Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City December 5, 2017





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Continuity Insights presents WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE, an important and timely discussion on this all-too-often occurring event. During this one-day workshop you will hear from some of the nation’s foremost authorities on the subject, with expertise in psychological and sociological impact, human resources, legal, law enforcement, academia, physical security, and more. The event culminates with a session on developing an effective workplace violence prevention program using a multidisciplinary team approach.

Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, Diplomate, American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and Diplomate, National Center for Crisis Management, will keynote the event and present Today’s Workplace Violence Challenges, redefining the workplace and workplace violence and considerations for employers and employees. This event is particularly important for professionals in Human Resources, Legal, Security/Safety, Business Continuity, Emergency Management, Public Sector Agencies, Colleges/Universities, and others.

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7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.       Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.       Session #1
Steve CrimandoToday’s Workplace Violence Challenges
Steven M. Crimando
, MA, BCETS, CHS-V
Principal, Behavioral Science Applications
The nature of work, the workplace, and workplace violence continues to evolve, as has organizational, law enforcement and EMS response to incidents of violence on the job, including the most devastating form of workplace violence, active shooter incidents. Steve Crimando will introduce evolving concepts of:
  • Workplace violence typologies
  • The role of warning behaviors
  • The importance of bystander intervention
  • EMS intervention in the Warm Zone
  • And the important transition from early models of “Run>Hide>Fight” to “Stop the Killing>Stop the Dying>Stop the Crying” to address the complete lifecycle of extreme violence in the workplace.
Attendees will begin the day’s events with an accurate and up-to-date perspective of today’s workplace violence and active shooter risks.
9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.       Session #2
Human Resource Obligations of Workplace Violence
Executive Vice President, EAP+Work/Life Services, West’s Health Advocate Solutions
Incidents involving violence, threats of violence, and other misconduct due to domestic issues, volatile employees and other causes are all too common in the workplace. Understand the potential impact of violence on organizations, their employees, and overall workplace culture. Learn how to identify, report, investigate and possibly prevent violent incidents and related misconduct involving employees, as well as how to appropriately respond to address this critical issue. The presenter will also discuss available resources to help HR leaders manage these issues within the workplace.
10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.  Session #3
Community Violence – Prevention, Intervention, and Public-Private Opportunities
Phillip DeMara
, MSEd
Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response
City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services
Violence occurs daily in our communities. This session will describe the efforts of the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services to plan for and respond to violence and critical incidents in a community-based, trauma informed, and coordinated manner. We will discuss ongoing collaborations across the city and the opportunities for public-private partnerships in prevention, response, and building community resilience.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Session #4
Legal Considerations of Workplace Violence Prevention and Response
Megan A. Gomez
, Esq.
Senior Legal Counsel, Enterprise Legal Solutions, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
  • Understanding Legal Issues
  • The legal implications of engaging with law enforcement
  • OSHA Enforcement
  • EEOC Enforcement of the ADA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Practical Suggestions for Addressing Workplace Violence
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.      Session #5
The Role of Law Enforcement: Pre, During, and Post-Event
Det. Joseph Rovnan

Philadelphia Police Department, Counter-Terrorism Operations
It’s important to be prepared for any emergency or unplanned event whether you are at work, at home or at play. This interactive session will talk about safety both in and around the workplace, communications and tips for preventing, preparing and/or responding to any situation including an unauthorized visitor or true threat. We’ll also discuss active shooter incidents that have occurred, changes in police response and lessons learned.
2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.       Session #6
Case Study: Temple University’s Active Shooter Exercise
Sarah J. Powell

Director of Emergency Management, Temple University
The presenter will share how Temple University’s active assailant training and exercise program fits into the emergency management cycle for any institution or business. With 13 years of experience in the field, she has developed and implemented active shooter preparedness training and emergency response exercises for multiple audiences. Drawing from experience and from best practices, she will address how an institution might best prepare its workforce, employees, and its community of responder-partners across the areas of prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. In that context, the utility of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) in exercise development and execution will be discussed, as well as some practical ways of addressing the difficult topic of active assailant preparedness with a vulnerable workforce.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.       Session #7

Applying an Integrated Model of Workplace Violence Prevention: Case Presentation, Demonstration and Discussion

Simeone
Gomez
Crimando
Cynthia Simeone, CHPCP, CBCP, MBCI, PMP, Corporate Director, Business Resilience Officer, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Megan A. Gomez, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel, Enterprise Legal Solutions, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications

Workplace violence and the active shooter risk are multifaceted problems that require a multidimensional, integrative approach blending a variety of disciplines to effectively assess and manage threats. Megan Gomez, Cynthia Simeone, and Steve Crimando have successfully collaborated on several recent workplace violence cases, and will conclude this conference with a scenario-based demonstration and discussion of the threat assessment and management process and flow. The session will take attendees from the initial notification of a Person of Concern, through the assessment and determination of Level of Risk process, and ultimately to the development and implementation of a targeted threat management strategy.

4:30 p.m.                              Conference Adjourns







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Directions to:

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-5686
215-893-1600

From Philadelphia International Airport:
Take I-95 North to Exit 17 (PA-611 North/ Broad Street Exit). Continue North on Broad Street for approximately 3 miles. The Hotel is located on the right side, one block past Spruce street at the corner of Broad and Locust Street.

Other Driving Directions:
From Baltimore, Washington and Points South –
Take I-95 North past the Philadelphia Intl. Airport following the signs to the Broad Street exit. Take Broad Street North and follow Broad Street for about 3 miles. The hotel is on the corner of Broad and Locust.

From New York, New Jersey and points NorthEast (via NJ Turnpike) –
Take NJ Turnpike South to exit 4 (Philadelphia/Camden Exit). Take 73 North to 38 West. Follow signs to The Benjamin Franklin Bridge . Once over the bridge follow signs for 676 West. Take 676 West to the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia Exit onto 15th street heading South. Take 15th Street (approx 7 blocks) and make a left turn onto Locust Street. Take Locust one block to Broad Street, the hotel is located directly in front of you at the corner of Broad and Locust Streets.

Harrisburg, Hershey and points West –
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike East to exit 24 (Valley Forge). Get onto 76 E following signs to Central Philadelphia. Take Vine St. (I-676) to Broad St. exit and make a right onto 15th St. Follow 15th St. to locust and make a left onto Locust. Go 1 block to Broad St. and the hotel is on the corner.

Hotel Accommodations – Lodging within easy walking distance to the DoubleTree by Hilton.  These are suggestions only, there are no dedicated  conference room blocks at these hotels.
237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 855-239-9478
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, 866-539-8122
1305 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 855-239-9222
1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 800-491-6126
261 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 855-239-9483
12th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 800-491-6126
1208 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107,  800-491-6126
Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, 800-491-6126
1 E Penn Sq, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 866-538-0294
21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107,  855-239-9399
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 855-239-9485
1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 800-491-6126

 








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