Professional Programs

CREATE offers a variety of special training programs. These include seminars available to the academic, government and business communities as well as professional training aimed at showcasing and sharing CREATE’s expertise in risk and economic analysis. Professional education and training consists of short courses, tabletops, workshops and certificate programs.

CREATE Executive Program in Counterterrorism

The CREATE Executive Program in Counterterrorism is a unique course designed to challenge international counterterrorism leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving terrorism threat. The program is structured specifically for public sector professionals and policymakers and employs an interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning environment. Participants will strengthen their cross-functional skills through immersion in key issues and best practices presented by world-class research and public policy experts in counterterrorism. In addition, the program fosters academic, professional, and personal development amidst a diverse group of peers from around the world.

The program is a six day course and includes classes examining Counterterrorism Policy Making and Democracy, Homegrown Violent Extremism, Intelligence/Dark Web, Civil Rights and Privacy, Decision Analysis, and a host of other relevant contemporary topics. “The experts presenting the respective areas of examination in this course are household names," Dr. Southers said. “We have some of the best professors of practice from the counterterrorism, intelligence community, international terrorism and cyber domain, who are best situated to outline the challenges and potential solutions to the protection of human, physical and cyber assets."  In addition to a series of informative and interactive classroom engagements, participants will also enjoy a variety of behind-the-scenes site visits to critical infrastructure and meet the experts responsible for designing and ensureing their safety and security.To read more about the last class held in Los Angeles in 2016 click here. To read more about the 2017 program in Washington D.C. click here.