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AMEM Conference Vendor Registrations will be available in June, 2018

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Paul VanVoorhis

Motivated, public sector professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 20+ year track record of accountability and leadership skill set. Talent for solving problems rather than managing issues. Diplomatic and tactful with public safety professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to multi-tasking, large and small project management, and short/long term strategic planning. Demonstrated history of producing results, meeting goals and thriving in deadline-driven environments. Flexible and versatile – able to maintain resilience under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Excellent team-building skills.
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Aaron Kallunki

Aaron Kallunki is the All Hazards Planning Administrator for the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. After 23 years of service in the Minnesota National Guard, he retired at the rank of First Sergeant. His experiences include: leading a protective service detail in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005, assisting law enforcement with physical security planning in preparation for the 2008 Republican National Convention, and providing Quick Reaction Force (QRF) support to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. From 2008-2014 Aaron was detailed to support of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection.
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Joseph Kelly

Joe Kelly was named as the director of HSEM in January 2015. He has the overall responsibility to ensure coordination of state agency preparedness and emergency response to all types of natural and other emergencies and disasters in Minnesota. A native of Olivia, Minn., Joe served previously as the HSEM deputy director for the past four years. Before joining HSEM, he served 31 years in the United States Army and Minnesota National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He achieved the rank of Brigadier General and his last military assignment was as the Assistant Adjutant General for the state of Minnesota. Joe was involved in planning, coordinating, and executing military operations in support of civil authorities for more than 17 years, including serving as the joint military task force commander during the 2008 Republican National Convention. He holds a bachelor's degree from Saint John’s University, a master’s degree from the United States Army War College and is a Minnesota certified emergency manager.
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Major General Jon A. Jensen

Major General Jon A. Jensen assumed duties as the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard on November 1, 2017. MG Jensen earned his commission in 1989 from the United State Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon commissioning, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in both Iowa and Minnesota National Guard. He has commanded at all levels of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division including 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and his most recent assignment as Commanding General of the 34th Infantry Division. Mg Jensen has also served as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Assistant Adjutant General – Army. MG Jensen has deployed in support of Operation Desert Spring (Kuwait), Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Mona Dohman

Mona Dohman was appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety by Governor Dayton in January 2011. Prior to her appointment, Dohman served 10 years as chief of the Maple Grove Police Department. She joined the department in 1984 and served as an investigator, patrol officer, sergeant and captain before her promotion to chief in 2001. Dohman’s nearly 33 years of law enforcement experience also includes serving as a patrol officer in Glencoe and Marshall. Appointed chair of the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board by Governor Pawlenty in 2010, Dohman has worked with the legislative and executive branches to implement policies designed to improve and expand the role of law enforcement across a spectrum of issues. Dohman is a past president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the Hennepin County Chiefs of Police Association. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Suburban Law Enforcement Association; Law Enforcement Memorial Association; and Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers. Commissioner Dohman is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a master’s degree in Educational Administration with a focus in Police Leadership. Her other degrees include a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Metro State University, and an associate’s degree in Law Enforcement from Alexandria Technical College. Dohman also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
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Christopher Muller

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John Dooley

John Dooley is the Program Manager for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Communication Networks. He coordinates the Public Information and Warning efforts in the State of Minnesota between Federal, Tribal, and County Public Safety personnel and private partners in Broadcast, Cable and Telecommunications industries. He also is the Vice-Chair of Regional Emergency Communications Working Group for FEMA Region 5, and is also the is the Chair of the EAS / IPAWS Taskforce; that works to identify regional specific issues facing States as related to alert and warning of the public. He is also a Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager. His previously was the Communications Officer for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management from October of 2006 to June of 2017. Responsibilities were to manage the divisions’ telephone, video and radio services as well as coordinating communication activities between Federal, State Agencies and Local Jurisdictions.
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David L. Schoeneck

For the past 15 years, David L. Schoeneck has been an active member of the American Red Cross Public Affairs Team in Minnesota and nationally. He is a member of the National Advanced Public Affairs Team and has responded to four hurricanes and the east Washington state wildfires, as well as numerous tornadoes, floods and home fires in Minnesota. He has been a member of AMEM, representing the Red Cross, for several years. Schoeneck is a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Advanced Public Information Officer course and is Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Before retirement, he worked as Director of Public Relations at several Minnesota corporations. Schoeneck started his career as a newspaper reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in Southern Minnesota while graduating from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He also served in the U.S. Army as a combat correspondent and weekly newspaper editor in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division.
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Amber Schindeldecker

Amber Schindeldecker is the Public Information Officer for Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management division of the Department of Public Safety. Prior to public service, Amber worked in TV news for 12 years at several stations across the nation. She is a 2003 graduate of Drake University
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David Lein

