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December 3: Pre Conference Workshop

Registration and Check In: 9-10am; Workshop: 10am-3pm

Designing and Evaluating both Discussion and Operations-Based Exercises –This iInteractive session will includes hands-on tasks and produce tangible products with which participants will walk away. Gary Sigrist, CEO, Safeguard and Risk Solutions, LLC – and Gene Komondor, Vice President at OneStar

December 4: Conference

Registration and Check In: 7:30-8:30am; Conference: 8:30-4:00

Keynote: Frank DeAngelis, Columbine High School’s extensive recovery and the role school climate and culture plays in the recovery process for both students, and the community at large. Read more about Keynote Speaker, Frank DeAngelis

Featured Speaker: Jason Schechterle, will pull from his personal journey of life, rebirth, and transformation, and make it applicable to our Arizona schools as he shares with you chronicles of his fight for life, his amazing recovery, and the inspiration that enables him to continue to persevere. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished.

Additional December 4th topics include:

School-wide strategies for safe and supportive schools –

  • Identifying Adult Sexual Misconduct With Students
  • Community Development Model For Substance Reduction On Campus
  • Engaging Students Towards Violence Prevention
  • Access And Functional Needs – New Generation Of Considerations
  • Assessment Tools; Culture, Climate, Threat, Facility
  • Developing a 4-Part Accountability System to Promote Positive Behavior
  • Strategies for intervening early with students who need more supports
  • Alternatives To Suspension – Panel
  • Current Drug Trends and Use Recognition
  • De-Escalation of Problem Behavior

Preparedness for campus and community crises as well as large-scale disasters –

  • “Swatting” – A Dangerous Prank – What schools need to know!
  • Threat Assessment – Behavioral Sciences and Critical Lessons
  • Reunification Component of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Risk and Liabilities on Not Maintaining Your ERP
  • Arizona Twist on Customizing the Arizona ERP Template

Schools must be productive places for teaching and learning, but we also have to rethink how we create safe and supportive learning environments for all of our students, and for the adults in school, and the staff…And no student should feel unsafe or fearful of being harmed while in school. – Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

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