Cross-Disciplinary Tabletop Workshop Series

Ensuring that everyone knows what is expected of them during an emergency can be a challenge. Since school safety teams are composed of professionals across disciplines (e.g., teachers, SROs, counselors, social workers), they are uniquely equipped to evaluate their current response concepts, plans, and capabilities related to emergencies.

In this four-session workshop series, facilitators from Sandy Hook Promise and the National Center for School Safety will guide participants* through discussions centered on specific school safety scenarios. Participants will reflect on their own organization’s capabilities and identify local risks and hazards. Short reading assignments and/or requests to locate your organization’s current emergency response plans, policies, or procedures may be required.

*All school safety teams with members from a variety of roles are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to BJA/COPS STOP grantees.

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Application Deadline: May 6, 2022, at 5 pm ET

Workshop Dates and Times

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 5/17, 3:30-5 pm ET
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 5/24, 3:30-5 pm ET
  • Session 3: Tuesday, 5/31, 3:30-5 pm ET
  • Session 4: Tuesday, 6/7, 3:30-5 pm ET

Learning Objectives

  • Relate the history and importance of cross-disciplinary training in the context of school safety.
  • Recognize the roles, responsibilities, and authority of multiple partners in responding to school safety scenarios.
  • Evaluate existing response concepts, plans, and capabilities.

Application Process

  1. Apply as an individual or as a team (up to 6 people, including yourself); teams should consist of people from at least 3 different roles (e.g., teacher, SRO, counselor).
  2. Submit your completed application by May 6, 2022.
  3. The National Center for School Safety will reach out regarding acceptance by May 11, 2022.

Who Should Apply

Cross-disciplinary BJA/COPS STOP grantees and school safety teams who would like to learn more about tabletop exercises (activities where team members discuss their response to a particular school safety scenario) and how they can facilitate emergency response improvement.


4 Sessions

Topic Areas

Capacity Building

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


School Personnel, STOP Grantees