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Active Shooter

location_on Providence, RI
$950 Member Price
$1250 Nonmember Price

Earn up to 14 CPE CREDITS 

Register by March 24th and save $100!

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. 

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. ​


James E. McGinty, Jr

Vice President - Training and Safety, Covenant Security Services

A 25-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and a former commander of the department’s bomb disposal unit, Jim McGinty was contracted by the Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection for active shooter/workplace violence programs. that are presented to the nation’s public safety and corporate communities and critical infrastructures. He is a recognized leader in the country’s Safe School Initiative.

Pete King

Sales, Fraternal Order of Police

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904

Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 13, 2018.

Book your hotel now at the special discounted group rate


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer travel discounts for ASIS International. To take advantage of these travel discounts, book your flights online or call +1.800.328.1111 and refer to meeting event code NMRV2 (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm CT).

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  • Discounts apply to round trip travel only
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
  • Fare rules will determine eligibility

Please note: There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Registration Fees

Register before March 24th and save $100!

Member - $950
Nonmember  - $1250

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

Registration Hours

Tuesday, May 8
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 9
7:00 - 8:00 am

Program Hours

Wednesday, May 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

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. This program awards up to 14 CPEs.

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.​