North Carolina State Capitol2014 NLSSA Fall Training Conference ♦ October 6-10, 2014 ♦ Raleigh, North Carolina (As of May 19, 2014)

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early Registration

3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Hospitality Suite Open

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NLSSA Executive Board Meeting

Monday, October 6, 2014

7:00 am - 12:00 pm


7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast (at hotel)

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony (with NLPES) Convene in the hotel lobby at 8:30 am.

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Managing Multiple Generations
For the first time in American history there are four generations currently serving in the country's workforce. This session will explore demographic and diversity changes in today's workforce, best practices for managing intergenerational employees and changing values and expectations in the workforce.

Speaker:  Dr. Willow S. Jacobson, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government, University of North Carolina

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

New Member Orientation Meeting

  • Facilitator:  TBD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Excercising Leadership in Public Service
Contemporary public service organizations are facing a myriad of leadership challenges. Changing workforce demographics, higher expectations and accountability, technology, and political changes are just a few of challenges we are faced with on a day to day basis. This session will examine sound and proven leadership principles that participants can imediately implement into their daily work routine.

Speaker: Betty Reynolds, General Instructor Training Coordinator, Wake Technical Community College

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wake Tech Public Safety Education Campus (PSEC)
Wake Tech's state-of-the-art facility features a high-tech forensics lab, incident command center, simunitions room, and a mock courtroom and jailhouse. A driving simulator and firearms simulator will be available for demonstrations and the tour and briefing.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome To North Carolina Opening Reception

The North Carolina State Legislature would like to welcome the NCSL staff sections to a memoriable evening at the state capitol. NLSSA and NLPES members will enjoy North Carolina's world renowned traditional southern Barbeque with a "Pig Pickin." Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the capitol building and take in some of Raleigh's locally grown musical entertainment.

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

NLSSA Hospitality Suite Open
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast (at hotel)

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Airborne & Special Operations Museum

IED Recognition Training Session
Every security, services and law enforcement professional could encounter an improvised explosive device (IED). This session will provide an overview about IED indicators and techniques related to awareness and safety.

Speaker: Chuck Brandon, non-commissioned officer, Airborne and Special Operations Museum

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Airborne & Special Operations Museum Tour
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum offers a chronological history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 - present.  NLSSA members will have a chance to tour this extraordinary facility and learn more about the extroadinary men and women who play an intrical role in defending the homeland and preserving our country's freedom. The facility offers a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story theatre and a motion simulator.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (offered at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Training (TBD)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Training (TBD)

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner (on your own)

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

NLSSA Hospitality Suite
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast (at hotel)

8:30 pm - 10:00 am

Training (TBD)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crowd Management, Civil Disobedience and Protest Policing
North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and other states have experienced extraordinary events at their state capitols in recent years. Participants will learn the details of recent incidents and acquire a set of best practices in responding to group protests and civil disobedience.  We will also look at innovative ways to allow for public access and citizen engagement without comprismising the security of the building or the general public. The session will also look at ways to effectively deal with the media during events that require heightened security.

Moderator: John Hancock, Captain, South Carolina Department of Public Safety


  • Steve Pike, Colonel, Capitol Police, Virginia
  • Ted Blazel, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Wisconsin
  • Rick DeLeon, Senate Sergeant at Arms, Texas
  • Jeff Weaver, Chief of General Assembly Police, North Carolina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Training Session (TBD)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guided Tours of the North Carolina State Capitol

A National Historic Landmark, the N.C. State Capitol is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of the Greek Revival style of architecture in the United States. The Capitol features a domed rotunda and beautiful state Senate and House chambers, meticulously restored to their 1840 appearance. NLSSA members will take a guided tour of this historic building and meet with key legislative staff who are responsible for maintaining services and security of the capitol complex.

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner (on your own)

8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

NLSSA Hospitality Suite
Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast (at Hotel)

8:30 am - 9:15 am

NLSSA General Business Meeting

9:30 am - 11:30 am

North Carolina Emergency Operations Center

This $44.5 million facility provides Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center to serve the peacetime mission of the assigned North Carolina National Guard Units and space for all personnel to perform the necessary tasks that will improve the unit readiness posture. In addition to the National Guard mission, the North Carolina Operations Center, Statewide Transportation Center and the Highway Patrol's Regional Communication Center are co-located with this facility to enable close cooperation between agencies.  NLSSA member will hear directly from the leaders responsible for responding to human and natural events that pose a threat to the state and its citizens.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Training Session (TBD)

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Training Session (TBD)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NLSSA Awards Banquet at the Cardinal Club

NLSSA will be holding its annual state dinner at the Cardinal Club.  Located in downtown Raleigh on the penthouse levels (28th and 29th floors) of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Cardinal Club incorporates all the elements of a fine social and dining Club. The Club offers a luxury that is at once refined and comfortable make your evening with us one that you remember for a lifetime. At the Cardinal Club you will enjoy consistently superior cuisine, vintage wines and attentive, personalized service.

9:00 pm - 12:00 am

NLSSA Hospitality Suite
Friday, October 10, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 am

Breakfast (at hotel)

9:00 pm - 10:00 am

Closing Roundtable Discussion

10:00 am

Meeting Adjourns