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Officer Wellness and Safety: An Intentional Priority

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Michael Goldstein, Director of Public Safety, City of Plymouth, MN

This timely presentation will reflect the current issues surrounding law enforcement as our society grapples with difficult questions. Mike’s presentation on leadership practices and wellness initiatives for public safety personnel provide his audience an opportunity to explore innovative practices to benefit their organizations and, more importantly, their employees. Mike also brings his experience in pioneering research to his presentations. His goal is to help police officers and other first responders effectively build resilience to stress, optimize their performance in the field during stress-induced encounters, and provide for better long-term health outcomes.

 

Creating a Culture of Civility, Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:45 am - 10:30 am (Part 1)
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm (Part 2)

This two-part presentation illuminates how civility, diversity, and inclusion, or the lack thereof, can affect every aspect of your workplace and community and covers basic concepts on how each of us can make a difference.

Part 1: Is It You or Is It Me? Creating a Culture of Civility
Chester Darden, Loss Control Consultant, Public Entity Partners (Tennessee Risk Management Trusts)

An overwhelming majority of people believe that a lack of civility is a serious problem in today’s society. Those same individuals also believe they are not personally rude. Failure to recognize and correct toxic behaviors can negatively affect the employees, the services provided, and ultimately, the organizational mission. This session asks us to look within ourselves to determine if we are a “life enhancer” or a “well poisoner” to those with whom we interact.

Part 2: Diversity and Inclusion: “We Are All in This Together”
George Dalton, Director of Loss Control, Public Entity Partners (Tennessee Risk Management Trusts)

The United States is more diverse today than any other time and the level of diversity is growing. As municipal entities, from both an external and internal perspective, it is important to properly manage this growth to achieve a fair and productive community and workplace; otherwise, our organizational mission suffers. While growth can be challenging, opportunities can be realized through the intentional inclusionary actions of local government because, “We are all in this together!”

 

PennPRIME Trust Membership Meeting & Awards

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:45 am - 11:00 am
Rick Schuettler, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Municipal League, Secretary/Treasurer, PennPRIME
Paul Cornell, Manager, East Hanover Township (Dau), Chairman, PennPRIME

 

PennPRIME Workers’ Compensation Trust Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Paul Cornell, Manager, East Hanover Township (Dau), Chairman, PennPRIME

 

Legislative Update

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Amy Sturges, Director of Governmental Affairs, Pennsylvania Municipal League

This year has presented enormous challenges for government at all levels. The PA legislature has been active in trying to address the many issues facing our society. Legislation impacting local government will be highlighted and explained during this up-to-the-minute presentation.

 

Lessons Learned: Public Officials Claims

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Greg Wilson, Manager, City of Lock Haven, Board Member, PennPRIME
Pat Patterson, Sr. Claims Counsel, AXA XL

A PennPRIME Board Member and an experienced senior claims attorney discuss how the handling of various Public Officials claims impacted their outcomes so that you can learn from their experiences.

 

K-9’s of Police Services

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Rajon and Amanda Jernigan

Learn why K-9 programs are beneficial and the cost of setting up your own program. Discover how this non-profit can assist Law Enforcement agencies with the expenses associated with starting, operating and maintaining a K-9 program. View a live demonstration with a K-9 “model” highlighting equipment used in training and learn why it is important to ongoing training.

 

Avoiding & Preventing Police Liability Claims

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
David J. MacMain, Managing Partner, MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser LLC

Have you ever been named personally, or has your department been named, in a §1983 federal civil rights lawsuit? Those who have been through this can attest as to how nerve-wracking, humbling, and expensive it can be. In this session, David will share lessons learned from litigating, and successfully winning, such lawsuits with the intention of sparing you and your department from being named in such a suit, and/or better prepared to defend one if you are sued. He will also highlight new litigation trends, discuss how recent events might impact future constitutional law, and provide recommendations regarding report writing, training, policy, and supervision.

 

Lessons Learned: Large Property Claims

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonathan Beers, Executive Director, City of Lebanon Authority
Pat Bonanni, Sr. Executive Adjuster, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.

A former PennPRIME Board Member and a large property claims adjuster discuss how the handling of various claims impacted the recoveries through insurance. The senior executive claims adjuster will explain the adjuster’s role in resolving the claim and how to improve communication throughout the claims process.

 

Community Policing Roundtable

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: David J. MacMain, Managing Partner, MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser LLC

Coffee with Cops, Special Needs Registry, and engaging social media are only a few of the creative endeavors our member officers are engaging in. Share your innovative initiatives on how your department is interacting with your community and learn about ideas being successfully employed in other agencies.

 

Safety is a Tool for Life

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Ron Goodrich, Motivational Speaker, Manager of Boiler Services, McClure Company

Take this opportunity to infuse all of your employees with a renewed importance for workplace safety. While repairing a commercial heating system, Ron was accidentally electrocuted and badly burned from the arc flash of an electrical explosion. His presentation details a powerful personal account of the accident and how it affected every aspect of his personal and professional life for many years. During this session, Ron stresses the importance of avoiding false urgency and taking the proper safety precautions.

 

Creating a Culture of Civility, Diversity & Inclusion (Part 2)

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Part 2: Diversity and Inclusion: “We Are All in This Together”
Chester Darden, Loss Control Consultant, Public Entity Partners (Tennessee Risk Management Trusts)

The United States is more diverse today than any other time and the level of diversity is growing. As municipal entities, from both an external and internal perspective, it is important to properly manage this growth to achieve a fair and productive community and workplace; otherwise, our organizational mission suffers. While growth can be challenging, opportunities can be realized through the intentional inclusionary actions of local government because, “We are all in this together!”

 

Crisis Action Plan Development Workshop

Friday, September 18, 2020, 8:00 am – 11:20 am
Shawn A. Brokos, Veteran FBI Agent, Director of Community Security, Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
David J. MacMain, Managing Partner, MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser LLC

Learn recommendations for critical crisis management elements from the FBI agent who served as the Crisis Management Coordinator for the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2018 and wrote the crisis response plan for the Pittsburgh office of the FBI. The workshop continues with more advice on handling a crisis from Attorney David MacMain. Tying it all together, we will facilitate the writing of a Crisis Action Plan custom-tailored for your entity using templates created by PennPRIME.

 

Workplace Safety Committee Recertification Training

Friday, September 18, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Chuck Baker, Director of Safety Management Services, Inservco
Cheryl Lees, Manager of Loss Control Services, PennPRIME

Experience a fresh and engaging approach to the annual training for PA Workplace Safety Committee members required by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for recertification:

    • Role and functionality of a Workplace Safety Committee
    • Basic hazard detection and inspection methods
    • Basic accident and incident investigation techniques
    • Awareness of the workplace impact of drug and alcohol abuse/addiction

 

Public Works & Safety Committee Roundtable

Friday, September 18, 10:20 am – 11:20 am
Facilitators:      Chuck Baker, Director of Safety Management Services, Inservco
John Ciesielski, Loss Control Rep, South Carolina Risk Mgmt Trusts & previous OSHA Inspector
Cheryl Lees, Manager of Loss Control Services, PennPRIME

Encourage your Public Works employees and your safety committee members to participate in this opportunity to ask the experts and your peers for assistance with your toughest workplace safety challenges as well as share ideas for a successful safety culture.

 

 

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