David Lein serves as the Director of Support to Military Operation for the Department of Military Affairs. In this position, he coordinates the sustainment needs of the Minnesota National Guard that includes facility security and emergency management, anti-terror force protection, planning and policy development, fiscal and contractual needs, and providing support during events when the National Guard is deployed by the Governor to support local authorities during emergencies and disasters. From 1996 through 2008, David owned a compliance management firm specializing in the development and implementation of compliance management programs for the petroleum and chemical industry. Prior to that, David worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a Compliance Coordinator and Pollution Control Specialist. David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Moorhead State University, has been trained in LEAN Process Improvement and is a State Certified Emergency Manager. David resides in White Bear Township with his wife Becky. They are parents of two grown adults.
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David L. Schoeneck

For the past 15 years, David L. Schoeneck has been an active member of the American Red Cross Public Affairs Team in Minnesota and nationally. He is a member of the National Advanced Public Affairs Team and has responded to four hurricanes and the east Washington state wildfires, as well as numerous tornadoes, floods and home fires in Minnesota. He has been a member of AMEM, representing the Red Cross, for several years. Schoeneck is a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Advanced Public Information Officer course and is Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Before retirement, he worked as Director of Public Relations at several Minnesota corporations. Schoeneck started his career as a newspaper reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in Southern Minnesota while graduating from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He also served in the U.S. Army as a combat correspondent and weekly newspaper editor in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division.
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Amber Schindeldecker

Amber Schindeldecker is the Public Information Officer for Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management division of the Department of Public Safety. Prior to public service, Amber worked in TV news for 12 years at several stations across the nation. She is a 2003 graduate of Drake University
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Herb Fineday

Herb Fineday is a 14 yr veteran of the Fond du Lac police department. Herb started his Law Enforcement career in January of 2000 after graduating from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Indian Police Academy. Herb is currently an Investigator, assigned to narcotics enforcement. Throughout his career Herb served the Band as, the Chief of Police, Sergeant, Emergency Management Coordinator, First team EOC Incident Commander, Field Training Officer and Use of Force Instructor. Herb has presented in the past on IC operations, ICWA, Community Policing, Use of Force; application, tracking and trending. Herb is an active member of the Fond du Lac Band where he served on the Land Use Committee, Housing Advisory Board and the Human Services Advisory Board. Herb was a member of Cohort 7 of Rebuilding Native Nations with the Native Governance Center. Herb lives his life seasonally with my family on the Fond du Lac Reservation and enjoys the Pow Wow trail with his family year round. Herb also currently works for the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College as a Law Enforcement program recruiter/mentor and was the Fond du Lac Police officer of the year in 2017.
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David Beurle

David Beurle is founder and CEO of Future iQ, a consultancy company that specializes in future planning with regions, cities and industries. He has pioneered the application of scenario planning in regions and regional industries around the world, and developed the Future Game as a widely-used planning and workshop tool. Future iQ has a project portfolio across USA, Europe and Australia, and has been based in the Midwest for over ten years. Recent projects in Minnesota include: $Community Visioning and Strategic Planning with Waseca County $Solid Waste Management and Watershed Management Planning with Scott County $City visioning and planning in Wayzata and Edina $Strategic Planning with the Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County $Exploring the Future of Midwest Agriculture, with the University of Minnesota David has authored several foresight publications including Future iQ’s 2017 publication, The Next Industrial Revolution and 2016 publications, The Future of Manufacturing and The Future of Food.
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Tim Eggebraaten

Tim Eggebraaten has been a police officer since 1992 and had many different roles during his career with the Detroit Lakes, MN Police Department – DARE Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police from 2011 – 2016. Tim retired from the DLPD in November 2016 after 24 ½ years in law enforcement and 3 years as a correctional officer in Clay County, MN. Tim and his wife, Denise, have three sons and make their home in Detroit Lakes. Like everybody, Tim faces the challenges of balancing family life with the rigors of a career and trying to keep himself physically, socially, mentally and spiritually healthy. The emotional roller coaster of police work started to catch up with Tim during his tenure as Chief of Police and it reached a critical point in 2012. Tim began talking about his own career path and leadership journey in 2016 and found that talking with others about personal and emotional topics really helped in his own healing process and optimistic outlook. Tim learned that others benefit from knowing that they are not alone in their own journey. Tim will talk (and sing) with your organization about how our attitude choice can help us find our “rhythm of life” so that we can truly be successful in all aspects of our lives.
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Judson Freed

