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All sessions will be on-demand approximately 30 minutes after airing.
Certificates of Attendance will be emailed after each attended session.

 

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8*

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome

Help us kick this off with the National Anthem and learn about today's Summit!

Amy Reddington, Show Director, Campus Safety Conference

Robin Hattersley, Editor-In-Chief, Campus Safety magazine

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KEYNOTE: The Mass Shooting Contagion Dilemma

K-12 | Higher Ed

Social media, news media, internet memes. Is the news and internet to blame for the rise in mass violence? Quantifying blame is a tricky business, particularly when it’s hard to quantify violence itself because of varying terms and changing data. Join this keynote discussion and gain a better understanding of how and when violence becomes a copy-cat event, and how we dissect the data. Learn ways to control messaging when targeted violence strikes in your community so you don’t become the next idolized shooting.

Katherine Schweit, Owner and Author, Schweit Consulting LLC

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

I’ll See You Tonight: K-12 Student/Parent Reunification

K-12

"I’ll see you tonight,” is the expectation of every parent when they drop off their child and the responsibility of every educator, every day. Reunification of the right student with the right parent when things go wrong is one of the most daunting tasks for any school system. Effective actions following a critical incident create the bridge between response and recovery. When reunification is poorly executed, trauma is compounded for the affected school and the entire community. The information contained in this presentation is the result of extensive research and three cycles of development, exercise, evaluation and adjustment from a series of full-scale reunification exercises in Idaho. We identify effective practices developed, tested and modified through this ongoing effort.

The presentation will include information based on direct observation, participation in the planning and after-action process and use of the written HSEEP report for each exercise.

The information will be of interest to first responders and applicable to schools of all sizes and resource levels. Participants will receive documentation from the IOS3 on the most current plan framework documentation and planning considerations work sheet.

Attendees will:

  1. Understand the reunification process following a critical incident is the key first step in the community recovery process.
  2. Learn that the process should be similar to the process used in any "other than normal" end of school day event.
  3. Identify how this process can and should be exercised as a part of the SOP for any school district.

Guy Bliesner, School Security Analyst, Idaho Office of School Safety and Security

Utilizing Therapy Dogs on Campus: Improving Community Relations

Higher Ed

Schools and universities are utilizing therapy dogs (Comfort Dogs) for students, faculty and staff. Therapy dogs provide comfort for pre-exam anxiety, during campus events and for staff feeling pressures on special projects and during stressful meetings. Additionally, these dogs are used to connect the community with the police.

Archie the UIPD therapy dog goes to town hall meetings and many other events. The UIPD comfort dogs are used with the PAL (Police Athletic League) kids. The dogs assist when interviewing victims or witnesses to help with easing the discomfort of reliving the trauma. Also, within the police department the dogs are used for stress management for officers, dispatchers and security officers.

Archie came from the Paws and Stripes College run by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. They take rescue dogs and they are trained in obedience with the inmates for eight weeks. They then donate the dogs to both municipal and campus law enforcement all over the country.

Attendees will:

  1. Hear the many ways Archie the Comfort dog he has made an impact on campus.
  2. Understand the many ways comfort dogs can be used in college or university setting.
  3. Find out more information on these programs.

Alice Carey, Chief of Police, University of Illinois Police Department

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Evolution of Active Threat Response

K-12

The development of modern active shooter response begins in 1965 and is still evolving. Joe will walk you through his first lockdown experience, the history of response, explain why changes occurred, and why science is changing the field.

The presentation will cover the Trauma Informed Approach to training, the differences between Training, Drills and Exercises, and recommended considerations for students and staff in training and drills.

Attendees will:

  1. Learn the origin of lockdown for active threat response.
  2. Understand the Evolution Timeline.
  3. Discuss what a trauma-informed training approach is and why it is essential regardless of who you are or your age.
  4. Hear the importance of making safety training about life lesson portability.

