RILA Launches Retail Asset Protection Webinar Series

With the cancellation of their May 2020 Asset Protection Conference, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will present some of the conference educational content via a series of webinars. The entire series is free to all retailers, service providers, and their teams. Following is a list of the topics scheduled along with links to register.

Predictive Prevention: Theft Modeling at Target—May 28, 2:00 pm EDT
RILA partnered with the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Master of Science in Business Analytics Program to address a pressing industry challenge: measuring the impact of AP programs and performance. Click here to register.

RTech Startup Innovation Award—June 11, 1:00 pm EDT
RILA’s Startup Innovation Awards for asset protection recognize startup companies innovating in the areas addressed in the Total Retail Loss Report. Four cutting-edge startups will present their solutions and attendees can vote for their favorite. Click here to register.

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#defeatthis: Beating the Bloggers at Their Own Game—June 24, 1:00 pm EDT
Thieves like to share intel about vulnerabilities in stores and tips for defeating retailers’ theft deterrent strategies. Hear about the latest online forum shoplifters are using, how retailers can efficiently vet the information and use it to shore up product and beat thieves at their own game. Click here to register.

The Facial Recognition Technology Conundrum: The Consumer Advocate Perspective—July 16, 2:00 pm EDT
From identifying the best customers to protecting against organized retail crime, the use cases for deploying facial recognition (FR) technology are compelling. Learn about the facial recognition legal and policy landscape, perspectives on the responsible use of FR, and gain a better understanding of concerns about commercial and government deployments. Click here to register.

Working Through the Smoke: The Ever-Changing Landscape of Cannabis and How It Affects the Workplace—July 29, 1:00 pm EDT
As more states legalize both adult-use and medical cannabis, some state statutes include protective language regarding employees and some have passed new laws that prohibit pre-employment drug testing for cannabis. Attendees will leave with a list of “need to knows” and some practical guidance on how to deal with cannabis in the workplace. Click here to register.

Strange Bedfellows: The Interplay Between CAL and Federal OSHA and OSHA’s Short-Term Agenda—August 13, 2:00 pm EDT
To what extent does adherence with Federal OSHA guidelines insulate your stores against claims by California OSHA? Seasoned OSHA attorneys will explain the nuances of state and federal compliance and share tips for satisfying these often-misunderstood standards. Click here to register.

Are ORCAs Enough?—September 10, 2:00 pm EDT
As ORCAs continue to grow across the country, communication between retailers and law enforcement continues to improve. But, are AP teams fully leveraging these regional resources to their full potential to fight crime and anti-social behavior? Hear proven strategies for enhancing partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and the positive impact they are having on overall crime reduction. Click here to register.

Webinar attendees are eligible to earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards their Loss Prevention Foundation LPC recertification and/or earn 1 CEU from the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and their Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designates.

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