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Training & Events Calendar

IFCPP strives to offer timely training in a variety of locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. We are also now offering online webinars.

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

    • April 15, 2020
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    • June 30, 2020
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    • ifcpp.org
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    IFCPP Webinar - Securing Your Institution During Current Closures

    Security, Safety, Fire Protection and Emergency Management - Where it Matters! This program highlights the necessary steps for protection museums and other cultural properties when special conditions exist, such as long-term closures.  It details those security measures that should be considered at all times, but especially in absence of normal working conditions.

    Presented by IFCPP Founder and President, Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI

    • April 22, 2020
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    • June 30, 2020
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    • ifcpp.org
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    Conducting Cultural Facility/Site Patrols & Inspections During Current Closures (with or without designated security personnel)

    There are a variety of ways to conduct patrols and site inspections for cultural institutions during times of extended closures. IFCPP’s upcoming webinar will delve into more detail on this critical component of institutional protection with best-practices recommendations and strategies. Regardless of available resources, the personal safety of responsible staff is paramount. This session will discuss some of the things that may place staff or facilities in jeopardy, or reduce the effectiveness of a patrol or site inspection.  IFCPP’s subject matter expert will demonstrate critical elements of patrolling cultural institutions of various types (regardless of who performs the patrol), taking into consideration those properties with no uniformed security and no regular staff presence during or after normal business hours.  We'll also discuss the benefits of video surveillance, emergency communications, intrusion detection, and fire alarms for enhancing situational awareness and staff safety.

    Presented by IFCPP Founder and President, Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI

    • April 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 30, 2020
    • 11:30 PM (MDT)
    • ifcpp.org
    Register

    Security's Role in Protecting Collections

    In this webinar, our experts will discuss information pertaining to the collaborative protection of museum collections in institutions of various size and scope. This program emphasizes critical cooperation between departments to achieve the common goal of protecting collections of all types.

    Collections protection requires a team approach, with a variety of different skill-sets working together in harmony. Security and facilities professionals, or those staff members responsible for the protection of the institution, play a vital role. 

    The purpose of this course is to prepare Security Managers to gain a more clear understanding of collections concerns, and for Collections Managers to help enhance collaboration between departments.

    Developed and Presented by: Peggy Schaller, CIPM II and Tyler Freeman, CVRS

    Webinar Length: 55 minutes

    • April 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 30, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • ifcpp.org
    Register

    Proprietary and Contract Security Management During Closures

    In this webinar we will discuss recent impacts on our security operations caused by the extended closures and some lessons learned from the ever changing environment.  As a Security professional it is imperative that we adjust to the requirements while still upholding our teams to the same level of protection that it is expected of us.  Although the world health crisis has completely changed how we have had to operate, managing the personnel responsible for the protection and safety of our institutions is crucial to our success.  We will emphasize on critical needs for staying proactive during the extended closures and how we can better prepare for future situations which may impact our institutions in the near future.

    Developed and Presented by: Armando Leon, CIPS, CIPM

    Webinar Length: 60 minutes

    • May 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • May 31, 2020
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    • ifcpp.org
    Register

    The Security Risk Analysis Process

    Participants of this one-hour webinar will learn a holistic process to the following:

    • Evaluate the effectiveness of a Physical Security System

    • Identify and prioritize critical assets for protection
    • Identify threats and hazards that could negatively impact critical assets
    • Prioritize protection efforts by assessing the level of undesirable consequence and probability of occurrence of a loss event
    • The objectives of a security program and elements and functions of a physical protection system
    • Facility components related to the security risk analysis
    • How to determine the criticality of an asset
    • Elements of a threat statement and how it fits into the security risk analysis
    • Various security countermeasures

      Developed and Presented by: Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI

      Webinar Length: 60 minutes

      • May 05, 2020
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • June 30, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Hostile Surveillance Detection for Critical Infrastructures and Soft Targets and Preventive Techniques to Mitigate Risk

      We know that ISIS has been operating in all 50 U.S. States and many other countries. We also know that terrorist organizations have a planning cycle which includes conducting hostile surveillance for weeks, months and even years prior to an attack. This seminar will inform participants on the terrorist planning cycle, what hostile surveillants look for, how hostile surveillance is conducted and what preventive security counter measures can be taken to identify hostile surveillance and prevent attacks.

