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Campus Threat Assessment Expert Q&A Presentation Slide

May 16 2019

Campus Threat Assessment: An In-Depth Expert Q&A

During this special 90-minute Q&A session, registered participants had the opportunity to submit questions and hear answers on campus threat assessment issues. Those providing their expertise were Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC and international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention; and Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D., attorney with Dinse P.C. and nationally known for his practice in threat assessment, Title IX, the Clery Act, and FERPA.
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Adaptive Continuity Planning Webinar Presentation Cover

April 16 2019

Adaptive Continuity Planning: What the Industry Can Learn From Case Studies in Higher Education

In this webinar, Sarah J. Powell, director of emergency management at Temple University, and Emma Stocker, director of emergency management at Portland State University, share how they have each borrowed from the adaptive continuity model and customized it for their campus. Continuity planning for higher education has thus far tracked closely to both the business and government sector models. The traditional business continuity approach, especially those favored by the corporate sector, encourage comprehensive data collection and time-consuming dependency mapping. But a new model, adaptive continuity, is beginning to gain some traction. An adaptive approach encourages continuity planners to borrow from the lessons of agile and lean methodologies and to take a more iterative, feedback-focused, and streamlined tack.
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Title Slide for a Webinar on the Reunification Planning Process

March 19 2019

Reunification Planning: The Next Step

Several years ago, Arizona State University (ASU) hosted a statewide exercise whereby they “collapsed” part of their stadium while occupied. The focus was responding to a catastrophic event but one of the major issues that arose from the exercise was reunification. ASU found that there was very little existing information to guide them on reunification. With the help of key partners, ASU developed several comprehensive plans to address critical points of the reunification process including a reunification site, call center, and hospital reception site. The model that was designed is easily transferrable and can be plugged into any incident command structure as a branch. In this webinar, Allen Clark, executive director of preparedness and security initiatives at ASU, addresses how ASU developed this model, assumptions that were made, trigger points, and the “three-prong approach” to activation.
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Cover Slide of UAS / Drone on Campus Presentation

February 19 2019

Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Campus

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, are a revolutionary technology that are making it easier than ever to collect information from above the Earth’s surface. For colleges and universities, UAS technology is offering exciting new opportunities for carrying out research, inspecting campus infrastructure, and improving safety on campus. UAS also pose a number of challenges, particularly on issues relating to federal regulations, privacy, and responsible use. In this webinar, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory and founder of the UVM UAS Team, provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of UAS technology, from the operating platforms, sensors, and back-end analytics to the regulatory environment and campus policies. He also discusses how UAS are used in action from disaster response and public safety efforts to traffic monitoring, infrastructure, and environmental research.
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Averted School Violence in K-12 and Higher Ed Presentation Slide

January 22 2019

The Importance of Learning from Averted and Completed School Attacks

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Frank Straub and Jeff Allison provide an overview of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)-funded Averted School Violence (ASV) database and its application to higher education. The database is a free resource for those who play a role in school safety across the country at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The ASV database is used to collect, analyze, and share information on both averted and completed acts of violence in schools that have occurred post-Columbine. Frank discusses key findings from the ASV database and from a National Police Foundation study that compared averted incidents of school violence to completed incidents. Kristina Anderson, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor, shares lessons learned from the Virginia Tech shooting. Her powerful story, including insight about threat assessment and other key areas of violence prevention, are valuable for anyone involved in campus safety.
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