Judd Freed has more than 30 years of experience in Emergency Management, Homeland Security and community risk and resilience in the academic, private, and public sectors. He has created and expanded innovative and successful Emergency Management programs in local government, academia, and as a private consultant. Since 2003, Judd has served as Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for one of the nation's most densely populated large urban counties. A frequent presenter and lecturer, Judd is also an author and an Adjunct Professor in Emergency Management at Idaho State University. Judd is very active in government affairs issues pertaining to the structure of Homeland Security in the United States, and the implications to and impact on local communities and local government. He has provided expert testimony before the United States Congress on several occasions, and to federal commissions and the Minnesota State Legislature. Judd serves as the President of Region 5 of the Intentional Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and as Vice Chair of the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Emergency Management at the National Association of Counties. In 2016, Judd was appointed by Secretary Johnson to the Homeland Security Information Network National Advisory Council, representing local government emergency management. A Certified Emergency Manager through IAEM, and Certified Business Continuity Professional through DRII, Judd is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College Homeland Security Planner program and holds a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Mike Christianson

Mike Christianson is one of two Protective Security Advisors (PSA) with the Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with duty in Minnesota. In this capacity, Mike is responsible for representing DHS within the State of Minnesota while serving as a liaison between DHS and the private sector as well as with federal, tribal, state, and local mission partners. As DHS’ on-site critical infrastructure specialist, Mike provides assistance and support as appropriate to DHS mission partners for all-hazards prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery efforts as well as during designated security events in order to enhance infrastructure security and resilience. Prior to his PSA duties Mike retired with thirty years in the Army and Minnesota Army National Guard, with a deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan. After retirement, Mike spent time as an Emergency Manager for the City of Saint Paul and a School Safety Specialist for Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with the Minnesota Department of Public Safetyo has a Trainer certificate for Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance.
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Doug Berglund

Doug Berglund is the Deputy Fire Chief for Forest Lake, and the Director of Emergency Management for Washington County. Through my experience in both capacities I have realized that schools are not prepared for recovery. They believe a school emergency plan means lockdown, evacuation and relocation. I have not found a school in our area that has a procedure for student accountability, custodial considerations for young students, medication at the reunification site, death notification, etc. These items are only the components which exist within hours after the shooting stops, but it is enough to overwhelm those who do not live in our world. I recently completed my Master’s Thesis which has the academic research to support the fact that this is not just a Washington County, or Minnesota problem. I am not looking to provide a template for a recovery plan; I just want to bring awareness to the fact that readiness in terms of response, does not inherently translate to preparedness for recovery.
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Rick Larkin

Rick Larkin is the former Director of Emergency Management for the City of Saint Paul, MN (2008-2018). Rick is a Certified Emergency Manager and holds numerous teaching credentials for Incident Command Systems, Emergency Management, and Business Continuity. Rick is also a Licensed Auditor for Business Continuity from the International Center for Organizational Resilience (ICOR). For the past 15 years, Rick has been affiliated with the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), as a volunteer trainer, assessor, and assessment team leader. He has led numerous assessments of local, state and federal government, as well as Private Sector and International Emergency Management Programs. Larkin has served on the Technical Committee for NFPA 1600 – Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs and also is the Chairperson of the Standards Subcommittee for the Emergency Management Standard by EMAP.
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Terry Sieben

Terry Sieben – Terry is currently serving the City of Saint Paul’s Emergency Management Department as a Coordinator - Planning Officer. He has been there since 2015 and has additional responsibility as the department’s national accreditation manager. Terry was responsible for guiding the successful completion of the accreditation requirements for the EM program awarded in April 2017. He led the development of the city’s initial Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and 13 subsequent department plans to include the jurisdiction-wide Continuity of Government (COG) Plan, all over a 9-month period. Terry has also provided guidance for other EM programs in national accreditation compliance. A native of Hastings, MN, prior to his employment with the saintly city, Terry served with the U.S. Air Force and MN Air National Guard for 28 years, retiring at the rank of Lt Col. During his military service, he held four command positions, one during a 6-month voluntary deployment to Southwest Asia. Terry’s military experiences include; military police officer, anti-terrorism officer, state counterdrug coordinator and director of human resources. Terry became a MN Certified Emergency Manager in 2000 and has held a MN Peace Officer License since 1985. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mankato State University, a master’s degree from Hamline University, and he is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force, Air War College.
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John Fudenberg, D-ABMDI

John Fudenberg is the Coroner for The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (CCOCME) and has been with the office since 2003. Mr. Fudenberg brings twenty-five plus years of law enforcement and public service experience to the position, working in Anoka County MN and for the City of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to continuing his career with Clark County. John is a Diplomat with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI). He serves on the IAC&ME Board of Directors and is the Secretary of the International Association of Coroner & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME). John is also a past commissioner of the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS). John serves on the National Institute of Standards & Technology Organization of Scientific Area Committee (NIST OSAC), as well as Chairman of the Las Vegas Trauma Intervention Program (TIP). Mr. Fudenberg has been a guest lecturer, instructor and subject matter consultant regarding medicolegal death investigations and management topics.
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Schedule

