There’s still time to register for the Columbia (SC) Metropolitan Convention Center’s Emergency Preparedness and Risk Mitigation Safety Training on June 18. Maybe you’re still deciding, which is why we want to let you know FIVE reasons you should attend this summer’s training:
1. Receive your Trained Crowd Manager (TCM) certificate from IAVM.
It’s a great addition to your resume and proof that your organization is taking necessary steps to prepare for the risks that events face in today’s world.
2. Listen to industry experts, including IAVM Director of Education Mark Herrera.
As part of his duties, Mark teaches situational awareness-mindset training aimed at giving venues the tools to be more safe and secure. The training emphasizes on exceptional focus, performance, and control in extreme situations.
In addition, as the Director of Education for IAVM, Mark represents the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection on the Public Assembly Facility Sub-Sector Council. As a representative, he works in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the Protective Security Advisor to assure that information is provided to protect our public facility assemblies and all critical infrastructures.
3. Network with your peers and other security professionals.
Whether networking over lunch, during breaks, or after the training concludes, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals who do what you do in their respective communities. Swap business cards or contact information to keep the conversation going!
4. Bring back knowledge and information to share with your team.
There are plenty of challenges that face today’s meeting planners and security professionals from crowd management to active shooter risks. Be ready with the latest in industry best practices so you and your team are prepared.
5. Make a difference in the safety of your organization in case of emergency.
At the end of the day, we all just want to keep our events and communities safe, and we hope you will join us to learn more ways to do so.
To register, click here.