      Participants of this one-hour webinar will learn:

      • Terrorist Trends
      •  Surveillance Detection as a security strategy
      • Activities indicative of hostile surveillance
      • Terrorist planning cycle
      • Techniques/Ruses used by hostile surveillants
      • Hostile surveillants requirements
      • Best times in the terrorist planning cycle to identify and report surveillance
      • Brief review of a comprehensive process to protect your facility
      • Who should be trained in hostile surveillance

        Developed and Presented by: Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI

           Webinar Length: 40 minutes

      • May 11, 2020
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      • June 15, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Preparing for 'Return to the Workplace'

      As a pre-cursor to IFCPP’s newest webinar series on safety and security considerations for re-staffing and re-opening our institutions, we are pleased to pass along a timely webinar from our Associate Member and longtime training partner, Allied Universal – Preparing for 'Return to the Workplace'

      Allied Universal interfaces with thousands of clients every day. And many are currently trying to answer some of the same questions you are – what steps should I be taking ahead of my workforce returning to the office?

      As we begin to reopen businesses, it is important to understand that things will be different. In order to keep our employees, tenants, visitors and customers safe:

      • Social distancing and protective equipment will be required
      • Temperature checks will need to be performed
      • Additional sanitation measures will be put into effect
      • There will be less employees in the office due to telework or quarantine

      Join us for a FREE 30-minute webinar intended to highlight some of the topics that we are seeing clients across the country trying to address.

      Presented by Brent O’Bryan
      Senior Vice President, Training & Organizational Effectiveness

      This recently recorded webcast will be available for you to watch from the link sent in your confirmation email.

      • May 15, 2020
      • 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • June 30, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Security & Safety Considerations for Restaffing & Reopening Our Cultural Institutions - Part 1: Preparing to Re-Engage

      The first webinar in IFCPP’s free multi-part series will be presented by Eric Drewry, CPP, CIPM II, Director of the Department of Protection Services at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Part 1 of the series will include information gathered from Mr. Drewry’s weekly “Cultural Property Reopening Workgroup” forum, and from a wide variety of other leading sources.

      This week’s session features a multitude of advance planning considerations, including:

      Developing an Internal Task Force & Planning Group

      Establishing a flexible and adaptable plan framework

      Tracking every-changing local, state, and federal guidelines and mandates

      Policy & procedural development and updates

      Re-engaging teams that have been off of work

      Scheduling & staggering staff return to the workplace, and continuing work from home

      Interdepartmental collaboration

      Establishing specific distancing and capacity parameters

      Communicating safety protocols to staff, volunteers, contractors, and other

      Developing signage, access controls, barriers, and visual cues

      Establishing contract tracing capabilities

      Privacy and ADA considerations

      Developing staff training programs

      Neighborhood and community considerations

      Conducting an internal risk assessment

      Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Business Continuity Plan (BCP) updates

      After-action review

      Supply chain and delivery considerations

      Preparing for another shut-down

      Registration will include access to the recorded presentation for ongoing reference. This recently recorded webcast will be available for you to watch from the link sent in your confirmation email.

      Additional information will be provided next week in Part 2 of the series, 
      “Bringing Staff Back to the Workplace”

      Please forward this offering to your colleagues that might benefit from this timely and critically-important information.

      • May 19, 2020
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • July 31, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Brushing Up on Incident Command Protocols Prior to Reopening

      In this timely and critically-important session, IFCPP’s Emergency Management Advisor will address best-practice methods in which cultural institutions can update their internal Incident Command framework. While COVID-19 concerns include a vast number of considerations for restaffing and reopening our institutions, Incident Command remains a critical component. Additionally, we still need to prepare to assist emergency responders in a variety of potential emergencies. This session will provide practical guidelines to help you update your existing structure, and enhance current plans.

