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Register now for Making ties: School safety conference

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Grand Canyon University invites you to Register For Making ties: School safety conference and join us on Sept. 26 for this important event regarding school safety!

This event, which was designed for K-12 educators and support staff, is meant to build specific strategies to improve school safety and strengthen student-teacher relationships in the classroom.

There will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions.

This event costs $95 per person and attendees will earn six professional development hours.

Event details:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
At Grand Canyon University‘s Building 71 Lecture Hall at 2600 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017.

Lunch is included.

Please click here to learn more and register.


8 – 8:30 am: Registration
8:30 am – noon: Surviving the active lethal threat, led by Jesus M. Villahermosa, Jr.
Noon – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm: Building Student Leadership Skills to Enhance Relationships
1:45 – 2 pm: Break
2 – 3 pm: Connecting with Community Resources to Build Strong School Supports
3 – 3:15 pm: Concluding Activities

About the speaker

This year’s speaker, Jesus M. Villahermosa, Jr. served as a deputy sheriff with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years. He also began his own consulting business with a focus on school and workplace violence. Since opening his consulting business, Jesus has taught over 650,000 professionals and students about matters ranging from gangs and youth violence to school safety issues and workplace violence. He hopes that his teachings will help make our universities, schools and workplaces safer for future generations.

About surviving the lethal threat

In this event session, Jesus M. Villahermosa, Jr. will cover the importance of having a lockdown plan, as well as L.E.A.S.T. training (lockdown, evacuation and survival tactics), which he created and now teaches to students and educators across the country. Through L.E.A.S.T., educators and support staff will learn eight tactics that increase your chances for survival during an active shooter incident. You will leave this event session well-trained and confident in your ability to improve school safety.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cayon Professional Development team at