2011 NLSSA Fall Training Conference Presentations (As of October 13, 2011)

Monday, September 19, 2011

 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Behavior Assessment Screening (BASS)

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

A complete copy of the presentation will be available shortly.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Terrorist Activity and Reaction (TARR)

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

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

Effective Communication in the Workplace

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 emails.

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

A complete copy of this presentation is available here.

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

A complete copy of this presentation is available here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Managing Generational Differences

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

A complete copy of this presentation is available here.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

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

A complete copy of this presentation is available here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 10:00 am - 11:00 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

A complete copy of this presentation will be available shortly.

 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

A complete copy of this presentation is available here.