West Workshops

Tuesday, August 1

Workshop (Higher Ed Only)

Creating Your Annual Security Report
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Laura Egan
Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Cleay Center

Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities must distribute an annual security report (ASR) to current students and employees by Oct. 1. Join the Clery Center for a workshop on the annual security report to review the required content of the ASR as well as when, how, and to whom it should be distributed. The content will incorporate 2016 Department of Education guidance within the updated Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting.

Throughout the workshop, participants will analyze their existing content with the guidance of an instructor and receive feedback from other participants in order to determine compliance and identify changes to the report upon their return to campus. Participants will leave the session with a concrete action plan for making any necessary updates to their annual security reports.

Participants should bring:

  • The most recent copy of their institution’s ASR
  • Relevant campus policies they may want to reference

The Clery Center encourages institutions to send collaborative teams to learn how different offices on campus can contribute to the annual security report.

Workshops (K-12 and Higher Ed)

Role Playing Emergency Tabletop Exercise
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paul Timm
Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

During any crisis, it is important to be able to draw from all available resources. The special skills, training and capabilities of staff will play a vital role in coping with the effects of any disaster, and they will be of paramount importance during and after a major or catastrophic event.

Participants in this workshop will be placed in tabletop teams and be assigned specific roles (e.g. spokesperson, scribe, stakeholder). Once the rules and the emergency scenarios are provided, participants will have facilitated and timed discussions with Q&A time among their teams. Each team will then provide scenario updates throughout the exercise.

Leading Through Communication: When "IT" Hits the Fan
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Rick J. Kaufman, APR
Exec. Director/Community Relations & Emergency Management
Bloomington Public Schools (ISD 271)
School safety is a top of mind concern for parents, staff and educational leaders. With few exceptions, our schools and communities are faced with the dilemma of protecting the integrity of the learning environment. These school safety concerns are not new. The challenges are real. In this session, participants will explore a range of communication strategies and tools, and apply them to real-life scenarios in table-top group interactions. The session will be facilitated by one of the foremost authorities on crisis communication and the principal author of the all new fourth edition of The Complete Crisis Communication Management Manual for Schools (NSPRA, 2016).

The Campus Safety National Forum is the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with other professionals and remain proactive in the management of school safety.