The Active Shooter: A Seminar on Identification, Preparedness, and Survival

The Active Shooter: A Seminar on Identification, Preparedness, and Survival
Helping businesses prepare for emergencies




In today’s world, workplace, school, and entertainment venue shootings are occurring at an unprecedented and alarming rate. More and more businesses, organizations, and agencies are examining their preparedness.

Saint Leo University and the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management will present The Active Shooter: A Seminar on Identification, Preparedness, and Survival from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. This free event will take place at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HR Certification Institute (HRCI) credits are available for those attending.


This timely and interactive session will focus on the mindset of the “active shooter” and the identification of his or her potential “red flags” prior to the emergency event. Situational preparedness and cognitive thought processing must occur in every workplace and recreational environment in order to minimize the threat and maximize survivability, said Robert Sullivan, Saint Leo University criminal justice faculty and director of safety for the university’s education centers.


Upon completion of this seminar, those who attended will:

â— Recognize potential threats prior to the evolution of violence;

â— Examine survival strategies and threat minimization;

â— Evaluate the concept of Run-Hide-Fight; and

â— Determine and define their own level of preparedness.


The event is open to the public. For questions or more information, please email or call (757) 464-6449. To register, go to


Saint Leo University has seven locations throughout the Hampton Roads area. A variety of degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in human resource management, and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice with an emphasis on homeland security, are offered at Saint Leo’s Virginia locations.


 For more information, call (855) 318-7101 or go to


About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. 


The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.


Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.


Media contact: Mary McCoy, staff writer, or (352) 588-7118.




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