Expert Guidance to Improve Protection of People and Assets

Workplace violence, or WPV, is one of the most significant security threats in America. How can you and your employees increase readiness for hostile customers and the worst type of violence, an active shooter event? What steps can be taken, or training put in place to prevent one? And if the unthinkable happens, are you prepared to manage the post-incident crisis of communications, employee care, and more?

The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) and RLPSA are launching a series of free digital seminars detailing the essentials for WPV prevention and preparedness. This vital, 5-part series led by Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer William Flynn and joined by RLPSA industry experts is based on TPOP’s comprehensive training for the food service industry. The seminars will cover the following:

Throughout the series, Mr. Flynn will be joined by RLPSA staff and industry experts to offer further insight into these important topics. Plus, RLPSA members will stop by to talk about how TPOP training has become a critical part of creating a safe and secure environment for employees and customers.

Please use the links below to sign up for this special webinar event and discover how TPOP and RLPSA can help your organization prevent and prepare for workplace violence.

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Seminar #1: What Today’s Complex Threat Environment Means to US Businesses

February 8, 2024, 2pm EST

A confluence of domestic and transnational threats is presenting an environment in 2024 that requires all businesses, including food service providers, to understand and mitigate security gaps and business liabilities in this complex risk ecosystem. We will discuss threats facing food service organizations in 2024 plus recommendations that every business should consider to protect their people and assets.

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Seminar #2: A Mass Shooter Case Study

April 17, 2024, 2pm EST


The July 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado is the deadliest shooting by a lone perpetrator in Colorado’s history. Daniel Oates, the Aurora police chief at the time, will discuss the challenges faced, lessons learned, and recommendations for preparedness, response, and recovery for first responders, employees, victim families, and the larger community as well as security considerations for mass gatherings in the aftermath of this and similar tragedies.

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Seminar #3: Making Situational Awareness Part of Your Food Service Corporate Culture

June 20, 2024, 2pm EST

Learn valuable awareness skills necessary to enhance employee safety, improve decision-making skills, and reduce stress. Our expert panel will share their experiences and insights and respond to your questions.

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Seminar #4: How De-escalation Techniques Can Reduce Violence

August 17, 2024

We live in a time of significant societal stressors for customers and employees alike. Learn how de-escalation techniques are critical skills that don’t come naturally but – with training and practice – can defuse potentially violent situations. Our expert panel will share their experiences and insights and respond to your questions.

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Seminar #5: Interacting With the Homeless Using Effective Empathy

October 17, 2024

This special webinar will talk about ways to shift tactics from stern inflexible enforcement to compassionate influence and deterrence. We will discuss the benefits of training employees to treat homeless people with respect and empathy, and enlisting mental health or other local non-law-enforcement resources. We will also discuss various levels of engagement while always prioritizing safety and security for guests and employees.

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Seminar #6: Are You Prepared for the Worst Type of Workplace Violence, an Active Assailant Atack?

December 12. 2024

Some organizations view active shooter incidents as low probability threats. In actuality, incidents are on the rise, and with consequences so grave – the loss of lives along with massive financial impact and irreparable damage to your brand – every organization must be prepared. Our expert panel of industry and law enforcement professionals will discuss the value of having an emergency operations plan and the training necessary to mitigate the ramifications of an attack.

For more information about The Power of Preparedness online training for verbal de-escalation and active shooter preparedness, and the RLPSA member discount, visit thepowerofpreparedness.com/rlpsa