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    AMEM Board Meeting
    Governors
    11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
    Conference Registration
    Lobby
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Exercise - Civil Unrest: An Emergency Manager’s Role
    This four-hour table top exercise is based on a civil disobedience protest at a public place. The exercise will allow the emergency management professional to work through the unique challenges facing authorities tasked with a potentially volatile event.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    • Participants will gain an awareness of MN State Statues and their requirements used by law enforcement during this type of event
    • Understand the balancing of public safety and free speech
    • Understand the cost of doing nothing
    • Decision making under stressful conditions
    • The role of the emergency manager during a civil disobedience emergency
    Whitebirch
    01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    HSEM Course: Threat Assessment Strategies for School
      This course will prepare emergency managers and public safety professionals to assist local school officials develop and support threat assessment processes in K-12 schools. Threat assessments are an integral part of a 360-degree school safety and security strategy. Recent school and state legislative initiatives have identified threat assessments as a best practice to encourage a safe and healthy learning environment for students, school staff, and our communities. Course attendees will participate in threat assessment development, threat assessment models, and working through TTX scenarios.

      • Learning Objectives:
        At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
      • Learn the history and basic components of school threat assessments 
      • Understand the various roles of Threat Assessment Team members 
      • Review current Threat Assessment Models 
      •  Apply current Threat Assessment Models in TTX scenarios
      TBD
      01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
      HSEM Certification Course: Principles of Emergency Management/Emergency Planning
      This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process and resources to plan for emergencies in Minnesota jurisdictions.
       

      Learning Objectives:
      At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
      • Learn the legal basis and responsibility for emergency planning at the state and local level 
      • Understand how to plan format basics and review criteria 
      • Review Minnesota statutes, and Governor’s Executive Orders
      TBD
      05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
      AMEM Audit
      Governors Room
      06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
      Dinner
        Dinner Served at Dockside unless inclimate weather.  Menu: Griller Herb Chicken and BBQ Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Pasta Salad ,Potato, Green Salad, Buns, Assorted Desserts
        Dockside
        07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
        New Attendee Welcome
        Lakeside A & B
        08:30 PM to 11:00 PM
        Bonfire
        Beach
      • Monday, September 17, 2018
        06:30 AM to 08:00 AM
        Breakfast
          Buffet Breakfast
          Marina II
          08:00 AM to 08:15 AM
          Opening Ceremonies
          Whitebirch
          08:15 AM to 09:45 AM
          Super Bowl LII – Emergency Management Planning and Operations
            OEM staff will present a summary overview of emergency management planning, organization, equipping, training, exercising and operations deployed for Super Bowl LII including lessons learned and recommended practices for future events.
            Learning Objectives:
            • Understand process used to build the emergency management capability required for event;
            • Understand emergency management operations deployed in support of the event;
            • Understand lessons learned in large event management.
            Whitebirch
            09:45 AM to 10:00 AM
            Morning Break
            Minnesota
            10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
            Special Remarks
            Special Remarks
            Whitebirch
            11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
            AMEM Annual Meeting
            The annual meeting provides an update to the membership on the past and upcoming year, Association financials, elects officer, and considers resolution or bylaw updates,  All members are encouraged to attend, You need to be a regular members to vote
            Whitebirch
            12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
            Lunch
              Menu: Beef Chimichanga, Build your own Hard or Soft Tacos, Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, and Dessert
              Minnesota
              01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
              IPAWS for the Incident Command System
              This session will cover what the Incident Commander needs to do to make the decision that the public needs to be warned of, how small or big of an area that warning needs to be and inform them of what would be the best method. 

              Learning Objectives:
              At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
              • Understand who to warn, 
              • Describe what is the hazard you want them to prepare for, and; 
              • Know how best to communicate that to the public with what action they will need to take.
              TBD
              01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
              Where’s My Elephant? The Inside Track on Resource Tracking
                From the dynamic presenters that brought you “When The Circus Comes to Town: What Event Planners Never Tell You” and “When the Circus Comes to Town – Who Invited These Clowns Back” comes a new timely presentation, “Where’s My Elephant? The Inside Track on Resource Tracking.” Participants will learn a simplified model of resource tracking, receive Resource Tracking forms that can be customized for their jurisdiction and watch demonstrations of how resource ordering and tracking can go off the rails.

                Learning Objectives:

                At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                • Understand the challenges and complexities of resource tracking while learning a simplified model
                • Receive tips and tools that can be customized for their jurisdiction
                • Understand how Logistics, Operations and Finance need to work together to order the right resources, at the right time, in the right place.
                • Create a customizable Demobilization Plan
                TBD
                01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                Military Support to Civil Authorities: How to request the National Guard and what resources can you expect
                  This presentation provides an overview of legal authorities that govern the use of the National Guard in response to domestic emergencies; outlines the procedures and processes necessary for requesting the Guard; overview of approval authorities; provide a general understanding of what the Guard can and cannot do and answer any questions the group may have regarding National Guard activation in state emergencies.

