Course: Denied Area Operations (DAO)
Duration: 3 Days
Cost: $1200 p/person
Description: Denied Area Operations (DAO) is a 3 day course that focuses the Christian expatriate serving in a restricted access country whether as individuals and teams. AX can also design the course for specific geographic, political, and religious areas.
Our instructors are all former intelligence professionals who have lived under cover (platforms) during the course of their career and understand the complexities and risks associated with doing so.

DAO places a strong focus on “Image Development” to help students develop a godly personal image that is rooted in Jesus and reinforced by credible documentation, both physical and virtual. This is important for ensuring long term success in restricted access areas and not compromising the voice and presence of the Gospel. The training considers several areas of calling and credibility, including personal calling, physical talents, abilities and experiences, professional and vocational certifications, and anticipated final visa status.

In addition to interactive classroom training and role play, DAO adds advanced communication and social media security training to help students develop skills and resources to consider their online footprint and protect personal and organizational information from antagonists. DAO also provides training and role play for family members serving in restricted access contexts, including spouses, adolescents, and mature children, to develop ministry resilience for the entire family.

Course Modules:

• Understanding The of Risk
• OODA, Accountability, and Ethical Decision Making While Under Duress (Role Play)
• Hostile Observation Awareness and Surveillance Detection
• Answering Questions: Dealing with Conversations, Interviews, Screenings, and More in DAO Environment
• Living Personal Security in the Context of Ministry
• Biblical Mandate and Rationale for Denied Area / Restricted Access Work
• Identification of Personal Threat Dealing with Violence
• Developing Credibility and Legitimacy
• Developing Your Image In Christ before God and Man
• Hostage Survival and Mitigating Exploitation
• Examining Captivity Stress Factors
• Safety and Security with Communication and Information Technology

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