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Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit

Colorado Springs CO, October 9-10 2014. An annual event organized by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and a host university. Now in its seventh year, the Summit brings together security and emergency management educators, government agency representatives, and practitioners from around the world to discuss pressing topics of current interest, present research, and network with thought-leaders Homeland Security and related disciplines. Contact sprecca@nps.edu or sbsupins@nps.edu for more information.

2014 CHDS/UAPI Faculty Development Workshop

Monterey CA, June 9-13, 2014. A five-day workshop for UAPI educational partners that will include presentations from CHDS faculty on their approaches to teaching core Homeland Security topics (including Introduction to HS, Intelligence, Technology, and Comparative HS). We also will have presentations from partner institutions on Border Security and Transnational issues. If you are a homeland security educator, contact sprecca@nps.edu for more information. By invitation.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Executive Education

Monterey CA, June 23-26, 2014. The 4-day program fills a gap in the discipline’s training and education program that will strengthen the advancement of the radiological emergency preparedness program as well as its senior and emerging leaders. It is intended to provide for an educational opportunity and radiological emergency preparedness program enhancement that meets the immediate and long-term needs of leaders responsible for radiological emergency preparedness. By invitation.

Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Workshop

Monterey CA, 4-5 March 2014.The APEX workshop provides CHDS alumni with the opportunity to learn about and reflect on critical homeland security issues from different perspectives while visiting with classmates, expanding your network with professionals from other cohorts, and catching up with faculty.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise Program Workshop

Monterey CA, 23-25 September 2013. A three-day strategy workshop to identify key areas for improvement or change in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise Program. By invitation only.

6th Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit

Hanscom Air Force Base MA, September 26-28, 2013. An annual event organized by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and a host university. Now in its sixth year, the Summit brings together security and emergency management educators, government agency representatives, and practitioners from around the world to discuss pressing topics of current interest, present research, and network with thought-leaders Homeland Security and related disciplines. Contact sprecca@nps.edu or sbsupins@nps.edu for more information.

Addressing the Threat of Child Sex Trafficking: A Joint Meeting of IACP's Child Sex Trafficking Advisory Working Group and Fusion Center Stakeholders

Alexandria VA, 22-23 July 2013. The overarching goal of IACP’s Child Sex Trafficking initiative is to improve the ability of law enforcement to recognize and respond to child victims of prostitution (also known as Child Sex Trafficking and Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors).  By invitation only.

CHDS/UAPI Faculty Development Workshop

Monterey CA, June 10-14, 2013. A five-day workshop for UAPI educational partners that will include presentations from CHDS faculty on their approaches to teaching core Homeland Security topics (including Introduction to HS, Intelligence, Technology, and Comparative HS). We also will have presentations from partner institutions on Border Security and Transnational issues. If you are a homeland security educator, contact sprecca@nps.edu for more information.  By invitation.

FCLP Curriculum Review

Monterey CA, April 3-5, 2013.  The objective of the FCLP Curriculum Review is to assess the program syllabus, agendas and target audience. A small group of subject matter experts and FCLP graduates will review the syllabus and learning objectives in detail, collaborate and recommend any changes or amendments necessary. FCLP is now entering its fourth year and this curriculum review will allow it to remain a high-performance executive program for fusion center leaders.  By invitation.   If you are participating, please login to the participant resources.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Executive Education

Monterey CA, February 11-15, 2013. The 5-day program fills a gap in the discipline’s training and education program that will strengthen the advancement of the radiological emergency preparedness program as well as its senior and emerging leaders. It is intended to provide for an educational opportunity and radiological emergency preparedness program enhancement that meets the immediate and long-term needs of leaders responsible for radiological emergency preparedness. By invitation.

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Online Self-study

Non-credit, online self-study courses, derived from the NPS CHDS Master’s degree curriculum, are available to homeland defense and security professionals who wish to enhance their understanding of key homeland security concepts and who require the flexibility of self-paced instruction.
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