Blue-U Defense Live Services

Courses and Services Descriptions

“the best training I’ve ever had… in any topic”

“revolutionary”

“life-changing”.

That’s what thousands have said about all of our training courses.

Our training is the most engaging, impactful, unique, and effective training in safety and security in the world PERIOD.

We live what we teach. We are not like the majority of “active shooter” or “violence” training where we simply “re-present” materials that we learned in a two-or-three day training course which, alone, gave us expert status. We are not experts simply because we are law enforcement professionals. Practical, reality-based safety and security solutions are our lives rather than “an assignment” or “retirement gig”. We do not accept the generally accepted and we do not accept industry standard. We question and test everything for effectiveness and practicality… we make certain that what we teach is going to work when reality strikes.

Live Training Courses

Surviving the Life or Death Gap – The Foundation of True Safety and Security and the Beginning of Creating Culture

Achieving true organizational, and personal, safety and security safety requires a foundation. A good foundation requires a high level of understanding of the problems that proposed solutions are meant to resolve. The problem? Prevention of, and surviving, The Life or Death Gap. The Life or Death Gap being the time that starts the second that you know that there is danger to you, and it extends until the time that you know 100% for certain that the danger no longer exists. The Life or Death Gap is the time when there is no one there to help you, except you. The Life or Death Gap is the time that will exists every single time there is an incident.

True organizational safety and security is about establishing and maintaining a “culture of true safety and security”. This course will bring a clear understanding of each employee’s critical role in this culture.

Understanding how to prevent and survive The Life or Death Gap and the creation of a culture of true safety and security are key components of the foundation that are required to achieve it.

Surviving the Life or Death Gap – The Foundation of True Safety and Security is where it all has to start as every other course that we do is based in the knowledge obtained in this course.

Surviving the Life or Death Gap – Advanced Concepts and Tactics

Once the foundation for true safety and security is formed, it’s now time to build on the foundation and understand exactly what we do with it. In this course we review some of the key elements of foundation establishment from part one to ensure that all students are refreshed and ready to move forward into more advanced topics and issues of prevention and survival. In this course we discuss the, demonstrate, and use hands on exercises of the tactical aspects of surviving the life or death gap. Surviving the Life or Death Gap – Advanced Concepts and Tactics is for those whose efforts to prevent an incident have failed and now need to know exactly what needs to be done to win and go home.

Rethinking True Organizational Safety and Security and the Consequences of Not Doing Enough

“The more that we do, that we are not required to do, the lower our exposure to liability and the more likely we are truly keeping people safe”

The liability that comes with the responsibility for the safety and security of our employees and clients is significant yet often overlooked.

In far too many cases, safety and security is little more than “assumed”. The thought is that we have regulations and compliance that we successful meet each year so, as a result, we are doing everything that we can be doing to keep employees, clients, and assets safe. In far too many cases, assigning safety and security to an individual, or team of individuals is completely acceptable, The fact is that assigning the responsibility of safety and security, depending on the skill level and expertise of those assigned, can create immediate and significant exposure to liability and, potential danger to those we are tasked with protecting.

The alternative are those who can never do enough to make sure that employees, clients, and assets are truly safe. For those, the additional investment in time and resources is worth every penny.

True safety and security take’s a completely new type of effort than safety and security of the past. Today’s threats are unique, real, and dangerous. Today, true safety and security requires a “culture of true safety and security”; it takes never accepting the generally accepted or industry standard, its takes looking at “the traditional” aspects of safety and security in a completely different but far more practical and realistic way. It takes a new emphasis on “non-traditional skills” in the professionals, or those who responsible for your company’s safety and security.

In this course we will cover the foundation for what safety and security means today, what it will be in the future, and we will cover, in detail, the “traditional and non-traditional” skills needed for successfully building and maintaining a “culture of true organizational safety and security” and coming as close to achieving true safety and security as possible.

This course if for anyone who has responsibility for the safety and security of your organization’s employees, clients, and assets; it’s for those who want to put forth their best effort to ensure success.

