Before/During/After a Violence Event at Your School


APRIL 25, 2019 (10:00 - 3:30 Central)

Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville

Speaker:  Dr. Robert Chandler, Firestorm

How can you minimize the risks of a violent event occurring?

What can you know before an event occurs?

How can you best prepare before violence happens?

What should you do during the violence event?

What should you do after the event?

How do you best manage the consequences?


Crisis and Consequence management expert Dr. Bob Chandler will lead this critically important workshop so that you can learn more about preventing and managing violence on your school campus. The first step in preventing school violence is to understand the extent and nature of the school violence problem. Dr. Chandler will also introduce the workshop participants to several of his foundational principals, patterns and models including: Six Stages of a Crisis model; the Ten Steps to Preventing. Mitigating and Managing Violence; the Value of Implementing a Behavioral Risk Program and using open-source intelligence to identify, assess, and monitor students exhibiting behaviors of concern; and key components of multi-hazard critical incident response training.

This workshop will give you a roadmap and critical connections to resources to help schools, administrators and teachers prevent, mitigate and manage school violence events. This includes some of the support resources, tools, and techniques offered by Firestorm Solutions.

Workshop Participants Shall:

Understand the extent & nature of the school violence problem

Learn the “six stages of a crisis™” model & use that as an event planning model

Learn the 10 steps preventing, mitigating and managing violence

Identify the value of implementing a behavioral risk program

Identify the value of using open-source intelligence to identify, assess, & monitor students exhibiting behaviors of concern

Learn of the assessment, planning, mitigation, training, communication, crisis management, critical decision support & recovery resources available from Firestorm

Network with other school leaders to facilitate collaboration and idea sharing

Developing an initial Action Plan for enhancing school safety on your school's campus

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 About the Workshop Leader:  Dr. Robert Chandler

Dr Chandler is a Tennessee based, internationally recognized, expert on topics related to critical incidents, disasters, crisis and emergencies. He is also a principal for Firestorm Solutions for the state of Tennessee and assists schools and school districts as well as administrators, faculty and staff with all aspects of crisis and consequence management services.


Dr. Chandler is the author, editor or co-author of nine books and more than 175 academic and professional papers. His research and applied models have been widely adopted and he is an acclaimed speaker and featured presenter. His research into human factors and social scientific variables related to messages, comprehension, understanding, decision-making and human behavior has been applied in a wide range of practical applications and adopted as solutions for fundamental challenges in both routine and extreme contexts. He is a trainer and consultant for a wide range of crisis management focal areas. He is a highly regarded speaker and presenter at many prominent national and international conferences and events.


He has assisted with crisis management planning, mitigation, assessment, preparation and implementation for a wide range of clients including primary, secondary and higher education institutions (with specialized projects in student co-curricular, student and youth travel, and study abroad program plans; local, state and federal government agencies; regional, national and international not-for-profit organizations; as well as businesses in sectors including manufacturing, financial services, retail, health care, among others.


Contact Information

Dr. Bob Chandler, Principal


Brentwood, TN USA     Email:

Business Telephone: (615) 935-1643     Personal Mobile Phone: (310) 804-9556     




TAIS Member Schools:  $150/person

Non-Member Schools:  $225/person

Lunch is included with registration.

TAIS will mail an invoice to your school around the time of the event.

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