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Keeping Students Safe at Large Public Events: What Leaders Need to Know

Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the Neumann University Center for Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship are pleased to present a special Safe Schools Summit to be held on May 28th entitled Keeping Students Safe at Large Public Events: What Leaders Need to Know.

 

The Safe Schools Summit will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Community Hall on the campus of Neumann University in Aston, Delaware County. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. The goal of the Delco DA/Neumann Partnership is to provide both school and public safety leaders with current information on potential threats to their students and to identify ways they can effectively collaborate with public safety partners to reduce those risks.  

 

Leaders of public safety agencies that are tasked with safety and security responsibilities at large public events will share how they mitigate risk through collaborative planning and by aggressively maintaining situational awareness during events. Participants will also learn about the resources available from local, county, state and federal public safety partners to help with event planning and to lead more confidently.

 

Topics to be covered include the importance of Organizational Leadership in safety planning and response; how to identify internal and external threats; tools to utilize social media as an intelligence resource; quick actions guides for threats or acts of violence; the importance of transit safety for your group; and planning for medical emergencies.

 

A broad range of agencies will present at the summit that include the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Bomb Squad, Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The United States Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Fire Department EMS Division, the United States Secret Service and the FBI Domestic Terrorism Squad. For a more complete list of presenters, please click HERE.

 

The special Safe Schools Summit is open to school officials, public and private security leaders, first responders, and community agencies involved with the planning for and response to, on and off campus events.

 

This event is FREE of charge and a working lunch will be included.

Advanced registration is required.

 

 

 


 

Preparing for the Democratic National Convention: Logistics, Economics, Security and Legal Considerations
Thursday, April 23, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Democratic National Convention (DNC) draws a national audience with global implications. In July of 2016, this audience will come to the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia’s unparalleled standing as the birthplace of American democracy provides a strategic setting for this convention.  Politics aside, successful hosting of such an a high profile event will have far reaching economic and strategic ramifications, as well as offer critical insights and practical lessons learned  for our entire region.

 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Philadelphia won for three key reasons: logistics, security, and resources.  The DNC will come 10 months after the Pope visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, another high-profile event that will require extensive planning and security. Planning and orchestrating such a complicated, high profile convention takes time, resources and the coordination of every detail.  Among the multitude of issues facing the organizers are the following: financing, scheduling, traffic and transportation issues, security, lodging, public safety, medical care, communications, promotions, contingency planning to deal with unexpected influences, and volunteer management. 

 

The success of the DNC also requires thoughtful planning which takes into account both the obvious, and possibly unforeseeable issues facing the convention, as well as the "what if" scenarios to deal with unforeseen contingencies and surprises which may affect the success or failure of the event.

 

This module is designed for current and emerging public and private leaders, as well as those who are interested in understanding how public and private leaders plan for a national event with global implications, the importance of a clear plan and vision, as well as communication, coordination and teamwork. In addition, attendees will develop an appreciation for the need for new job training and education required to pursue job opportunities resulting from the 2016 DNC.

 

PANELISTS:

Julie Coker Graham
Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau


Kevin A. Feeley
President, Bellevue Communications Group

 

Meryl Levitz
President and CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA

 

Kevin Washo
Executive Director, Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee


 

Cost: $49 includes all program materials
FREE for Neumann students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents
FREE for invited employees of tourism and hospitality organizations in the tri-state area

 

 

In cooperation with the Delaware County Bar Association, Attorneys who attend the program will earn 2CLE Credits (2 Substantive) and Accountants who attend will earn 2 CPE Credits (2 Other). 

 

 


 

Promoting and Preparing for the Pope:
Faith, Logistics, Economics, Security, and Legal Considerations

Thursday, March 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The World Meeting of Families draws a global audience. This September, this global audience will come to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection! According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, when the Seventh World Meeting of Families was held in Milan in 2012, 153 nations were represented, 350,000 attended the Feast of Testimonies and more than one million participated in the Mass celebrated by the Holy Father.

 

With millions of dollars in economic impact on the line, planning and orchestration of a flawless week of activities is a must.  Everything from financing, transportation issues, housing, security, communications, erection of structures, volunteer management and planning for possible weather-related problems are just a few of the multitude of issues facing the organizers.

 

The success of The World Meeting of Families requires thoughtful planning which takes into account both the obvious, and possibly unexpected issues facing the Meeting, as well as the "what if" scenarios to deal with unforeseen contingencies and surprises which may affect the success or failure of the event.

 

The ability to organize, coordinate and plan for unforeseen contingencies is a leadership challenge of biblical proportions.  This module is designed for current and emerging public and private leaders, as well as those who are interested in understanding how public and private leaders prepare for a global event, the importance of a clear plan and vision, as well as the importance of communications, coordination and teamwork.  

 

In cooperation with the Delaware County Bar Association, Attorneys who attend the program will earn 2 CLE Credits (2 Substantive) and Accountants who attend will earn 2 CPE Credits (2 Other). 

 

Cost: $49 includes all program materials
FREE for Neumann students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents
FREE for employees of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and volunteers for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

 

PANELISTS:

Dr. Mary Beth Yount
Director of Content and Programming for the World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

Donna Crilley Farrell
Executive Director, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

Jay Devine
Vice Chair, Communications and Marketing Committee, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

 

Danielle McNichol
General Counsel, World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia 2015

 

 


 

Polarization in Politics: Building Consensus and Civility

Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

One of the striking developments in American politics is the rapid ideological polarization between the political parties.  Some argue that the past 15 years have produced starker party differences in Congress than at any time since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which has led to a growing unwillingness by legislators to compromise with the other side of the aisle.

 

When people are practicing civility as a common norm, they practice polite behavior which helps to develop social harmony and improved communications. However, if the objectives are no compromise and polarization, then incivility might be serving a leader’s purpose.  In today’s political landscape, the most attractive political party candidates are those that can attract money for their candidacy, not necessarily the candidates most representative of the electorate center.

 

What effect has this growing incivility had on the current crop of national and local legislators?  Do people want leaders to fall on their swords based on principle and polarization?  Or are compromise, civility and consensus the objectives?

 

This module will focus on ethical leaders, the challenges they face, avenues to success, and tools necessary to be an ethical leader, as well as help to generate an awareness of civility as a cultural norm and inspire attendees to enhance their ethical and visionary leadership skills.

 

Cost: $49 includes all program materials

 

In cooperationn with the Delaware County Bar Association, Attorneys who attend the program will earn 2CLE Credits (2 Substantive) and Accountants who attend will earn 2 CPE Credits (2 Other). 

 

 

PRESENTERS:


Congressman Ryan A. Costello
PA - Sixth District

State Representative Margo Davidson

PA - 164th Legislative District

Rohan K. Hepkins
Mayor, Borough of Yeadon


Dr. G. Terry Madonna
Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs
Franklin and Marshall College

Senator Tom McGarrigle
PA - 26th Legislative District


State Representative Jamie Santora

PA - 163rd Legislative District

 

 

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