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The Power of Awareness Institute

The Power of Awareness Institute's purpose is to improve and empower your personal safety and freedom through awareness and preparation.

The Power Of Awareness

Dan’s groundbreaking book is changing personal safety for people around the world. Already translated into such languages as Russian and Mandarin, his easy to understand approach to situational awareness and intuition is coupled with exercises to reenforce sound planning and action. 

In THE POWER OF AWARENESS, he shares how to identify and avoid threats just like the pros. Told with wit and wisdom, this empowering guide uses harrowing and informative stories from Dan’s own renowned career and those of other experts to outline six easily implemented tenets you can apply anywhere to improve your personal safety.



We empower individuals and organizations through awareness and preparation instruction so you can move through your life and across the world with well-founded confidence. Whether for business or personal empowerment, our world class courses and instructors are tailorable to your needs.


Dan Schilling

Dan conducted combat, clandestine, rescue and humanitarian operations around the world for more than 30 years and is now committed to improving and making life safer for others through his unique philosophical perspectives and extensive operational expertise.


Dr. Mitch Javidi

Mitch completed a successful tenured professorship at the North Carolina State University.  He complemented his academic career with leadership training for the Joint Special Operations Command and becoming an innovator in online education.  He is now committed to building leadership capacities for safety.


Randy Watt

Randy is a retired Chief of Police with 38 years total service across all facets of law enforcement.  He is also a retired Colonel, US Army and Utah Army National Guard, with 34 years of active duty and National Guard service.  A decorated combat Veteran of Army Special Forces, Randy has seen service across the globe and in a variety of threat-based environments.

Join Us


PORA Institute courses are easy to comprehend and feature dynamic practical exercises delivered by recognized subject matter experts from diverse communities.


POA Institute instruction is available online ensuring that no matter where you travel in the world you'll do it with well-founded confidence.


Our leadership team is available to inspire and improve your organization's members' safety as keynotes or corporate retreat facilitators.

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