November 30 – DALLAS  / ADDISON  

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CRISIS SOLUTIONS   

COMMUNICATIONS

APPROVED: 5 HOURS of CONTINUING EDUCATION

for Texas-based insurance agents; automatically.   

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Be better prepared for the impact of workplace violence, terror, kidnap/extortion…know what to do… what NOT to do

CORPORATE RISK MANAGERS

BUSINESS TRAVEL MANAGERS

MOBILE WORKFORCE

 $89/seat …CLICK and register 

 CRISIS SOLUTIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

Time:  8:30am – 4pm

Venue: Conference Center, 15303 Dallas Parkway,  Addison, Texas 75001

 

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EDUCATION 

SUMMARY

AIG Kidnap & Ransom Division is behind this very special,  1-day training to educate corporate risk managers, and managers of employee relocations and business travel, and subject matter services, on protective thinking and actions… and how insurance policies are reacting and covering the perils of Active Shooter, Workplace Violence, Kidnapping, Extortion, Emergency Evacuation, and related claims. 

KEY FOCUS …perils traditionally thought to be only outside the U.S. are now very much a risk inside the U.S., including Active Shooter, Workplace Violence, and Extortion.

INTENT … build awareness via education, simultaneously providing understand how insurance policies and the accompanying loss prevention and claims adjustment services work in tandem to provide solutions to claims.

COMMENTARY on recent US-based events…reviewing New York, Las Vegas, and of course the San Bernardino, Orlando Nightclub, Fort Lauderdale Airport, and multiple other real-time situations … in order to bring focus on today’s reality. 

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN TOGETHER … understanding better the risks, regretfully the increasing nature of them, and how to take action to prevent such incidents, and if they were to fall victim how to best ensure the survival of their employees, families and guests.

 


AGENDA  

9am

GLOBAL RISK INSIDE THE US

Presenter:

(Retired) Colonel GUS GREEN

– AIG Global Threat Assessment

Since the New York City ‘Twin Towers’ incidents in 1993 and of course in 2001 foreign-perpetrated or  foreign-influenced attacks have been part of our domestic landscape and will likely continue.

However, these risks were originally thought to be contained to the major U.S. cities and principal landmarks.

‘San Bernardino’ December 2015 changed reality for all of us.

You will learn more about:

  1. Historical synopsis: events foreign and domestic.
  2. Targeting specific installations.
  3. How your organization can assess /review their risks, find weak points in physical installations, procedures.
  4. Liaison with public (police, FBI) and private resources to proactively discourage / detect potential infiltrations


10 – Coffee Break



10:20am

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS, BEHAVIOR;

Managing for safety and success  

Presenter:

KENDALL MOORE, Senior Vice President

Abernathy & MacGregor

Strategic Communications Counsel  |  abmac.com
Member of AMO  |  amo-global.com

As one of the country’s leading crisis management advisers…

In a company, when incidents occur, managers must quickly and adequately switch from normal public relations mode to what we call ‘Crisis Communications protocols’.

Most importantly, the victim(s), their families, visiting guests, and employees.  Each of these stakeholders require accurate and timely communication of facts, action plans, and significant support.

Further, today’s rapid news cycle (mainstream and social media) require organizations to react proactively in a timely fashion to avoid becoming scapegoats, to avoid brand/reputation issues.

Presenter will discuss:

  1. The psychology of Crisis Communications …and perception of corporate America.
  2. How to shift attitudes and actions from ‘public relations’ to effective Crisis Communications.
  3. Managing the crisis…orchestrating support activities…keeping victim(s), families, visiting guests, and all the employees well-informed.
  4. Understanding the Principals involved when managing mainstream media interaction… and response.
  5. Learning the proactive steps in order to successfully navigate social media.


11:20am to 12:20pm

GLOBAL CRISIS –

EMPLOYEE and ORGANISATION RESILIENCY

Presenter: 

CHRISTOPHER HELMS

–Director, Global Security Operations Center- AIG


 Today, there are millions of Americans who either travel overseas on vacation or for work, or live as expatriates.

