Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Tuesday, October 6

9 am to 12 pm

Being aware of your surroundings and learning to recognize and heed nuances of danger could save your life. In this session, we will learn where our greatest threats come from, how to reduce risk, and skills for dealing with danger. Why do we often get “a bad feeling” about a person or situation? We will discover where that feeling comes from and why we should trust it. Additionally, we will look at recent trends and case studies for lessons learned.

In a world of uncertainty and increasing danger, how can we protect ourselves? Early recognition and avoidance of threats can be the deciding factor in whether you become a victim or not. This session will open your eyes to critical environmental and behavioral clues that warn of danger. We will discuss cases and recent events to extract pre-incident indicators and analyze best responses. This session will also provide crucial skills to identifying threats and avoiding unsafe situations.

Session Highlights:

• Learning to Trust Instincts

• Where Threats Come From

• Recognizing Warning Signs

• Developing Situational Awareness

• Making Yourself Less of a Target

• What is the OODA loop?

• Case Studies

• Reactionary Gap


Our Presenter:

Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for businesses, financial institutions, and government entities to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and security assessments. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank. She earned her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice instructor. Carol is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training for over 100,000 corporate, manufacturing, utility, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Carol earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Designation) and provides instruction on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Robbery Prevention and Response, and Personal Safety. Carol has recently produced several video and e-learning training programs.

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