                  Learning Objectives: 

                  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                  • Understand the process for requesting the National Guard 
                  • Understand the approval process for activating the National Guard
                  • Know what resources and activities the National Guard can provide/perform
                  TBD
                  01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                  Building Your Local Communication Plan
                  Many communities have not prepared a comprehensive communications plan prior to a disaster. Who is in charge of disseminating information and communicating vital, lifesaving messages with local residents? What messages should be communicated? Which local media outlets are important to reaching your community?Who is authorized to speak to the media?

                  Without prior planning, you may find the wrong people sending the wrong messages at the wrong time. This fast-paced session will help you outline a comprehensive plan and assure that when the time comes, you will be prepared to quickly and accurately reach key audiences with vital messages. 

                  Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able to identify:
                  • Why is a comprehensive communications plan vital?
                  • Why designating and training spokespeople prior to an incident is critical.
                  • What messages can you prepare in advance?
                  • Please provide a short speaker biography. This should support your knowledge and experience related to the topic of the proposed presentation.
                  TBD
                  01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                  Social Media in an Emergency Management World

                  Todays news consumption is different than it was even a decade ago. People now use social media on a daily basis to obtain information that could impact their lives. The quickest way to reach the largest amount of people is via social media. And because most media outlets follow social media generated by local jurisdictions, your message becomes amplified when people may need it most. If you are not in the social media game, learn why its so beneficial and how to start!
                  Learning Objectives:At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

                  • Understand why social media is a must in your public messaging before, during and after an emergency.
                  • know the dos and donts of communicating with your social media channels.
                  • Be able to stay engaged with your audience and how to maximize your reach.
                  TBD
                  01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                  Feeling all COOP’ed Up? – One City’s experience in Completing Continuity of Operations Plans
                    This session will provide participants a basic understanding of the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) requirements and best practices. This session will also enable Emergency Management personnel to research, develop and implement COOP plans in their area of responsibility. The presentation will focus on a local jurisdiction that has had a long-standing planning gap for COOP and COG plans and how the jurisdiction was able to develop 13 Continuity of Operations and 1 Continuity of Government Plan for the jurisdiction in a 9-month period of time. Participants will leave the class with materials and knowledge to assist them in developing COOP and COG plans for their jurisdiction, along with practical advice for overcoming challenges.

                    Learning Objectives: At the end of this session: 

                    • Participants will be provided an understanding of the various Continuity of Operations requirements, depending on jurisdiction type; 
                    • Participants will have an opportunity to learn best practices and current industry standards in COOP/COG Planning for Emergency Management and Business Continuity;
                    • Participants will be provided with materials they need to successfully manage the COOP/COG planning process; 
                    • Participants will have an opportunity to benchmark experiences with Emergency Management Programs that have success
                    TBD
                    03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                    Military Support to Civil Authorities: How to request the National Guard and what resources can you expect

                    This presentation provides an overview of legal authorities that govern the use of the National Guard in response to domestic emergencies; outlines the procedures and processes necessary for requesting the Guard; overview of approval authorities; provide a general understanding of what the Guard can and cannot do and answer any questions the group may have regarding National Guard activation in state emergencies.

                    Learning Objectives:
                    At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                    • Understand the process for requesting the National Guard 
                    • Understand the approval process for activating the National Guard
                    • Know what resources and activities the National Guard can provide/perform
                    TBD
                    03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                    Where’s My Elephant? The Inside Track on Resource Tracking
                      From the dynamic presenters that brought you “When The Circus Comes to Town: What Event Planners Never Tell You” and “When the Circus Comes to Town – Who Invited These Clowns Back” comes a new timely presentation, “Where’s My Elephant? The Inside Track on Resource Tracking.” Participants will learn a simplified model of resource tracking, receive Resource Tracking forms that can be customized for their jurisdiction and watch demonstrations of how resource ordering and tracking can go off the rails. 

                      Learning Objectives:
                      At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                      • Understand the challenges and complexities of resource tracking while learning a simplified model 
                      • Receive tips and tools that can be customized for their jurisdiction 
                      • Understand how Logistics, Operations and Finance need to work together to order the right resources, at the right time, in the right place. 
                      • Create a customizable Demobilization Plan
                      TBD
                      03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                      Building Your Local Communication Plan
                      Many communities have not prepared a comprehensive communications plan prior to a disaster. Who is in charge of disseminating information and communicating vital, lifesaving messages with local residents? What messages should be communicated? Which local media outlets are important to reaching your community?
                      Who is authorized to speak to the media?