      Developed and Presented by: Mark Cooney


      • May 21, 2020
      • 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • July 31, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Security & Safety Considerations for Restaffing & Reopening Our Cultural Institutions - Part 2: Bringing Staff Back to the Workplace

      The second webinar in IFCPP’s free multi-part series will be presented by Armando Leon, CIPM, Director of Security at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington DC. Part 2 of the series will include information gathered from MOTB (IFCPP’s 2020 conference host), the Cultural Property Reopening Workgroup forum, and a wide variety of other leading sources.

      This week’s session features a multitude of advance planning considerations, including:

      Defining who should return to the workplace and essential functions
      Continuing telework and virtual meeting options, and rotating staff to maintain distancing
      Volunteer and trade union considerations
      Managing staff complaints and refusal to return to work
      Managing community spaces
      Screening considerations for employees, volunteers, contractors, and business visitors
      Re-defining employee attendance policies
      Identifying hotspots
      Reducing exposure
      Supplying personal protection equipment (PPE)
      Sanitation, cleaning and disinfecting
      Managing contractor work and expectations
      Staff support and wellness checks
      Communications and establishing protocols for employee input and feedback

      Registration will include access to the recorded presentation for ongoing reference. This recently recorded webcast will be available for you to watch from the link sent in your confirmation email.

      Additional information will be provided next week in Part 3 of the series, “Opening to Visitors”

      Please forward this offering to your colleagues that might benefit from this timely and critically-important information.

      • May 27, 2020
      • 10:00 AM (MDT)
      • July 31, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • ifcpp.org
      Register

      Security & Safety Considerations for Restaffing & Reopening Our Cultural Institutions - Part 3: Preparing to Reopen to Visitors

      The third webinar in IFCPP’s free multi-part series will be presented by Armando Leon, CIPM, Director of Security at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, DC. Part 2 of the series will include information gathered from MOTB (IFCPP’s 2020 conference host), the Cultural Property Reopening Workgroup forum, and a wide variety of other leading sources.

      Begins: Wednesday, May 27 at 10a Mountain Time (12p ET)

      This week’s session features a multitude of advance planning considerations, including:

      Phased reopening and altered hours of operation

      Altered visitor experiences

      Opening select grounds, facilities, wings, exhibits, and attractions by day

      Members-only days or hours

      Catering to high-risk groups

      Communicating new policies, procedures, and safety protocols

      Soliciting community feedback/input

      Social distancing around and within the institution

      Creating pathways and directional cues

      Screening procedures

      Personal protective equipment requirements

      Compliance, denial of entry, and removal of visitors

      Considerations for common areas, food service, and other outlets

      Registration will include access to the recorded presentation for ongoing reference. This recently recorded webcast will be available for you to watch from the link sent in your confirmation email.

      Additional information will be provided the following week in Part 4 of the series, “New Considerations for Protecting Collections On Exhibit, In Use, or In Storage”

      Please forward this offering to your colleagues that might benefit from this timely and critically-important information.

      • October 08, 2020
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      • October 13, 2020
      • (MDT)
      • Washington, DC

      Your IFCPP Conference Team is exploring several options for this year's big event. While we have the highest hopes that a live conference in Washington, DC will still be possible this October 8-13, we want to make sure that an in-person gathering will be safe, and that travel and attendance will be feasible. If we are able to conduct a live conference, we’ll plan to broadcast an online version for those IFCPP members that aren’t able to attend in person.

      If a live gathering is not feasible, we plan to offer the same educational sessions, CIPM II certification courses, and other presentations virtually. We even plan to provide virtual security tours of DC cultural institutions and icons, online networking opportunities, and virtual technology and service provider exhibits. Stay tuned for updates over the next few weeks, as we all plan to re-staff and re-open our institutions.

      If all goes well, the live conference will be held in at the state-of-the-art beautiful new Museum of the Bible. The core conference will run Oct 9-11, with special pre-conference cultural excursions, CIPM II certification courses on Oct 12, two days of optional CISS supervisor certification courses for your mid-level staff, and a first-of-its-kind Protecting Houses of Worship full-day post-conference symposium on Oct 13. Conference delegates can pick and choose between daily educational offerings, as well as nighttime networking receptions, museum and library tours, and much more.
       
