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Active Assailant: Prevention, Intervention and Response

location_on Seattle, WA
$950 (Standard) Member Price
$1250 (Standard) Nonmember Price

Earn up to 14 CPE CREDITS 

Sponsored by American Military University

Shots fired! What to do before, during and after

Workplace violence is a top concern for all organizations. The most frightening and compelling element is an active shooter. Current events across the country dramatically illustrate that no individual or group is immune to this tragic possibility.

This program presents the necessary components of preparation strategies that include planning, prevention, mitigation, and response to active shooters and incidents. Your company must embrace the importance of preparing for, and rehearsing, what is known as a "survival mindset."  Best practices are discussed throughout the program. 

"Very informative. I learned there are some key factors to change in our daily operations."
--Director of Risk Management & Security, American House Senior Living Communities

Immediate Benefits

  • Enhance your overall awareness of the costly impact of workplace violence
  • Practice a direct, state-of-the-art method for violence assessment
  • Identify behaviors of concern
  • Understand what case facts are the most critical for violence assessment and find out how to obtain them
  • Learn the distinction between an active shooter and a hostage incident
  • Meet your "duty of care" responsibilities to your employees by preparing them for this dreadful possibility and by integrating appropriate guidance into your overall violence prevention program.

Program Overview

Workplace and School/Campus Violence: A Historical Perspective
This overview of workplace, school, and campus violence highlights actual cases; threat assessment, management, and response; and best practices in prevention—focusing on the active shooter.

Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence
No profile exists to predict at-risk and potentially violent persons, but signs and flags most often are present prior to violent acts. These signs and flags may be observed in the person’s thinking, emotions, and/or behaviors and allow for reporting and intervention in informal and formal violence risk assessment procedures. These are covered, as well as the barriers to reporting or taking action.

The Five Phases of an Active Shooter
Examine what occurs before shots are fired. Understanding this enables the planning team to make effective and definitive decisions regarding their emergency response.

Shots Fired: Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Explore strategies to help YOU survive an active shooter situation whether in the workplace, school, or other venue.

The Active Shooter and Explosives and Other Weapons
Case examples are used to discuss and describe the moti​​​vations of offenders in utilizing these tactics.  

The Role of Law Enforcement: Tactical Response, the Development of Active Shooter Teams
The tragedy at Columbine High School was a turning point for law enforcement training and resulted in the instigation of the largest change in police tactics. Response protocols are discussed at length.     

Crisis Management: Corporate Response to the Active Shooter
Tabletop exercises are used to facilitate discussions about the development of effective active shooter crisis management protocols. One company's program is highlighted. Best practices are discussed.

Emergency Plans for Responding to an Active Shooter Situation
Examine the guidelines for proper response techniques, methods of employee notification, and evacuation and lock down strategies. Understand how to identify what will work best for your facility. ​

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

For hotel reservations, book your reservations online or contact the hotel directly at +1.800.546.9184 and reference “ASIS Education Week” to receive our special group rate of $189 per night (plus taxes and fees).

Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date of Wednesday, 16 October to secure the discounted group rate. 

Registration Fees

Member $950
Nonmember   $1250

Fees include daily continental breakfast, a networking lunch and reception on day one, and daily refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.

Registration Hours

Monday, 4 November
7:00 - 8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, 4 November
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 5 November
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

View the Full Agenda

Monday, 4 November, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am Keynote Address - All Workshop Attendees
9:00 - 9:45 am Workplace, School & Campus Violence: A Historical Perspective
9:45 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:00 am What Are The Trends / Assessing Your Legal Obligations
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00 - 2:45 pm Recognition & Mitigation of Workplace Violence
2:45 - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 - 5:00 pm Understanding the Attack Cycle - The Pathway to Violence
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am Developing Guideliness - Preparing For An Active Assailant Incident
9:45 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Developing Guidelines - Responding to the Active Assailant
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 pm Law Enforcement's Response Model & Emergency Pre-Planning
2:45 - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 - 5:00 pm Crisis Management & Post-Incident Recovery
5:00 pm Adjourn


Wesley Bull

Wesley Bull is the CEO of Sentinel Resource Group (SRG), a security risk consulting and solutions firm helping companies better protect their people, places and things. Wesley previously served in law enforcement (patrol, investigations, SRT tactical medic), public safety and with elements of the US intelligence community. He was the chief global security executive for NVIDIA just prior to launching SRG. Wesley’s academic credentials include graduate work in forensic psychology with emphasis in violence risk assessment and behavioral analysis. In 2018, he directed the development of a crisis intervention pilot program with the Chief of Police of the Veteran’s Affairs Police – Long Beach, California, and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department integrated co-responder crisis intervention units – further informing SRG’s proactive approach to workplace violence programs development and it’s tactical approach to threat assessments and related investigations.

Scot Walker

Scot Walker is a Managing Director for Sentinel Resource Group, a security risk consulting and solutions firm helping companies better protect their people, places and things. Scot is a US military veteran and former federal special agent with extensive experience in criminal investigations, task force assignments and law enforcement operations. Scot transitioned to the private sector where he was a senior manager of regional security operations at NVIDIA, and thereafter led global corporate investigations. He then moved to Facebook where he held a specialized risk investigations role before joining SRG. Scot leads SRG’s Investigations Practice, which includes directing investigations related to the firm’s protective intelligence assessment and threats analysis work, and he also serves as a subject matter expert to SRG’s Consulting Practice for workplace violence programs development.




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Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE. 

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone +1.703.519.6200, fax+1.703.519.6299, or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received at least 10 days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us at +1.703.519.6200 or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of a third-party site, the host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

Team Discount

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.​

Code of Conduct

ASIS International Event Code of Conduct

ASIS International (“ASIS”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all event participants as defined below.

Any participant regardless of:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Religion or political affiliation
  • Gender, or gender identity or expression
  • Sexual orientation, or
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

should feel welcome and safe at any ASIS event.

Expected Behavior

This Code of Conduct applies to all event attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, contractors, other service providers, and ASIS staff (“participant”) at any event, meeting, conference, forum, social event, or meeting-related event, including those sponsored by organizations other than ASIS but held in conjunction with ASIS events in which they participate (an “event”). As such, ASIS expects that participants at events will:

  • Remain positive and welcoming to others
  • Recognize that an event is a place for diversity of thought, organization, and individuals
  • Be inclusive of others
  • Be alert and report any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech immediately to the contacts set forth below
  • Respect the specific rules and policies of the event, and
  • Otherwise uphold the reputation of ASIS 

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct
  • Inappropriate physical contact (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances, groping, sexual assault);
  • Physical stalking or written, verbal, or other abuse, or
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images or language in event presentations, or otherwise failing to obey any rules or policies of the venue or ASIS.

Whether such behavior constitutes unacceptable behavior as defined above shall be determined by ASIS and its representatives, in their sole discretion. ASIS takes matters of such unacceptable behavior in any form seriously.