Joseph A. Hendry Jr., PSP, CLEE, Senior Director On-Site Services, Navigate360

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It’s Your News, Break It: Public Information Sharing During Critical Incidents

The stakes are extremely high for organizations to ensure they’re operating in the most transparent, timely and media-ready position possible. Having potential spokespeople prepared to face the cameras and microphones benefits not only the employee, but also the organization as a whole. Emmy award-winning former TV news reporter, Julie Parker, will incorporate the essential functions for managing the media during times of chaos and calm.

Attendees will:

  1. Understand how to build relationships with the media, beyond just reporters, knowing how and whether to go off the record, capitalizing upon existing relationships with members of the media to your organization’s advantage, and ensuring media coverage that at a minimum is fair and, at best, flattering.
  2. Learn how to develop successful soundbites for TV, radio, print and online.
  3. Handle challenging questions posed by reporters, eliminate the fear of facing a camera and microphone, tips on how to take control of an interview, instilling confidence in interviewees.

Julie Parker, President and CEO, Julie Parker Communications

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Situational Awareness: Scenario Training and Development Exercises to Increase Vigilance and Knowledge

K-12

During this session, Paul Timm, PSP (VP of Facility Engineering Associates) will highlight the importance of assessments and conducting tabletop excercises with your staff. Paul will help you to become more aware of your environment and show how you can train your staff and students to be alert without creating fear and anxiety. Attendees will: Learn how to familiarize themselves with facility security measures and emergency preparedness features. Learn how to heighten the safety awareness of their own staff, students and visitors. Learn essential components of effective emergency tabletop exercises.

Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.

Leading and Managing in a Time of Change: How the Employment and Management Landscape has Shifted Since March 2020

Higher Ed

The degree of change experienced in the workplace since March 2020 is staggering. On campuses, academic programs moved to online modalities, and student support and administrative functions pivoted quickly to online operations with marginal impact on service. However, the vital role of public safety, facilities, and other staff functions necessary to protect our campuses and keep them operational presented additional challenges.

In this interactive session, attendees will:

  1. ​Review the impact on recruiting, supporting, training, and retaining staff.
  2. Discuss how these changes impacted the way we see and do our jobs.
  3. Consider the opportunities that changed and/or improved how we operate.

Amanda Guthorn, AVP Public Safety, La Salle University

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

GENERAL SESSION Keeping Students and Staff Safe in an Increasingly Charged Environment

K-12

During this general session, school safety consultants will discuss the Rigby after-action report and lessons learned. They will also address the many issues that are creating a charged environment for our schools, like politics, masks, vaccines, critical race theory, and gender identity. Our schools are full of angry parents, confused children, upset teachers, and more. What steps should schools be taking to ensure the mental and physical safety of their campus constituents? Leaders will share recommended practices and Emergency Operations Plan enhancements that should be made in order to effectively mitigate and prevent issues on campus.

Moderator: Robin Hattersley, Editor-in-Chief, Campus Safety magazine
Panelists: Guy Blienser, School Security Analyst, Idaho Office of School Safety and Security; Gary Sigrist, CEO and President, Safeguard Risk Solutions

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5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9*

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome
Help us kick this off with the National Anthem and learn about today's Summit!

Amy Reddington, Show Director, Campus Safety Conference

Robin Hattersley, Editor-In-Chief, Campus Safety magazine

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KEYNOTE: Post-COVID Threat Assessments: Abuse, Neglect, Anger and Suicidal Behavior

Dorian Van Horn will discuss post-COVID concerns about abuse, anger, and suicidal behaviors and how to incorporate those concerns in threat assessment investigations. Investigations can involve ongoing safety concerns to victim(s), to others on campus, to other campuses as well as to school and university personnel. Collaboration is essential when there is a concern for an escalation of violence involving domestic violence, stalking and/or suicidal ideations. Coordination can, and should, incorporate trauma-informed interviewing. Coordinated efforts can yield enhanced information-sharing and integrated safety efforts. Failure to coordinate can lead to compartmentalized information as well as disjointed safety or intervention efforts.

Attendees will:

  1. Hear to why collaboration is critical and identify common areas of conflict and misunderstanding.
  2. Understand campus threat assessment purpose, best practices, and team functions.
  3. Develop workable solutions to enhance cross-functional collaboration.

