3rd Annual Contingency and Disaster Planning for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities

Venue: Days Hotel & Conference Centre - Airport

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2006
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DAY ONE: Monday October 16th, 2006

8:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM
OPENING COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
Eric Roher, Partner, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, LLP

Keynote Address: Mount Sinai Hospital

8.45 AM
THE INFLUENZA PANDEMIC: PREPARING YOUR SCHOOL AND YOUR STUDENTS FOR A POSSIBLE EPIDEMIC
In the event of a health emergency, schools across Canada would be seriously disrupted.
*Evaluating the real threat of an influenza pandemic and how it can affect your school
*Establishing what you need to protect your students
*Determining supplies needed and how they will be made available to your school
*Planning for the shortage of staff and maintaining a curriculum
*Hear first hand how you can prepare and respond to an influenza pandemic.

Dr. Don E. Low, Medical Director, Ontario Public Health Lab & Chief of Microbiology, MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL

Industry Expert
9:30 AM
IMPERATIVE LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO YOUR OBLIGATIONS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS IN SCHOOLS

If you have the responsibility for contingency planning in your school, you have legal obligations under the law to protect your students and staff. Attend this session and learn about:
*Addressing a possible pandemic influenza
*Your legal duty and obligation with respect to emergencies
*Minimizing legal liability during school excursions
*Preparing effective emergency response plans
*Protect your students and staff by understanding your role to ensure a safe and secure school environment.

Eric Roher, Partner, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, LLP

10:30 AM
SPONSORSHIP EXHIBIT AREA – NETWORKING BREAK

Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

Exclusive Lockdown Panel

11:00 AM
HOW TO LOCKDOWN YOUR SCHOOL: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A CRISIS

Lockdowns save lives! In different communities and for different reasons lockdowns have become more common in Canadian schools. Hear first hand what you can do to prepare!
*Identifying the different types of lockdowns: internal and external and why they happen
*Examining lock down procedures at the K-12 and Post *Secondary level and what you can learn from each other
*Evaluating your classrooms: establishing standards to prevent intruders from gaining access
*Benchmark your institution against those alike! Attend this session and assess your checklist for more successful lockdowns.

Lori Warren, Assistant Director/Manager, Systems and Planning, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Paul Crawford, Superintendent of Area One/Safe Schools, TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
Ron White, Manager Safety and Security Services, Planning & Operations, CENTENNIAL COLLEGE

11:45 AM
CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN THE CLASSROOM: DETERMINING IMPORTANT STEPS TO CONTAIN A CRISIS

Be able to respond effectively and keep your school halls and classrooms safe. Attend this session and explore solutions in crisis management such as:
*Addressing unexpected attacks on students and how you should respond
*Determining appropriate reactions for stabbings, shootings and bullying
*Examining boundaries schools must stay within to avoid legal liability
*Developing protocols to reduce crime and violence
*Determine how to contain a crisis and what efforts are being made to reduce crime and violence in schools.

Peter Barrans, Principal Safe Schools, TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

12:30 PM

SPONSORSHIP EXHIBITION – NETWORKING LUNCHEON BREAK

This is your opportunity to make new business contacts and discuss the ideas presented in the morning session.


Case Study: Concordia University

1:30 PM

CREATING AN EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN THAT PROTECTS YOUR STUDENTS, STAFF AND SCHOOL PROPERTY IN ANY CRISIS

Concordia University boasts one of Canada’s most diverse student populations. They have taken critical steps to develop an effective emergency management plan.

Determining what is considered a crisis
Developing key administration structures and procedures to follow in the event of a crisis
Delegating and determining who is in the ‘responsible team’
Staging out the steps for execution
Understand how to create an effective emergency response plan that can protect your students in any crisis.

Darren Dumoulin, Senior Advisor on Emergency Management, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (Montreal)


Emergency Services Panel

2:15 PM

WORKING WITH EMERGENCY PROFESSIONALS: SAVE TIME AND ELIMINATE CONFUSION DURING A CRISIS

Attend this emergency services panel and speak first hand with those involved in crisis response.

Determining who’s involved in the emergency and what protocols to follow
Time delays: keeping track of your students while you’re waiting for emergency services to arrive
Establishing the information emergency professionals are looking for when they arrive, and their point of contact
Reinforcing training for your staff and students to execute your emergency response plan smoothly
Pose questions to the experts in safety to ensure you’re taking the right steps in a crisis.

William A Stewart, Fire Chief, TORONTO FIRE SERVICES
Bruce Farr, Chief, TORONTO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Bill Neadles, Staff Sergeant, Public Safety Unit, TORONTO POLICE SERVICES

3:00 PM
SPONSOR EXHIBIT AREA – NETWORKING BREAK

Take a moment to visit our supporters and learn how they are contributing to school safety.

Case Study: Centennial High School

3:30 PM
PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY IN YOUR INSTITUTION: FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE PARKING LOT

Campuses and schools across Canada have been taking steps to ensure the safety of their students and staff. Attend this session and find out if your school is implementing initiatives that protect the welfare of your students.

Determining appropriate locations for increased security in schools and on campuses
Exploring emergency devices for high risk areas
Drawing the line between safety and education when it comes to securing our schools
Evaluate your school, when it comes to the personal safety and security of your students.

Sue Poole, Assistant Principal, CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Calgary)

Case Study: University Of Guelph

4:15 PM
FIELD EXCURSIONS: RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES THAT HELP PROVIDE SAFE EDUCATION AND RECREATION EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF

Determine solutions so your school can be better prepared and can provide excursions with confidence rather than fear, when sponsoring off-site learning and working activities.

