In government parlance, Boom is the detonation of an explosive device, initially used in speaking of a nuclear bomb. Those steeped in disaster preparedness and response now speak in terms of “left of boom” and “right of boom.” Left of boom is the planning and preparation that goes into ensuring that a device never detonates and right of boom deals with responding to a disaster, generally the man-made type. Much of what organizations do is to address left of boom.
I was in law enforcement prior to the term ‘Active Shooter’ became an accepted way to describe someone bent on hurting people, and before Columbine forever changed how police will respond to acts of mass violence.
Corporate culture has been the source of vigorous discussion and debate in leadership circles for decades. Despite the persistence of this discourse, we continue to struggle with a working definition of “corporate culture.” A recent article in Harvard Business Review offered that “cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group.” How might the cultural norms in an organization encourage an environment ripe for workplace violence?
Happy New Year! We have turned the calendar to 2019, but the New Year doesn’t take away security risks, and according to one survey, workplace violence, marijuana use and cybersecurity will be at the top of the list.
ON DEMAND: Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter type incidents. The session will be specific to unique risks in healthcare facilities, emergency rooms, mental health services and other treatment facilities and addresses preparedness through operations and design.
ON DEMAND: This is not another ordinary active shooter webcast that reiterates the common talking points about material that is already available. Rather, this webcast will contain rich and exclusive content that has been gained as a result of lessons learned from actual responses to threats of violence and acts of violence. Security professional Tom M. Conley, who will be the presenter, has personally responded to more than 300 such incidences and managed more than 700 more over the past 35 years.
ON DEMAND: To effectively secure organizations and facilities, policies, plans and procedures have to be fluid to address the ever-changing trends of crime, terrorism and active shooter incidents. When organizations engage professionals in the security sector to help them address threats of physical, intellectual or cyber theft, violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter incidents; it is imperative that security professionals are learning from the nuances of emerging trends and are giving tailored, scalable advice to their clientele.
ON DEMAND: Managing the risks associated with acute targeted violence occurring in institutions has become challenging and complex. This presentation will provide stakeholders with a current and solution-oriented overview towards proactively managing and mitigating an active shooter incident.