Saturday, September 2, 2017

Registration open for School Safety and Security Seminar

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
For the second year, a School Safety and Security Seminar will take place in conjunction with the Joint Annual Conference. The 2017 event, titled “Preparation for School Safety,” will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

School board members and administrators are encouraged to invite their local emergency responders, school resource officers, school security directors, facility directors, and others who help prepare and carry out security procedures for their districts.

Online registration is available for IASB members registered for the Conference, with instructions posted on the Conference website. Non-members interested in attending should contact Chris Montrey at 217/528-9688, ext. 1143. The extra $140 fee for the Safety and Security Seminar includes a continental breakfast. Advance registration will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, as long as space is available.

“Preparation for School Safety” will include the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program. School districts will be presenting, as well as featured speaker Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a leading author and trainer on school safety.

Colonel Grossman, a U.S. Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and former West Point psychology professor, has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two children’s books, and six non-fiction works, plus a New York Times best-selling book co-authored with Glenn Beck. (Visit the Conference Bookstore to purchase copies of his books.) Grossman’s research has been cited by the President of the United States in a national address, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate, the Congress, and numerous state legislatures.  He has also served as an expert witness and a consultant in state and federal courts.

In addition to the half-day seminar, IASB will offer eight related panel sessions on safety-related issues, including targeted violence prevention, behavioral threat assessments, crisis management, and using social media to thwart violent attacks. These 60-minute panels are open to anyone attending conference.