Building and Urban Security Seminar

The following topics will be covered at Douglas Energy and Security’s Security and Command Seminar:
-daily security routines
-danger and risk assessment
-security measures for institutions, arenas, events and authorities
-the roles of team and leadership members during emergency situations
-response and and command during crisis and security situations
-post-situation routines and evaluation

The seminar’s instructors have such experience as Senior Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Chicago, and as the Director of Security of a number of multi-story buildings and high-profile tenants. Their areas of security expertise also include disaster planning and response, special events, physical security, infrastructure, transportation, homeland security, anti-terrorism analysis and cultural property protection, while maintaining a good service environment. Additional experience includes a newly-published textbook on urban emergency management, and instruction at DePaul University.

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4200 NOK per seminar participant
(Reduced fee until 05 Apr. 2019: 3900 NOK per course participant)

2-4 seminar participants: 3900 NOK per seminar participant
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The course will be held in English. Food and drink will be served.

Seminar Program
Alexander Douglas, General Manager, Douglas Energy and Service
Tom Henkey, fmr. Senior Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Chicago, Seminar Instructor
Alex Hales, Director of Security, Grant Thornton Center, Chicago, seminar instructor

1st part: Preparation and Prevention

• Introduction and the seminar’s goals
• Assessing risks and security needs
• Creating building and urban security plans
• Selecting physical components and equipment
• Putting together an operational structure and security team

Lunch Break

2nd part: Crisis Response

• Sustaining regular operational security practices
• Maintaining security systems and access control for buildings and in urban areas
• Handling civil unrest and crisis situations
• Communication practices between security management, staff, first-responders and authorities
• Post-situational routines and record keeping

Afternoon Break

3rd part: Group Exercise

4th part: Summary and Conclusion

Tom Henkey served for 6 years as Senior Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Chicago, where he was responsible for disaster planning and response, as well as special events, physical-security, infrastructure, transportation, and homeland security and antiterrorism analysis. In 2017 he published his book, Urban Emergency Management. Mr. Henkey is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), a Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM II). He is the vice-chair of the Chicago Cultural Properties Security Group, vice-chair of the BOMA Chicago Preparedness Committee, and the former chairman of the ASIS International Museum Committee. Mr. Henkey holds undergraduate degrees from St. Louis University, and a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.

Alex Hales is a security professional with over 17 years of leadership experience. He has provided direction and managed large-scale security programs for some of Chicago’s wealthiest high-profile tenants. In 2017 he was awarded the Security Professional of the Year Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago. His coordination with the city’s emergency response agencies has led to the development of comprehensive life-safety protocol, establishing best practices still in use today. He has been responsible for security in Chicago for such properties as the Hyatt Center, One South Dearborn, the Citadel Center and presently as Director of Security for the Grant Thornton Center, an over 1-million square-foot Class A high-rise in the central business district, and is responsible for the overall daily security operations. He has long-term experience with building access controls, CCTV systems, and keeping the systems current and functional, as well as establishing liaison with adjacent properties, building occupants, ISP, CPD, and CFD to ensure seamless emergency response.

April 29 @ 09:00
09:00 — 15:00 (6h)


Douglas Energy and Security