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Strategy and Tactics in Crisis Management: From Prevention to Recovery

location_on Seattle, WA
$1095 (Standard) Member Price
$1395 (Standard) Nonmember Price

Earn up to 14 CPE CREDITS

Sponsored by American Military University

There are many types of crises—some are anticipated and others are not. How an organization deals with a disruptive event that threatens to harm the organization or its stakeholders can determine its recovery and long-term success. Is your organization prepared?

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be presented with a national crisis scenario and then work through each phase of the crisis—prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery. Practice new concepts from industry leaders and apply your own practical experience and expertise.

  • Transition from theory to practice determining how to manage a crisis
  • Analyze methods to manage and control communication
  • Examine components of a comprehensive workplace violence program
  • Strengthen strategies for protecting brand and reputation during a crisis
  • Learn about crisis recovery and consequence management
  • Discuss how cybersecurity issues affect crisis management

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 $1095
Nonmember   $1395

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

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Monday, 4 November, 2019

7:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Keynote Address Jeff Slotnick, CPP, PSP
9:00 am Crisis Communications Ernest DelBuono
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:15 am The Violent Mind & Workplace Violence Hart Brown
11:15 am Cyber Crisis Response and Management Hart Brown
12:00pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm Crisis Response Exercise Part 1 Jeff Slotnick, CPP, PSP
3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm Crisis Response Exercise Continued Jeff Slotnick, CPP, PSP
5:00 pm Networking Reception

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Crisis Leadership Hart Brown
9:00 am Brand & Reputation Risk Management Ernest DelBuono
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am Crisis Recovery and Consequence Management Ernest DelBuono
12:00 pm Lunch and Learn American Military University
1:15pm Crisis Response Exercise Part 2 Jeff Slotnick, CPP, PSP
3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm Crisis Response Exercise Continued Jeff Slotnick, CPP, PSP
5:00 pm Adjourn


Ernest DelBuono, Senior Strategist, LEVICK

Ernest DelBuono has more than 25 years’ experience as a crisis management professional, including crisis planning, response, media relations, and coaching. He has worked in transportation, petrochemical, consumer products, finance, healthcare, defense, homeland security, and many other industries. Mr. DelBuono also has significant international experience setting up global crisis management programs for multinational corporations. A retired Coast Guard commander, currently he is a member of ASIS International, serving on the Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council.

Hart Brown, Senior Vice President, R3 Continuum

Hart Brown has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors dealing with crisis management, cyber incident management, security, business continuity, emergency management, insurance, and global risk management. Brown regularly responds to crisis and security events as well as cyber incidents. He holds certifications as an ethical hacker and specializes in the fields of organizational resilience, business continuity, and commercial insurance.

Jeffrey Slotnick, CPP, PSP, President, Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services

Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP, is an internationally known enterprise security risk consultant and recognized thought leader with more than 28 years of experience.  He is a credentialed ISO lead auditor responsible for recent advancements in disaster resilience/organizational resilience management, ISO/ANSI standards development, resiliency information management processes, and enterprise security risk management (ESRM). Slotnick is involved in emergency response planning, business continuity planning, and physical security system master planning, design, and integration. He is an SRVP for ASIS International and a faculty advisor for the University of Phoenix.




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. 

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.