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Full Program and Faculty Announced for Philadelphia Workplace Violence Conference

Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program for the one-day educational event Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective taking place December 5, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Philadelphia.

This one-day workshop comprised of seven interactive sessions will feature some of the nation’s foremost authorities on this all-too-often occurring incident, individuals who will share their expertise in psychological and sociological impact, human resource, legal, law enforcement, academia, physical security, and more. The content is geared toward professionals in human resources, legal, security/safety, business continuity, emergency management, public sector agencies, colleges/universities, and others responsible for the security and integrity of their organizations.

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 deliver Today’s Workplace Violence Challenges. The presentation will redefine the workplace and workplace violence and considerations for employers and employees, including the most devastating form of workplace violence, active shooter incidents.

He 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.

The conference agenda also features the following sessions:

Human Resource Obligations of Workplace Violence
Presenter: Norbert “Bert” Alicea
Executive Vice President, EAP+Work/Life Services, West’s Health Advocate Solutions

Community Violence – Prevention, Intervention, and Public-Private Opportunities
Presenter: Phillip DeMara, MSEd
Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response
City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services

Legal Considerations of Workplace Violence Prevention and Response
Presenter: Megan A. Gomez, Esq.
Senior Legal Counsel, Enterprise Legal Solutions, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.

The Role of Law Enforcement: Pre, During, and Post-Event
Presenter: Det. Joseph Rovnan
Philadelphia Police Department, Counter-Terrorism Operations

Case Study: Temple University’s Active Shooter Exercise
Presenter: Sarah J. Powell
Director of Emergency Management, Temple University

The event culminates with a panel session on developing and implementing a targeted threat management strategy entitled: Applying an Integrated Model of Workplace Violence Prevention: Case Presentation, Demonstration and Discussion

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.

Details on the full program and registration can be found here.


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