GroupProjects Allow Participants to Interact Directly with Industry Experts, Peers


Although webinars have proven to be extremely useful and effective ways for people to hear directly from experts in their respective industries, they often lack personal touch due to a large number of attendees. To create a more conversational experience, Campus Safety Conferences (CSC) recently launched its interactive monthly webinar series, GroupProjects.

Unlike other webinars put on by Campus Safety magazine, GroupProjects allow attendees to video chat directly with the presenter and other public safety professionals, creating an open dialogue around safety and security topics affecting, K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities today.

The small group discussions are similar to Hot Topics sessions typically held at our in-person Campus Safety Conferences. Due to the current state of affairs in our country, CSC feels, more than ever, that we must continue to hear directly from others in the campus protection industry to learn what has worked and what hasn’t worked from a wide variety of campuses on timely issues.

Due to the nature of the interactive webinars, registration is limited to 35 attendees t0 ensure a personalized experience filled with collaboration, comradery, and purpose. To allow more CS readers to participate, each presenter offers three different session dates and times.

In last month’s sessions, Kevin Wren, a school safety advocate at A3 Communications, Inc. and former CS K-12 Director of the Year winner, discussed the effectiveness of focus groups when it comes to obtaining funding. The interactive roundtable session took participants through a proven focus group process to dispel misinformation around school security and provided recommendations on how to obtain support for programs based on all-hazards and leading practices.

For this month’s GroupProjects series, Chief Stephen Lopez with the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Police Department will lead an open discussion on a variety of issues related to returning to campus in the midst of a pandemic.

Chief Lopez will provide his unique perspective as NMSU was one of the few universities that maintained students in campus housing during the Spring 2020 semester. He will also discuss the process and challenges that have come with students returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester using a hybrid approach.

Sessions will be held on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. ET, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. ET, and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. ET. Register for one of the available sessions today!

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