Learning is a lifelong pursuit, and when it comes to security — and the rapid changes in technology and solutions — it can be a daunting prospect to keep up. Three organizations recently introduced some new topics — and new methods — of keeping up with the times.


Security Communications Skills Series From SecurityCEU.com

Communication skills are especially important to the security industry. The systems that are installed and monitored impact lives and property. Therefore it is mission-critical for security professionals to have very good written and verbal communication skills. That is where the training series from SecurityCEU.com comes in.

SecurityCEU.com now has three new courses as part of its Communication Skills series:

• Business Communication Skills Building Level I

• Effective Communication Skills for Technicians and Installers

• The 6 Cs of Communication for Management and Supervisors


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The courses were developed through SecurityCEU.com’s partnership with Matterhorn Consulting. Paul Boucherle, founder and CEO at Matterhorn, has been providing communication skills training to the security industry for 25 years.

“Matterhorn will now be able to share our methodology for teaching communications skills to the Internet,” Boucherle said. “This will give the security professional a lot of flexibility in how they obtain these mission-critical skills.”

Connie Moorhead, president of SecurityCEU.com added, “SecurityCEU.com is excited to be offering these communications skills courses to the industry. We have been providing training to security professionals for over 18 years. This partnership was a natural progression for us.” 

The courses are part of a premium-channel library subscription. Visit http://www.SecurityCEU.com for more information.

ESA National Training School Offers Instructor-Led Online Training

The Electronic Security Association’s National Training School launched its new Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) platform, providing synchronous online training to its customers. 

“We are extremely excited to deliver this learning format to our National Training School students,” said Michelle Yungblut, ESA’s vice president of training and certification. “We are constantly innovating and customizing our classes to deliver the strongest — and most widely accepted — content in training formats that fit the diverse learning styles of our industry’s professionals.” 

Synchronous online training combines online and live training and activates the student, instructor and course materials all at the same time.

NTS will now bring students from across the state or country to an
instructor-led course, using high-
quality video and screen-sharing that allows the instructors to teach the course virtually. Not only can the students see the instructor, but they can also see other students via their webcams. The National Training school is the first in the industry to deliver this method of training, the organization reported.

“Being a not-for-profit organization allows our mission, our purpose, to focus very powerfully, not on our next dollar, but on quality education that allows our customers to learn, get licensed and hone their expertise,” Yungblut added.

The National Training School released dates for the next round of pilot courses. More courses will be added throughout the remainder of the year, as additional instructors and training providers transition to the new delivery platform.

Visit http://www.ESAweb.org for more information.

New School Security Training & Certification Offered

School Dangers, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to improve the safety and security of school age children, selected SecurityCEU.com as its partner to launch an online training and certification program. This program is targeted at teaching security practitioners who specialize in K-12 security or security industry professionals who are tasked with security planning key elements such as practical considerations for school security and safety, legislative factors, government actions and published procedures for school safety, and tactical and strategic considerations when it comes to the safety of children.

The Certified School Safety Professional (CSSP) series is broken into three levels to let students focus on the depth of knowledge they need. CSSP-I focuses on awareness of the problems K-12 schools face and the legislative landscape; CSSP-II covers security assessments, mitigation strategies, and introduces planning; and CSSP-III builds on the previous levels and incorporates more in-depth emergency management planning, including Federal NIMS and ICS.

Visit www.SecurityCEU.com/schooldangers for details on this program.