SCHEDULE
JULY 21 - 23 | DALLAS, TX

Sunday, July 21 | 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Pre-Conference

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Pre-Conference Registration

7/21/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Pre-Conference Registration

Come and pick up your name badge for the Pre-Conference and Conference!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsor Registration & Setup

7/21/2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsor Registration & Setup

Check in, get your name badge, and set up your tabletop before the Sponsor Showcase opens at 5:00 pm!

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conference Registration

7/21/2019 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conference Registration

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference A: Working TOGETHER to Improve Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Mark Williams, Vice Chair, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)

Bob Sullivan, Southwest Regional Director, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Pre-Conference

7/21/2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference B: Evaluate Competing Technologies: Workshop and Roundtable Discussion

John Weinstein, Lieutenant/Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Pre-Conference

7/21/2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference B: Evaluate Competing Technologies: Workshop and Roundtable Discussion

You are head of campus security and you are sitting in a meeting with the heads of IT and Facilities, the school’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, and the College President or School Principal and Superintendent. The purpose of your meeting is to consider the purchase of equipment to upgrade safety and security. There are three options on the table: a new video surveillance system, an access control system, and panic alarms/buttons for all classrooms and offices.

Unfortunately, your budget is not sufficiently robust to select all three, so you need to evaluate what to buy. Complicating the problem is that police and security want the camera system, Facilities is supporting the electronic key system, and IT advocates the panic alarms. Each attendee can make a convincing argument in support of his or her desired option.

So, what are some of the security goals of any school? Seven are listed, in no particular order, recognizing there may be more and further, that their priorities may change over time with dynamic trends, policies, and experiences:

  • Create and maintain a safe environment
  • Enhance the school’s reputation for safety
  • Avoid liability
  • Be prepared to respond to and recover from crises
  • Enhance situational awareness on campus to deter threatening activities
  • Enhance the campus community members’ perception of safety
  • Deter/respond to concerning behaviors

This workshop will provide a systemic approach for evaluating technology so your campus picks the right technologies that upgrade performance.

Pre-Conference C: Setting Priorities: Lessons Learned from Clery Act Program Reviews

Caitlin McCamish, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Clery Center

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Pre-Conference

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase

7/21/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase

Check in early, pick up your badge, and help us kick off the conference by joining us for some light snacks and drinks.

Monday, July 22 | 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Breakout Session, General Session, Hot Topic, Keynote

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration & Coffee

7/22/2019 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration & Coffee

Come and pick up your name badge, enjoy some coffee, and meet attendees before the conference starts!

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Welcome and Director of the Year (DOY) Awards Presentation

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed

7/22/2019 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

K-12 and Higher Ed

Welcome and Director of the Year (DOY) Awards Presentation

8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

Secure Your Campus

Dan Lewis, Senior Security Solutions Engineer, Transact

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Keynote

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote: Saving Sycamore: The School Shooting that Never Happened

Molly Bradley Hudgens, School Counselor, Owner, Sycamore Middle School, Molly B. Hudgens Communications

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Keynote

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break & Sponsor Showcase

7/22/2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break & Sponsor Showcase

Take a break and check out the companies who are here to help Make Campuses Safer - TOGETHER!

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session - Higher Ed: MAKING CAMPUSES SAFER – TOGETHER: Emergency Preparedness Panel

Stephen Lopez, Chief, New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Sandra Joachim, Deputy Chief, Lonestar Community College

Robert Garcia, Jr. Political Science, UNTD

Eric Coleman, Department of Criminal Justice, UNTD

Scotie Selman, Director of Emergency Management, UNT

Dr. Jamaicia Chappel, AVP of Student Access and Success for Student Affairs, UNTD

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: General Session

7/22/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Higher Ed | General Session

General Session - K-12: MAKING CAMPUSES SAFER – TOGETHER: Emergency Preparedness Panel

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

Christine Harms, Director, Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC)

Vicki Abbinante, School Safety Program Coordinator, Will County Emergency Management Agency

Guy Grace, Director of Security and Emergency Planning, Chairman, Littleton Public Schools, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS)

Jason Rodriguez, Deputy Chief, Dallas ISD

James Wright, Superintendent, Mount Calm ISD

Audience: K-12|Track: General Session

7/22/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

K-12 | General Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

7/22/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Take advantage of this time to...

