Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GDSO Professional Development (PRODEV) Courses have been created to instill leadership, confidence and expand your knowledge on the necessary skills. Our Instructors come from a background where leadership was expected at all Ranks. You will learn how to take the initiative, develop a ‘never quit’ mindset and ultimately, lead others to achieve their personal and professional goals.  All courses are subject to acceptance of our training policy.

GDSO LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Course Description:

Introduction to professional leadership skills, critical thinking, decision making, conflict resolution, building rapport, setting the example, gaining trust, Developing a Never Fail/Never Quit Warrior Mindset. This course is intended for ages 15+ and is conducted in a classroom/lecture environment.

Included Items:

  • 5 Hour Course
  • GDSO Leadership Pocket Guide
  • Private/Group Instruction
  • Certificate of Completion

Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals/Lodging

Restrictions:

  • 15 (or older).

Course Cost:

225 EUR / 450 BGN

WILDERNESS TRAINING

Course Description:

Modern Wilderness Survival, Primitive Shelter Construction, Basic First Aid, Signaling, Land Navigation, Water Purification, Fire Building/Sustainment, and Map/Compass Skills. This course takes place over a period of three days (two nights) in the Central Balkan Mountains. Available in all seasons.

Included Items:

  • 3 Days 2 Nights of Survival Training
  • Private/Group Instruction
  • Certificate of Completion

Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals/Lodging

Restrictions:

  • 18 (or older).
  • No criminal history.
  • No consumption of drugs or alcohol prior to training.

Course Cost:

150 EUR / 300 BGN

URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS

Course Description:

Situation Awareness, Travel Safety, Cultural Observations, Cyber Security (Social Media), Intro to Basic Intelligence Gathering, Intro to Social Media Intelligence, Intro to “Grey Man Concepts”.

Included Items:

  • 2 Day Classroom Access
  • Practical Application Event
  • Private/Group Instruction
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Meals/Lodging

Not Included:

  • Transportation

Restrictions:

  • 18 (or older).
  • No criminal history.
  • No consumption of drugs or alcohol prior to training.

Course Cost:

220 EUR / 440 BGN

INTRO TO ALL-SOURCE INTELLIGENCE

Course Description:

Intro to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT), and Communications Intelligence (COMINT) of visual Materials, Mapping with satellite services, Vetting of user-generated media, Social Media Information Gathering, and Vetting.

Included Items:

  • 2 Day Classroom Access
  • Private/Group Instruction
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Meals/Water

Not Included:

  • Transportation

Restrictions:

  • 18 (or older).
  • No criminal history.
  • No consumption of drugs or alcohol prior to training.

Course Cost:

400 EUR / 800 BGN