It has been said that the only constant is change and the post-pandemic era presents an extremely changeable threat landscape. Attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and societal norms are in flux at the same time our political and communications environments are also rapidly changing. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that major catastrophic disasters in the U.S. resulting in $1 billion or more in damages are now occurring once every 18 days, compared to once every 82 days in the 1980s, and mass shootings across the country are at record levels. People are on edge. A recent Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association reported that 7 out of 10 U.S. adults report feeling overwhelmed by the constant stream of crisis situations for the past few years. These are challenging times!
Now more than ever, powerful emotions, attitudes, and beliefs are shaping the threat landscape from heightened concerns about active shooters to lingering pandemic fears, powerful storms, acts of civil unrest, and domestic extremism, this dynamic threat landscape calls for decision-makers and responders to have a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in crisis conditions.
The new classes include:
- When You Are the Target: Threats Against Threat Assessors & Security Professionals
- The Mental Health-Targeted Violence Connection
- Type V Workplace Violence: When Terrorism Comes to Work
- Armed Protests in the U.S.: Evolving Security Challenges
- Hell on Wheels: Understanding Vehicle Ramming Attacks
- The Climate Change-Workplace Nexus
The summer schedule allows Behavioral Science Applications LLC to offer a menu of new and evolving threat-related topics, in a condensed 6-week institute format. The six one-hour classes are offered individually and in series as a certificate program. Participants can join the live, instructor-led online classes each Tuesday from July 11 through August 15 at 1:00 PM (ET) or view the recorded programs at their convenience. Attendance to the live classes is not required for the certificate program.
Stay current with the ever-changing threat landscape and give yourself a strategic and tactical advantage by applying accurate behavioral assumptions in all of your emergency and security-related preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Check out the Summer Institute class lineup and register for individual classes or a six-session certificate program at https://www.behavioralscienceapps.com/summer2023