The perils they face vary widely from auto accidents and food-borne illness, to endemic disease, unsafe workplaces, war, or civil commotion.

Mr. Helms will discuss ‘best practices’ to protect employees and their families, customers, and visiting guests.

Topics:  Understanding the scope of the various perils, learning about key statistics that face Americans abroad.

  1. How global security / travel  services prepare you for overseas exposures; help you cope with incidents.
  2. One phone number… report all incidents…ensure timely / proper duty-of-care.
  3. Examples: Pandemic disease incidents (Ebola), accident trauma (workplace), natural disaster evacuation.


12:20 to 1:20

LUNCH and Announcements



1:20pm – 2:20pm

ACTIVE SHOOTER / WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

…What happens when the police arrive

Presenter: 

CHRISTIAN  D’ALESANDRO 

Dallas SWAT (ret)

TTPOA Program Director – Texas Tactical Police Officers Association

Specialties: Warrant entry, hostage rescue, crisis intervention / negotiations, gas and less lethal, sniper. Education and training for SWAT officer’s, critical communication skills for the workplace

From Columbine and Oklahoma City to Aurora and Sandy Hook to the latest incidents in San Bernardino, the Fort Lauderdale airport, Orlando nightclub, Oklahoma State University, domestic and foreign-influenced actors have been carrying-out attacks with alarming intensity.  Once the purview of lone-wolf perpetrators or from scenes in the movies, mass attacks inside the U.S. and Western Europe have become more common. Televised / social media publicity these attacks generate create more problems.

Officer will review:

  1. History and evolution of ‘active shooter’ and ‘workplace violence’ in modern America.
  2. Solutions: Enhanced protocols and preparedness by Law Enforcement.
  3. How to survive an incident …and importantly, what to expect when Law Enforcement arrives.
  4. Employers: Here’s what you can do to minimize / reduce the risk of occurrences.
  5. How organizations can work better with Law Enforcement to prevent and respond to incidents.


2:20pm – 3:20pm

CASE STUDY:

FORMER VICTIM DISCUSSES HER ORDEAL

… lessons learned 

Presenter:  Mrs. Barbara Zurita

–Mexican Citizen, now permanent resident of Houston

The former victim was living in Mexico City when she noticed an old acquaintance was at the mall, at the supermarket, etc. She brushed off the sensation of danger; the result was an ordeal that she affirms she wants to make sure no one else endures.

She will share:

  1. How her life was idyllic, even in higher crime environment of Mexico City.
  2. How this old acquaintance surveilled her and her preschool son without drawing suspicion.
  3. The actual kidnapping event and absconding to the safe house.
  4. Her daily ordeal whereby she and her son were only two of many in a ‘rotating business of victims’.
  5. Her release and the subsequent psychological issues, leading her to relocate to Houston.
  6. She will tell you, how to take preventive measures; and if you are kidnapped taken, how you should react and live through the situation.


3:20 – 3:55pm  

INSURANCE

Review of critical coverages to protect against Active Shooter, Workplace Violence and Kidnap & Ransom

Presenter:  EDWARD RIVAS – AIG Regional Manager: Kidnap & Ransom Division

Mr. Rivas will guide attendees through a review of key insurance coverages that an insurance agent should review for their client. This analysis matches the discussions from earlier in the day into a concise review.

Including:

  1. The main types of policies available under the Kidnap & Ransom, Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, General Liability and Terrorism policies.
  2. Review relevant subcoverages such as Business Interruption, Extra Expense, Death & Dismemberment and Expenses.
  3. Review ‘one claim scenario’ from each of the prior five sessions; matching the types of policies that could have assisted the policyholder.

3:55pm – Moderator   …”next steps”


4pm, ADJOURN 

US Tax Deduction for Continuing Professional Education:
A US income tax deduction is allowed for expenses of education including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging, undertaken to maintain or improve skills (Treasury Reg 1.1662-5; Coughlin v. Commissioner Internal Revenue, 203 F2d 307, 2d Circuit 1953)




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