9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask!
Not knowing doesn’t save you from liability…not knowing sets you up to fail at preventing incidents, liabilities, and tragedies. Surveys empower schools and districts to gather valuable data (with the right questions) to identify current issues, reasonably foresee potential issues, and create a benchmark for improving your school climate – because students cannot achieve higher scores if your climate is full of incidents, fears, and chaos. This session will explore the process of interpreting real survey data from real students at real schools.
In this session, you will learn to:
Identify specific gaps in connecting the pieces of the puzzle
Utilize best practices to prevent liability, lawsuits and tragedies
Demonstrate the essential steps in intervention and prevention
Build community prevention-based safety teams comprised of key collaborators using best practices
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Rick Shaw is the Founder, CEO and CDO of Awareity Inc. – a developer of innovative, web-based and award-winning prevention platform for students, employees and communities. He has more than 20 years of experience performing numerous types of assessments (threat, compliance, physical, information security, social media and others), with a focus on prevention processes across multiple industries and types of threats. Rick's experiences – combined with extensive research using post-event reports, lawsuits and surveys – has helped expose the most dangerous disconnects and potential liabilities facing schools (including new threats related to social media).
In addition to working with organizational leaders, Rick has been called upon to speak at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea and Japan for his expertise in safety (student, employee, third-party, community, etc.) and prevention. He utilizes evidence-based data from hundreds of post-event reports and extensive research to expose each point where proper preventive tactics were possible in most incidents and tragedies.
Rick's passion is student and child safety, and he leads an extensive research effort at Awareity to help educational leaders understand the need for comprehensive and proven prevention solutions to improve student safety and to prevent escalating consequences related to sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, campus violence, suicide, human trafficking, homegrown terrorism and alcohol/drug abuse.