                      Without prior planning, you may find the wrong people sending the wrong messages at the wrong time. This fast-paced session will help you outline a comprehensive plan and assure that when the time comes, you will be prepared to quickly and accurately reach key audiences with vital messages. 

                      Learning Objectives:
                      At the end of this session, participants should be able to identify:
                      • Why is a comprehensive communications plan vital? 
                      • Why designating and training spokespeople prior to an incident is critical. 
                      • What messages can you prepare in advance?
                      TBD
                      03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                      Social Media in an Emergency Management World
                      Today’s news consumption is different than it was even a decade ago. People now use social media on a daily basis to obtain information that could impact their lives. The quickest way to reach the largest amount of people is via social media. And because most media outlets follow social media generated by local jurisdictions, your message becomes amplified when people may need it most. If you’re not in the social media game, learn why it’s so beneficial and how to start! 

                      Learning Objectives:
                      At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                      • Understand why social media is a must in your public messaging is before, during and after an emergency.  
                      • Know the dos and don’ts of communicating with your social media channels.
                      • Be able to stay engaged with your audience and how to maximize your reach.
                      TBD
                      03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                      Transforming Local Leaders and Elected Officials into Emergency Management Advocates - Taking the Mystery out of the Legislative Process
                        A Panel discussion on how to provide an easier pathway to communicate with your local and state elected officials on Emergency Management.

                        Learning Objectives:
                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                        • How to build a professional relationship with your local elected officials. 
                        • Organizing your priority’s when wearing multiple hats. 
                        • Provide a clear pathway to communicate with your local elected officials on Emergency Management Priority’s. 
                        • How to put Emergency Management Priority’s into motion.
                          Continual education of elected officials.
                        TBD
                        03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                        Overcoming Native Cultural Barriers When Investigating Crimes
                        An overview of Native American culture pertaining to Minnesota Ojibwe nations, with a focus on treaty rights and public law 280. Tribal Law enforcement faces many challenges that mainstream America encounters those crimes include drug trafficking, organized crimes, sex-trafficking, and crimes against a family. 
                        Learning Objectives:
                        At the end of this session attendees should understand: 
                        • Cultural barriers for non-tribal law enforcement 
                        • Working knowledge of public law 280 
                        • How state law applies in a sovereign nation 
                        • Drug and drug paraphernalia identification.
                        TBD
                        04:45 PM to 06:00 PM
                        AMEM Presidents Director’s Forum - All Emergency Managers are Welcome to Attend
                          This session provides the opportunity for Minnesota’s Directors of Emergency Management to meet and discuss current programs, initiatives, and issues of common interest to their local jurisdictions. 
                          Learning Objectives:
                          At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                          • Achieve a better understanding and appreciation of programs, initiatives and issues affecting emergency management in Minnesota  
                          • Obtain shared ideas of how their peers meet current challenges of emergency management, and initiate programs and plans to enhance their local emergency management programs
                          Lakeside A-B
                          06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
                          Dinner
                            Dinner Menu: Carved Prime Rib, Broiled Walleye, Roast Turkey, Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, Wild Rice Salad, Potatoes, Vegetable, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, and Assorted Desserts.
                            Minnesota Room
                            07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
                            BINGO
                              Lakeside A & B
                              08:30 PM to 11:00 PM
                              Bonfire
                              Beach
                            • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
                              06:30 AM to 08:00 AM
                              Breakfast
                                Buffet Breakfast
                                Marina II
                                06:30 AM to 08:00 AM
                                Fun Walk Run
                                Outside Lobby
                                08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
                                The Future of the Midwest - Implications for Emergency Management
                                Future iQ specializes in foresight and trend analysis. Join us as David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ talks about important emerging trends that will likely shape the Midwest over the coming decades. Future iQ has been conducting critical foresight research in the areas of urbanization,climate change, food and agriculture, manufacturing and sustainability. These topics will all have a direct impact on the entire process of how emergency management may need to adapt and operate in the next 10-20 years. Find out what to anticipate and how you can be ready. 


                                Learning Objectives:
                                At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                • Participants will be able to identify global trends that are affecting the Midwest. 
                                • Participants will be able to identify ways that the Midwest will play an important role
                                  in sustainability for the global population. 
                                • Participants will be able to identify how local and global trends have the potential to
                                  disrupt emergency management in Minnesota in the next 10-20 years.
                                Whitebirch
                                09:45 AM to 10:15 AM
                                Morning Break and Exhibitor Show
                                Minnesota
                                10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
                                Finding Your Beat – The Rhythm of Life: Impacts and Lessons
                                We all face the challenges of keeping our lives in harmony and balance. Our physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of our health need to be honestly evaluated and adjusted, if necessary. I will provide real-life strategies that the attendees can immediately use to evaluate where they are at in their lives and help them discover areas that may need improvement. I will provide them with some tools to make any necessary changes. I will work with the event coordinators to tailor the presentation to cover current issues facing your organization and profession.

