Workplace Violence: Strategic Threat Assessment Group Workshop for Orgs

Workplace Violence: Strategic Threat Assessment Group Workshop for Orgs

Workplace Violence: Strategic Threat Assessment Group Workshop for Orgs

All organizations are faced with workplace violence threats or incidents. Most organizations, however, do not know how to quickly resolve threatening behavior and reduce the risk of a serious incident from occurring. Not having a trained and at the ready threat resolution capability can be dangerous for employees and visitors, and costly to an organization. Let us help you reduce risk.

SummitET’s workplace violence Strategic Threat Assessment Group (STAG) is an organization’s solution to identifying and resolving threats before they are acted upon. A STAG is a multi-disciplined team of employees with roles and responsibilities, processes, procedures, tools, and training who come together upon a potential threat to make quick factual determinations and timely recommendations for senior decision-making to obviate threatening behavior. We help build this capability within your organization to properly assess and reduce risk of workplace violence incidents directed against employees or the organization.

Friday, June 4, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Webcam use is preferred for all participants and microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

Registration Deadline June 5, 2021

Register 4 or more attendees and receive a 10% discount.

Select 4+ Registrants in the eventbrite registration above.

Learning
Objectives

  • Learn how to implement the STAG concept of operations (composition, roles and responsibilities, process, and methodology)
  • Practice gathering information and applying an assessment tool
  • Practice developing recommended courses of action for decision makers
  • Gain familiarization of behaviors that may act as precursors to workplace violence
  • Discuss statistics, best practices/lessons learned , and strategies to reduce risk of workplace violence

The STAG is not intended to conduct high-level predictive analysis, but rather to provide sufficient information to support and defend commended courses of action to reduce risk.

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge Checks & Polling

Case Study Exercises

Scenario-Based Interactive Exercises

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

Corporate Leadership

Emergency Management

Employee Assistance Personnel

Facilities Management

HR Professionals and Managers

Legal/Compliance

Operations Managers

Security Supervisors and Managers

Victim/Witness Specialists

Workshop Facilitators

Our Workplace Violence STAG workshop is led by retired FBI Special Agents with decades of experience in gathering facts, conducting assessments, and providing supported recommended courses of action for risk reduction and senior level decision-making.

Questions?

This workshop is also available on request for organizations or angencies to help build your own Threat Assessment Group.

Contact our team at info@summitet.com or fill out the form and our experts will contact you directly. 

They Said What? Managing Social Media Situational Awareness for Communications Professionals Workshop

They Said What? Managing Social Media Situational Awareness for Communications Professionals Workshop

They Said What? Managing Social Media Situational Awareness for Communications Professionals Workshop

This interactive, virtual workshop provides strategies for maintaining situational awareness through social media and its resources to ensure approved information is available for decision-making. Learn to interact with social media tools and apply techniques for situational awareness to aid your risk communication plan. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Webcam use is preferred for all participants and microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

Registration Deadline June 7, 2021

Register 4 or more attendees and receive a 10% discount.

Select 4+ Registrants in the eventbrite registration above.

Subscription packages: Purchase 4 workshops for $699.

Email HollyHardin@SummitET.com to enquire.

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Learning
Objectives

Master social media monitoring and the role it plays in enhancing situational awareness during a crisis.  

Identify key sources for information monitoring on social media.  

Review the steps for successful social media monitoring and informed strategic communication decision-making.  

Determine the purpose, benefits, and uses of search platforms on social media.  

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge Checks

Polling

Breakout room activities

Scenario-based interactive exercises

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

Corporate Communications

Decision-Makers

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Executives

Fire & Rescue Services

Government

Health Care

Higher Education

Human Resources

Law Enforcement

Leadership

Management

Public Health

Public Relations

Public Safety Communications

Public Works

Senior Leadership

Subject-Matter Experts

Monitoring Social Media

There are several steps for ensuring your organization is positioned well to monitor incidents and events, gauge the effectiveness of messaging, and adjust communication strategies to be most effective.

