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Forging The Critical edge™


CQD’s Critical Edge Training elevates your confidence and ability to decisively overcome the most difficult challenges and to reach your maximum potential. This system redefines your core capabilities, allowing for greater success both personally and professionally.


critical edge Course offerings


Executive Critical Edge™ Course

The Executive Critical Edge course is designed to redefine an executive’s core capability to succeed in the most demanding situations. Through CQD's unique training, validation, and stress inoculation process, executives will gain both an ability to protect themselves and others, while at home or traveling, and apply the same internal mechanisms of overcoming chaos, stress, and adversity within their personal and professional lives. This world-renowned process allows you to realistically assess and prioritize threats and opportunities, and to decisively execute the most appropriate action for any situation.



Women's Critical Edge™ Course

The Women's Critical Edge course is customized for the unique challenges faced by women, and instills the confidence and ability to overcome the most difficult situations ranging from harassment, to verbal and physical assault against you and your family.  This course provides a hands-on understanding and application of awareness, avoidance, and action when necessary. Critical Edge training empowers women to think clearly under stress, act decisively under pressure, and overcome fear and adversity in both personal and professional situations.



Critical Edge™ Team Building Course

The Team Building Critical Edge course ensures your group is fully networked and capable of operating at peak performance under the most demanding conditions. CQD begins by building the capability of each individual, then culminates with training scenarios that place the team into difficult and chaotic encounters. Through the experience of overcoming dynamic situations with one another, the team is forged into a cohesive group built upon the shared experience of overcoming adversity. For three decades, CQD has been relied upon to train our nation’s elite forces to fully integrate with complete success.