MEETING'S SCHEDULED

Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except August.

Speakers' slides, where available, can be found by following the topic links.

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Guest Policy

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January 2019 Meeting 

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: Dominick Violante

The Aftermath & Recovery of Disruptive Events: You Should Have a Plan “A” and “B” for That" - presented by Dominick Violante, Hartford HealthCare Corp

Having the right plan in place is critical to effectively react to and recover timely from various disruptive events. In the case of the ever-increasing rise of shootings in our nation, many organizations (businesses, schools, hospitals, public venues) have developed emergency plans and provided Active Shooter Response Training to their staff. Unfortunately, the importance of having an “Aftermath and Recovery Plan” has often not contemplated to help mitigate the long term after effects of disruptive events, which can have a severe negative impact on the ability to quickly recover.

This presentation will cover how to set up a comprehensive Aftermath and Recovery Plan, what your “Plan A” should consider – including understanding ways to deal with the media, what free resources are available, how to coordinate with law enforcement, ways to help staff to recover, importance of rally points (i.e. staging areas for accounting for staff, family reunification, media response, witnesses interviews, evidence gathering, etc.), and more. Plus “Having a Plan B” and why it is so important to have multiple plans will also be discussed.

The presenter will share developments with OHSA, including attempts at making Active Shooter Training a “Need to Comply” rule nationwide. Many of the principles discussed surrounding this training are obtained from the ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) Active Shooter Program – our nation’s oldest certified Active Shooter Program which has been used since 2001. The FBI, DHS and DOJ leveraged principles of ALICE to design the RUN, Hide, Fight, and the Get Out, Hide Out, Take Out, programs.

The chaos, confusion and consequences that a disruptive event can create – whether the event directly or indirectly occurs to your organization – can be lessened with good planning, training and practicing drills on a regular basis. Don’t miss this informative session on emergency planning, insights about ALICE training and potentially new OSHA regulatory requirements surrounding Active Shooter.
 

About the Presenter
Dominick Violante has worked in Law Enforcement for over 30 years. He is the founder of several self-defense and safety awareness programs that he has taught to both law enforcement, public safety and security officers, and the general public since 1983. He also has owned and operated a Martial Arts School since 1982. Dominick currently serves as the Public Safety Training Officer and Education Resource Coordinator for Hartford Hospital and Hartford HealthCare Corp. He is a certified National Instructor for the ALICE Training Program and holds certifications through various agencies, including the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bureau, FBI and FEMA.


February 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: Dr. Edward Goldberg, Eversource Energy

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Risks and Strategies Involved with an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

There is concern and fear, long running but exacerbated over the last couple of years by the threat from North Korea, that even a crude nuclear device detonated over the U.S. would destroy electronics, disable the grid, etc. Further, some scenarios have 90% of the population dead within a year. With electricity being the basis of what makes us a modern society there is deep concern for this threat. A major EMP event – whether natural or manmade – would be devastating for the U.S. and possibly the planet. The risk of such attack is real, and, in some cases, growing. An attack may never happen but the more vulnerable the U.S. is to such an attack the more likely it is to be used against us.

One response to EMP is to have cooperation on the part of government and private sector entities. InfraGard is a large national membership organization established to serve as a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the FBI – enabling collaboration, timely exchange of information and analysis, and mutual learning opportunities on the protection of Critical Infrastructure. InfraGard formed a national EMP special interest group (SIG) represented by numerous relevant critical infrastructure sectors to address any high-impact low-frequency threat that could cause long-term nationwide collapse of critical infrastructure. The EMP SIG meets annually in D.C. with an array of government officials and politicians.

It is vital that the nation’s critical infrastructures are resilient and prepared for major disasters. The presenter will provide an overview of EMP – what it is, how it could affect us, why it's an issue, what's being done to protect the country, and what considerations might need to be included in our own plans. More will also be shared about InfraGard and the recent meeting held at the U.S. Capitol full of presentations by various government leaders involved in EMP matters.

SPEAKER BIO:  Dr. Edward Goldberg has expert level knowledge of business continuity, disaster recovery and workplace safety, and is a specialist in management and leadership, change management and IT technical management. Ed has nearly 30 years of experience in the energy sector. He currently manages Enterprise Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Threat Assessment programs for Eversource in Berlin, CT (formerly Northeast Utilities). This includes corporate functions as well as former operating companies (Connecticut Light and Power, Western Massachusetts Electric, NSTAR Public Service of New Hampshire, all Transmission/CONVEX and Yankee Gas companies - all of which are now called Eversource. In addition, Ed worked at Millstone Nuclear Power Station and Dominion Nuclear. Dr. Goldberg has served on many boards and committees – including currently serving on the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Business Continuity Committee, Board of Directors of the Connecticut Business Leadership Network, ACP National Board and ACP CT Chapter Board, and Subject Matter Expert for the Energy Sector with InfraGard. Ed is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and earned a B.S. in Engineering, an MBA concentrated in Computer Communication Networks, and a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership.

Registration here


March 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD


April 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD


May 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD


June 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD


July 2019 Meeting 
TBD, TBD, TBD evening game

Location: Dunkin Donuts Park

DD ParkGuests Welcomed

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Speaker:  Baseball – annual Yard Goats game

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Annual Yard Goats Baseball outing!


August 2019 BREAK

Location: None

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Speaker: None

Summer Break.


September 2019 Annual ¾ Day Event 
TBD, TBD, TBD

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

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Workshop Presenter: TBD

Keynote Presenter: TBD

 


October 2019 Meeting 

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD


November 2019 Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

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Speaker: TBD

 


December 2019 Annual Gathering 
Tuesday, 12/10/2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Bert images

Bertucci's, Newington, CT

Guests Welcomed

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ACP-CT Holiday Networking Event

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 2019 Programs

Programs currently being developed - If interested please contact our programs director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our Sponsors

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Eversource Energy

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Recovery Planner

 

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