This 3.5 day symposium, held at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, examines lessons learned from traumatic events and reveals new, preemptive school safety measures growing in multiple realms. The Symposium is designed to provide a number of takeaways that districts, departments and agencies can implement immediately.
Law enforcement, school personnel, victim advocates, mental health professionals, emergency and risk management staff, school safety teams and all first responders.
Presenters include school administrators, law enforcement, criminal justice and school security administrators who have been involved in the response and recovery to school violence and other events.
The Briefings is hosted by The "I Love U Guys" Foundation, with assistance from Jefferson County R-1 School District and the Colorado State Attorney General's Office. The cost is $450, with proceeds benefiting The I Love U Guys Foundation. See Registration for the Early Bird discount dates.
Video From 2016 Briefings
Produced by Jack Maher, Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist
2017 Symposium Focus
THE LIFECYCLE OF A CRISIS
Over the course of the Symposium, we'll examine the components of a crisis or trauma. This logical timeline will include information on what to do and how to do it.
The Symposium starts on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with a debrief until about 6:00 p.m (location T.B.D.).
Monday and Tuesday, the Symposium will be held at Columbine High School.
Monday at 7:30 a.m., doors open, a light breakfast will be available and sessions open at 8:30. Lunch will be catered, and afternoon sessions end around 5:00.
Topics: Mindset, Threat Assessment, Information Sharing, Interventions, and various How-To's.
On Tuesday, the morning starts at 8:00 with a ceremony at the Columbine Memorial in Clement Park (adjacent to the High School). This will be a short ceremony and remembrance of why we do what we do. This is optional and lasts about 30 minutes, after which we reconvene at the high school for the day's sessions.
If you choose not to attend, the doors open Columbine HS at 8:00 for check-in and a light breakfast. Sessions open at 9:00.
Lunch will be catered, and afternoon sessions end around 5:00.
Topics: Incident Debriefs, Standard Response Protocol, Responding to a Crisis.
Wednesday's hands-on training and exercises will be at the Jefferson County National School Innovation Center. (This will show on your map as Martensen Elementary School.) Transportation will be provided for hotel guests needing a ride.
Doors open at 8:00, with a light breakfast and catered lunch provided, with sessions ending around 5:00.
Topics: Reunification - Standard Reunification Method, How-To, Tabletop Exercise, SRM new curriculum, Hands-on Reunification Exercise, hotwash after the exercise, Stone Soup.
On Sunday evening, after the debriefing, we invite you to a reception in the ballroom at the Hampton Inn, with pizza, salad, beverages and open bar.
Monday after the sessions, please join us at nearby Roberts Italian Restaurant, 6745 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, for complimentary appetizers and a chance to speak with other attendees and the day's presenters.
Tuesday evening, we invite you to join us at Rox Bar and Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, Littleton for another opportunity to socialize with others and the day's presenters. Complimentary hors d'ouevres will be served.
Participants attending at least 20 hours of sessions will gain the skills and knowledge they need to bring the SRP and SRM programs back to their districts and agencies. Participants will receive a certificate of training online after the Symposium.
Graduate Credits or Continuing Education Credits are available for educators. For Counselors or Social Workers there are 20 hours of coursework available.
All content is Colorado POST certified. Please contact us for out-of-state POST credits.
Thursday: Certified Trainer Class
This is a separate class for those who wish to become certified to train the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method on behalf of The "I Love U Guys" Foundation. This is additional to the training you will receive during The Briefings, or can be attended separately. Please submit an inquiry in the fields below.
Travel and Lodging
Hampton Inn & Suites
Standard rooms: $129 per night / Suites: $149 per night
Use Group Code ILU. Reservations can be made on their website: www.hislittleton or by calling the hotel directly at 303-973-2400
NOTE: Shuttle service is provided to and from Columbine High School in the mornings and afternoons.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Must be booked before June 12, 2017.
Standard King room: $129 per night
Double (2 Queen size) or King Suites (1 King bed + Queen size sleeper sofa): $139 per night. Suite includes refrigerator and microwave.
Rates include hot breakfast and WiFi.
Reservations can be made on the website: www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress or by calling 855-729-6009. Ask for I Love U Guys Foundation or block code ILU.
NOTE: No shuttle service is provided
If guests outside the region do not wish to rent a car, you may take a shuttle to and from Denver International Airport. We have arranged a discount with SuperShuttle. 1-3 people directly to the hotels from DIA for $85 each way.
Briefings attendees may reserve a ride online using this SuperShuttle link