Originally aired: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COVID-19 SCHOOL REENTRY COMMUNICATIONS: This free webinar is designed for PreK-12 superintendents, assistant superintendents, heads of private schools, principals and assistant principals, school communications and community relations administrators, school-based police and security administrators, school board members, and related PreK-12 reentry team planners.
Parents, students, staff, and other school stakeholders are hungry for more information during highly uncertain times like COVID-19. As schools prepare to reopen, school leaders will face more questions and need to manage even greater anxiety within their school communities. Learn from national school safety expert Ken Trump about his three year doctoral program research on how school leaders can communicate effectively about safe schools in highly ambiguous and uncertain contexts. Ken will share insights on how school leaders can master critical risk communications and strategic communication tasks including meaning making, accounting, learning, community building, and moreto support COVID-19 school reopening and moving forward.
Kenneth S. Trump is the President of National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based national firm specializing in school security, emergency preparedness, litigation consulting, and related safety consulting and training. He has more than 30 years working with PreK-12 school and public safety officials from all 50 states and internationally. Ken is a third-year doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University where his research focuses on superintendent and principal communications with parents about school safety in highly ambiguous and uncertain times. He earned MPA and BA in Social Service (Criminal Justice concentration) degrees from Cleveland State University. He is the author, co-author, and/or editor of three books, five book chapters, and more than 450 articles. He is one of the most widely quoted school safety experts and is a four-time invited Congressional expert witness.