Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
This training is designed to be a 2 day workshop which provides information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school crisis plan. The topics in this course include: forming the planning team; developing a school crisis plan; and partnering with public safety officials.
20 Minute Tabletop Exercises
This is a 1-2 hour course in which our staff will demonstrate how to facilitate a tabletop training exercise (TTX). Using this template can help schools identify gaps in their written crisis plans and to better gauge how these plans would work in a real emergency.
School Resource Officer (SRO) Training
The SRO courses are offered in a Basic and Advanced format. The Basic Course is a 2 ½ day course designed to assist SROs with maximizing their effectiveness in the delivery of law enforcement services in schools. The Advanced Course is a 1 day class focused on providing specific information to SROs regarding current situations effecting the school environment.
Facility Safe School Self-Assessment
This course is designed to be delivered in either a presentation format for multiple school districts or a 3 hour hands-on approach within a building of a district. The MnSSC developed the Safe School Self-Assessment checklist for schools to use when conducting facility assessments. However some schools have asked for assistance for the initial assessment. This training provides that support with instructors who will assist assessment teams in finding hazards and discuss best practices to mitigate those hazards.
Threat Assessment in Schools
This half day course provides guidance to schools on how to develop a threat assessment program. This includes developing the school threat assessment team, tips for conducting a threat assessment, and making an appropriate determination.
School Shooter / Intruder / Lockdown Enhancement Training
This training is a 3 hour course that provides school staff with effective strategies when responding to a potential intruder situation. Strategies include universal emergency response procedures, lockdown enhancements and current best practices.
Responding to Bomb Threats
This awareness level, 3 hour course provides assistance and guidance to school staff who may be confronted with a bomb threat. This class provides information on evaluating and responding to the threat.
The Art of De-Escalation
This class is 1-2 hours and designed to assist participants in developing communication tools to use during difficult situations or crises. Attendees will learn effective ways to remain in control of a situation while maintaining professionalism.
Crisis Plan Reviews
This 1-2 hour session offers school officials the opportunity to review their response plans with the MnSSC team. These plans are reviewed, emergency situations & hazards are identified, and best practices are discussed.
The Reunification Process
This 1-2 hour class was created to discuss and establish a reunification process and illustrate methods to unite students with their parents after a crisis situation or event.
This 1-2 hour class is developed to provide school administrators with principles and procedures for communicating to community members, parents, and media outlets under crisis conditions.
Drilling for Success
This 1 hour class was designed to assist school officials to improve emergency drills by enhancing current practices with the goal of increasing overall safety and security awareness by engaging faculty, staff, and students in the process.
Access and Visitor Entry Procedures
This 1-2 hour class provides a discussion of best practices to reduce and control visitors who access your school. Taking steps to reduce the risk of unauthorized access leads to increased building safety and security.