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IO and NGO Security Overseas Seminar (MQ919)

Date: 5/2012 Description: SOS Logo © State Dept Image

The IO&NGO Security Overseas Seminar is a two-day course that teaches participants about overseas security and safety risks, and strategies to prevent and prepare for threats. Experts from State Department, Peace Corps, and elsewhere will cover topics on criminal trends, surveillance, explosives/mines, hostage survival, cross cultural issues, crisis management and more. Consular Affairs and OSAC experts will brief participants on the assistance and services available abroad.

The overall focus of the course is on the individual and the actions needed to stay safe. Registration is limited to 40 persons in order to facilitate scenarios, discussion, and networking for this special workshop.

These experts will share security guidance and information on topics including:

  • International Personal Security Overview
  • Surveillance Detection
  • Explosives/Mines
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Response
  • Hostage Survival
  • Environmental and Road Safety
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • Crisis Management

Course Information:
Date: May 18-19, 2016
Cost: $420
Where: National Foreign Affairs Training Center
               4000 Arlington Boulevard
               Arlington, Virginia 22204-1500

How to Register
If your organization is already an OSAC constituent or affiliate, use your OSAC logon and password to fill out the forms available here. If your organization is not affiliated with OSAC, please click the "How to Join OSAC" button to create your free membership account which can be used to register for the course.

Email the Transition Center's SOS team at or visit the Overseas Security Advisory Council website for more information or questions.


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