The “I Love U Guys” Foundation keynotes are experiences that transform thoughts and ideas into action. That something can be done to prepare for the unthinkable, and what can happen when we don’t.
Delivered by people who’ve been there, our keynotes blend emotional heart with tangible paths forward with stories from inside and behind school crises They illustrate the importance of planning and preparing in a way only those who’ve been through it can.
We work with schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations of all sizes. And can work with resource-constrained organizations to help find underwriters.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve developed remote options for most of our keynotes. Fewer hugs, same effectiveness.
From Sandy Hook to COVID – 19: Lesson Learned in Crisis
Carly Posey offers her heartbreaking story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Carly links the current COVID-19 crisis by sharing steps on ways to reassemble the school community, secure trust and feelings of safety.
The Black Swan
John-Michael Keyes connects the violent incident at Platte Canyon High School with the Black Swan Theory of improbable events. How the aftermath of tragedy is also in that category: that outcomes and programs of The “I Love U Guys” Foundation are unpredictably positive.
Dr. David Benke provides an inspirational look at his actions and decisions before and after the 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School.
Leadership: Columbine Lessons: The 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School
The tragedy at Columbine redefined the nation. Dr. Frank DeAngelis tells his story from the events to the aftermath.
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.
Platte Canyon Debrief – Civilian
The tragic events on September 27th 2006 at Platte Canyon High School brought two unlikely people together: A.J. DeAndrea who devised and executed the tactical plan for the hostage rescue, and John-Michael Keyes who lost his daughter, Emily. The riveting point-counterpoint of their actions on that day are only part of the story.
Platte Canyon Debrief – Law Enforcement
This presentation gives a deep dive of the events and lessons learned at Platte Canyon High School from the law enforcement perspective. A.J. DeAndrea devised and executed the tactical plan for the hostage rescue, and John-Michael Keyes lost his daugher, Emily. A SWAT Team lead and a victim's father share their experiences.
Platte Canyon Debrief – Negotiator
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 beyond.
Arapahoe High Debrief – Law Enforcement
When the day we prepare and train for arrives, there are things we don’t expect. In this session, James Englert provides first-hand details of the shooting at Arapahoe High School from the perspective of a school resource officer (SRO) on scene.