Cost: $1,750.00 per Student

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