                                All of this is done with humor, some music, stories and examples from almost 28 years in the Criminal Justice field. I am also offering an evening of musical entertainment for your social event. I have been entertaining as a one-man-band for 15 years.

                                Learning Objectives:
                                At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                • Understand the warning signs that you have lost your balance and the steps needed to get back on track.
                                • Motivate those around you when you have found your own harmony and balance
                                • Develop your own emotional intelligence and self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management and relationship management for a clear view of what’s happening on your watch.
                                Whitebirch
                                12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
                                Lunch & Exhibt Show
                                  Lunch Menu: Baked POrk Chops, Swedish Meatballs, Tilapia, Vegetable, Pasta Salas, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad Rolls and Assorted Desserts,
                                  Minnesota
                                  01:00 PM to 02:20 PM
                                  Responding to and Recovering From a Disaster – the Rest of the Story
                                    In September 2016, Waseca County received 14 inches of rain in a short period of time. We’ve talked about the response portion of the flood with a little help from our friends. Now, two years later, we look at the Recovery portion of the flood and the lessons learned. 

                                    Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                    • To provide insight into the recovery from the 2016 Waseca Flooding Event. 
                                    • To share lessons learned and progress made on EOC Operations since the deployment.
                                    TBD
                                    01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                    Using the National Emergency Management Standard as a Performance Measure
                                    The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) publishes and administers the Emergency Management Standard – the only peer derived and reviewed standard and accreditation program for Emergency Management Programs accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The EMAP accreditation process is not easy, but is rewarding and the standard is applicable to programs of any size.

                                    While accreditation may or may not be a goal for a county or state program, the standard is still the standard. It represents what Emergency Managers from across the nation (and even internationally) have agreed upon as the minimum necessary functional areas for Emergency Management programs. Even if a program is not ready, interested, or able to afford the full accreditation effort, the Standard can still be applied in a way that will give elected leadership and the public a set of metrics for the status of the program, and a way to justify activity and funding for ongoing efforts. In an age where everyone from city councils to county boards to Congress want proof that Emergency Management programs are providing a service and continuing to improve, application of the national Emergency Management Standard and EMAP methodology can provide those measures.

                                    This class will summarize the Standard, all 64 subject matter areas, the EMAP methodology and the accreditation process. 

                                    Learning Objectives:
                                    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                    • Identify metrics for Emergency Management programs in government 
                                    • Identify methods for assessing and improving compliance with the standard 
                                    • Identify means by which the standard can be utilized to justify activity and funding
                                    TBD
                                    01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                    Missing Person Search Management: Where Roles Meet Reality
                                      A missing person search presents unique challenges to the effective development and evolution of the Incident Command structure. This presentation will offer a primer on basic search concepts, as well as help to navigate the pitfalls frequently encountered as ICS moves from “first person on the scene” to a fully-developed search operation. 

                                      Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                      • Describe basic search tactics in the reflex phase of developing missing person search. 
                                      • Apply basic ICS principles in the context of a missing person search. 
                                      • Contrast “tabletop” ICS with field reality and avoid pitfalls as the search operation grows. 
                                      • Adapt operations in response to a potential Child Abduction Response scenario. 
                                      • Set up your structure to effectively transition to protracted operation
                                      TBD
                                      01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                      It Could Happen to YOU: Disaster Preparedness & Planning for Seniors
                                        How can agencies and organizations work together to help seniors be aware of and better prepared for disasters? In response to a number of natural, terrorism and man-made disasters, a partnership was developed between staff from the Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging, the NW Regional Development Commission, and the NW Emergency Managers Joint Powers Board. Starting from a request at the Red Lake County Fair, this two-year strong partnership has developed presentations that were provided in communities across the region to help seniors and their caregivers be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

                                        Learning Objectives:
                                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                        • Recognize important factors in emergency preparedness for seniors 
                                        • Pinpoint specific steps that seniors and caregivers can take to become better prepared 
                                        • Identify and develop partnerships with agencies within communities that can help in times of disaster
                                        TBD
                                        01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                        The Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor (PSA) program discussing resources and assessment tools
                                        The PSA program’s primary mission is to proactively engage with Federal, State, local, Tribal and Territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect critical infrastructure. We do this by planning, coordinating, and conducting security surveys and assessments, conducting outreach activities, support National Special Security Events (NSSEs) and Special Event Activity Rating (SEAR) events, coordinate and support improvised explosive device awareness and risk mitigation training along with responding to incidents. During this presentation I will discuss our program, assessment tools and platforms along with trainings and exercise opportunities to stakeholders across Minnesota. 

