Conference Date
Texas: Irving, TX | June 25-26 | East: Herndon, VA | July 19-20
West: Pasadena, CA | July 31-August 1

Expert Forum: Keys to Effective Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Sarah Powell

Director of Emergency Management
Temple University

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Gene Deisinger

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
SIGMA Threat Management Associates

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Michael Fink

Deputy Chief
University of Pennsylvania Police Department

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Paul Timm

Vice President
Facility Engineering Associates

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Campus mass shootings then and now: How the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook tragedies changed campus communities forever, and what must be addressed moving forward.
Experts will share in-depth knowledge and give you the tools you need to make a difference on your campus.
K-12 and higher ed law enforcement and security and threat assessment experts will provide expert insight on how campuses can prevent, respond to and mitigate active shooter threats, as well as address new threats that have come to light in the past decade.
This session will:

  • Validate efforts made over the past decade to improve safety
  • Identify critical next steps and what remains to be done
  • Discuss effective ways to reduce threats and mitigate risks
  • Explain what is lawful and ethical information to share that doesn't misuse data or cause profiling.
  • Address new concerns of violent extremism
  • Pinpoint key elements of campus emergency preparedness
  • Describe new innovations in emergency notification

Topics to be covered in depth include:

1. Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • How agencies can best prepare and train for critical incidents on campus
  • Training staff and faculty
  • Active Shooter procedures
  • How to address new concerns of violent extremism
  • What the University of Pennsylvania has done over the last decade to improve safety on campus
  • Effective ways the University of Pennsylvania has reduced threats on campus and how they communicate and collaborate with members of Student Affairs and Residence Life 

2. Disaster Mitigation

  • Behavioral management/preparedness
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Conducting and responding to threat assessments

3. K-12 Emergency Planning/Procedures

  • The importance of drawing from all available resources and capabilities of staff members
  • Incident command systems (NIMS)
  • ICS Form
  • Staff skills survey
  • Many campuses have completed this form/taken course but must to be prepared to go back and implement