May 20 2014

Summit’s Behavioral Analytics Seminar a Success

Patrick Van Horne addresses attendees of Summit’s recent behavioral analytics seminar.

On May 8, Summit hosted a seminar at Long Island MacArthur Airport for key decision makers from Long Island schools and businesses to provide strategies for identifying violent individuals before they strike. One strategy involves the application of behavioral analytics and military training in a systematic way.

Featured speaker Patrick Van Horne, founder and president of The CP Journal and former Marine Corps Captain and company commander, stressed the importance of integrating behavioral analytics into an organization’s everyday safety and security program. He also introduced his book, Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life, co-authored with Major Jason A. Riley, USMC, which provides a comprehensive guide on how to make decisions rapidly based on awareness and observational skills.

Airport Commissioner Robert Schaefer receives Award of Appreciation from Summit Vice President Nicholas Auletta

The seminar was well received. James McGowan, Executive Director of Campus Administration for Adelphi University, wrote, “Summit’s seminar on Behavioral Analytics Training was an exceptional presentation. I am excited to implement the concepts at Adelphi University, particularly at our Manhattan Center. Establishing an environmental baseline and increasing staff awareness of their surroundings is key to improving security. The principles outlined in Left of Bang represent an intelligent, sensible, and absolutely essential new approach to thinking about safety and security of organizations and institutions.”

Keith Anderson, Director of Building Services for Eastern Suffolk BOCES, said, “I found this seminar particularly interesting, as its focus was on observing changes in everyday patterns in our surroundings and evaluating these patterns through a well-documented procedure that is used in military training.  The ability for this training to be applied to visitor management personnel in the educational setting will help us transform the security environment in schools today.”

Summit thanks Airport Commissioner Robert Shaefer of Long Island MacArthur Airport, who provided the facilities, and all those who attended to make the event a success.

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