In 2012, when VDI first introduced our highly acclaimed “Best Practices for the Solo Practitioner” course it was not just the first, but also the only – executive protection course that was designed from the ground up to meet the unique challenges that a protection practitioner – or to use the phrase coined by VDI when the course was rolled out, the Solo Practitioner – faces when providing one-on-one protection.
While the eternal debate continues over whether or not a single practitioner can effectively protect a Principal, the reality is that the Solo Practitioner approach to protection continues to be the most common when it comes to protecting corporate executives, as well as high net worth individuals and/or family members. In fact, contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not some recent phenomenon; it has been the norm for decades in low and moderate risk locales, situations, and environments across the globe.
With the introduction of our Solo Practitioner Strategies & Tactics course, and as was the case for thirty plus years with our predecessor, The Scotti School, VDI continues to lead the way when it comes to providing professional protection practitioners the insight needed to recognize and overcome the challenges of providing protection on a one-on-one basis. This course, which is the next step in the evolution of VDI’s Solo Practitioner training, offers a highly interactive experience that has been designed and developed specifically to share with protection practitioners the valuable lessons learned by their peers and contemporaries while providing one-on-one protection. What makes this course even more unique then previous versions of VDI’s Solo Practitioner training, is its modular format, which consists of a two-day module that focuses on protection planning for the Solo Practitioner, and a three-day module that focuses on effectively providing protection on a one-on-one basis.
With this new format, each module can each be attended separately or combined for a comprehensive five-day training experience. This provides a unique opportunity for the experienced practitioner who is looking to update, refresh, or expand upon their existing capabilities to focus on just what they need to meet their current training goals and objectives (and to stay within their budget), while offering an opportunity for those who want – or need – a more comprehensive understanding of the Solo Practitioner approach to protection to get the most out of the training experience.
Solo Practitioner Training Options:
Planning and Managing Solo Practitioner Protection, 2 Day Module $595.00
This two day module consists of interactive classroom-based discussions and tabletop exercises which focus on providing those who attend a solid foundation for planning and managing effective one-on-one protection by developing working knowledge of a proven continuous risk assessment process, understanding of how to collect and exploit protective intelligence (particularly open sources of information and intelligence), and how to identify, engage, and coordinate with internal and external resources which are vital to the success of the Solo Practitioner.
Providing Effective One-on-One Protection*, 3 Day Module $1,195.00
This highly interactive and hands-on three day module incorporates discussion blocks and increasingly complex practical exercises (some of which incorporate VDI’s highly regarded Protection Operations Red Team), to allow participants to explore when and how the practitioner can be most effective in addressing a wide range of potential risks, in particular, those that are inherent to the Solo Practitioner approach to protection.
Solo Practitioner Strategies & Tactics, Complete 5 Day Program $1,750.00
By combining both the 2-day Planning and Managing Solo Practitioner Protection module with the 3-day Providing Effective One-on-One Protection module, those who chose to attend this five-day program will gain valuable insight into the full spectrum of the Solo Practitioner approach to protection. This is a cost-effective way for the practitioner to build a better understanding of both the strategies as well as the tactics that have proven to be effective over the course of more than two decades in situations or circumstances where protection is limited to.
Course Schedule for 2018
|Course Name||Course #||Course Dates|
|Planning and Managing Solo Practitioner Protection||SP-0118-2||March 19 – 20|
|Providing Effective One-on-One Protection||SP-0118-3||March 21 – 23|
|Solo Practitioner Strategies & Tactics||SP-0118-5||March 19 – 23|
* Please Note: The three-day Providing Effective One-on-One Protection module is NOT an entry-level course. Attendance is restricted to practitioners with bona fide executive protection training and/or verifiable practical experience