JULY 12 - 14, 2020 - BETHESDA NORTH MARRIOTT -  BETHESDA, MD


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Day 1 Keynote | July 13

Preparedness Without Paranoia
Sponsored By: Clear-Armor, LLC

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan
CEO and Founder, Kiernan Group Holdings

Preparedness is a mindset and the foundation for resilience at an individual and community level that requires a holistic approach, not a single-threaded tactical solution. We know that in most active threat situations it takes an average of six to eight minutes for the first responders to arrive and that time can be best used to take the advantage away from an individual seeking to do harm. Replacing fear with confidence to react without hesitation can dramatically change the outcome when an ordinary day turns into an extraordinary one without warning. 

This session is non-tactical by design, and it is complementary to the tactical concepts and operations employed by first responders, including the knowledge of what to do when law enforcement arrives on the scene to contain the threat.

Attendees will:

  1. Gain a heightened situational awareness and understanding of today's multidimensional threat environment.
  2. Recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat.
  3. Become empowered to take effective action without hesitation.

Day 2 Keynote | July 14

Columbine and Beyond: Helping Students Recognize Their Own Value and the Value of Others

Craig Scott
Co-Founder, VALUE-UP

Craig Scott will share his experience of being in the library, the most intense scene during the 1999 Columbine shooting. Not only did he witness two friends killed next to him underneath a table, but he also lost his sister, Rachel Joy Scott. 

Craig’s powerful takeaways from that day through today are a must-hear for today’s youth and adults. His compelling and inspirational message will encourage and inspire listeners to treat everyone with value, love and respect and to see ours own having inherent value. He shows attendees how to give themselves permission to forgive those who have hurt them and not be prisoners of their past, like he was for years. 

Applying psychological principles of translating negative emotions into positive ones, Craig shares on turning anger into determination, fear into courage, sadness into an appreciation for life, and anxiety into excitement. 

The biggest message for his audience is the philosophy that every person has incredible intrinsic value, no matter what. This philosophy is a paradigm game-changer that brings out the best in oneself and others.

Attendees Will:

  1. Hear Craig's first-hand story of being in the library during the 1999 Columbine shooting.
  2. Learn to practice the principle of turning negatives into positives.
  3. Be inspired to show students their value and how to bring out the best in others.

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