Providing a well-rounded learning and working experience with off-site activities without exposing organizations to the courts
*Determining who is responsible on-site and coordinating procedures if an accident occurs
*Taking steps to reduce or minimize legal liability and protect the interests of your school
*Creating a reference check-list for further incidents
*Benchmark your strategies to execute positive off-site excursions from your school with minimal risk.

Chris White, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

5:00 PM
COMMENTS FROM CHAIR & DAY ONE ADJOURNS

DAY TWO: Tuesday October 17th, 2006

8:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS — CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM
OPENING COMMENTS FROM CHAIR

Keynote Address: Hurricane Katrina

9:00 AM
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY: THE ROLE UNIVERSITIES CAN PLAY IN THE EYE OF A STORM

Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in the United States and necessitated one of the largest search and rescue operations in the Nation’s history. Communication and leadership were fundamental, along with cooperation among officials to get schools up and running during this time of crisis.

Providing emergency medical care for evacuees
Relocating and enrolling college students from New Orleans
Planning for future disasters
Hear how Louisiana State University positioned themselves as a support structure for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Gary Durham, Executive Director, Public Safety & Risk Management, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (Louisiana)


Case Study: North Chicago School District #187

9:45 AM
DISTINGUISHING A BOMB THREAT FROM THE REAL THING – STEPS THAT HELP YOUR SCHOOL DETERMINE THE SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION

Determine the important steps that should be taken in the event of a bomb or other threat to your institution.

*Responding to every threat as though it has merit and potential for disaster
*Delegating your schools spokesperson to mitigate the hype and respond to the press
*Creating evacuation procedures that allow for speed and safety
*Gain the ability to identify ‘real threats’ and the action plans you should execute to keep your school safe.

Dr. Sandra Ellis, Superintendent, NORTH CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT #187 (Chicago)


10:30 AM
SPONSORSHIP EXHIBIT AREA – NETWORKING BREAK

Take a moment to visit our supporters and learn how their organizations are contributing to traceability.

Case Study: Boston Public Schools

11:00 AM
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS THAT PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Boston public school district has organized resources for schools to prepare for, respond and recover from a crisis.

*Creating an effective emergency plan to reach across a district
*Considering all the risks involved through a crisis
*Addressing the legalities and risks of school closures and what steps your school can take to reduce risks to staff and students
This session considers the emergency-planning step important to K-12 schools.

Christine Hill, Senior Director of Enrollment Services, BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Boston)

11:45 AM
SPONSORSHIP EXHIBITION – NETWORKING LUNCHEON BREAK

Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon. This is your opportunity to make new business contacts and discuss the ideas presented in the morning session.

Special Presentation
1:15 PM
THE TORONTO DRUG STRATEGY: EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE THAT WILL BENEFIT YOUR YOUTH

The Toronto Drug Strategy provides a comprehensive approach to alcohol and other drugs based on four components: prevention; harm reduction; treatment; and enforcement. This session will cover how all four components are needed to effectively reduce the harms of substance use to individuals in secondary schools, colleges and universities.

Key issues associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs by youth
*Overview of the Toronto Drug Strategy with a focus on actions applicable to school settings
*Highlights of effective school-based programming to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drug use
*Come away from this session with an understanding of a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to substance use and its application to school settings.

Liz Janzen, Healthy Living Director, Healthy Communities, TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH

Case Study: Vancouver School Board

2:00 PM
NATURAL DISASTERS: DEVELOPING A PLAN TO PROTECT THE LIVES OF YOUR STUDENTS WHEN MOTHER NATURE STRIKES

The Master Emergency Preparedness Plan for the school district
*Partnering with organizations to assist in large disasters
*Release procedures to ensure your students stay safe and accounted for during a crisis
*Natural disasters impose a severe threat to your school. *Learn what other institutions are doing to effectively evacuate and keep their students safe.

Henry Ahking, Manager, Planning and Facilities, VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD

2:45 PM
SPONSOR EXHIBIT AREA – NETWORKING BREAK

Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

Case Study: Francis Libermann Catholic High School

3:15 PM
SCHOOL STABBINGS CLOSE TO HOME: CONTAINING A CRISIS WHEN VICTIMS ARE INVOLVED

Initial steps followed during the stabbing at Francis Libermann
*Responding to the emergency
*Following up with the school community, media, specific students
*General considerations for the school
*Come away from this session with lessons learned from critical incidents at your school.

Tracey Parish, Principal, FRANCIS LIBERMANN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Toronto)

4:15 PM
Conference Adjourns

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Additional Information

Conference + Workshop (Best Value) Early Bird Rate* If you register by June 30th $1095 Regular Rate $1295 Conference ONLY Early Bird Rate* If you register by June 30th $795 Regular Rate $995 Workshop ONLY $395 REGISTRATION FEE: The regular fee for CONTINGENCY AND DISASTER PLANNING FOR K-12 SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES is $995.00 plus (7% G.S.T) totaling $1064.65. This investment includes luncheon, receptions, refreshments, networking breaks, continental breakfast, and original course materials. Payment is required in advance and can be made by company cheque, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Please make cheques payable to the Strategy Institute Inc. and write the registrant’s name on the face of the cheque. A Group Discount is being offered for this conference. To be eligible for the GROUP DISCOUNT, delegates must register at the same time. The total discount per delegate (including applicable group discounts, etc.) must not exceed 25% of the conference cost. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, October 2, 2006. You will be eligible for a prompt refund less a $495.00 administration fee. If you register for the program and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above. If you are unable to attend, delegate substitution is permitted up to, and including, the day of the conference.

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