School Safety Roundtables: Off-site teleconference services for safety/crisis teams and school leaders

New Skype, teleconference or other electronic conferencing brings experienced, trusted school safety experts to the table with your school’s safety leaders — without the big costs

We live in very uncertain times and periods of anxiety around public safety. ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks within our country’s borders, intensifying tensions between police and their communities, police who feel their personal safety is at an all-time high-risk, and a hostile political climate that seems more baffling each day.

Amid all of these tensions and dynamics, our educators move forward with their own battles. Ever-changing federal and state mandates, tightening budgets, a new generation of superintendents and principals who have not been trained on school safety best practices, and many other time-consuming challenges face school leaders each day. Yet the most important concern to parents, students and teachers — school safety— cannot fall to the wayside or be inadvertently pushed to the back burner by these competing interests.

How can school superintendents, principals and crisis teams tap into the expertise of experienced and credible school safety experts when their budgets don’t allow for the consultant and trainer travel expenses of bring national experts on-site to your school?

School Safety Roundtables offer school leaders cost-effective, off-site individualized access to national school safety experts

Experience matters. School leaders want to be advised by experts they can trust. Reducing their school’s safety risks and liability risks depends upon solid guidance by credible school safety advisors.

But superintendents and principals may not need a consultant to fly out to their schools. They may not even know exactly where they stand and what they need to do next. But they know they need to do something.

We are now providing new opportunities via Skype, teleconferences and other electronic means to bring our experts to to the room with you and your safety/crisis teams, administrative leadership teams and/or public safety partners.  Today’s technology will help superintendents, principals and boards tap into our decades of experience in school safety, security and emergency preparedness, through our School Safety Roundtable off-site consultation services.

You can bring experts with decades of national school safety, security and emergency preparedness expertise into your meeting room with your school safety planning and emergency/crisis teams, superintendents, principals, central office administrators, boards and/or public safety partners. We’ll  share our latest insights on school security threats, best practices, and safety issues we see being played out in the courts of law and the courts of public opinion.  We will take individual questions and have conversations that in the past you could not have without traveling to a national conference or paying travel costs to bring consultants on-site.

And we will do it at costs that fit your tight budgets while allowing you to still demonstrate your continued commitment to moving school safety forward in your schools.

You and your colleagues may have questions and want to have a conversation about topics such as:

  • How to diversify school emergency preparedness drills without going over-the-top
  • How, as a superintendent or principal, I can go about addressing some school-community relations or political challenges around school safety
  • Who should be on our crisis teams and are we missing someone?
  • How do we balance our desire to have police on campus while still addressing community concerns about school-to-prison pipeline issues and avoiding student arrests for disciplinary, administrative matters?
  • School threats are being sent electronically and rumors are out of control. Parents want schools closed. Do we evacuate or stay put? What are the best practices with bomb and shooting threats?
  • We’re concerned about balancing our access control with keeping a friendly, welcoming climate. What can we do?
  • We have this unique situation. Have you seen this before and how might we approach it?

These are just a few of many topics for candid, relaxed conversations that can help you frame and reframe your school safety conversations.

Skype, teleconferences or other electronic School Safety Roundtable sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs. They can range from one-on-one conversations with a superintendent, principal or Head of School to roundtable sessions with entire crisis teams.

Sessions will be blocked in half-hour increments. Background information will be requested for advance preparations to help our expert(s) focus our roundtable sessions to make the most of your limited time.

Send an email to Ken Trump or call us at 216-251-3067 to discuss your interests.