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August 2019  Back to Top

Enhancing Emergency Preparedness Through Design and Implementation of Table Top Exercises  
Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

Featured Speaker:

Daniel McDevitt
Senior Vice President of Consultation Services
P4 Security Solutions LLC






Program Description:

Planning is the key to success, and organizations that disregard Emergency Operations Plans are setting themselves up for failure when an emergency situation occurs. Having a plan in place, however, is worthless unless personnel are trained in the plan and in their response to emergencies.

There are two ways to conduct an exercise of an Emergency Operations Plan- “Operations-Based” or “Discussion-Based” exercises. “Operations-Based” are when the Crisis Management Team actually acts out their response to the emergency. These are very expensive, time-consuming, and involve a host of people.

“Discussion-Based” exercises, commonly referred to as “Tabletop Exercises” allow the Crisis Management Team to address scenarios in a roundtable or “tabletop” format. These exercises occur at a controlled, as opposed to an event-driven pace, which can become overwhelming without adequate practice.

This program will discuss how to design a “Tabletop” exercise, including:

· Needs Assessment

· Defining the Scope

· Developing a Purpose and Objectives

· Building Scenarios and Determining Major and Detailed Events

· Development of Discussion Questions

· Exercise Development Suggestions

· Examples of actual Tabletop Exercise will be Discussed

Registration is required. to register, click on the link below. 

ISPA Members
through August 2 - $45
August 3 - 7: $55
Day of event: $65

through August 2 - $55
August 3 - 7: $65
Day of event: $75

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Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo  
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - All Day
Tinley Park Convention Center

Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo

Come visit ISPA at booth 311 on the Expo floor.

ISPA members who are presenting at the conference:


  • Dave Beeman - Andy Frain Services

    • Preventing Workplace Violence and Theft Through Effective Security Screening: a SAFETY Act Certified Approach
    • Tuesday, August 13 - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • G. Michael Verden - The Lake Forest Group
    • Marijuana Security: Protecting a Cannabis Business
    • Tuesday, August 13 - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Thomas Carnevale - Umbrella Technologies
    • The Top 6 Pillars for Planning a Video Surveillance Project
    • Tuesday, August 13 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Daniel McDevitt - P4 Security Solutions
    • Life After Public Safety
    • Wednesday, August 14 - 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Conference registration is free!

September 2019  Back to Top

ASIS International Meeting (Global Security Exchange)  
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - All Day
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL



Security professionals from across the entire supply chain throughout the globe come to GSX for the most comprehensive security education and innovative technology in the world. And only ASIS International has the expertise, influence, and resources to deliver the industry’s flagship event.


Come Visit ISPA in Booth 186





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October 2019  Back to Top

ISPA Annual Meeting/Educational Luncheon  
Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

December 2019  Back to Top

58th Annual Awards Gala  
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place * 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive * Chicago, IL

Award nominations open, March 1, 2019. Nominations must be received by Monday, September 2, 2019, to be considered for award recognition.

Direct all questions regarding the ISPA Awards Gala to Dennis Gano, CAE at (224) 333-1622 or via email: Gala Inquiry.


Reserve Your Tickets Today

January 2020  Back to Top

EFS Luncheon Meeting  
Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL
Call Us (224)333-1622