Amy Fitzpatrick
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COPPELL, TX and ANN ARBOR, MI —The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has entered into a partnership with The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) to provide IAVM members with state-of-the-art online training for workplace violence prevention, verbal de-escalation techniques, and active shooter preparedness. The industry-tailored training will empower venue managers and their teams to identify, prevent, and if necessary, minimize potentially violent conflict as venues begin to reopen after Covid-19 shutdowns.

“IAVM continually strives to bring best-in-class training and education to our members,” commented Mark Herrera, IAVM Director of Education and Life Safety. “Our partnership with TPOP effectively extends our reach by providing an online solution customized to the unique challenges of the events industry. The IAVM/TPOP course can ensure that venue managers and their teams are constantly prepared, regardless of their location, schedule, and when they joined the organization.”

“As meetings, conventions, and trade shows get underway again, organizers must take into account societal stressors exacerbated by the pandemic, including economic upheaval, high unemployment, and social and cultural tension,” said William Flynn, TPOP’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “We are delighted to partner with IAVM to provide venue management teams with the confidence and knowledge they need to protect lives and property.”

Course topics include situational awareness, verbal de-escalation techniques, and active shooter preparedness. IAVM members can take advantage of exclusive member discounts and obtain even larger discounts for training their entire organizations. The online training is accessible from any Internet-enabled device and is ideal for reaching teams of all sizes without the need to organize in-person group events or work around difficult schedules. Members can also request a free trial in order to evaluate the training for their organization. Visit to learn more and request trial access.

About IAVM

Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM’s 7,000+ active members include managers and senior executives from auditoriums, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, racetracks, and amphitheaters. IAVM’s mission is to educate, advocate for, and inspire public assembly venue professionals worldwide. More information about IAVM is available at or via @IAVMWHQ on Twitter.

About TPOP

The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) provides state-of-the-art online preparedness training customized for a growing number of industries. Our flagship course, “Think & Survive”, provides baseline active shooter, situational awareness, and de-escalation training in less than one hour. Taught by internationally recognized subject matter experts, TPOP’s superior content is delivered in short videos and quizzes that maximize engagement and retention. Learn how affordable it is to prepare your company, your staff, and your vendors at Connect with us @TPOPtraining.