  • Enjoy a delicious meal
  • Network with peers
  • Meet companies who are here to help Make Campuses Safer – TOGETHER

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Hot Topic #1: Resilient School Communities: Training Teachers, Students and Parents to Survive Crisis Events

Vicki Abbinante, School Safety Program Coordinator, Will County Emergency Management Agency

Audience: K-12|Track: Hot Topic

Hot Topic #2: De-Escalating Toxic Situations -- "Words Matter"

John Weinstein, Lieutenant/Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Hot Topic

Hot Topic #3: Driving Security, Engagement, and Revenue: How License Plate Recognition (LPR) Can Deliver Intelligence and Revenue While Creating Safer Campuses

Laurie Dickson, Business Development Manager, Education, Genetec

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Hot Topic

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Express Pass (See description for details on limited sessions)

7/22/2019 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Express Pass (See description for details on limited sessions)

Access ONLY to...

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Sponsor Showcase 
  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Protection & Technology Track Sessions
  • 6:00 m - 7:00 pm | Networking Reception

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Hot Topic #4: Drug Prevention Initiatives: Tools to Combat Opioid Misuse

Lisa Sullivan, Diversion Program Manager, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)- Dallas Field Division

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Hot Topic

Hot Topic #5: Impacts Mobility Has on Your Facilities and Emergency Management Teams

David Trask, National Director, Facilities, ARC Document Solutions

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Hot Topic

Hot Topic #6: The Next Generation of School Safety: Balancing Security with Learning Environments

Bruce Canal, Business Development Manager, Education, Axis Communications

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Hot Topic

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Train the Trainer: Conducting Realistic and Comprehensive Tabletop Exercises with Your Staff

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

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Preparedness

7/22/2019 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Preparedness

Train the Trainer: Conducting Realistic and Comprehensive Tabletop Exercises with Your Staff

Most schools and universities have emergency plans but can go years without using them. On any given day, the chances of a particular K-12 or institution of higher education being struck by a tornado, impacted by an earthquake or attacked by an active shooter is very, very small, so campus personnel might not believe they need to test their emergency plans to determine if they will actually work.

But when an emergency does happen, will your plan be good enough and up-to-date? Will your campus respond appropriately? The time to discover whether or not your plans and procedures work is not during a real disaster. That’s why tabletop exercises are so valuable. This 90-minute session will allow attendees to participate in and learn how to conduct a tabletop exercise with stakeholders at their school or college.

Everyone who attends will be put into a group. Each will be assigned a role and tasked with determining how their particular role — be it a custodian, college president, administrator, high school coach or some other position — should respond to an emergency scenario. Participants will have just a few minutes to discuss their answers. They will feel the reality of time passing because they will be reminded in 30-second increments that an emergency is evolving. This increases the level of stress beyond just theoretical -- making the exercise more life-like. Attendees and the instructor will move through the crisis scenario together.

An emergency plan is just a document until you need to use it. Campuses might have practiced an evacuation or how to shelter-in-place, but this tabletop exercise will make attendees think on their feet.

BONUS - All attendees will go home with a sample scenarios to use with their team.

Electronic Access Control as Part of a Comprehensive Campus Violence/Active Shooter Program: Saddleback College Case Study

Michael Betzler, Police Lieutenant, Saddleback College

Robert Ford, Network Systems Technician, Saddleback College

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Protection & Technology

7/22/2019 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Protection & Technology

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Critical Incident Management: A Systematic Guide to Planning Safe and Secure Events

John Weinstein, Lieutenant/Commander, Strategic Planning and Outreach, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Dan Dusseau, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Leadership

7/22/2019 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Higher Ed | Leadership

Improving Transportation Safety: An MTSS/PBIS approach

Cheryl Spittler, Consultant, Class Act Safety Consulting

Audience: K-12|Track: Preparedness

7/22/2019 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

K-12 | Preparedness

Improving Transportation Safety: An MTSS/PBIS approach

Working with public school transportation nationwide has revealed an urgent need to equip our frontline personnel — our first observers — with skills to build socially and emotionally safe environments on our school buses.

School bus drivers are skilled, competent and enjoy working with students. However, our drivers have not traditionally been trained to handle discipline issues on the bus and oftentimes feel they lack the authority and respect needed to maintain safety and order. In addition to general student safety, common concerns of school bus drivers include bullying, harassment, disrespect, rude language, unclear behavior expectations and inconsistency of consequences.

It is vital that our school bus drivers are trained and aware of concerning student behaviors during transportation. School transportation personnel need to be prepared to teach and support behavioral expectations as well as know how to build and maintain appropriate relationships with students for a proactive approach to school safety.

This session will provide participants with an understanding of proactive strategies they can implement with bus drivers in order to maintain control and improve the safety of students during transportation.

We will also explore the implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) into school transportation, and teach strategies for developing consistency with rules and procedures, as well as skills to develop solid relationships with students riding the bus.

