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Questions to answer when planning out your training

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Apart from our Active Shooter Preparedness course, our other popular training topics are listed below. Many of these training topics go hand-in-hand with Active Shooter Preparedness and are a great way to add additional insights and expertise for your team.

  • De-escalation Techniques

  • Situational Awareness 

  • Staying Safe During Home Visits

  • Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Cyber Security

  • Domestic Violence

Which training topics are you interested in?

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In order to train everyone efficiently and effectively, we recommend on-demand courses combined with an in-person site assessment and hands-on practical training. With on-demand, each staff member receives their own login, and the training is available 24 hours a day. We also provide reporting to track the completion progress of each staff member. After an individual successfully completes the course, they will be issued a certificate of completion.  In addition to the on-demand training, our trainers will visit each of your sites to provide a security assessment and hands-on training to the staff working at each site. If for some reason that won’t work for your team, just let us know and we can modify the training appropriately. 

What method of training works best for your staff?

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Conducting a site assessment and hands-on training at your program site(s) provides a personable and fully customizable training experience for your staff. Our trainers will visit all of your sites simultaneously in one week. 

 

While on site, trainers would conduct a full security assessment with the director of each facility, where we’d provide recommendations on how best to increase safety and security. We would also work with all staff in their individual classrooms or offices to develop and test out emergency response action plans. This provides an opportunity for the staff to engage directly with the expert trainers and ask any questions they may have from the on-demand course. The amount of time needed for the visit varies based on the size of the site, but generally, the staff training portion will be completed in 1 hour. The site assessment portion may take an additional 1 hour to 1.5 hours, and would only require site directors or managers to participate.

What to expect for the hands-on training and site assessment

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Recognizing that staff turnover does occur, we provide access to our learning management system for 1 year. This includes the 2-hour Active Shooter Preparedness on-demand course, the 1 hour De-Escalation Techniques course, and the 45 minute Situational Awareness course.

Accounting for staff turn over

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After the on-demand training and site visits, we’ll conduct a 3-hour table top exercise for leadership, where we’ll discuss a simulation of an active shooter scenario. The exercise will be specifically designed to work through internal organizational and community plans. The focus will not be to test anyone’s specific performance, but to shed light on the various roles, responsibilities and plans currently in place. During the exercise, we will purposefully stress and overwhelm existing resources, so that the worst case scenario can be explored. By planning for a worst case scenario, an organization and the community can become better prepared for all the lesser crises that can occur.

Leadership Training

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We recommend that programs complete the Active Shooter Preparedness training at least every 2 years. This helps ensure all staff receive the training and receive updates on the latest leading practices and response options.

Leadership Training

Download PDF with step by step information for programs with more than 50 people

For programs with less than 50 People

Programs w < 50 People

01

Apart from our Active Shooter Preparedness course, our other popular training topics are listed below. Many of these training topics go hand-in-hand with Active Shooter Preparedness and are a great way to add additional insights and expertise for your team.

  • De-escalation Techniques

  • Situational Awareness 

  • Staying Safe During Home Visits

  • Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Cyber Security

  • Domestic Violence

Which training topics are you interested in?

02

We recommend a same-day in-person lecture, site assessment, and hands-on training at the site where you provide service. This is the best way to have personal and memorable training, and to customize the experience to fit your site’s unique needs. If for some reason that won’t work for your team, just let us know and we can modify the training appropriately. We conduct trainings after hours, at night, on weekends, and on staff development days. We recognize that professional development time is valuable and we will work with your program to schedule the training that is the most convenient for your program.

What method of training works best for your staff?

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At your site, we will start our visit with the site security assessment. This should take 1 hour - 1.5 hours, but can vary based on the size of your program. This will consist of a full walkthrough of your facility with the site director. During the walkthrough, we will answer questions about the site’s specific needs, and will provide recommendations on how best to increase safety and security. We will send a detailed site security report with our observations and recommendations within one week of the visit. 

 

We will then conduct an in-person lecture to all staff on Active Shooter Preparedness. This course will take 2 hours. If you’d like to include additional training topics, we will also conduct those trainings as in-person presentations. Additional topics will increase the amount of time needed for the lecture portion.

 

After the lecture portion, we will conduct a hands-on practical training where staff can work on the techniques learned in their own classrooms or offices. During the hands-on portion, staff will develop and test out emergency response action plans. This provides an opportunity for staff to engage directly with the expert trainers and ask any questions they may have about their particular site. The estimated duration of the hands-on portion varies by the size of the program, but typically it takes 1 hour to complete.

What to expect when we visit your site

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Recognizing that staff turnover does occur, we provide access to our learning management system for 1 year. This includes the 2-hour Active Shooter Preparedness on-demand course, the 1 hour De-Escalation Techniques course, and the 45 minute Situational Awareness course.

Accounting for staff turn over

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We recommend that programs complete the Active Shooter Preparedness training at least every 2 years. This helps ensure all staff receive the training and receive updates on the latest leading practices and response options. 

Continued learning

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  • Do you offer certificates? How do the certificates work?
    Yes, we offer certificates. After successful completion of each course, you will be offered the availability to receive a certificate. The certificates are for the account holder - meaning one certificate per account. The person enrolled in the course will receive a completion certificate. If multiple individuals require completion certificates, then accounts need to be purchased. We are only able to provide one certificate per account.
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