Henley-Putnam University Dean to Speak at ASIS 2011 Seminar Program

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Strategic Security Dean Speaks to Women in Security about Career Advancement and the Value of Professional Certifications

Henley-Putnam University is proud to announce that Dean Linda Florence, Ph.D, CPP, will speak as part of the selected panel of industry experts during the 2011 ASIS Women in Security Group Seminar.

On Tuesday, September 20, the ASIS Women in Security Group will explore topics unique to females in the industry. This networking event and Open Session will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 3:15 p.m. to4:30 p.m. in the Orlando Convention Center, Room: W414B.

It will include four breakout sessions, with Dr. Florence leading the first one, Achieving Your Potential with Certification. This unique session will discuss the importance for women in today's job market to maintain competitiveness through advanced training. Professional certifications provide women with the enhanced opportunity to advance and achieve professional goals. As an established and respected professional herself, Dr. Florence will inform attendees of the steps necessary to achieve certification and stand out among their peers by progressing in their security careers.

Dr. Florence serves as Dean of Henley-Putnam University’s Strategic Security & Protection Management Program and the Doctoral Program. She has over two decades of management experience with Fortune 1000 companies including Sprint, The Venetian Resort Hotel chain, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Fidelity Investments and the First Union National Bank. Throughout her career, Dr. Florence has consulted with organizations to develop project management systems and has streamlined operational processes and security protocols across multiple business platforms. Her work has improved executive organizational strategies allowing workplaces to successfully administer their services. Dr. Florence maintains the professional designation of Certified Protection Professional and is Board Certified in Security Management.

In addition to two decades of senior level security leadership expertise, Dr. Florence combines her advanced academic preparation with a passion for teaching and mentoring.    Dr. Florence’s 21 years of teaching experience demonstrated her strong commitment to student success.

“The ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits bring together more than 20,000 security practitioners from around the world to learn, to network, and to gain new insight into products and services that will enable them to work more effectively,” said Christina Duffey, CPP, president, ASIS International Professional Certification Board. “Special education sessions such as this one led by Dr. Florence provide an excellent opportunity for women at various stages in their career to come together and share expert knowledge and experience in areas such as professional certification, leadership, career development, and work/life balance.”

Dr. Florence earned her Master’s of Science at the Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University and also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the same university.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

About Henley-Putnam University:
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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