Workplace Violence Management State of the Industry

An SEC Facilitated Next Generation Security Leader Global Hybrid Event

For Cross-functional, Private/Public Sector, Practitioners and Teams
(Health, Human Resources, Safety, Security, Threat Management, etc.)

Date: June 27-28, 2024

Location: Rice University, Houston, Texas - In‑Person and Streamed Simultaneously

Physical Location: BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium - 6500 Main St - Houston, TX 77030

Co-sponsored by The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rice University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Security Executive Council and leaders of some of the world's most respected safety and security programs will share their combined proven practice experience and knowledge for the betterment of workplace violence risk management programs globally.

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This event offers multiple attendance options: Either in-person or streamed virtually.

Note: a valid government ID is required for entry to the in-person event.

Event Objectives

Provide the knowledge and skills to improve people, asset, and brand protection by connecting the operational risk mitigation dots (who, what, when, where how and why?) for organizational emergency preparedness and resilience.
  • Drive "its everyone's job" risk mitigation awareness to individuals, businesses, families, and communities.
  • Share proven practices in workplace violence management programs in healthcare, education, and other industries.
  • Increase awareness of the role of performance measures, data visualization and story boards in a workplace violence management program.
  • Review evolving regulatory and accreditation elements of workplace violence management programs.
  • Explore people, process, and technology synergies in high-performing workplace violence management teams.
  • Improve customer confidence in an organization's ability to assess, prepare, respond, and recover from the risks related to workplace violence.
  • Make the persuasive business value case for violence management in an integrated health, safety, and security program with consideration of security innovation for home, office, and travel.

Planned Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday, June 27, 2024

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration - Continental Breakfast - Networking Opportunity

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM - Opening Remarks and Housekeeping Items – Dean Correia and Francis D'Addario (SEC)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM – Session 1 - The Workplace Violence Continuum in Real Life – Bob Hayes (SEC), William Adcox (MDACC), Sara Margalus, and Curtis Moseley (The Boeing Company)
The panel will discuss an overview of the SEC's 25+ years of workplace violence program research and the resulting continuum. Audience practitioners will gain insights for current violence trends and program risk mitigation opportunities for stages of violence from the proactive intelligence anticipation and response to business continuity post-event considerations.

10:30 AM -10:45 AM – Networking Break

10:45 AM -11:15 AM – Keynote - Shibu Varghese, Senior Vice President, People, Culture & Infrastructure (MDACC)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Session 2 - Workplace Violence Program Concept of Operations – Francis D'Addario (SEC), Ray Gerwitz (MDACC), Jo Aiken (Washington State Department of Enterprise Services) and Tim Meehan (Flowserve Corporation)
Concepts of Operations (ConOps) and Master Plans are often proven practice blueprints for program brand defensibility and continuously improving protection performance. Assessing the current state of security operations management and envisioning an optimized future state for more automated integrated, mission-centric, and proactive Workplace Violence Management Program is key. Enabling comprehensive stakeholder requirements while detailing the business case for implementation, operational structure program development and for improved risk mitigation outcomes is a key takeaway.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch – Networking Opportunity

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Session 3 - Risk Intelligence & All-Channel Stakeholder Threat Communications – Dean Correia (SEC), Clemente Rodriguez (RU), Tam Dao (RU), and Shawn Segers (Ralph Lauren)
Convergence of strategic human and machine security intelligence is now a powerful business risk mitigation enabler. Participants will learn the value of proactively detecting and mitigating situational risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Session 4 - Emergency Preparedness, Critical Incident Response, and Duty of Care – Tom Bello (SEC), Paul Cross (MDACC), Dr. Scott Patvolich (UT Health and Science Center - Houston), and Chris Combs (Phillips 66)
Duty of Care and continuously improving response to critical events is a core public safety and security mission business expectation. Now that we have discussed options to assess and prepare for workplace violence, hear some proven and innovative mission-critical people and asset protection services that will enhance your brand.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Session 5 - Regulatory Considerations – Joint Commission, C4R, Privacy, and Other Elements – Francis D'Addario (SEC), Marvin Radford (MDACC), and Emy Johnson (Allina Health)
Brand protection often starts with meeting or exceeding compliance expectations. Next generation leaders will appreciate how some brand protection service leaders meet the challenge of multiple evolving federal, international, national, provincial, state and even local compliance requirements while improving people and asset protection. Learn how current conditions, circumstances, culture, and resources influence protection outcomes.

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Closing Remarks and Day 2 Set Up – Francis D'Addario and Dean Correia (SEC)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Networking Reception (beverages and hors d'oeuvres)

Day 2 – June 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast - Networking Opportunity

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM - Opening Remarks and Housekeeping – Dean Correia (SEC)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Session 6 – Public and Private Partnerships to Manage Workplace Violence Risk – Dean Correia (SEC), Matt Slinkard (MDACC), Tom Munoz (City of Houston, Office of Emergency Management), and Bill Burgess (Tanger Outlets)
With the prospect of public and private resources remaining constrained, what public and private sector partnerships are making a measurable difference? This cross-functional panel discusses lessons learned and innovative options to collaborate proactively and reactively.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Session 7 - Workplace Violence Mitigation 2030 – A Fireside Chat - What are the Possibilities for Operational Risk Management? – William Adcox (MDACC), Ray Gerwitz (MDACC), Eric Clay (Memorial Hermann), and Matt Talbot (Kroger)
Collaborative and converged organizations are increasingly leveraging Unified Risk Oversight and human/machine intelligence for enterprise risk mitigation of workplace violence vulnerabilities and duty of care expectations. Panelists will take us into their future-state considerations for how people, process and technology can improve both governance and outcomes, as we compete to be the best place to work in our sector.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM – Closing Remarks and Boxed Lunch-To-Go

Virtual Bonus Session

SEC Solution Innovation Partner (SIP) Workplace Violence Program Service and Technology Case Studies

Sent via email after the Symposium, view brief, Shark-Tank-style online presentations by SEC's Solution Innovation Partners that will demonstrate proven practices for your future workplace violence assessment, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Upon completion of the viewing of the Bonus Session and post-event survey, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for up to 9 CPE at an accredited Security, Safety, Risk organization.


Curriculum AggregationPrice
Special Current Law Enforcement and College/University Student Rate (Virtual)$195 USD
Special Current Law Enforcement and College/University Student Rate (In-Person)$295 USD
Virtual Attendee$395 USD
In-Person Individual Attendees$595 USD
Per Company – 12 virtual seats$3,995 USD
Per Company – 12 in-person seats$5,995 USD
Post Graduation SEC Faculty Led Virtual Whiteboard Session - up to 20 seats and a 2-hour whiteboard strategy with up to 2 SEC Faculty
SEC Faculty will engage with your team virtually to leverage the learnings of this NGSL event and assess your current Workplace Violence Management Program services and technologies and evaluate your Program against current proven practices. Then, SEC will conduct a virtual whiteboard session and produce a brief PowerPoint deck containing a proposed roadmap for your future Workplace Violence Management Program people, process, and technology strategy.
$6,995 USD

Note: The schedule and speakers are subject to change.

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Note: a valid government ID is required for entry to the in-person event.