What happens after an active shooter or other act of violence occurs at a work place? How does the business recover? How does a company manage the impact on its employees, its customers, and its reputation? The truth is, after the police leave, the work really begins. An active shooter exercise will help you more deeply understand the issues.
Designing an exercise that focuses on the impact of an event is quite different and requires a different approach than designing an exercise that focuses on the initial occurrence of the event and emergency response. Both the design process and the execution on exercise day are different.
The types of issues that companies face after a case of violence on their site is quite different from any other. Your premises may be off-limits for days as the police conduct their investigation and treat the entire area as a crime scene. Your employees will likely be traumatized and may be physically find but not able to work at all. Your company will be center stage on the media scene – both traditional and social media – for days…. questioning your plans, programs, policies and handling of the incident. Your company’s reputation and brand can take a real beating.
The goal of this webinar is to review the key design aspects, and then demonstrate the value of conducting an impact exercise to improve your company’s overall readiness and resiliency. This type of exercise has something in it for everybody…everyone has skin in the game.
This webinar will focus on:
- Exercise design team and process.
- Use of a simulation team.
- Communication tools and messaging.
- Human Resources responses to the crisis.
The webinar is on February 15, 2017, 9:00 AM PT / Noon ET. It will describe how you can go about designing this type of exercise, why it is different from other exercises, and how to exercise communications to key stakeholders.