Meet the Facilitators

Mark Basnight Image

Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

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Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com

Feeling in the Facts: Connecting with Disconnected Audiences Workshop

Feeling in the Facts: Connecting with Disconnected Audiences Workshop

Feeling in the Facts: Connecting with Disconnected Audiences Workshop

Communicators must include influential cognitive factors at all levels of risk communication frameworks for successful messaging. Risk messaging must be transparent, relatable, simple, straightforwardclear, and the source of communication must be trusted. 

This interactive, virtual workshop addresses the importance of storytelling, myths versus truths of risk communication, and the effects of cognitive dissonance on risk communication.   At the end of the workshop, participants will  apply risk communication concepts and disaster management messaging best practices to produce desirable public reaction and solidify public sentiment.  

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Webcam use is preferred for all participants and microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

Registration Deadline April 26, 2021

Register 4 or more attendees and receive a 10% discount.

Select 4+ Registrants in the eventbrite registration above.

Subscription packages: Purchase 4 workshops for $699.

Email HollyHardin@SummitET.com to enquire.

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Learning
Objectives

Identify solutions for connecting with disconnected audiences using influential cognitive factors. 

Develop strategies for addressing risk communication myths versus truths to better inform intended audiences. 

Demonstrate the ability to incorporate storytelling into risk communication strategies. 

Discuss best practices and lessons learned. 

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge Checks

Polling

Breakout room activities

Scenario-based interactive exercises

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

Corporate Communications

Decision-Makers

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Executives

Fire & Rescue Services

Government

Health Care

Higher Education

Human Resources

Law Enforcement

Leadership

Management

Public Health

Public Relations

Public Safety Communications

Public Works

Senior Leadership

Subject-Matter Experts

Meet the Facilitators

Mark Basnight Image

Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Holly Hardin Image

Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com

Building Resiliency: Virtual Joint Information System Methodology & Practice

Building Resiliency: Virtual Joint Information System Methodology & Practice

Building Resiliency: Virtual Joint Information System Methodology & Practice

There is no community resiliency without communication resiliency, and effective communication requires resiliency – especially during the current environment when operations are largely virtual. This Virtual Joint Information System Methodology and Practice is a three-hour workshop that offers practical solutions for crisis communications during threats and incidents that build relationships, enhance internal and external communications, streamline information coordination and approval processes, enhance the information management cycle, and build resiliency for the virtual Joint Information System/Joint Information Center.

Building resiliency is key for effective preparedness, and communications resiliency is a crucial component of an organization’s success.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Webcam use is preferred for all participants and microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

10% Discount when you regiter 4 or more attendees.

Registration Deadline March 30, 2021

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Learning
Objectives

Develop strategies for incorporating digital and social media and new technology into the Information Management Cycle.

Develop strategies for incorporating digital and social media and new technology into the Joint Information System and Joint Information Center.

Identify resiliency solutions for Virtual Joint Information System and Joint Information Center.

Discuss best practices and lessons learned.

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge checks

Polling

Break-out room activities

Scenario-based interactive exercises

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

Corporate Communications

Decision-makers

Digital Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Fire & Rescue Services

Government

Health Care

Higher Education

Human Resources

Law Enforcement

Leadership

Public HealthPublic Relations

Public Safety Communications

Public Works

Social Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists

 

Meet the Facilitators

Mark Basnight Image

Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Holly Hardin Image

Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com

What is a Virtual JIS/JIC?

Learn the benefits and purpose of the Virtual Joint Information System.

Building Trust: Reputation Management Strategies for Leadership

Building Trust: Reputation Management Strategies for Leadership

Building Trust: Reputation Management Strategies for Leadership

This three-hour, interactive and participatory workshop for decision-makers, senior management, communicators, and other management levels that have responsibility for communicating vital information to internal and external stakeholders addresses the importance of strategic communications for reputation management.