Recognizing Signs of Violence and De-Escalation

Recognizing signs of violence and de-escalation of potentially volatile incidents are two of the most important skills that you can have. In fact, if there were only two things that you could focus your time and effort on it if were extremely limited, these would be the two things I would recommend. Why? Because they are both critical elements of prevention. Most violent incidents come with a time where successful recognition of what was about to happen, or skills, or an understanding of the importance of, and ability, to de-escalate could have prevented victimization or the incident from happening at all. This course looks at these critical skills completely differently than any other course – we view it from a highly practical, common sense perspective. This is not one of those “over-the-top” highly scientific-based courses that have your head spinning after 5 days of training and are based in the ultimate ability to make determinations under circumstances that are impractical to do so under. Recognizing signs of violence and de-escalation should not be, and in fact are not, difficult once broken down to the very basics. This course focuses on the most common-sense aspects of recognizing signs of violence and de-escalation and provides some powerful tools that you can use to significantly improve your skills – skills which could save your life or the life of someone you love and care about greatly.

The Gatekeeper – The most important, and vulnerable, person in your organization

Your organizations Gatekeeper could very well be the most important person in your organization should an incident-of-violence, or even the potential from an incident-of-violence initialize. Why? Because where is a problem likely to start? At the main entry area. Unfortunately, this also makes your Gatekeeper the most vulnerable person in your organization. This being the case, they must be trained to be able to recognize potential problems and manage them as effectively as possible and react appropriately even under the most stressful of situations.

This course has been designed specifically around the unique needs and challenges of this very critically important role within your organization; the people who are tasked with responsibility for managing the main entry area of your building. This course covers both traditional topics (from a completely unique perspective) as well as numerous “non-traditional” things that are rarely covered yet the most critical elements of true safety, security, and performance in this position.

Drugs in the Workplace and Family – Protecting your employees, their families, and your organization

While there is always the possibility that you could fall victim to an organizational incident of violence, one thing that is absolutely certain is that you have a drug problem within your employee base. Whether it be your employee, or the family member of an employee, either way the results are devastating to your business. In fact, an employee with a family member with a drug problem is more devastating to work productivity than actually having a problem themselves.

How do you know if, and when, there are a problem? While alcohol impairment is simple because we all know what it looks and smells like, drugs, on the other hand, can be extremely difficult to detect. This is why the ability to be able to recognize signs and symptoms is so critical to ultimate success for the person with the struggle or your organization.

The next question is “how do you handle the issue once it becomes known?” Do you have appropriate policies and procedures in place?  The mishandling of drug issues early on can potentially create significant liability for your organization.

This course is highly unique, impactful, and emotional. It looks at this horrible problem from a very practical perspective and addresses all of the critical elements of effectively managing drug issues within your organization.

Employee/Client Threats – Assessing and Managing Them Effectively

This is a very common challenge for organizations, regardless of size or type of business. The current or terminated employee, or client, that is “doing things that make us nervous”, “acting weird”, “have indicated but fallen just short of a threat”, and on-and-on. All things to be extremely concerned about but also things that fall short of a crime and therefore law enforcement assistance. And many times, even law enforcement doesn’t have the appropriate skills or qualifications to effectively make a determination regarding a threat, or the level of threat and then manage the problem based on a determination. Second, many times neither organization nor law enforcement understand the ramifications, or liability, that comes with our actions-in-response to the problem.

Mismanagement of a problem that ultimately turns bad can have huge ramifications, both positive and negative,  on your business and it’s employees.

This course covers both basic and advanced elements of effectively determining whether or not a threat exists and then how to manage this threat. It also covers the critical policy and procedure, developing threat management teams, and much more.

The Bank Robbery Experience

If you are a retail financial institution you are required to train your employees in bank robbery. The problem, most of the training that is provided is ineffective, boring, and doing little to true keep people safe and give them the skills necessary to be able to perform and survive.

The Robbery Experience is a unique, impactful, and extremely effective course that focuses not only on the traditional things normally covered in robbery training, but from a highly unique and far more effective perspective, but numerous non-traditional aspects that are even more critical to true safety, security, and performance than anything that is address in a typical robbery course.

Students of The Robbery Experience will feel empowered upon completion.

Today’s Successful Security Professional – The Non-Traditional Skills that far exceed the importance of the traditional

Today, achieving organizational safety and security requires new expertise, knowledge, and understanding in those responsible for creating and maintaining it; and tomorrow’s will be different than today’s as threats, technology, mental health systems, and other solutions evolve, change and/or improve.

What needs to happen? Traditional safety and security topics require a completely new understanding and perspective of what they really mean and how they need to be approached, and therefore, we need a new way of effectively teaching, and learning, these traditional topics. Secondly, there are numerous “non-traditional” things that are required for success in today’s safety and security professionals. These are the things that are rarely associated with safety and security but are far more critical skills than what has been traditionally associated with successful security management or “traditional skills”.

