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Building Counter-Terrorism Leadership Team

15-Nov-2017 - 16-Nov-2017


This 2-day “Building Counter-Terrorism Leadership Team” training is to provide delegates a practical knowledge of how to formulate a coherent leadership team against the back drop of countering terrorism. The first day of the workshop will help delegates identify the key skills of a leader and factors that could affect morale of its team members. Delegates will also learn about intelligence team where they will understand the role of information and intelligence play in leadership decision making.

In addition, the trainer will go through the process from planning to operations and issues arise during this process and how should delegates respond to change. To enhance delegates’ learning experience, each day’s sessions is followed by discussion and exercises preparation as well as table top exercises drawing examples from recent life events.

What you will learn from this workshop:

  • Establish the key soft skills of a leader and composition of a team.
  • Identify the differences between Insurgency and countering terrorism.
  • Comprehend the development of policies for countering terrorism.
  • Adopt the strategies that suits one organisation.
  • Recognise the role of information and intelligence play in leadership decision making.
  • Discover issue raised from planning to operations and the role of leader in building a successful leadership team.


Who will attend

The workshop is aimed at security practitioners, policing services and organisations who have a responsibility for developing effective leadership teams responsible for countering terrorism from the following sectors:

  • Airport, ports, rail
  • Diplomatic, government agencies
  • Education institution, schools
  • Financial institutes data centres
  • Healthcare
  • Historic buildings, museums, galleries, palaces
  • Industrial & commercial
  • Military & borders
  • Oil & gas infrastructure
  • Plant and public utilities
  • Power plants
  • Shopping malls
  • Stadiums, hotels & public places
  • Traffic management & parking

Course Trainer is a highly skilled security strategist who applies the principles of Secured by Design effectively alongside his extensive industry knowledge and experience to add value to projects through developing clear and effective strategic security intent, integrating innovative physical controls, technical measures and procedural responses applied at reasonable cost in relation to identified risks.

Prior to working in the security design world, Course Trainer completed 13 years with the British Army in 2003, working within the Security and Intelligence fields.  Operating within a number of diverse environments, including the Former Yugoslavia where he was responsible for developing operational & crises response plans for the extraction staff from areas of responsibility.  Key to this was the development of a risk management process linked to accurate intelligence reporting that enable constant situational reviews.  Between deployments Course Trainer developed the UK based training to accommodate other NATO Countries supporting JCO operations. 

Course Trainer was awarded top student on British Army Leadership Course, a physically and mentally intensive course conducted in the most severe and challenging conditions offered by the Brecon Beacons. Course Trainer was praised by instructors for the ability to overcome problems and motivate other team members.

As a member of ASIS International UK Chapter, Course Trainer was nominated to be a member of the executive writing team completing an American National Standard for the management of Physical Assets Protection programmes. Course Trainer has also worked as part of the technical committee for the Private Security Contractors Standard (PSC) that has been adopted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a benchmark process.

Case Studies

Operation Oak – The Rescue of Benito Mussolini

Using this case study candidates will discuss the formation of the team and look at the planning issues around the rescue for Mussolini during WW2’

Excision – German Attack on Tito’s HQ In WW2

Using this case study candidates will discuss why merits and impacts of the mission in relation to counter insurgency operations’

The Insider Threat

Using a number of recent open source examples from the Southeast Asia region, candidates will discuss how the team leadership can influence counter terrorism activities.

Society and Crime in relation to terrorism

Using open source information from the Southeast Asia region candidates will discuss the societal and crime changes that could influence changes in terrorism.


Media Partners:


The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is published bi-monthly with a strong support for industry exhibition and conference events within the Asia Pacific region. It is available online to read by all and distributed to leading industry decision makers and a subscriber database. 

The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. Printed bi-monthly, the magazine is distributed at leading industry conferences, and to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all Australasian security professionals.  


The Malaysia Security Magazine is the region’s newest government and corporate security magazine to be published quarterly and distributed free of charge at leading industry events. As a My Security Media publication the magazine will incorporate investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all ASEAN security professionals.  

Please note that in 2018 MSM will be re-branded to become the Southeast Asia Security Magazine (SASM). 




Interested to be part of this training?

Please contact us at hello@q8asia.com.sg to discuss your requirements.


Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

392, Havelock Road,

Singapore 169663

T: (65) 6733 0880 

W: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/

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