Monthly Archives: November 2013

Announcing the Seminar Line-up for The Facilities Management Summit 2013 in Orlando, FL

It’s time to throw back the curtains and flip on the spotlights!

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Without further ado, we present the complimentary educational  sessions for the Facilities Management Summit

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando,Florida.

December 3rd and 4th 2013

 

Innovative HVAC Technologies

 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology was introduced as a system to minimize losses found in conventional HVAC systems. The modular design of a VRF system provides exceptional dehumidification and temperature control by efficiently adapting to the changing loads. This presentation will provide an overview of VRF and Duct-Free Systems. Learn how a quiet, energy efficient, easy to design, install and maintain VRF System can improve the environment.

Stress Test your Critical Crisis Management Decisions

 • Review best practices for crisis management

• Learn how to integrate stress testing into your existing crisis structure & architecture

• Experience an interactive Stress Test crisis simulation exercise

• Identify techniques for transforming stress testing from a regulatory exercise to a strategic management tool

How you answer the question “What should we do now?” can have far reaching implications for your company. Often, these questions are complex and require far more than insurance claims or legal responses. Companies need information and focus on the human, operational, reputational, regulatory, and financial impacts in a disaster or crisis. Regulators have established specific guidelines identifying the expectation of management of risk including social media risk. These requirements included specific social media risk profiles, requirement of a social media risk program with oversight of monitoring, and board or senior management accountability with the potential for fines and penalties. The session will explain what you must be put in place now, provide case studies, and conduct an interactive stress test crisis management exercise.

LED Lights That Transmit Data? Who are you trying To Kid?

 The presenter shall describe a case study of how a vendor meeting in February of 2013 developed into a collaborative effort between a vendor with a brand new and previously unheard of technology through a very rapid research and development curve to a completely installed and operational solution by August of 2013.

Details about the growing pains, the technology challenges and the means and methods to overcome the internal TM, Permitting, Code and Sr. Management stumbling blocks and absolute roadblocks will be presented.

The vendor’s challenges in supporting the R & D in Orlando from their Laboratory base in Minnesota and the schedule requirements of Orlando will be outlined with each solution hammered out in this collaborative effort.

The specifics of how the audience of members can take these lessons learned and their new understanding of this emerging technology back to their base for consideration will be shared.

Leveraging the Power of Story for Meaningful Change: Storytelling for Influence

If you have ever struggled to convince your clients to achieve a greater level of sustainability, this session is for you. Facility managers, architects, engineers, and product manufacturer’s often attempt to “make the case” for more aggressive sustainability or energy performance. However, while there is great opportunity for better buildings, it is often difficult to convince your audience to make the necessary commitment.

This interactive presentation will cover the powerful storytelling tools for sustainable design and present a practice case study for effectively using stories on green building projects. Key components of story structuring and order of magnitude estimates will be highlighted.

1. Identify the most common story structure and recognize it in practice.

2. Know the basic elements of constructing a story and be able to write a storyline for any project.

Be able to think through the process of crafting, refining and delivering a story.

Utility Lighting Rebates and Incentives: Making them work for you!

Statistically, commercial buildings consume approximately 25% of all the electricity produced in the USA with 35% of that specifically consumed by lighting. As a direct result, over the last five years, most states and utilities have dramatically increased their efforts to capture energy savings within this market segment by offering extremely aggressive Energy Efficiency Incentive programs. These programs target all the aspects of your business where potential energy savings can be realized: Lighting, HVAC, Water, Refrigeration, and Gas to name a few. Lighting is the simplest of these in which to implement an efficiency program.

Why not take advantage of the utility financial incentives to improve the efficiency of your lighting system when they can only help drive an acceptable ROI (Return on Investment)? By doing so you will dramatically reduce your operational and maintenance costs, while also helping the environment.

Note, that with the continuing advancement of technology within the lighting industry, funding for these programs will only increase during the next 4 years. At the same time, however, the older technologies will begin to drop from the list of available targets for these incentives. Now is the time to take action.

Meet with Specialty Lighting Group Energy Services to learn how these programs work nationwide:

– Access to funding available per state and utility area

– Overview of different types of Lighting Rebate and Incentive from utilities

– Application process at a corporate level

– Assessment and estimates for potential savings on corporate portfolios

-ROI analysis and additional benefits from energy efficiency projects

Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event – Are You Prepared?

