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Security Management (SM)

  • Jan 25-26, 2024

  • May 15-16, 2024

  • Nov 6-7, 2024


ARC Hotel, 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON


$2000 + HST

COURSE SUMMARY This course is one of the essential courses required for Security Certification under the Infrastructure Resilience and Research Group, IRRG, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University.

The Security Management Course (SM) provides participants with the requisite skills and knowledge required to manage a security program effectively and efficiently and assist them in advancing to more senior levels within the security profession.  The main objective of this course is to strengthen the core competencies of security managers, explain the key leadership requirements and to outline the framework and organizational design required to meet the growing security challenges.  


There are 3 Modules:

Module l: Security Manager, focuses on the core characteristics of a successful manager and emphasizes the importance of interpersonal skills, leadership and vision and the significance of having the ability to integrate security into the business lines of the organization.  The modern day security manager must be proactive, progressive and set a path forward for their programs and careers.  They must understand the culture of their environment, adapt operational requirements and integrate security into the overall strategic management framework.   


Module 2: Security Program Delivery demonstrates the interconnectivity and the relevance of the current national security environment.  Participants learn the importance of building a security infrastructure with governance reflected in accountability that serves to strengthen the credibility of the security program.  Security program planning and strategic thinking are key elements covered in this module.  Participants will learn how to develop a center of expertise, analyse the current security posture, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program, examine opportunities for improvement and prepare a security plan.

Module 3: Business Case allows participants to work collaboratively and individually on a business case for a security project or for the overall program to gain support and resources. They will learn the importance of defining the business case framework and purpose, collecting and analysing relevant data, building a business case report and presenting the findings to management.   

At the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Lead a team and direct a security program

  • Explain the interconnectivity and relevance of the national security environment and the day-to-day security operations

  • Explain how the security program requirements are integrated in to the business lines of the organization

  • Describe the benefits of establishing and maintaining a security center of expertise

  • Conduct a program review to identify gaps and develop a security plan for the implementation of security requirements that will stabilize and strengthen the security program with oversight and quality assurance enablers.

  • Prepare a business case that addresses the security needs of the organization in congruence with the culture and the strategic objectives

Who should attend:

The Security Management Course has been designed for security officers and managers who are tasked with working more effectively and efficiently. Managers work within the infrastructure to ensure that the security program and specific functions are appropriately aligned, focused, resourced and support the strategic objectives and mandate of the organization.

Security practitioners who are responsible for security functions and must communicate the concept of integrating security into an organization’s business lines; or need to explain the value added benefits and importance of security to program mangers, corporate partners and senior management.

Security personnel who want to upgrade their leadership skills and increase their career advancement opportunities. 

This course is a must have for employees involved with security program delivery and who are interested in advancing their career or competing for security positions. 

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