January Program: “A Day Like Any Other” – A Combined Meeting with AIHA & AHMP

  •  January 25, 2023
     11:15 am - 1:00 pm

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023 the local chapters and sections of ASSP, AIHA, and AHMP are coming together for a special opportunity for networking and learning.  Join us at the offices of Marsh & McLennan Agency in Golden Valley for this buffet-style lunchtime event.


Special Presentation: “A Day Like Any Other – What Columbine, Sandy Hook & Parkland Tragedies Taught Us” 

School safety and mental health are top of mind concerns for parents and educators. With few exceptions, schools and communities are faced with the dilemma of how to protect the integrity of the environment where learning takes place amidst a world of increasing violence. The concerns for school safety are not new. The challenges are real.

In this engaging address, one of the country’s foremost emergency management and threat assessment authorities explores a range of lessons learned from tragedies that struck schools
on a seemingly day like any other.  This message has application not just to EHS Professionals in all industries, but to everyone and their families.

Special Presenter:

Rick J. Kaufman, APR
Executive Director
Community Relations & Emergency Management
Bloomington Public Schools, Bloomington, MN
Author/Trainer/Speaker/Consultant  Kaufman & Associates, LLC

Rick is a nationally respected consultant, trainer and author on crisis management and communications, having worked in public schools (Wisconsin, Colorado and Minnesota) and emergency management for more than 30 years. For more than 25 years, Rick has worked with hundreds of law enforcement and emergency management agencies, universities, and school systems throughout the U.S. to improve safety and security measures and emergency response. Notable work includes providing counsel to Township High School District (Highland Park parade shooting), Uvalde Public Schools (Robb ES), Broward County Public Schools (Stoneman Douglas HS), San Bernardino City Unified School District (North Park ES), Sandy Hook ES, FEMA (Field Coordinator/Hurricane Katrina), New York City Schools (post 9-11), and U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Timothy McVeigh execution).

Rick served as a consultant/trainer for Atlanta Public Schools, U.S. Department of Education, LA Office of the FBI, Association of State Colleges & Universities, National School Boards Association, North Carolina and North Dakota Division of Emergency Management agencies, the Minnesota Office of Emergency Preparedness, and the Minnesota School Safety Center. Rick is the author of The Complete Crisis Communication Management Manual for Schools (4th edition, 2018).

His greatest achievement is parenting five children and being a “Papa” to KJ and Makynlee Rae.

CEU Policy

Virtual attendees are eligible for CEUs. All virtual attendees must be present by 12:00 noon and stay logged in until the end of the program in order to receive CEUs. Login time is tracked via zoom. Zoom meeting registration link is sent with registration confirmation email.


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Venue:   Marsh & McLennan Agency

Venue Website:

6160 Golden Hills Drive, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 55416, United States


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