Patrick will discuss risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk.

Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event. The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter.

What will the attendees learn from the program?

1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well        as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls.

2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

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Announcing the Seminar Line-up for The Resilience Summit 2013 in Orlando, FL

It’s time to throw back the curtains and flip on the spotlights!

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Without further ado, we present the complimentary educational  sessions for the Resilience Summit

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando,Florida.

December 3rd and 4th 2013

 

Stress Test your Critical Crisis Management Decisions

Review best practices for crisis management • Learn how to integrate stress testing into your existing crisis structure & architecture • Experience an interactive Stress Test crisis simulation exercise • Identify techniques for transforming stress testing from a regulatory exercise to a strategic management tool How you answer the question “What should we do now?” can have far reaching implications for your company. Often, these questions are complex and require far more than insurance claims or legal responses. Companies need information and focus on the human, operational, reputational, regulatory, and financial impacts in a disaster or crisis. Regulators have established specific guidelines identifying the expectation of management of risk including social media risk. These requirements included specific social media risk profiles, requirement of a social media risk program with oversight of monitoring, and board or senior management accountability with the potential for fines and penalties. The session will explain what you must be put in place now, provide case studies, and conduct an interactive stress test crisis management exercise.

Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event – Are You Prepared?

Patrick V. Fiel will discuss risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk. Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event. The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter. What will the attendees learn from the program? 1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls. 2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

Empowering BYOD and Mobile Security in the Enterprise

Where is ROI seen by allowing BYOD? • How do we enable a successful BYOD program? What questions should we be asking and which departments should be involved? • What efficiencies will be gained by allowing BYOD? What are the drawbacks? • What are the correct compliance settings for employee-owned devices in terms of EULA and terms of use?

Location-Based Social Intelligence

Social media usage via smartphones is increasing every day. This is creating opportunities to capture eyewitnesses, locate criminals, respond during a crisis, protect executives and many other problems business continuity, security and disaster recovery professionals’ face. Geofeedia has created location-based social listening as a solution. Participants will learn: how to rapidly locate social media in a specific location using various search techniques; how to discover content that doesn’t have a keyword or hashtag; how to utilize advanced search techniques to cover both breaking issues and planned events and analyze this data to help with your response.

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We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker for the Orlando lineup of events – Patrick V. Fiel!

Join Patrick V. Fiel, Founder at PVF Security Consulting LLC,  as he’s discussing risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk.

 “Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event – Are You Prepared?” seminar  is to be presented by Patrick  on December 3rd&4th 
at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL

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Patrick V. Fiel, Sr. has over thirty years of experience managing security and law enforcement organizations, and is a nationally recognized expert in campus security for both K-12 and higher education clients.

Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event. The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter.

What will the attendees learn from the program?

1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well        as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls.

2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

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Announcing the Seminar Line-up for the Total Security Summit 2013 in Orlando, FL

It’s time to throw back the curtains and flip on the spotlights!

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Without further ado, we present the complimentary educational  sessions for the Total Security Summit

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando,Florida.

December 3rd and 4th 2013

1. Stress Test your Critical Crisis Management Decisions

• Review best practices for crisis management

• Learn how to integrate stress testing into your existing crisis structure & architecture

• Experience an interactive Stress Test crisis simulation exercise

• Identify techniques for transforming stress testing from a regulatory exercise to a strategic management tool.

How you answer the question “What should we do now?” can have far reaching implications for your company. Often, these questions are complex and require far more than insurance claims or legal responses. Companies need information and focus on the human, operational, reputational, regulatory, and financial impacts in a disaster or crisis. Regulators have established specific guidelines identifying the expectation of management of risk including social media risk. These requirements included specific social media risk profiles, requirement of a social media risk program with oversight of monitoring, and board or senior management accountability with the potential for fines and penalties. The session will explain what you must be put in place now, provide case studies, and conduct an interactive stress test crisis management exercise.

2. Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event – Are You Prepared?

Patrick will discuss risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk. Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event. The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter. What will the attendees learn from the program? 1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls. 2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

3. The Fifteen Most Impactful Technologies in Video Surveillance in 2014

Perfect timing is the theme of this overview of the most significant solutions end users will be asking about in 2014. Enjoy an entertaining, multimedia overview of new opportunities for facility protection, response and investigation. Since this session is given immediately after some popular technology shows and just before most solution launches, this session incorporates the technology most likely to affect the security industry. Come to learn opportunities in an illustrative presentation.

