27TH INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE
The Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (A.S.E.T.) held its 27th Annual Round Table Conference, April 12 thru 14, 2007, at A.E.S.T. Headquarters, Highlander Lodge, Berryville, Virginia. Once again International attendees mixed together. The scope and depth of the conference was well worth attending for professionals in the field of security.
Mr. William Minear II, C.S.T., Deputy Director, Homeland Security, West Virginia, discussed “Private Security and Protection and the Impact and Involvement in the Homeland Security Arena”. Security professionals increasingly are working shoulder to shoulder with government and police officials. An awareness of government procedures, policies and the can-do approaches are more and more important than ever for all who are involved in this industry.
Dr. H.H.A. Cooper, C.S.T., President, Nuevevidas International, Dallas, Texas presented a new concept “Security Science Come of Age”. Our profession has reached a level of achievement that warrants this consideration. Dr. Cooper is an internationally known authority on matters of security and intelligence, an Attorney and Professor of Law at the University of Texas and a Consultant to several major international corporations. He is fluent with Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.
An afternoon panel and attendee discussion covered a variety of security topics of interest.
A banquet Friday evening included the naming of and presentation of plaques to Hon. Michael J. Valentine and Doni O’Callaghan as Fellows of the Academy.
Mr. O’Callaghan, C.S.T. of React Ltd based in Dublin, Ireland summed up the Friday training and informational sessions.
On Saturday Prof. John I. Kostanoski, C.S.T.,Editor, on the Academy’s Journal of Applied Security Research. This publication takes on a dimension unequal in the field. Professor Kostanoski is Chair of the Department of Security Systems, at the State University of New York, College of Technology in Farmingdale, New York. His department is unique as the only one of its kind in the security educational realm.
A significant number of conference attendees were members of the Nine Lives Associates (N.L.A.), a unique organization of Personal Protection Specialist.
This was not only a learning experience and an exchanging of ideas, but also another opening for face-time. Attendees came from near and far - Ireland, West Indies, California, Nevada, Texas, Michigan, Florida, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Dr. Richard W. Kobetz, C.S.T., Executive Director of A.S.E.T. filed the Friday training with the DCJS 8-hour in-service security professional requirement and many of those present took advantage of this opportunity. The conference concluded at noon on Saturday following the annual association board meeting and election officers.
When considering you and your staff’s training requirements, ask yourself “where can anyone obtain the personal exposure to the industries highest level of experienced instructors and leaders, along with a warm friendly environment for the cost of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainer programs”. There is no comparison professionally or economically. This was a global meeting at low cost with top quality everything…..
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