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This is one of the best trainings I have attended in a long time. It is evident that a lot of time and consideration was put into the training. Thank you for your strength , wisdom, courage, honesty and passion.
Felicia Starks, Chief Safety Officer, Oak Park School District 97

Symposium: a gathering of practitioners who come together to share their knowledge and exchange ideas.

The Briefings, A National School Safety Symposium

Join us in Duluth, MN on April 16-17, 2024 for The Briefings, A National School Safety Symposium! After the resounding success of our first regional Briefings in MA in November 2023, we are elated to partner with the Minnesota School Safety Center to bring this program to new corners of the country. Brace yourselves, Duluth— you're next!

The Briefings is not your typical conference, it is an amazing opportunity to meet and connect with individuals who work in schools, districts, departments, agencies, and organizations across the country. Participants come away from the Briefings with actionable insights and takeaways from The “I Love U Guys” Foundation speakers, and have a chance to build strong connections to help accomplish them.

We will delve into timely topics such as preparedness for any type of crisis, lessons learned from prior incidents, recovery in the aftermath of a crisis, as well as training on the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method.

This isn't just a symposium; it's a "must-have" two days of immersive learning that promises to empower, inspire, and equip you for the challenges ahead. We hope to see you there, secure your spot now!

That was some of the most impactful, relevant and well-produced material I have been witness to. The flow was smooth, the breaks were adequate and the speakers were outstanding.

The Sessions

This 2-day symposium fosters an environment for knowledge-sharing, relationship building, hands-on training and countless actionable insights that you can put to use as soon as you leave.

Day 1 highlights timely and fresh presentations and discussions from our Foundation Speakers, and Day 2 will feature our Full-Day SRP/SRM Train the Trainer Workshop.

Platte Canyon Debrief

This presentation explores the interactions during the Platte Canyon High School events between a negotiator, Stacy Avila, and a 16 year old girl being held hostage. It’s a powerful affirmation of a negotiator and a victim’s father, John-Michael Keyes, sharing their experiences on that day and the positive outcomes and protocols that are impacting schools across the globe as a result of tragedy.

Anticipating The Unthinkable

Carly Posey tells her story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the years to follow. Carly shares her perspective on the events, how a school community can be proactive and be prepared for the unthinkable, and she gives real solutions on school safety and recovery in the aftermath of a crisis.

SRP/SRM Implementation with Exceptional Populations

"The environment dictates the tactics"

Learn how an educational service agency is implementing SRP/SRM in challenging academic environments, holding to the standards of The “I Love U Guys” Foundation.

Full-Day SRP/SRM Train the Trainer Workshop

The Full-Day Workshop introduces the history, concepts and functionality of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and the Standard Reunification Method (SRM), including implementation of the programs, team training, advanced questions, and plenty of opportunities for networking with your peers. Participants will come away from this workshop able to train others within their organization on the SRP and the SRM.

The Speakers

Learn from people who have been there. Our speakers share experiences and lessons learned in a way that will inspire you to take action and prepare for the unthinkable. They share their stories with a blend of emotion and tangible paths forward that illustrate the importance of planning and preparing.

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John-Michael Keyes
Executive Director

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

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Stacy Avila
SWAT Negotiator (Retired)

Arvada Police Department / Jeffco Regional

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Carly Posey
Mission Director

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

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Val Rae Boe
Superintendent

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

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Rachel Anderson
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent's Office

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

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Jamin Wood
Facilities and Operations Manager

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

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Dustin Vincent
District Safety Coordinator

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

Lodging Recommendations

There are several beautiful hotels nestled along the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. We have listed accommodation options below where we secured a room block. If you would like to explore other options, take a look at Duluth's website

Inn on Lake Superior

To book a reservation within our room block, call the hotel directly at 218.726.1111 and ask for The "I Love U Guys" Foundation Training room block. Reservations in the room block will be available until March 16th, 2024 or until the room block is full.

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Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza

To book a reservation within our room block, call the hotel directly at 218.727.4663 and ask for The "I Love U Guys" Foundation room block. Reservations in the room block will be available until March 18th, 2024 or until the room block is full.

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Canal Park Lodge

To book a reservation within our room block, call the hotel directly at 208.279.6000 and ask for The "I Love U Guys" Foundation room block. Reservations in the room block will be available until April 1st, 2024 or until the room block is full.

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Mission

To restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities.

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Standard Response Protocol

Action-based, flexible, and easy to learn.

Standard Reunification Method

Recovery starts when the crisis begins.

Reunification Exercise

Ready to go "Exercise in a Box."

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