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Training & Events Calendar

IFCPP strives to offer timely training in a variety of locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Please visit our events calendar for a scheduled opportunity near you. Or contact us if you’d like to host a certification course, seminar, or workshop at your institution.

Upcoming Events

    • February 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • February 28, 2018
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, PA

    Hosted by the world-renowned Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

    IFCPP's all-new Certified Institutional Security Supervisor (CISS) certification program will be conducted February 27-28!

    Security officers in every environment are instructed to call for a supervisor at the first sign of trouble.  Supervisors are expected to have direct knowledge and understanding of the institution’s rules, policies, and procedures, in order to enforce them.  This workshop covers the proper approach, methodology, and professionalism required.

    Qualified candidates must be in an active role of supervision for contract or proprietary security officers with a minimum of two years experience in a security, law enforcement, or an active duty military position.  Candidates must also be actively employed in a supervisory position, or about to begin serving in a supervisory capacity.

    The CISS 2-day workshop begins with a full day of classroom sessions covering these topics:

    • Officer Code of Conduct
    • Leadership by Example
    • Wearing the Uniform
    • Conducting an Inspection
    • Conducting a Briefing
    • Emergency Response
    • Report Writing/Documentation
    • Use of Force
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Legal Rights/Restrictions
    • Safe and Effective Patrolling
    • Emergency Evacuation/Lockdown

    Following the first day’s sessions, candidates will participate in “hands-on” live scenarios during which they will be expected to analyze a situation, make the proper approach, and take initial steps to resolve the situation.  A critique and recommendations will follow each scenario.  Each candidate will participate in a minimum of two live scenarios as well as to observe and comment on others. There are thirty scenarios in the program, derived from institutional input and the recommendations of a number of protection managers.  A brief written exam will follow presentation and participation in live scenarios.

    Cost: $600 inclusive (application fee, course work, exam, certification)

    Discounts available for multiple registrations - contact us for details!

    Required reading: Safeguarding Cultural Properties  - Purchase Here

    • March 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 02, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Philadelphia Art Museum

    The Certified Institutional Protection Instructor (CIPI) program, IFCPP'S train-the-trainer program, provides all coursework and materials required for CIPI certification, allowing program graduates to conduct CIPS basic officer certification courses.

    The primary purpose of CIPI certification is to provide a cost-effective tool to enhance in-house training at cultural institutions with medium to large guard forces.  Graduate instructors shall be authorized to present standardized CIPS training to proprietary and contract security officers, front-line staff, and for supplemental departmental training.

    Approved candidates will participate in three days of CIPI certification coursework.  Open to qualified security managers/directors, trainers, and contract security managers working in cultural property protection.

    Hosted by: The Philadelphia Art Museum

    CIPI Coursework includes:

    • Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS) Officer Certification Sessions and Exam

    • About the IFCPP - History, Long-term Objectives, Certification Programs, Membership

    • Objectives of IFCPP Training Programs

    • CIPS Training Requirements & Procedures

    • Researching the Program Content

    • Requirements for the Classroom - Organizing the Facility

    • Audience Interaction & Instruction Aids

    • Dynamic Presentation Skills

    • Getting the Point Across Effectively

    • Controlling the Audience

    • Training for Retention

    • Demonstration of Presentation Skills by each candidate

    Required Reading: Safeguarding Cultural Properties

    • June 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Manchester Community College

    The Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT will be hosting a half-day cultural property protection workshop to address the security, safety & emergency management concerns of libraries of all scope and size.

    Join us for this timely series of sessions that will offer a wealth of best-practices strategies for mitigating a variety of threats.  Presenters will provide cost-effective and practical solutions for a variety of common concerns.

    Our 2017 library protection workshop at Yale University was highly acclaimed by library directors representing high-profile public and private institutions from coast to coast.  This year's topics will include:

    *How to Enhance or Supplement Your Policy Manual
    *Why People Steal from Us, How We Can Recognize it, and What We Can to Do Prevent It
    *Balancing Access & Security
    *Fundamentals in Emergency Planning

    Presented by internationally recognized library protection experts, ivy league security practitioners, and professional instructors.

    Cost: Only $95 per participant!  Register early to guarantee your spot, space it limited.  Discounts available for multiple registrations (contact us for details)!


    • October 13, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • October 17, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Hearst Castle - San Simeon, CA

    IFCPP's 19th Annual Conference will be held at the Hearst Castle and Cambria Pines Lodge in San Simeon and Cambria, California October 13-17, 2018.  This year's big event will be hosted by the Hearst Castle and California State Parks.  

    The 2018 conference will include 2 days of pre-conference networking activities, and 2 1/2 days of all-new educational sessions, live exercises, group meals, nighttime networking activities, and Hearst Castle tours.

    After the resounding success of last year's Library Protection Workshop at Yale, we'll be offering a special half-day pre-conference workshop at this year's conference.

    Conference lodging will be provided by the nearby Cambria Pines Lodge.  Discounted hotel rooms and suites are available through IFCPP, starting at $110 per night plus tax.

    • $595 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (early bird registration through February 28)
    • $645 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (second tier early registration through March 31)
    • $695 - Attendee/Delegate Registration (regular, non-discounted registration through September 30)
    • $145 - Pre-Conference Half-Day Library Protection Workshop
    California Central Coast
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    Active membership required for registration





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