ALL TOPICS TAGGED: professional development

November 18, 2019

Q&A: Addressing Threats to U.S. Borders and Cybersecurity

In Part 3 of "Addressing Threats to U.S. Borders and Cybersecurity," a webinar hosted by Columbia Southern University, Dr. Tamara Mouras and Dr. Sancho Manzano answered viewer questions. This article is a transcript of the Q&A portion of that webinar.

October 11, 2019

How the U.S. Border Patrol Addresses Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking and Terrorist Travel

In Part 2 of "Addressing Threats to U.S. Borders and Cybersecurity," a webinar hosted by Columbia Southern University, Dr. Tamara Mouras reviewed the mission of the U.S. Border Patrol and how it addresses drug smuggling, human trafficking and terrorist travel. This article is a transcript of Dr. Mouras' portion of that webinar.

October 4, 2019

Protecting U.S. Borders Using Cybersecurity

In Part 1 of "Addressing Threats to U.S. Borders and Cybersecurity," a webinar hosted by Columbia Southern University, Dr. Sancho Manzano reviewed what he describes as the "cyber triad protection" that oversees the cybersecurity protection for the Border Patrol: port-of-entry screening equipment, scanning equipment and devices, and forensics data information. This article is a transcript of Dr. Manzano's portion of that webinar.

September 6, 2019

Building Professionalism in Your Volunteer Fire Department [Webinar]

Approximately 65% of America's firefighters are volunteers, and 91% of fire departments are partially or completely volunteer-based. Even so, the number of volunteer firefighters in the U.S. reached a low in 2019. One method for addressing this issue is by promoting professionalism within volunteer fire departments. Professionalism benefits department reputation, promotes security among the crew and attracts new recruits.

June 3, 2019

Benefits of Earning Safety Certifications

Along with formal education, a growing number of employers are looking for occupational safety and health experts who hold voluntary safety certifications. The question isn’t whether you should seek certification, but which certification you need. Although there are dozens of options to choose from, the most well-known and widely sought-after are included in the following list of safety certifications.

April 25, 2019

Addressing Threats to U.S. Borders and Cybersecurity [Webinar]

Two of the nation’s top critical infrastructures, information technology and customs and border security, are top of mind for many Americans. Among the hottest topics involving these infrastructures are the threats facing the U.S. cybersecurity network and the country’s border patrol. From drug and human smuggling to cyberattacks to terrorist travel, the nation’s digital network and physical borders are dealing with unprecedented issues. What can those in law enforcement do to serve and protect the citizenry?

April 23, 2019

7 Professional Development Ideas to Boost Your Career

There are many reasons why you may be looking for professional development ideas. Whatever your reason for wanting more out of your career, there are a variety of ways to invest in yourself. What are some examples of professional development?

February 26, 2019

How to Spark Interest in Community Fire Prevention [Webinar]

Every year, fire departments work to educate the public about fire hazards, precautions, emergency methods, escape routes, smoke alarm safety and more; however, it can be difficult to find time, resources and methods to help citizens implement these strategies. Join Columbia Southern University for “How to Spark Interest in Community Fire Prevention,” a webinar discussion and Q&A session with CSU Fire and EMS Advisory Board member Gary Ludwig.

July 30, 2018

A Future in Paramedicine [Webinar]

The rapidly evolving field of mobile integrated health care, or community paramedicine, has become a hot topic among those in EMS in and fire service. The system of services is meant to address key issues such as the rising fees of ambulance transport, labor shortages in EMS and health care costs; and it is changing the way health care is administered and delivered in many cities. Join Columbia Southern University for "A Future in Paramedicine," a webinar discussion and Q&A session.

May 15, 2018

Tech in OSH: Trending Apps for Safety Professionals [Webinar]

Today’s safety professional uses a range of tools and instruments to ensure the safety of their clients or employees. From document scanners to decibel meters to a simple level and unit conversion calculator, those out in the field could benefit from an integration of some of these tools. One popular way to integrate or replace these tools is with mobile applications.  

March 7, 2018

Making Social Media Work for First Responders [Webinar]

Social media is more and more becoming an indispensable channel in emergency management communications, as EMS and emergency management personnel are using various channels to reach their communities before, during and after disasters. First responders are also turning to social media to gather valuable insight from citizens on the ground via eyewitness video, photos and postings.

January 30, 2018

CSHM Certification Can Boost Employment Appeal for Safety Professionals

While a safety degree can chart your career in occupational safety and health, adding certifications will boost your resume and your appeal to employers. One of the key certifications for safety professionals is the Certified Safety and Health Manager designation offered by the Institute of Safety and Health Management.

January 4, 2018

CSP Certification: How Your Safety Degree Can Get You One Step Closer [Webinar]

For safety professionals, the Certified Safety Professional® designation is perhaps the most respected certification in the field with the most potential to boost your career. In this webinar, Dr. Dan Corcoran, academic program director for occupational safety and health at CSU, discusses how the B.S. in occupational safety and health could get you one step closer to your CSP. 

December 8, 2017

Criminal Justice Degrees: Writing Skills Are Important

Usually, when we think about the skills required for a career in criminal justice, writing doesn’t always top the list. Rather, we consider knowledge of subjects like law and criminal behavior to be significantly more important. skills are a key aspect to being successful in criminal justice fields like law enforcement, in large part because most of the jobs in this field are within large bureaucracies that rely heavily on written documents as a form of communication.


August 17, 2017

Continuing Education: Why It’s Worth It

Continuing education is a broad term that describes any learning acquired after a student has earned their undergraduate degree. As the term implies, students already have a college education, and they are continuing it. It applies to all types of education, including degree and non-degree courses, certificate programs, work training, personal enrichment, and self-directed learning.

August 9, 2017

4 Continuing Education Courses in Fire Science

Have you ever considered taking continuing education courses? If you’re a firefighter seeking to advance your career, these four continuing education courses will help you progress to the next level.

July 25, 2017

What Are CEUs and Why Should They Matter to Me?

If you’ve already earned a degree, you may be interested in continuing education but aren’t sure about the details. In this article, we’ll define continuing education units – or CEUs – and discuss how they can help your career.