How a school plans for and responds to a crisis can be crucial to determining the outcome of that situation. Knowing what to do and how to respond can help faculty and staff react consistently, quickly, and with the least amount of confusion and panic – all of which affords the greatest chance for a positive outcome. In part one of this two-part series, join Brent Maguire as he provides examples of different crises responses depending on the type of threat, such as for an intruder/trespasser or an active shooter. In addition, he will suggest procedures for dealing with the media during a crisis and after it has been resolved. You will also learn about recovery measures that can be taken, as well as the importance of doing a crisis debriefing.

Presented by Brent Maguire

Brent Maguire is the Program Director of Emergency Perparedness for Eastern Illinois Community Colleges. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He spent fifteen years in law enforcement, including eight years as an investigator, and was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Taskforce.


  • List examples of different crises responses depending on the type of threat.
  • Explain the procedures for dealing with the media during a crisis and after it has been resolved.
  • Describe recovery measures that can be taken, as well as the importance of doing a crisis debriefing.

Special Technology Instructions


Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss how to manage a crisis situation to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 0.50


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25 points
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