BCA National Conference

R. Leslie Nichols, CPP, President of R. L. Nichols & Associates, has spent the past 25 years, helping youth serving organizations protect children and teens under their care. His unique approach incorporates strategic and innovative thinking to address the wide range of the safety and security issues that affect schools, churches, camps and every out-of-school time program. This includes issues such as sex abuse, bullying, kidnapping, armed violence, drowning, vehicular injuries and other injuries and fatalities.
Les has lectured and taught across the U.S. and overseas. He has published numerous articles, participated frequently in interviews and co-authored, along with Michael Dorn and Phuong Nguen, the upcoming book, Extreme Violence: Understanding and Protecting People from Active Assailants, Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks.



The Complacency Challenge
Why organizations fail to protect children, despite their best intentions—and the one sure antidote.

Lucky, Good or Great – Why Build a Culture of Safety?
The Business of Safety becomes a list of things people must do to be safe. But the Culture of Safety inspires safe actions and is what an organization cannot survive without.

Fun Place = Safe Place
We are told that safety allows us to enjoy our environment, but human-centered building and site design can be the secret to better security for your organization.

Preventing Sex Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations
Studies say 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before age 18 and organization serving children is a magnet for molesters, yet, you can de-magnetize your organization.

The Devil’s in the Details – Using Heinrich’s Pyramid
Nearly 80 years ago, an industrial engineer discovered the secret to protecting children that you should use every day.


Former Nat. VP Child and Club Safety, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Member and Past President Nat. Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Board-certified protection professional through ASIS International

Member, Security Industry Association
Member, International Association of Professional Security Professionals

For more information about Les presenting at your next event, please contact him at:

Phone: (404) 247-0797
Email: info@lesnichols.com
On the web: www.lesnichols.com