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Private Sector SOS (MQ917)

Date: 05/2012 Description: SOS Logo © State Dept Image

The Private Sector Security Overseas Seminar (MQ917) offers a unique opportunity to access the U.S. Government's security expertise and information.

This two-day seminar includes intensive security awareness briefings and comprehensive discussions of services provided to private U.S. citizens overseas. This is the same security training that is required for all official U.S. government employees.

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

Participant Feedback:

"It is always important to present on the human side of crisis management. It's true that many people get caught up in the word 'crisis'."

"We discovered new tools and resources previously unfamiliar to us."

"Fantastic, very engaging and informative, personal stories and scenarios were excellent."

"Wow! I had never thought about any of this. It will certainly help with my advice for expats going into potentially dangerous situations/countries."

"Thank you for your time and your stories. This was a very eye opening and educational experience."


How to Register
If your organization is already an OSAC constituent, use your OSAC logon and password. If your organization is not an OSAC constituent, please click the "How to Join OSAC" button to create your free membership account which can be used to register for the PSOS course.

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

April 16-17, 2015
September 24-25, 2015

Tuition: $420


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