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Homegrown Radicalization and Terrorism in the Americas

“This activity has been approved for 2.5 Credit Hours: HR (General) credits toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ re-certification through HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®).

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HNCT continues developing training programs to better educate on 21st Century terrorism threat dynamics.  The latest Webinar is Homegrown Radicalization and Terrorism in the Americas.  
This session takes a wider approach as it discusses these type dangers in all of the Western Hemisphere.  Over the last two years, North American’s have been inundated by info of ISIS and Al-Qaeda related activity in the U.S. homeland and Canada.  ISIS recruitment and radicalization issues, facing other countries in our hemisphere, have not been showcased in the media.

There has been a significant number of citizens in South America and the Caribbean headed to ISIS territory in Syria/Iraq as well as radicalized at home.  A little known ominous fact is areas of the Caribbean have one of the highest percentages of foreign fighters to ISIS.  These Caribbean born fighters are calling for sympathizers in the region to attack at home.   As ISIS loses territory in the Middle East, these combat hardened fighters will be heading back home to the region.   This creates the potential of a dire terrorist threat to the entire western hemisphere.

The Webinar includes lessons from the hospitality industry because of continuing global attacks against this sector by ISIS and Al-Qaeda associated groups.  However, all businesses and corporations must be prepared for this threat.  Recent propaganda has promoted terrorist attacking U.S. businesses and personalities at work and home.    

All business sectors must learn the lessons from these ISIS and Al-Qaeda attacks globally and make sure industry professionals and locations in the Western Hemisphere are better prepared to mitigate terrorists’ activity before an attack takes place.  This has to be an all-inclusive community and industry effort, combined at the grassroots level.    

Some of the Subject Matter covered in the session are as follows:


  • The radicalization of North and South Americans into the ideology of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and like groups is a dangerous generational threat to the homeland.​
  • Less publicized and showcased, by U.S. and international media sources, are citizens from South America and the Caribbean leaving the region to join ISIS in Syria/Iraq.
  • Many of the smaller countries in this hemisphere, have security and intelligence resources less capable of tracking returning local jihadists as well as identifying those at home radicalizing to violent extremism and terrorism.  This increases dangers to the U.S. homeland.
  • Terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda have targeted the hospitality sector in locations globally.
  • A “whole of community” partnership approach developed by government and private industry is a tool to confront local and national issues of radicalization and terrorism.
  • All businesses in the U.S. and other areas of the Hemisphere, especially in vulnerable areas, must assemble enhanced security measures, internal and external, that provide additional opportunities for earlier detection of a terrorist threats to location and community. 

HNCT, LLC is currently working to locate sponsors for this session to provide an opportunity to as many hospitality professionals to take part in this cutting edge, informative training.  As with the other HNCT webinars, this training has been approved for recertification credit pre-approval by HRCI.

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