This course has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of what toady’s safety and security management is vs what it was; what needs to change to remain successful in safety and security management; and how to get to, and remain at, the top of your profession.

Physical Site Security from a Reality Perspective

Physical site security is a key element of true organizational safety and security. The problem is in the perspective in which it is traditionally viewed. Traditional physical site security focuses more on technology, systems, and policy and procedure that do little to truly keep our facilities safe.

While technology, systems, and policies and procedures are critical, real physical site security needs to be viewed from a completely different perspective. Traditional physical site security is all assumption-based, in other words it is based on assuming what a potential threat is going to do rather than what they will likely do. And this is where it all needs to start: by determining what a threat is likely to do and then forming our safety and security around this.

The ideal way to truly enhance physical site security is by looking at it with this in mind: “What can we do to significantly enhance safety and security without spending a dime to do it”. In this course we form the foundation of what traditional physical site security is vs what it should be and then outline the methods needed to achieve real physical site security, from a highly practical perspective.  This is an invaluable course for anyone who has responsibility for organization safety and security as well as everyone who is a part of a culture of true organizational safety and security.

Policy/Procedure and Emergency Preparedness

Policy, Procedures, and Emergency Preparedness Plans are key elements of ensuring that you employees, clients, and assets remain safe. The problem is that in far too many instances we rely on “generally accepted” or “industry standard” which look great on paper but will not work under the circumstances in which they will be presented at the time of need. As a result, understanding, and the ability to be able to evaluate, the overall quality of your policies, procedures, and emergency preparedness plans, can mean the difference between truly keeping people and assets safe, or not, as well as your potential exposure to organizational liability. We simply cannot trust “generally accepted” or “industry standard” and this course is designed to give you the knowledge and understand of both the problems and the methods needed to correct them.

Custom Designed Training Courses

We have the ability, and regularly design highly customized training sessions that are based purely on your organizational needs and business type, as well as incident-based training sessions (training based purely on specific incidents that your organization or employees have experienced that require specialized training). There may be an additional charge for customization services depending on what needs to be done and the time required to create them however, in most cases, there are no additional charges.

Training Delivery Methods

We recognize that your employees time and productivity is critical to your operational effectiveness. We also understand that training in todays world needs to be delivered in efficient, impactful, and effective ways that fit everyone’s needs. As a result we have multiple delivery methods for our training beyond live and in-person to include, online, live and recorded webinars, virtual conferences, and more.

Additional Services

Physical Site Security Assessments that Really Mean Something

Our physical site security assessments are considered the most valuable and practical in the world.

Our goal:

“What can we do to significantly enhance your organizations safety and security – without spending a dime”

And there are typically numerous ways in which to accomplish this. When physical site security is viewed from this perspective, the results are absolutely incredible.

While our assessments cover the traditional elements of physical site security, we go much further by looking at the many things that we typically don’t account for which are the most important elements of real results.

Are we successful in our goal of “not spending a dime”? Rarely. But what needs to be spent typically is significantly less than what other organizations might conclude. The bottom line is that we are completely unbiased! We don’t sell or make money off of anything beyond our consultation so there is no motive to be anything but 100% completely honest.

Policy, Procedure and Emergency Preparedness Reviews (an included benefit of the Blue-U Safe Business System)
Security System Reviews, Design, and RFP preparation (an included benefit of the Blue-U Safe Business System)
Employee Interviews and investigations (an included benefit of the Blue-U Safe Business System)
Volatile terminations consultation (an included benefit of the Blue-U Safe Business System)
Employee Threat Assessments and Threat Management (an included benefit of the Blue-U Safe Business System)

Conference Speaking Services

Do you seek “that one program” that will likely prove to be one of the best your conference has ever had? “That one program” amongst so many others that your members will  tell you “wasn’t long enough” because they were so engaged that they “could’ve sat and listened all day long”, or that they “didn’t even want to get up to use the restroom because I was afraid I would miss something”? Do you want “that one program” that is rated best overall in conference with unbelievable consistency at conferences nationwide? We are amongst the most engaging speakers in the world and, even better, our topics, being all business, personal, and family safety-based, are topics that hit everyone right in the heart. And this isn’t just one of our courses, it’s all of them!

We offer keynote and breakout sessions, and custom developed single or multi-day conference curriculum.