The real difference between a trained and untrained individual is how well they deal with a crisis, whether in the workplace or traveling abroad
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 16, 2008
iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, today launched a suite of intelligence, travel and security related training programs. This new educational initiative, iJET University, enables organizations to protect their people, supply chains and assets from an increasing number of threats by arming employees with skills and knowledge in key areas of risk.
As part of the new program, iJET announced a strategic alliance with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS), an educational institution with expertise in international travel safety, workplace violence, crisis negotiation, abduction prevention and hostage survival.
iJET University provides training programs and support for multinational organizations and their employees in a number of key risk and business resiliency areas:
- Travel and Expatriate Risk Management
- Workplace Security
- Executive Protection
- Crisis and Emergency Management
- Event Risk Management
These new offerings are easily integrated into a company's overall risk management program and are available on-site, online and in public courses. Organizations will also benefit from iJET's expertise on a wide array of risk management and business resiliency issues and learn best practices from industry insiders.
"We realize that a key element to an organization's risk management program is access to the most up-to-date information, training and resources," said Bruce McIndoe, iJET's president and an instructor with iJET University. "iJET University will serve as a central resource for companies seeking to fulfill requirements or expand their business resiliency practices with enhanced training programs."
iJET University courses are delivered by iJET staff and through alliances with seasoned training and educational firms, including CPPS.
iJET will offer CPPS' online video trainings and on-site classes, which provide training on staying safe while traveling; recognizing, preparing for and preventing workplace violence; and preventing and responding to campus shootings - a significant concern for many educational institutions in the wake of the tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University.
CPPS online video courses offered through iJET University include:
- Safe Passage Travel Companion - Guidance for Traveling Safely in Today's Global Environment provides best practices for domestic and international travel safety.
- Flash Point - Recognizing and Preventing Violence in the Workplace provides an introduction to workplace violence as well as guidance for avoiding or responding to violence in the workplace.
- Shots Fired - Guidance for an Active Shooter Incident prepares employees to recognize indicators before a crisis occurs and to survive an active shooter incident.
- Shots Fired On Campus - Student Edition addresses key steps in surviving an active shooter scenario on a campus, designed specifically for students.
"The real difference between a trained and untrained individual is how well they deal with a crisis, whether in the workplace or traveling abroad," said Randy Spivey, executive director of CPPS. "We are excited to work with iJET to provide training that helps people build resiliency to prevent crises and teach them how to respond if an incident should occur."
iJET University is the latest component of iJET's business resiliency services and solutions. Companies and organizations that adopt business resiliency are better prepared for and protected from risks, providing customers, investors and other key stakeholders assurance of the company's future as well as providing a competitive edge in today's global marketplace.
For more information about iJET University and iJET's business resiliency offerings, please visit http://www.iJET.com.
About the Center for Personal Protection and Safety:
The Center for Personal Protection and Safety is composed of former U.S. Department of Defense and FBI officials, responsible for much of the US Government's current teaching and training on crisis negotiations, workplace violence, abduction prevention and hostage survival situations. It is the parent organization of the Safe Travel Institute (http://www.safe-travels.com) and National Hostage Survival Training Center (http://www.hostagesurvival.com). Program developers, Randy Spivey, Jim Sporleder, Eugene Rugala, and Steve Romano are recognized leaders in personal safety issues; are in demand as speakers, and appear regularly in media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Live, New York Times, USA Today and Forbes Magazine. For more information about CPPS, please visit http://www.cppssite.com.
About iJET Intelligent Risk Systems
iJET Intelligent Risk Systems is a leader in business resiliency, helping multinational corporations and government organizations monitor, protect against and respond to global threats. Integrating world-class open source intelligence with patented technology, iJET's award-winning Worldcue® solutions help clients monitor and assess global threats relative to their key people, facilities and supply chain assets; automatically track and communicate with travelers and expatriates; and deploy emergency response services throughout the world at a moment's notice. Providing a unified view of threats to assets, iJET enables clients to mitigate risks, reduce corporate liability and prepare for and respond to business disruptions. For more information about iJET, please visit http://www.iJET.com.
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