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WEST  |  WORKSHOPS

                                                        JUNE 15 - 17, 2020 - M RESORT -  LAS VEGAS, NV

WORKSHOPS | BE IMMERSED
June 17, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Interactive, full-day workshops take place on the last day of the conference and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.Reserve your seat by selecting the workshop that you would like to attend on the package page when registering.
Note: Workshops are INCLUDED with the Conference Pass. 

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Mark Williams, PASS
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Chris Dorn, Safe Havens International
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Abigail Boyer, Clery Center
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James DeMeo, USESC



Workshop A | PASS Guidelines Updates: Helping Administrators and Security Directors Effectively Evaluate and Prioritize Safety and Security Investments
Mark Williams,
Board Chairman, PASS
K-12 and Higher Ed
Today’s school safety and security challenges are multi-faceted and complex. There is no single action that will, by itself, make our schools safe. Protecting students and staff is a tremendous moral and legal responsibility that requires a comprehensive approach to these challenges. Security management is a core responsibility of school administrators, who face daily pressure to ensure that students and staff are protected, often without significant security expertise or the benefit of full-time safety/security staff. When it comes to security, school administrators are faced with two difficult questions:
  • What do we do?
  • How do we prioritize?
The PASS Guidelines and Checklist were developed to provide administrators with the means to effectively evaluate safety and security infrastructure already in place, prioritize investments and maximize safety and security gained by leveraging available resources. 
The Guidelines and Checklist identify and classify best practices for securing k12 facilities in response to the urgent needs identified by the educational community.
Attendees Will:
  1. Understand the Safety and Security Challenges Facing our K12 Schools.
  2. Understand the Concept of Layered & Tiered Safety & Security as well as Components and Best Practices to deter, detect and delay adversarial behavior.
  3. Understand how the PASS Guidelines and Checklist/Assessment Tools can be utilized by schools to implement and enhance the Safety and Security of their facilities.
Workshop B | After School Hours: Event Security and Emergency Preparedness
Chris Dorn,
Senior Analyst, Safe Havens International
K-12
Preparing for emergencies during the school day is already challenging. Things can get more complicated when a crisis occurs at a time when the front office is not staffed or the supervising adults are volunteers or from an outside organization. After school programs, sporting events, political events and polling place usage are just a few of the challenging times when typical emergency plans may not be adequate. In addition to immediate needs, some states have special requirements for this type of planning.
Participants will learn how to meet various planning requirements for special events while developing a logical approach to emergency planning. This workshop will not only better prepare you for emergencies but can make special events and after hours activities run more smoothly and with less disruption. Attendees will also work on a template for a site safety plan for special event and after hours planning for emergencies.
Attendees Will:
  1. Prepare a crisis response for special events and after hours programs.
  2. Develop plans for staff who may be volunteers or from another organization.
  3. Use scenarios to train, document and test the fidelity of plans and procedures for both the school day and after hours.
Workshop C | Clery Center: Annual Security Report Review and How to Avoid Common Mistakes
Abigail Boyer,
Associate Executive Director, The Clery Center
K-12 and Higher Ed
Missing or inadequate policy statements are a common problem in annual security reports (ASRs), according to Department of Education Clery Act program reviews. Join Clery Center as we address common challenges related to the annual security report and associated policies.
During the workshop, you will analyze your annual security report with Clery Center’s ASR Checklist and create an action plan to address needs, and organize and finalize your ASR.
What to bring:
  • Your most recent or current draft annual security report.
  • The resources you sent prior to the session - you can access digitally during the session using a computer or tablet or print the materials prior to attending CSC.
Attendees Will:
  1. Learn common Department of Education findings related to the annual security report
  2. Review what information must be reflected in the annual security report
  3. Develop strategies and resources to use to compile the annual security report

Part 1 – Large Scale Event Safety in Confined Spaces Following the tragedy of the Las Vegas-Mandalay Bay mass shootings, security leaders are rethinking the playbook for properly safeguarding today’s confined spaces. James DeMeo will discuss how security leaders can make a monumental impact in the vertical by sharing leading practices and lessons learned with their industry peers. Confined space protection refers to densely populated areas where people congregate to watch a particular performance. Proactive risk mitigation event staff training is a key component in confronting these types of challenges. The integration of technology, physical security screening measures, biometrics, licence plate readers, effective communications between first responders and event staff, crowd control, crowd dynamics, understanding patron demographics, along with responsible social media monitoring can play a monumental role in helping to prevent/reduce the loss of life concerning the proper safeguarding of future events.
The importance of brand protection, business continuity and resiliency cannot be underscored in these endeavors. Safeguarding these confined spaces is not a fear-based model but one based upon employee empowerment. Proactive training, education and career development resources for those protecting the space will be the difference maker in keeping fans safe and secure.
Part 2 – Managing Controversial Speakers on Campus Steven Vrooman will lay out some key areas of law, overview current developments with speakers and campuses across the country, and set forth some critical areas for decisions higher ed institutions should be making to be proactive on these issues. He and attendees will then engage in a robust discussion where private and public institutions will dialogue and be separated into smaller working groups of similar institutions to develop ideas in response to some test cases. This session will highlight the current state of the controversial speaker landscape and what to look ahead to during the election season.
Part 3 – Developing Partnerships with All Community Stakeholders for Large Events Lt. Mario Leon will discuss how successful large-scale events on a university campus involves many partnerships with both internal university departments and support from local/state/federal law enforcement agencies. It is important to address security issues both within the venue and the surrounding areas of campus. Although law enforcement takes point in many circumstances, ongoing planning with university officials is key to promoting a safe and secure environment.
Attendees Will:
  1. Understand the importance of integration of technologies/physical security and its impact.
  2. Learn about the numerous challenges facing today's event security leaders and receive insight on what to plan for during this election year.
  3. Recognize the value in combining law enforcement operations with university resources in planning large events.

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 High value training. Highly recommend.

Register now for the opportunity to learn and network with those responsible for making their schools and colleges safer.