Workshop participants are encouraged to engage in open dialogue to examine the responsibilities, staffing recommendations, training requirements, and the funding necessary to support effective communications for reputation management. Best practices, strategy, and practice are emphasized during this workshop.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

10% Discount when you register 4 or more particpants.

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Learning
Objectives

Communication is critical to the success of an organization. This is especially true during a crisis. How well an organization communicates can help or hurt any reputation. The ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders internally and externally and to preserve or enhance an organization’s standing within stakeholder communities is critical for an organization’s success. In this workshop, you will learn to:

Describe communication strategies for reputation management.

Describe and develop a buy-time statement.

Understand the importance of a monitoring strategy for situational awareness to address reputation management.

Develop a monitoring strategy for situational awareness to address reputation management.

Practice communication strategies for reputation management.

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge Checks

Polling

Case Study Review

Discussion-based Exercises

 

 

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

  • Corporate Communications
  • Decision-Makers
  • Digital Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Executives
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works
  • Senior Leadership
  • Social Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists
  • Subject-Matter Experts

Meet the Facilitators

Mark Basnight Image

Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Holly Hardin Image

Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com

Pre-Scripted and Key Message Development Methodology and Practice

Pre-Scripted and Key Message Development Methodology and Practice

Pre-Scripted and Key Message Development Methodology and Practice

This three-hour, interactive workshop offers methodologies and practice for developing pre-scripted and key messages necessary for communicating risk and crisis information to internal and external audiences. Participants learn how to assess internal and external information needs for stakeholders, identify methods for developing pre-scripted and key messages, and demonstrate the ability to use a message map. This workshop focuses on building skills to leverage communication and leadership roles of training participants.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1pm – 4pm est

Location: Adobe Connect

This participatory workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities. Webcam use is preferred for all participants and microphones and reliable internet are required.

Public Event

Virtual, Facilitator Led

Three Hours

Please review the terms and conditions in the Course Agreement.  Please review Eventbrite’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for complete details.

10% Discount for registering groups of 4+ participants. 
Registration Deadline February 8, 2021.

Benefits to
Pre-Scripted Key Messages

High stress, high concern incidents change the rules of communication – especially for unfamiliar incidents such as an influenza pandemic, radiation emergency, terrorist attack, etc. However, proper anticipation, preparation, and practice can play a large role in the success of an organization’s communication efforts.

In fact, about 95% of all questions and concerns from stakeholders are predictable and can be anticipated in advance. Organizations should consider developing pre-scripted messaging prior to an incident when communicating effectively to stakeholders. Similarly, organizations should employ strategic, key messaging applications to raise knowledge and understanding, increase trust and credibility, and create informed, appropriate beliefs, decision, and behaviors for stakeholders.

This three-hour, interactive workshop offers methodologies and practice for developing pre-scripted and key messages necessary for communicating risk and crisis information to internal and external audiences. Participants learn how to assess internal and external information needs for stakeholders, identify methods for developing pre-scripted and key messages, and demonstrate the ability to use a message map. This workshop focuses on building skills to leverage communication and leadership roles of training participants.

This workshop uses interactive engagement, group discussion, and scenario-based activities to engage participants. Participants will leave this workshop with resources and guides for developing pre-scripted and key messages.

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Learning
Objectives

 Assess internal and external information needs for intended audiences.

Demonstrate the ability to use a message map.

Create pre-scripted and key messages that motivate action.

Demonstrate the ability to incorporate workshop concepts in a scenario-based activity. 

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge Checks

Polling

Scenario-based interactive exercises

Who Should
Attend

This course is open to anyone present in the United States at the time of the live event.

Corporate Communications

Digital Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

**Executives, Management, Leadership, Decision-Makers

Fire & Rescue Services

Government

Health Care

Higher Education

Human Resources

Law Enforcement

Public Health

Public Relations

Public Safety Communications

Public Works

Social Media Managers/Coordinators/Specialists

Meet the Facilitators

Mark Basnight Image

Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Holly Hardin Image

Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com