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New Section:
May 15, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014

CEUs:
Indivivdual Course: 3.3 CEUs
33 Contact Hours

Price:
Individual Course: $249
Total Certificate: $1,245

Note:
In order to receive the Basic Homeland Security Certificate, a minimum of three courses must be completed. In order to receive the Advanced Homeland Security Certificate, all five courses must be successfully completed.

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Online Certificate: Homeland Security

 

New Section:
May 15, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Taught by leading experts, the Homeland Security Certificate is a concise and comprehensive program designed to equip professionals interested in working in the homeland security field. Participants will gain practical and dynamic understanding of current theory and practice to lead and work more effectively in the homeland security community. Read more below.

This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

Certificate Description:

Taught by leading experts, the Homeland Security Certificate is a concise and comprehensive program designed to equip professionals interested in working in the homeland security field. Participants will gain practical and dynamic understanding of current theory and practice to lead and work more effectively in the homeland security community.

Students can engage in sessions from the psychology of extremism to the evolution of terrorism, advances in counterterrorism, international relations, threat assessments and analysis, cyberpolitics, homeland defense, disaster relief policy and administration. This rare offering delivers a multidisciplinary learning experience in one of the most complex challenging fields of our time.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the history and composition of interagency roles within the homeland security community
  • Identify key international, political, social and psychological origins of extremism
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of physical and cyber threats to the homeland and their implications
  • Demonstrate ability to identify the key elements to developing and implementing effective threat assessment and disaster response plans
  • More effectively manage and communicate in complex, high-stress and changing environments

CEUs:

CEUs per course: 3.3
Contact Hours: 33

This Certificate Includes These Courses:

CPC011 - Terrorism, Culture and the Philosophy of Extremism

This course offers a general introduction to extremism in Culture and Society and presents a global perspective on the development of various ways of thinking about extremism and terrorism. Studying extremism through the prism of culture and society allows us to discuss a broad range of actions, principles, viewpoints and policies relating to extremism and terrorism.

At the end of the three weeks you will not be an expert on terrorism, extremism or culture. However, you should be more aware of your own responsibility and role in fighting terror and extremism. You should also be more aware of some basic ideas and arguments relating to such things as the cultural foundations of terrorism, violence and extremism, stereotypes, globalization and the role of the media.

CPC012 - National Security and Counter Terrorism

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the term ‘national security’ is used in the United States to describe both the concept and philosophy of protecting and defending the nation. It is also used to distinguish the specific programs and actions undertaken to achieve this important goal. The concept of national security has been defined in different ways throughout the years. However, most definitions of national security center not only on building and supporting the capacity to safeguard U.S. citizens, but also on maintaining public confidence in the government's ability to defend against threats to national values, integrity, and property. Learn the importance of how this applies to your overall practical training in the Homeland Security certificate program.

CPC013 - Cybersecurity and the Role of Cyberpolitics

“The growing number of attacks on our cyber networks has become, in President Obama's words, ‘one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces.’"1 Come learn about this ongoing threat that is being talked about from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley, in both the private and public sectors. Further, you will explore the role of politics in this ever changing and advancing technological landscape. No matter the type of organization you work in or lead, Cybersecurity will affect you if it has not already, making this topic a critical component of today’s professional development.

CPC014 - Disaster Response

Thousands of individuals are killed in disaster related incidents each year. Become prepared to effectively handle these natural catastrophes through our Disaster Response course. With the help of a seasoned disaster response expert, you will be able to deepen your knowledge of how to manage the disaster scene and deliver the appropriate emergency relief to the affected area.

CPC015 - Leading Through Complexity

How has the nature of leadership changed in our postnormal world? How much complexity will your team have to master over the next 5 years? How will you prepare your workers for jobs that do not yet exist and for an economy that is just emerging? The need for complex leadership has never been greater in public service or private enterprise. This unique course will give you an edge to insure your organization is future-ready.

 

Certificate Price:

Individual Course: $249
Full Certificate: $1,245

Note: In order to receive the Basic Homeland Security Certificate, a minimum of three courses must be completed. In order to receive the Advanced Homeland Security Certificate, all five courses must be successfully completed.

Program Schedule:

  • CPC011 - Terrorism, Culture and the Philosophy of Extremism
  • May 15, 2014 - June 8, 2014
  • CPC012 - National Security and Counter Terrorism
    June 12, 2014 - July 6, 2014
  • CPC013 - Cybersecurity and the Role of Cyberpolitics
    July 10, 2014 - August 3, 2014
  • CPC014 - Disaster Response
  • August 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014
  • CPC015 - Leading Through Complexity
  • September 4, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Discover the Regent Difference:

Through one of the nation's only certificate programs in Homeland Security, you can learn the principles of this important discipline from World Class faculty at an affordable price. The insights from this program can assist the seasoned professional, as well as the individual seeking a meaningful education in this important subject.

Instructors:
Dr. Bramwell Osula

Dr. Osula is an applied human services practitioner with a wealth of experience that cuts across the areas of global leadership, cultural analysis, and consultant management. He is active in a variety of leadership and other programs as a professor, consultant, trainer, and mentor. He is a frequent participant in and organizer of training workshops and professional development seminars. His interests include, leadership development, organizational diagnosis, consulting theory and practice, ethics, cross-cultural analyses, security and public policy.

Dr. Jay Gary

Dr. Gary joined the faculty of the School of Business & Leadership in 2003. He is an assistant professor who directs the Strategic Foresight program, which helps students from the MBA to doctoral level master the art of foresight in both business and community contexts. He also serves as the program director of the M.A. in Strategic Foresight and directs the Christian Futures network.

Stephen Kunich

Stephen Kunich instructs our Disaster Preparedness course and has a 30 year background in Emergency Response/First Responder positions. He has performed all aspects of Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Customs Border Clearance and Immigration. He has several specialties such as Physical Security, Nuclear and Classified material protection, and the development of non lethal technologies for the Military in his background. Several of these functions were undertaken in foreign countries further expanding his expertise in coordinating efforts. Previously he facilitated a course in Advanced Counter Terrorism and uses this to parallel how major Terrorist situations generate the same types of Emergency Response. He is a member of the Newport News Community Emergency Response Team