Left of Bang: Identify Strategies and Policies to Improve Your Prevention Plans

Gary Sigrist, Jr., CEO and President, Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC

Audience: K-12|Track: Prevention

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

7/22/2019 3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Take a break and check out the companies who are here to help Make Campuses Safer - TOGETHER!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be Better Prepared: Creating a Collaborative and Comprehensive Emergency Management Training Program

Bronwyn Roberts, Director, REMS Technical Assistance Center

Alix Stayton, Research Associate, REMS Technical Assistance Center

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Leadership

7/22/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Leadership

Addressing the Rising Suicide Rates: Prevention Strategies and Crisis Resources

Christine Harms, Director, Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC)

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Prevention

Clery Compliance Audit Trends and Next Steps

Hayley Hanson, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Response & Recovery

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

LTE to LMR: Tips for Integrating Push-to-Talk Cellular into Your Campus Radio System

Stephen Lopez, Chief, New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Protection & Technology

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Surviving the Active Threat on a School Bus: Transportation Safety Planning and Response

Jesus Villahermosa, President/Owner, Crisis Reality Training, Inc.

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Preparedness

7/22/2019 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Preparedness

Surviving the Active Threat on a School Bus: Transportation Safety Planning and Response

For decades schools have been practicing for an active lethal threat situation should it happen in a school but very few school districts are preparing bus drivers on how to respond to this type of threat on a bus. Jesus will discuss how to mitigate the pos

For decades schools have been practicing for an active lethal threat situation should it happen in a school but very few school districts are preparing bus drivers on how to respond to this type of threat on a bus. 

Jesus will discuss how to mitigate the possibility of an active lethal threat attack should it occur on a bus as well as what to do if this type of incident occurs while driving.  He will cover in detail how to use your bus as a tool to delay and possibly disable the threat should they start a life-threatening act of violence while the bus is moving.  The theme of this training will be Awareness Before Defense although various emergency driving response options will be discussed along with numerous survivable tactics for the driver to consider in such an attack. 

sibility of an active lethal threat attack on a bus as well as what to do if this type of incident occurs while you are driving! He will also cover in detail how to use your bus as a tool to delay and possibly disable the shooter should they start shooting while the bus is moving. The theme of this training will be Awareness Before Defense although various emergency driving response options will be discussed along with numerous survivable tactics for the driver to consider in such an attack. 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break

7/22/2019 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break

Take a break and check out the companies who are here to help Make Campuses Safer - TOGETHER!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rules vs. Laws: The Consequences of Injecting Officers into Inconsequential Incidents

Stacy Ettel, Professional Presenter, PT Aviation Deputy, WatchGuard Video, SafeTac, and Blue Sentinel Group

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Leadership

MS-13 The Most Dangerous International Gang: Managing Gangs in Schools, Colleges and Our Communities

Carlos Sanchez, Director of School Safety, Brentwood School District

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Prevention

7/22/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Prevention

MS-13 The Most Dangerous International Gang: Managing Gangs in Schools, Colleges and Our Communities

Gang activity in the United States is unlimited in its reach. It cuts across urban, suburban and rural jurisdictions, and filters into our schools, colleges and communities. If there are gangs in your community, there are gangs in your schools. Many are born second generation gang members, but most join in middle school. Gangs are now able to reach our communities by using social media.

This presentation is not about any one city, county, community, ethnicity, race, gender or creed, but will focus on the international gang MS-13 and how they are profiting by placing members in schools.

There will be a brief history of gangs in the United States and international gangs, as well as why they were created and their statuses today.

Carlos will answer why schools are such an easy recruiting place and why gang members are attending college, joining the military and applying for law enforcement jobs. Gangs start in the communities, and when young members attend school, they use campuses as recruitment huts. Hear how our youth is recruited, which students are most vulnerable and which students will be targeted by gangs.

You will leave this session with a better understanding of how gangs make money on campus, and how to identify gang members and their leaders (shot callers). Carlos will explain how they use hand signals or gang signs to identify and communicate with each other, and the hand signs used to attack a student or rival gang members.

How the University of Texas at Austin Maximized the Effectiveness of Its Emergency Notification System

Jonathan Robb, Director, Emergency Preparedness, The University of Texas at Austin

Audience: Higher Ed|Track: Protection & Technology

7/22/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Higher Ed | Protection & Technology

Emergency Response Planning and Strategies: Brook Hill School’s All-Hazards Approach to Safety

Bobby Brasher, Director of Security, TCOLE Certified Classroom and Firearms Instructor, The Brook Hill School

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Response & Recovery

7/22/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Response & Recovery

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

7/22/2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

End the day by meeting up with your peers in a relaxed setting for snacks, drinks, giveways and more! This reception is open to all attendees, speakers and sponsors.

