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Active Shooter Attack Prevention and Preparedness

Room Location TBD

Presented by Steve McPherson of Canobie Lake Park and Bullets Campbell, certified ASAPP Instructor, SWAT Team Senior Leader, Principle Firearms Instructor, and Principle Tactical Instructor for the Connecticut region.

This training focuses on the primary goal of preventing active shooter events (incorporating the "See Something, Say Something, Do Something" campaign) and developing a plan for responding to active shooter events that uses the concepts of "Run, Hide, Fight".  The two-hour long training will combine PowerPoint slides, demonstrations, and, if time permits, some hands-on training scenarios.  The idea is to empower attendees and help them develop situational awareness so they can make critical decisions and take life saving actions without hesitation if they find themselves involved in an active shooter situation.

Tuesday, March 5

Creating a Culture of Gratitude

Room Location TBD

Laura McNerney of Leadership Learning Group

Gratitude is defined as “a feeling of appreciation for another person’s consideration and kindness.” Seems like a simple concept; perhaps it should naturally be “the right thing to do.” But realistically, a culture of gratitude, where employees feel cared for and appreciated, continues to be one of the most commonly reported deficiencies in employment satisfaction surveys. In fact, a recent Glassdoor survey identified that 81% of workers said they would work even harder if their bosses demonstrated more gratitude for their work! In this session, we will discuss what it means to practice meaningful recognition, engage our team members, and lead with a human-centric focus to create a work environment where employees feel supported, appreciated and excited to come to work every day!

Roundtable Topic Discussions

Room Location TBD

Meet with colleagues from around the region for informal discussions. Topics to include Advocacy, Safety, Staffing, Operations, Food & Beverage, Live Entertainment, and Marketing.

Facilities Maintenance Best Practices

Room Location TBD

Presented by Cory Cormier of Funtown Splashtown USA

Strategies and personal philosophy on running a successful Maintenance Program.

Slips, Trips, and Falls:

Room Location TBD

Presented by Paul Cavanaugh and Chloe Lane of Daly Cavanaugh, LLP

Attorneys and IALDA members Paul Cavanaugh and Clodagh (Chloe) Lane Troy of Daly Cavanaugh LLP will discuss what to expect in slip, trip and fall claims. Topics will include the usefulness of waivers and releases, incident reports, witness statements, inspection reports, maintenance records and video evidence.

Engaging your Local Leaders

Room Location TBD

Presented by Joe Montalto of High Mountain Enterprises

While we might want to stay out of politics, this session will go through some of the ways that working with your local elected representatives and even help to grow your business in the process.