      This year’s big event will be the Foundation’s first weekend conference, allowing delegates to take less time away from their institutions, and reducing lodging costs by 35%. Conference partners will include several federal agencies, and out-of-the-classroom activities will include excursions to nearby museums, libraries, and other world-renowned institutions. We’re proud to highlight everything that our nation’s capital has to offer, all within walking distance of the conference hotel.
       
      Additional program details will be available very soon. We’re finalizing our partnerships, activities, and contracts now.  Registration fees for the main 3-day live event will run $495 - $695. If a virtual conference is offered in lieu of the in-person gathering, registration fees will be dependent on undetermined technology and logistical costs. Make sure to budget additional funds for certification courses, companion participation, nighttime activities, and pre/post-conference options. Given the current state of affairs, early registrations will receive discounted registration fees. We feel that it's important to do our part to help ease the impact that we're all experiencing because of the current pandemic. Additionally, we'll be waiving cancellation fees, and providing full refunds well into September.
       

      The following link provides a recap of last year’s 20th Anniversary Conference to demonstrate the caliber of conference that IFCPP strives to deliver year after year. Stay tuned for a special sneak preview of what the Conference Team has in store for this October. 

      Please feel free to share preliminary details with your administrators, colleagues, and peers. IFCPP’s 21st Annual Conference promises to have something for everyone and is sure to be the outstanding experience that our delegates have come to expect! We very much hope that you can join us, in DC and/or online! Stay tuned...

      IFCPP 20th Annual Conference Recap

    Past Events

    May 05, 2020 Hostile Surveillance Detection
    April 30, 2020 The Security Risk Analysis Process
    April 28, 2020 Proprietary and Contract Security Management During Closures
    April 23, 2020 Security's Role in Protecting Collections
    April 21, 2020 Conducting Site and Facility Patrols & Inspections During Closures
    October 19, 2019 IFCPP 2019 Conference, Seminar & Exhibits
    October 04, 2019 Improving Security and Protecting Visitors, Staff, & Collections W/Reduced Staff & Budgets at AMM
    May 30, 2019 Being Prepared for Anything: Safety & Security in the Library
    May 23, 2019 IFCPP New England Chapter Meeting - May 2019
    April 23, 2019 CIPI Instructor Certification Course - New England
    April 22, 2019 Certified Institutional Protection Manager Class - New England
    April 11, 2019 Current Trends in Cultural Property Protection, a 20,000 Foot Overview and A Local View of Trends in Cultural Property Protection
    April 09, 2019 CIPI Instructor Certification Course - Chicago
    November 29, 2018 IFCPP New England Chapter Meeting - November
    October 25, 2018 IFCPP New England Chapter Meeting - October
    October 13, 2018 IFCPP 2018 Conference, Seminar & Exhibits
    October 10, 2018 Safeguarding Cultural Heritage from Theft & Other Risks
    June 08, 2018 Library Protection Workshop - New England
    March 01, 2018 CIPI Instructor Certification Course - Philadelphia
    February 27, 2018 CISS Regional Security Supervisor Certification Class - Philadelphia
    September 16, 2017 IFCPP 2017 Conference, Seminar, Exhibits & Certification Program
    July 12, 2017 Protection Planning 101
    February 06, 2017 CISS Regional Security Supervisor Certification Class - Southwestern U.S.
    August 28, 2016 IFCPP Leadership Symposium
    July 28, 2016 You ARE a Soft Target. What can you do about it?
    July 27, 2016 Certified Institutional Protection Manager Class at AMM in Minneapolis
    May 29, 2016 Certified Institutional Protection Manager Class at AAM in D.C.
    May 28, 2016 Priceless Collections Require Specialized Security
    December 18, 2015 MOAB Intro Class - Postponed Until April 2016
    December 17, 2015 CIPS Certification Class - Postponed Until April 2016
    October 27, 2015 IFCPP Annual Symposium
    October 24, 2015 Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions
    September 18, 2015 CIPI Instructor Certification Course
    September 18, 2015 CIPS Regional Security Officer Certification Classes
    September 17, 2015 CIPS Regional Security Officer Certification Classes
    July 18, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
    April 29, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
    April 29, 2015 Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Introductory Class
    March 28, 2015 CIPM II Regional Security Management Certification Class
    March 28, 2015 CIPM Regional Security Management Certification Class
      
     

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