BCPA Presentation – Shots fired: Leading in an active shooter incident

Date:07/13/2017 | Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST

Location: Centennial Lakes Office Park, 3601 West 76th St. Edina, MN 55435 - Training Room, Suite 275 (Building has "Microsoft" on the top)


Orlando, San Bernardino, Toronto, the Washington Navy Yard. Active shooter incidents are at the top of every senior executive’s list of threats across the United States. Much effort and attention have been paid to this issue, yet the vast number of organizations are not prepared for when an active shooter incident strikes their organization.

In this presentation, Bryghtpath CEO Bryan Strawser will share lessons learned for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an active shooter situation in your workplace. Topics discussed will include crisis leadership during an active shooter situation, the perspectives of an incident leader in the midst of the crisis situation, communicating and making decisions, and sound strategies that can be used to prevent situations from reaching the point that gunfire is involved.

Presented by Bryan Strawser, Bryghtpath LLC. Strawser is a globally recognized strategist and thought leader who founded Bryghtpath LLC in 2014 after a 21-year career at Target Corporation where he built and led the retailer’s global crisis management and business continuity function.

At Bryghtpath, Strawser leads a team of globally recognized experts that offer strategic counsel on identifying, preparing for and managing risk to the world’s leading brands, nonprofits and public sector agencies.

 Strawser holds a B.S. in criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. Strawser is currently a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.