I’ve just got back from Birmingham where I ran workshop for Phoenix Group PLC’s Close Protection Operative (CPO) training course.
There was an excellent dynamic in the room with trainees putting together the final pieces of portfolio work, and, frankly, fatigued by an intensive and impressive programme of drills and learning from the organisers, including former Royal Household protection officer Paul Brown.
The two sessions I led (‘organisational resilience’, then ‘organisational intelligence’) were designed to put attendees into the mind’s eye of a multinational business or organisation. Indeed the only CP work I have carried out since the London Olympics has been for well-established multinationals who take most seriously care and welfare around their own employees and clients.
Little within the present Security Industry Authority CP core skills curriculum