Tuesday, July 23 | 07:00 AM - 04:01 PM

Keynote, Workshop

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee

7/23/2019 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee

Take this time to enjoy some coffee, network with peers, and prepare yourself to learn more!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote: Making Campuses Safer - TOGETHER

Jason Rodriguez, Deputy Chief, Dallas ISD

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Keynote

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

7/23/2019 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

Enjoy this time to meet and network with other attendees!

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshop A: Recognizing Red Flags: Working TOGETHER to Prevent Violence

Molly Bradley Hudgens, School Counselor, Owner, Sycamore Middle School, Molly B. Hudgens Communications

Monty Gonzales, Director, Career Institute of Technology

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Workshop

7/23/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Workshop

Workshop A: Recognizing Red Flags: Working TOGETHER to Prevent Violence

Part 1: Follow Up Session for the Keynote Address
Hudgens and an administrator from her school, will allow for a question and answer session from the audience concerning the incident that occurred on September 28, 2016. This allows audience members a more personalized interaction with Hudgens and a member of her administrative team to ask questions they might have had during the delivery of the keynote.

Part 2: Why Every Relationship Matters
Attendees will re-evaluate the way in which they connect with others. While focusing on how every life we encounter is an intended meeting, this presentation demonstrates why allowing love and encouragement to be part of our interactions with others can have potentially life-altering outcomes. Molly discusses de-escalation techniques, the value of relationships, and what counselors may see in an at-risk individual that an SRO or teacher might miss.

Part 3: The Best Plan You Hope to Never Use: Safety and Crisis Training for Your Campus
This presentation focuses on creating a safety team for your organization and implementing a safety and crisis plan for how your staff and leadership would respond to a crisis at your facility.

Part 4: Recognizing Red Flags: Working TOGETHER to Prevent Violence
Hudgens’ training, which has been utilized to train law enforcement, juvenile court, and educators across the country, focuses on the three types of teen shooters, how to recognize them, and how to intervene before they become violent perpetrators. Learn common mistakes administrators, principals, and law enforcement make when dealing with troubled kids.

Part 5: Transitioning Students
Molly will discuss the importance of sharing student data when changing schools or advancing on to college. Learn who to contact and what reports and conversations should be made in order to alert schools of an at-risk student.

Workshop B: Combating Social Media Threats: Digital Threat Assessment Training

Theresa Campbell, President, Safer Schools Together

Nick Chernoff, Threat Analyst, Safer Schools Together

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Workshop

7/23/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Workshop

Workshop C: Manage the Media Like a Pro: Customized Training and Practical Exercises

Julie Parker, President & CEO, Julie Parker Communications

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Workshop

7/23/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Workshop

Workshop D: Staff, This is a Lockdown! Planning for and Surviving the Active Threat Event

Jesus Villahermosa, President/Owner, Crisis Reality Training, Inc.

Audience: K-12 and Higher Ed|Track: Workshop

7/23/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

K-12 and Higher Ed | Workshop

Workshop D: Staff, This is a Lockdown! Planning for and Surviving the Active Threat Event

The purpose of a lockdown is to secure staff, students, and visitors into the nearest secured facility and minimize their exposure to a potential threat and/or to allow them other survivable options such as duck, cover, assess & move, evacuation, hiding, running, crawling, playing dead, the power of your voice or fighting for their life if necessary, during a potentially lethal threat situation. The lockdown plan, when implemented, serves to minimize the risk of injury or death to students, staff, faculty and any visitors who are on campus at the time of the threat.

All lockdown type situations will be covered with in-depth discussions on audible alarm system options, announcement strategies, practicing realistic lockdown plans, building and campus design and layouts including open environment and outdoor situations. Other topics include locking mechanisms, protective glass options, student, staff and parent notification systems and staff responsibilities during a lockdown. Jesus will convince you that any size institution, regardless of its size or number of buildings on it, can develop and implement an effective lockdown plan!

This will be one of the most intensive, interactive, educational and inspiring workshops you will ever attend. It will bring you heightened awareness and knowledge of how to respond to an Active Lethal Threat event with a realistic response plan. The information provided in this training will be based on actual shooting/killer events and empirical evidence so plan on making changes to your lockdown plan!

BONUS! Bring your lockdown plan with you so you can make updates and changes during the workshop!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

7/23/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Take advantage of this time to enjoy a delicious meal and network with peers.

4:00 PM - 4:01 PM

Conference Concludes

7/23/2019 4:00 PM - 4:01 PM

Conference Concludes

To get the most out of the workshops, CSC recommends that you book your departure flights 6:00 pm or later.

Thanks for attending! See you next year!

The Conference was very informative and had practical roundtable sessions. I recommend this conference to any Head of Security. Its a great way to network with fellow professionals.

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




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