Paradigm Professional Institute

Accredited Enterprise Security Manager™ (AESM™)

Client Service Managers, Operations Managers, and Security Directors – or anyone pursuing a career as a professional in the security industry.

AESM is a recognized accredited designation that will give the participant an edge in advancing their professional security career.


Minimum three (3) years security management experience or successful completion of Security Management Certification (SMC) program

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II

6 Weeks – 12 Lessons

What does a supervisor or a manager need to know? Have you ever felt technically prepared for a supervisor’s role, yet felt defeated by the personnel issues that seem to arise? You are not alone; many people feel the same way. In this six-week online course, you will learn how to be a more effective manager or supervisor. You will master the basics of communication, because effective communication is essential in your quest to be a good manager or supervisor. In addition, we will discuss how to develop your interpersonal skills by understanding and dealing with various issues that arise at work.

We will show you how to understand various personality traits – in yourself and in others – and how they impact the ability to get the job done. These traits include emotional intelligence, the need for power, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and more. You will be able to assess your own personality, as well as the personalities of your co-workers and boss, and develop a plan of action to improve both your interpersonal skills and your work relationships.


Project Management Fundamentals

6 Weeks – 12 Lessons

Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

In this course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You will become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control, and close any type of project.

You will learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You will be able to develop all sections of a project plan, become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.
If you’re new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you will need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you’re an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.


Using Interpersonal Skills Throughout Your Career

2 Weeks – 4 Lessons

Security Systems are part of the Physical Security of a property. These systems are an integral part of the overall security program. Understanding the functionally of the technology, its components, and usage is essential to managing the physical security of a property. This includes video surveillance and access control systems, duress stations, intrusion alarm system, etc.


Introduction to PC Security

6 weeks – 12 lessons

What you do not know about PC Security really can hurt you! Learn why you are at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security.

You will understand and explore the many vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks. Then, get into the minds of hackers and crackers, develop an understanding of the exploits they use to access your computer without your knowledge. Find out why, where, and how viruses, worms, and blended threats are created. You will be able to identify and work to prevent DoS, SYN flooding, and other network attacks. Learn a safe way to share files and data across the internet through a virtual private network. And you will be able to install and configure a firewall to build an impenetrable moat around your computer or network.


Integrated Security Solutions

2 Weeks – 2 Lesson

Integrated Security Solutions are part of a security program. In many cases they are essential to the flow of the program, e.g. mass notification system, reporting software, guard tour systems, etc., used by security in different facilities.

In this two-week online course, you will explore the different tools that a property can have and how to effectively use them as part of enhancing a security program. Through this course, you will acquire the knowledge of different technology, its implementation, and usage, and understand the advantage of these tools to productively communicate and analyze tangible information.


Effective Business Writing

6 Weeks – 12 Lessons

Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don’t let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you will know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.


Advanced Security Program Functions

4 Weeks – 4 Lessons

Security Programs should be designed based on the property needs, to be effective against threats while reducing risk and allowing the property to operate as it is intended.

In this four-week online course, you will learn the dynamics and function of a security program, its challenges, fluidity, and limitations.

Through this course you will acquire advance knowledge to monitor, measure, and adjust a security program to enhance effectiveness.


Building Teams that Work

6 Weeks – 12 Lessons

Teams are becoming a staple in today’s workplace. In this course, you will learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. Master the skills you’ll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you’ll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.

Along the way, you’ll follow real-life examples and scenarios to help you identify with the team-building process. There is a lot more to it than just getting a number of people together in a room at the same time. Are you eager to develop your leadership qualities and be a quality team participant? Many of today’s teams rotate leadership roles, so it is crucial to understand both perspectives as you learn the best ways to communicate and work together for positive change.


Emergency Management

3 Days – 3 Lessons

Our Basic Emergency Management: BEM course provides the tools you need to promote, develop, implement, and maintain a community-based emergency management program. Learn the theory through a series of presentations and small group activities. Pass this course to receive both a record of completion from George Brown College and a certificate from Emergency Management Ontario.


Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies & Skills

6 Weeks – 6 Lessons

Negotiation is an essential skill that we use both for our personal and professional lives on a daily basis. Any interaction that results in a decision is ultimately a negotiation. Mastering Negotiation skills are necessary for both personal and organizational success.

Although some individuals are better influential communicators, negotiation success requires more than the ability to persuade others. Planning, preparing, strategizing, and adapting are all critical components of a successful negotiation interaction.

Negotiation is not about winning and losing, it is about identifying the best alternative for an optimized arrangement. It requires continuous assessment, analysis, and critical thinking to secure the best agreement. Fortunately, negotiation skills are ones that can be learned and developed with practice.