A free workplace violence and active shooter training seminar for business leaders and C-suite executives from the Miami area was recently presented by Pinkerton in partnership with the Rotary Club of Miami-Brickell. The event, held at Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables, FL, attracted nearly 200 attendees.
During the seminar, Pinkerton risk management experts discussed tactics business leaders and executives can implement to help mitigate these types of incidents from occurring, including best practices related to employment screenings and due diligence, and foundational skills that can be used to develop a risk mitigation plan. They also provided insights into the mindset of the potential shooter and how that information can aid in avoidance or diffusion of the crisis, as well as how to make good decisions in the fraction of a second during a life or death situation. The presentation also covered crisis communication planning and how to recover from an incident should it occur.
“Our goal with this presentation was to help the business community throughout the Miami area understand that shootings and other acts of workplace violence are risks that need to be planned for as carefully and thoughtfully as other types of risk, like cyber-attacks or hurricanes,” said Jack Zahran, president of Pinkerton. “It’s about creating a fundamental mind shift in business leaders to get them to put strong, actionable policies and procedures in place long before an incident occurs instead of waiting until it’s too late.”
Pinkerton plans to replicate the Miami training event in markets across the U.S. in coming months to give business leaders solutions they can immediately implement to better prepare for and prevent against shootings and other workplace violence events.