NLSSA Professional Development Seminar Schedule ♦ Denver, Colorado ♦ September 18-23, 2011
(As of July 7, 2011)

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

 3:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open

 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Early Registration

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Executive Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Dinner (on your own)

Monday, September 19, 2011

 8:15 am - Noon

Registration

7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast: offered at hotel

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening Ceremony/Member Orientation:

Introduction - NLSSA President Jimmetta Peoples
Welcome - Brandon Shaffer, Senate President, Colorado
Member Orientation - Membership Committee Chair, Rod Welsh
 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Behavior Assessment Screening (BASS): Part I 

In today's environment, security at our facilities is everyone's responsibility.  Learn how to better monitor activities around the work area while performing your primary job duties.  This monitoring includes watching for things that are out-of-the-ordinary and identifying suspicious activities and objects.  Actions observed may be preliminary pre-attack activities by potential terrorists such as surveillance and dry runs and suspicious activity, packages, or unknown substances that present an imminent threat to employees, visitors and property.  

Speaker: Corporal Tony Gulotta, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police

11:00 am - 11:15 am 

Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Behavior Assessment Screening (BASS): Part II

In today's environment, security at our facilities is everyone's responsibility.  Learn how to better monitor activities around the work area while performing your primary job duties.  This monitoring includes watching for things that are out-of-the-ordinary and identifying suspicious activities and objects.  Actions observed may be preliminary pre-attack activities by potential terrorists such as surveillance and dry runs and suspicious activity, packages, or unknown substances that present an imminent threat to employees, visitors and property. 

Speaker: Corporal Tony Gulotta, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Terrorist Activity and Reaction (TARR): Part I

Speaker: Corporal Tony Gulotta, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 

Break

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm 

Terrorist Activity and Reaction (TARR): Part II

Speaker: Corporal Tony Gullotta

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

NLSSA Committee Meetings

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reception:  Joint reception with NLPES

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast: offered at the Hotel

8:30 am

Buses depart promptly to NCSL headquarters

9:15 am - 9:45 am

NCSL Welcome

Speaker: Bill Pound, NCSL Executive Director

9:45 am - 11:30 am   

Effective Communication in the Workplace: Part I

Understanding the various kinds of communication channels used in the workplace leads to a better exchange of information.  Channels discussed will be: face-to-face exchanges, meetings, written messages, telephone calls and email.

Speaker: Kim Lettner, Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Capitol Police

11:45 am - 1:00 pm   

Lunch (BBQ at NCSL)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Effective Communication in the Workplace: Part II

Understanding the various kinds of communication channels used in the workplace leads to a better exchange of information.  Channels discussed will be: face-to-face exchanges, meetings, written messages, telephone calls and email.

Speaker: Chief Kim Lettner, Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Capitol Police

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Verbal Judo

Learn how to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional stress, redirect their behavior and  diffuse potentially dangerous situations.

Speaker: Martin Brock, Police Lieutenant, North Carolina General Assembly

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  

NLSSA Committee Meetings

4:00 pm

Buses depart promptly to hotel

6:00 pm

 Business Networking Event

9:00 pm

 Hospitality Suite Open
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 

7:15 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast: offered at hotel

9:00 am - 10:00 am

NLSSA Region Meetings

10:00 - 10:30 am  

Break

10:30 am - 12:00 am

Managing Generational Differences: Part I

The diversity of our workplace is greater than ever before.  For the first time in history, we have four different generations working together.  This can create tension, challenges and opportunities. Why does each generation think and act the way they do?  Learn the characteristics of each age group and receiv practical ideas on how to survive and manage across generational differences.

Speaker: Chief Kim Lettner, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Managing Generational Differences: Part II

The diversity of our workplace is greater than ever before.  For the first time in history, we have four different generations working together.  This can create tension, challenges and opportunities. Why does each generation think and act the way they do?  Learn the characteristics of each age group and receiv practical ideas on how to survive and manage across generational differences.

Speaker: Chief Kim Lettner, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plenary Session: Managing Large Crowds in a Hostile Environment

Over the past 12 months, sergeants at arms, capitol police and capitol security staff have had to maintain order at capitol buildings with an unprecedented number of protests and rallies.  Some have lasted for days or even weeks at a time. Today's contentious political environment has made maintaining safety and security at our capitol buildings a top priority.  Captain Ken Scheer will explain the best way to prepare for any major protest or gathering, and how to maintain order and safety without hindering the legislative process or restricting protestors' right to assemble. He will also provide insights on what he has learned over 20 years as a commissioned officer at the Texas Capitol.

Speaker: Captain Ken Scheer, Department of Public Safety, Texas

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NLSSA Executive Board Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLSSA General Business Meeting

6:00 pm

Dinner (on your own)

7:00 pm

Hospitality Suite Open

2012 NLSSA Conference Presentation: Ted Blazel, Wisconsin Senate Sergeant at Arms 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

7:15 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast: offered at hotel

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Oklahoma City Bombing: (Case Study in Leadership/Emergency Management)

During the Oklahoma City bombing, Aden served as assistant city manager and played a primary role in managing the crisis from the initial explosion through its aftermath.  Aden takes his audience through the crisis with detailed footage, pictures and first-hand experiences.  He uses his unique insights of the crisis as a case study in leadership, management and preparation. 

Speaker: Aden Holden, City Manager, Evans Colorado

10:00 am

Walking Over to the Capitol Building

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tour of the Colorado State Capitol

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch at the Capitol

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2007 Colorado Capitol Shooting Incident

On July 16, 2007, a shooter was killed inside the Colorado Capitol. Colorado Capitol Police will take us through the incident and talk about what happened, how they responded and what they learned. They will also give us a complete overview of the security provisions that were developed as a result of the incident.

Speakers: Colorado Capitol Police

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

You Want Me To Do What? Roles During Critical Incidents

A panel of representatives from security, services, capitol police and sergeants-at-arms will discuss roles and expectations during critical incidents.   

Panel Discussion: TBD

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Balancing Security and Access

A panel will discuss how various states balance security and public access at their capitol buildings.

Panel Discussion: TBD

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Colorado Restoration Project

The Colorado State Architect, Larry Friedberg will discuss the current restoration project being conducted at the state capitol.  He will outline the history of the capitol building, preservation plan, and restoration efforts in the ongoing project.

Speaker: Larry Friedberg, Colorado State Architect, Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NLSSA State Dinner: offered at the Broker Restaurant

8:30 pm

Hospitality Suite Open
Friday, September 23, 2011

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast: offered at hotel

8:00 am

Closing Roundtable Discussion

9:00 am

Meeting Adjourns