Best of GSX 2021: How to Demonstrate Security Leadership

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Keep current in security leadership with this curated package of GSX recordings.


Continue to grow your leadership skills in the areas of change leadership, mental health, presentation skills, and more. This Best of GSX package features 6 sessions to keep you at the top of your game.

This package includes:

  • How To Foster Diversity Inclusion and Interpersonal Relations In Your Team
    You have started your diversity and inclusion program, hired more people of diverse backgrounds, and maybe promoted a few individuals into leadership roles, what’s next? Challenges lie in understanding the interpersonal dynamics of your diverse team and how inclusion changes the interpersonal dynamics of your organization. Learn how to prepare for successful healthy interpersonal relations in your diverse workplace. Understand how negative interpersonal dynamics will manifest in the exchanges and interactions of employees, and among each other. Explore the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and psychosocial and impact of negative interpersonal dynamics on the well-being of your employees. Understand the interpersonal and psychosocial challenges of diversity and how to address them.
  • Change Leadership: Approaches to Affect Change in Your Organization as a Senior Security Leader 
    Using change management principles and proven approaches to affecting change will be presented. Review the 8 steps of change management theory and explore 4 approaches that can help affect change to advance your program. Hear how understanding the core change principles developed by Kotter can be incorporated with proven approaches of; aligning with organizational strategy, developing a case of value-added, identifying key influencers for support and using a pilot to break the ice can help move the needle of change. Examples from small to large will be highlighted to illustrate proven success. "Selling" changes from upgrading technology, modifying staffing, changing training programs and adding services have all benefited from this methodology.
  • Effective Presentations to the Senior Executive Team and Board of Directors 
    When you receive the call that you are scheduled to present to your senior executive team or your board of directors, are you overwhelmed with a sense of dread or left with a feeling of excitement that you will have an opportunity to talk about your security program? This presentation is designed to put you on the offense instead of the defense. The presentation helps you to understand why some security leaders dread this task and focuses on how to turn the opportunity into a constructive conversation about managing risk. Participants will learn practical tips to gain allies on the board or senior team as well as how to communicate in clear concise terms that leave the audience with a sense of trust in the presenter.
  • The Evolving Role of the Security Officer
    The security officer profession has been faced with many new challenges in 2020 and 2021: new responsibilities related to COVID-19 mitigation, civil unrest, and a myriad of evolving threats throughout the world. Their essential contribution to the public and private sector has never been more apparent, but the security officer and service delivery methods of yesterday will bear little resemblance to the services needed tomorrow for effective security. Join this international panel as they discuss what security professionals will need in the area of operational skills, application of technology, and legal knowledge to succeed in their continued mission to protect lives and property.
  • Post-Pandemic Workplace: The Mental Health and Wellness of Employees 
    The wide-ranging challenges experienced in 2020/2021 have hastened the pace of change and exacerbated the behavioral health crisis. The numbers of people reporting negative behavioral health concerns continue to increase due to the pandemic, economic fallout, and social unrest. Explore the broad but significant mental health trends experts are seeing and their implications for the workplace. What does this significant shift in the landscape mean for security professionals? Where do new programs and resources need to be considered? Join experts across the industry to hear solutions, business models, and advice for navigating the mental health epidemic and its impact on the workforce of the future.
  • Biases in Recruitment and in People Management 
    It is human nature to keep things the same… how many people walk into their favorite restaurant and order the same thing every time? It also applies to recruitment and people management. Some barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion will be presented, such as Networking/ Access, “Mini me” syndrome, prototype and stereotype, micro-advantages and micro-disadvantages. Conscious bias is blatant discrimination. Unconscious bias is more of “fast thinking”. The most common ones: conformity, beauty, affinity, halo/horn, contrast, recency, intuition. How to minimize biases: it’s all starts with self-awareness. And then we can use tools such as: set specific criteria, structure interviews, take copious notes, use of Artificial Intelligence and increase accountability.

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