Workplace Violence Preparedness Workshop

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

$270 Members / $295 Future Members 

The lack of an emergency plan for workplace violence situations can lead to severe losses – both physically and financially. Developing an emergency plan for your workplace will provide guidance during an emergency and help uncover unrecognized hazardous conditions that could aggravate an emergency situation. Deficiencies due to a lack of resources such as equipment, trained personnel and supplies, can be rectified before an emergency occurs. 

So, please join us for this full-day seminar to learn the steps for developing an emergency preparedness plan that will protect your employees. It can happen to you. And it can happen in your workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to get ahead of a workplace violence situation and ensure all your employees know what to do, even when normal channels of authority and communication aren’t readily available.


  • Developing a Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Program 
    • Site Assessment 
    • Emergency Planning 
    • Critical Incident Training 
  • Crisis Management 
  • Examination of Crisis Communication

Expert Presenter:
Speaker Jason RussellJason Russell, Founder and CEO of Secure Education Consultants (SEC). Prior to forming SEC Jason spent nearly 20 years in Law Enforcement. First as a Police Officer in Lansing Michigan, then as a US Secret Service Agent. Jason was involved in both investigative and protective assignments including protecting the President, Vice President, Visiting Heads of State and all living former Presidents. Jason served as the Secret Service Lead Instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy. Jason was involved in coordinating security efforts during the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Campaigns as well as the funeral of former President Gerald Ford. Jason served on the US Marshals Fugitive Team, and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Speaker Jason RussellMarc Connolly, SEC.  Marc is a highly-accomplished security and law enforcement professional. Connolly retired after 27 years at the US Secret Service. During his time with the Secret Service Connolly rose to the level of Deputy Assistant Director. Connolly’s last position at the Secret Service was Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protection Division. Connolly planned, directed, coordinated and implemented protective operations related to protection of the President of the United States. Connolly was instrumental in developing contingency plans and overseeing threat assessment as they related to Secret Service protectees.

 Speaker Jason RussellJames W. Satterfield, President/COO and co-founder of Firestorm®.  Jim is a nationally recognized expert, keynote speaker and author on crisis management, threat assessment, disaster preparedness and business continuity planning. Jim has led in the development of national standards for risk management, environmental risk and environmental due diligence. He has spoken to hundreds of groups on risk management, crisis management, governance, disaster planning and preparedness.  Jim led the Firestorm team that provided the crisis and media management support at Virginia Tech in response to the shootings, as well as hundreds of other client crisis engagements.

Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource AND Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Certification Program.
Four and a half (4.5) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Four and a half (4.5) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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