                                        Learning Objectives:
                                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                        • Understand the Protective Security Advisor roles and responsibilities 
                                        • Recognize vulnerability assessment tools available to Emergency Managers and First Responders 
                                        • Participate in discussing other DHS resources; Homeland Security starts with Hometown Security
                                          See Something, Say Something, Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness 
                                        • Bomb Threat Management. 
                                        • Adapt operations in response to a potential Child Abduction Response scenario. 
                                        • Set up your structure to effectively transition to protracted operations.
                                        TBD
                                        01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                        The Forgotten Mission: When the Shooting Stops - Recovery from Active-Shooter Incidents in K-12 Schools
                                        Since Columbine, an overwhelming amount of focus and attention has been applied to response and mitigation of school related active-shooter incidents. Unfortunately, all of this time, cost, and resources has come at the expense of a focus toward Recovery. While response to this scenario is a critical component to get right, national statistics prove it is likely to last less than five minutes. The recovery will last years. Statistics also prove schools are not ready for this mission, and there are no requirements in place for the planning of recovery. Let’s make people aware of the criticality of this mission. 
                                        Learning Objectives:
                                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 
                                        • Understand the most recent US Government statistics about school preparedness
                                        • Understand what areas (threats) are receiving attention in school emergency planning
                                        • Understand the components to a successful recovery
                                        • Understand what are schools not thinking of 
                                        • Learn valuable lessons from past recoveries – lessons that continually are not implemented 
                                        • Understand the expectations for schools to meet their planning needs - What is public safety’s (including EM) role in assuring school preparedness, not just individual schools but districts too, this is not a one size fits all planning mission
                                        • Know the components to a comprehensive recovery plan
                                        TBD
                                        01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
                                        Feeling all COOP’ed Up? – One City’s experience in Completing Continuity of Operations Plans
                                        This session will provide participants a basic understanding of the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) requirements and best practices. This session will also enable Emergency Management personnel to research, develop and implement COOP plans in their area of responsibility. The presentation will focus on a local jurisdiction that has had a long-standing planning gap for COOP and COG plans and how the jurisdiction was able to develop 13 Continuity of Operations and 1 Continuity of Government Plan for the jurisdiction in a 9-month period of time. Participants will leave the class with materials and knowledge to assist them in developing COOP and COG plans for their jurisdiction, along with practical advice for overcoming challenges.

                                        Learning Objectives: At the end of this session: 

                                        • Participants will be provided an understanding of the various Continuity of Operations requirements, depending on jurisdiction type; 
                                        • Participants will have an opportunity to learn best practices and current industry standards in COOP/COG Planning for Emergency Management and Business Continuity;
                                        • Participants will be provided with materials they need to successfully manage the COOP/COG planning process; 
                                        • Participants will have an opportunity to benchmark experiences with Emergency Management Programs that have success
                                        TBD
                                        02:30 PM to 03:00 PM
                                        Afternoon Break and Exhibitor Show
                                        Minnesota
                                        03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
                                        Regional Meetings
                                        06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
                                        AMEM Annual Awards Dinner Banquet & Officer Installation
                                          Banquet Menu: Baron Beef, Honey Glazed Ham, Vegetables, Pasta Salad (Two Types), Ratatouille, Wild Rice Polenta, Au Gratin Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, and Assorted Desserts.
                                          Whitebirch
                                          08:30 PM to 11:00 PM
                                          Bonfire
                                          Beach
                                        • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
                                          06:30 AM to 09:00 AM
                                          Breakfast
                                            Breakfast Buffet
                                            Marina II
                                            09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
                                            Las Vegas, Lessons Learned in Mass Fatality Management
                                            The presenter will provide an overview of the lessons learn from managing the mass shooting on October 1st in Las Vegas Nevada. The focus will be on setting up a call center, a community wide Family Assistance Center and Employee Wellness following an incident. 

                                            Learning Objectives:
                                            At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                            • Understand the purpose of setting up a missing person call center following a mass fatality incident
                                            • How to set up a family assistance center 
                                            • How to manage employee wellness following an incident
                                            Whitebirch
                                            11:00 AM to 11:15 AM Morning Break
                                            11:15 AM to 11:45 AM Closing Remarks: Past President and Newly Elected President
                                            Whitebirch
                                            12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
                                            Lunch
                                              Lunch Menu: Build your own Deli Sandwich Wrap Buffett, Soup, Dessert and Beverage.  To Go Boxes are provided.
                                              Marina II
                                              12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Conference Hotwash (Board Members)
                                              WatersEdge

                                            Conference Location

                                              Breezy Point Resort
                                              9252 Breezy Point Dr
                                              Breezy Point, MN 56472
                                            • Hosted by
                                            • Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers
                                            • Telephone Number
                                            • 1-800-432-3777

                                            Instructors