Management solutions embraced over recent years by organizations, and especially corporate America, have focused on either client centric strategies or business continuity models which improve the “bottom-line”, or in other words make more money for shareholder.
That said, we get so lost in the management process that we lose sight of the individual’s contribution toward the whole.
This process of managing people as just another asset in the company inventory, doesn’t allow for the organization to achieve its true potential.
The days of management are over and the move to leadership to foster efficiency in productivity is starting to be realized.
To achieve genuine productivity, Atlas Training & Consultancy, a Gold Award Winner in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program – recently nominated in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ program, highlights that organizations must have effective leaders.
Leaders can only guide an organization to achieve greatness, if they recognize and acknowledge their own weaknesses and strengths.
Leadership is the key to success within an organization, regardless of size.
That said, however, the larger the organizational structure the more pronounced and important sound governance principles become.
Leadership is not about “being in-charge”. It’s about taking charge when required and being part of a team with a common goal when not.
The importance of being able to switch from follower to leader and back again is essential.
That’s what collaborative leadership is all about.
By using the B.L.A.C.K. (Behavior. Learning. Assertive. Contact. Knowledge) methodology agencies are able to identify “what makes them tick” on a macro level.
Individuals are able to develop from the individual level to the department/division and corporate levels; develop personal skill sets that encourage their “good” traits and help them eliminate or de-emphasize the “bad”.
By promoting each individual’s ability to lead or follow when necessary within the group increases the structural dynamics of the organization.
Throughout history the greatest achievements have been made through leadership.
There’s no reason to believe the future will be any different.
Through the B.L.A.C.K. methodology attendees obtain transformative skills they will need for future organizational success by inspiring them to acknowledge their own personal behavior traits.
By doing so, they gain confidence in their own abilities and their talents to motivate team members “toward greater things”.
B.L.A.C.K. trains the attendee to draw on internal resources to get the best results out of circumstances that are often out of their immediate control.
Since B.L.A.C.K. is structured to help the individual identify his or her character traits, the training does not need to be reestablished each time there is a change in organizational structure or roles within an organization.
Once the investment is made it continues with the individual throughout their career.
The five pillars that make up the B.L.A.C.K. synonym are:
B – Behavior (learning one’s own leadership style to become more effective in creating team efficiency)
L – Learning (developing tactical and strategic skills for interacting with people and confronting emergent issues)
A – Assertive (taking decisive actions without “confrontation or aggression”)
C – Contact (creating positive connections, regardless of how abhorrent the situation)
K – Knowledge (having confidence that your skill sets are adequate for every situation, whether routine or outside the norm).
Utilizing the B.L.A.C.K. Training Methodology, ATLAS helps organizations to increase team effectiveness and provides managers with practical tools that make it easier for them to switch between leadership styles.
B.L.A.C.K. was recognized with a ‘Best Security Education Program’ in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program by a panel of security experts.
B.L.A.C.K. Collaborative Leadership training is offered by Atlas Training and Consultancy, a Dutch company located in Ede, The Netherlands.
Its parent company is CPK-United BV Group, also in Ede, offers consultancy in, risk management, crisis and emergency response training, fashion retail and port security guard activities and executive protection.
CPK United consists of a number of different branches within security, from security services and surveillance to provide your goods, buildings, with high-quality security guards, to training facilities to maintain your knowledge and awareness within your own training and validation center.
CPK-United is a founding member of the International Centers for Security Training Excellence (ICTSE).
More information on B.L.A.C.K. Collaborative Leadership Trainings is available at http://www.atlas-trainingen.com/B-L-A-C-K/, and ICTSE or CPK-United can be founded at https://www.cpk-united.com/.
B.L.A.C.K. Collaborative Leadership Training is sponsored in the United States by Haines Security Solutions (HSS), located in Ventura, CA.
HSS is a veteran owned company specializing in providing physical security engineering training, risk analysis and consultancy of federal government regulations governing security and building design.
HSS’s Physical Security Engineering Training and Certification Program (PSET&C) received a coveted Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best Homeland Security Education Program in 2017.
HSS is recognized as a center of expertise within the security community for risk assessment, providing services for many Federal; State, local government agencies and private companies around the globe, and is also a founding member of International Centers of Security Training Excellence (ICSTE).
Each ICSTE member company offers courses in one of several security verticals yet provides a location for other members to present their courses upon request.
At its River Park location in Oxnard, CA architects, engineers, facility managers, planners and security professionals learn about antiterrorism countermeasures in building design, the integration of security technologies in the built environment, and risk analysis strategies.
The CPK-United BV training facility in Hilversum, The Netherlands gears its curriculum towards management solutions, crisis management, fashion retail, hospitality (hotel and nightclubs) and port security guard activities and executive protection.
Tactics for patrolman and SWAT are taught by former police officers at the Greenville, NY training center, where a firing range and urban mock-up are on site.
In 2017, HSS’s Physical Security Engineering Training and Certification (PSET&C) program was recognized as the Best Homeland Security Education Program, by American Security Today and received a coveted Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award.
In 2018, HSS’s Critical Asset & Infrastructure Risk Analysis (CAIRA Methodology) took home the Platinum 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best User & Best Risk Analysis Methodology.
For more information about PSET&C, CAIRA, or other services can be found on the company’s website at www.hainessecuritysolutions.com.
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The B.L.A.C.K. Philosophy
The B.L.A.C.K. (Behavior. Learning. Assertive. Contact. Knowledge) methodology was recently observed and monitored at a strategic level by the United States’ armed forces during a mission in Afghanistan.
B.L.A.C.K. teaching includes in part, awareness of personal behavior effects and the appliance of this knowledge, to gain control of a critical situations. It is taught during the toughest training of the Royal Dutch Army and at the Air Manoeuvre Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army.
Atlas Training & Consultancy, (a CPK United Company) was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
To Learn More, please visit http://www.atlas-trainingen.com/B-L-A-C-K/.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.
90% of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners return to compete in the Annual ‘ASTORS‘ Homeland Security Awards Program, and 100% of ‘ASTORS’ Sponsors have returned year to year to reap the benefits of their participation in the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Annual Awards Program.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.
As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!
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The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.
The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.
Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.
The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Desktop Alert, and SWORD Technologies, every one a returning Sponsor from 2018.
Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?
American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- United States Marine Corps
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- United States Postal Inspection Service
- DHS S&T
- United States Marshals Service (USMS)
- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
- The Department of Justice (DOJ)
- The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
- United States Border Patrol
- AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!
From innovative Military Cyber Programs, to Local, State and Federal Public Safety and Emergency Management Initiatives, New Physical and IT Products and Services, and Security Professional, Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Education and Training Opportunities – Join your ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Peers and Receive the Recognition You Deserve!
Excellence in Public Safety and Government Security Award Nominations are also encouraged, such as those 2019 Honored Winners which includes the DEA, U.S. Marine Corps, DHS S&T, Federal Protective Service, DHS S&T NUSTL, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Border Patrol, The Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.
Individuals are also encouraged to be nominated for Government Excellence in Public Safety and Homeland Security such as last years widely respected recipients.
Why American Security Today?
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.
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The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.
‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.
The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.
It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
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