Dorian Van Horn, Director of Investigative Operations, Ontic

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SW Cares: A District-Wide Student Support Model

K-12

Mark will provide an in-depth look at the implementation of the multi-disciplinary approach utilized at both the campus and district levels for Threat Assessment, Suicide Prevention and Trauma Informed Care as it relates to a K-12 school district. This session will provide information in an open discussion format on leading practices, trainings and implementation techniques.

Attendees will:

  1. Learn about a comprehensive multi-disciplinary student support model that can be utilized at K-12 districts.
  2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of student support team members.
  3. Incorporate evidence-based best practices for supporting the whole student.

Mark Figueroa, Executive Director of Safety & Transportation, Southwest Independent School District

Dawne Benavides, Student Support Services Coordinator, Southwest Independent School District

Albert Alvarez, Administration and Operations Sergeant, Southwest Independent School District

The Role That Technology Plays In Campus Security and Safety

Security on higher education campuses is an ever-changing environment. With new threats along with the desire for increased efficiency, accessibility, and privacy; having a unified video surveillance and access control solution is key to campus safety. Join Genetec and learn how having a flexible, connected, and easy to use unified Security System can give a campus the insight and information they need to be prepared for this changing environment.

Attendees will:

  • Identify benefits of a Unified Security System.
  • Understand how to prepare for the next 5 years of security changes.
  • Discover how to transition to where they need to be.
  • Hear how else to utilize the Campus Security System and maximize investments.

Jason Friedberg, Commercial Head for Education, Genetec

Sponsored by:

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Responding to Digital Threats in the Age of COVID-19

K-12

Social media usage trends have morphed during the pandemic. Our threat analysts are seeing individuals, including students, seek connection and emotional outlets on various platforms. A successful school safety plan/threat assessment can only occur if we have a solid understanding of all the data, know how to access it, and assess the information to determine the potential for violence.

Dr. Greg Gerber, Executive Director of Training, Safer Schools Together

Campus Events and Protests: Creating Policies for Maintaining Safety, Security, and University Support on Campus

K-12

Higher Ed

Paul Denton will discuss models and principles related to crowd management and crowd control techniques and tactics.

Paul Denton, Consultant, Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Staff Training: Recognizing Kids in Crisis

K-12

This discussion will cover the observation and analyzing of students who come to school every day and who may be exhibiting indicators that they are approaching crisis or are in one. Bobby will discuss indicators such as appearance, emotional, and academic evidence that can allow staff members to become aware of a student in crisis. He will also address methods to find out about home life, hobbies, parental interaction and social acceptance with peers at school.

Attendees will:

  • Identify psychological markers for students in crisis.
  • Learn the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit baseline for analysis.
  • Receive strategies for triangulating intelligence with other teachers.

Bobby Brasher, Director of Security, The Brook Hill School

Information, Coordination, and Control: Unifying Campus Safety

Higher Ed

As new threats are emerging every day, how are teams informed, prepared, and able to act with confidence when protecting campus assets? With an increasingly complex and unpredictable threat environment, it has never been more imperative to breakdown silos when preparing for or responding to critical events. Improve coordination and respond faster to critical events with reliable communication and increased stakeholder collaboration. Building a common operating picture with real-time situational awareness helps secure your campus from the outside in while leveraging risk intelligence and threat detection to proactively reduce risks before they occur.

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Leaders Discuss Latest Challenges Impacting their Campuses

Higher Ed

Our knowledgeable group of panelists will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on campuses this year and what new challenges they are facing in regard to safety and security.

Topics will include:

  • Climate/culture/community concerns
  • Resources – logistics/supplies
  • Training
  • Mental health
  • Responding to active events
  • Recruiting challenges: how can campus police compete?
  • Campus police image management

Panelists: Andre Henderson, Executive Director of Emergency Management/Safety & Security Office of College Services, Community College of Allegheny County
Daniel Dusseau, Director Public Safety/Chief of Police, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department (NOVA), Karina Chavez, Executive Director, PCHE - Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education

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