4. Empowering BYOD and Mobile Security in the Enterprise

Where is ROI seen by allowing BYOD?

• How do we enable a successful BYOD program? What questions should we be asking and which departments should be involved?

• What efficiencies will be gained by allowing BYOD? What are the drawbacks?

• What are the correct compliance

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Announcing a new seminar for the New York #HRandEBSummit: “Building Wellness Programs That Drive Success.”

Please join Shannetta Mennenga, Director of Corporate Cultural Alignment at HealthNow New York, Inc., at the New York  HR and Employee Benefits Summit on January 27th in  as she explains how to build wellness programs that drive success.

No one understands the value of healthy employees more than healthcare providers. As a leading healthcare company, HealthNow has helped millions of people live healthier lives—including their own employees. Find out how HealthNow utilizes the cloud-based Employee Success Platform™ to create successful employee wellness programs that engage, align and recognize employees. You’ll learn about how the program’s success has improved lives, saved money, and engaged employees—and how you can, too.

 Learning objectives:

  • Why HealthNow chose to partner with Achievers to invest in wellness, rewards, and recognition
  • How to integrate wellness initiatives into an Employee Success Platform ™
  • The business benefits of a healthy workforce
  • How to structure an effective wellness campaign
  • The power of healthy competition

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5 Ways to Rock Employees Recognition on a Budget.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, reflecting on what we’re grateful for should connect us to who we’re grateful for. It’s hard to ask for a better time of the year to express gratitude and thank our teams.  Here are a few ideas how to do it creatively, even with a very limited budget.

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Trophies are a great way to create a lasting impression. They also serve as a visible sign that management recognizes good work, and can encourage other employees to work hard and try to “measure up” to the higher achievers.  Recognize your employees with a certificate or a plaque. Put together a photo collage or mural from the last project. Whatever you choose, make sure that the trophy commemorates the employee’s specific achievement.

Unexpected kindness – If  you have a few dollars you can spend, an unexpected and impractical ‘thank you’ is always a good idea. Schedule a mandatory meeting at the end of the day and when your team arrives, take 2 minutes to tell them how much you appreciate their work. And then? Hand out gift certificates for a massage or a pedicure and give them the rest of the day off. Tell them to take some time to use this gift and celebrate their accomplishments. I’ve even heard of some managers that bring a masseuse or manicurist into the office so their team can receive their gifts right there and then.

Surprise lunch for your superstars – take your best performers to  lunch and let them know that they are appreciated. List out their strengths and give examples of how they have contributed to the success of the organization. Share something interesting about where the company or group is headed and how you see the employee as an important part of the vision. A positive, employee-focused one-on-one with the boss goes a long way to boost morale and build loyalty.

Freedom – suggest your top people take on a learning project of their choosing. Encourage them to set aside a couple of hours per week to focus on the project and mentor them if they want the extra coaching. Simply acknowledging that they have interests outside of their job description and giving them the freedom to pursue a project lets them know you support their personal or professional development.

Provide a training opportunity — Employees crave personal development so encourage key staffers by letting them take advantage of training and development opportunities of their choice.

More employee rewards and recognition ideas:

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“Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event- Are You Prepared?” Happy to announce yet another complimentary seminar for the New York HR and Employee Benefits Summit

Join Patrick V. Fiel Sr. at the HR and Employee Benefits Summit as he will discuss risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk.

Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter.  Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event.  The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter.

What will the attendees learn from the program?

1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls.

2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

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Bio Patrick V. Fiel Sr. is a known national security expert who has been interviewed and quoted by numerous news outlets, television, newspapers, and radio stations reaching million of viewers on security related issues. He has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement and security. He has served as the Public Safety Advisor for a large security integrator and the Executive Director of Security for the Washington, D.C. Public School System. Patrick is retired from the United States Army Military Police Corps, where he was highly decorated with numerous awards and commendations. During his 22-year tenure, Patrick maintained operational and management oversight roles with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as well as at NATO/SHAPE Headquarters in Belgium, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and other military bases around the country. He travels extensively presenting briefings and presentations on security trends, campus shootings, funding, risk assessments, emergency/crisis preparedness, gangs, bullying, workplace violence and current technology solutions.

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January 27th, 2014 New York City