INDEX Communications Conference

Tuesday, June 23

7:30 am Meet in Hyatt lobby for bus to Kent Denver School
7:45 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Convene and Welcome
Lisa Pullman, Executive Director, INDEX and Jan Thomas, Director of Communications, Kent Denver School
8:45 – 9:35 am World Cafe – Table Discussions
2 20-minute rounds of conversation. Each table discusses a specific question, and at the end of 20 minutes, members move to a different table to discuss a different question. At the end, individuals are invited to share their insights or conversations with the whole group.
9:45 – 10:45 am Crisis Management Workshop: You Can’t Plan for a Crisis While You’re Having One
Marv Rockford, Principal, Rockford Gray
Effective Crisis Management doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a solid plan, meaningful training and a culture that values the safety of people above all else. And even with all of that in place, things can go very wrong when something bad happens. This two-hour session begins with the Rockford Gray Crisis Management Boot Camp; a presenter-led review of a Crisis Response Checklist and instructions on using a Buy Time Statement that will give your school critical minutes to activate your Crisis Management Plan. Boot Camp will also focus on managing the “victim dimension” of a crisis, and the role the internet will play in your next crisis. The Workshop concludes with a crisis simulation.
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:00 am Crisis Management Workshop (Continued)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 am Communications Exchange
Back by popular demand! The Communications Exchange is a show-and-tell for your favorite projects.
2:45 – 3:05 pm Break
3:10 – 4:10 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:20 – 5:00 pm Campus Tour
5:15 pm Reception and Dinner on Campus

Wednesday, June 24

7:40 am Meet in hotel lobby for bus to Kent Denver. Make sure to bring your luggage if departing directly from the school at the end of the meeting.
8:00 – 8:45 am Breakfast
8:55 – 9:55 pm Concurrent Sessions
9:55 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
11:20 – 11:35 pm De-Brief & Wrap-Up
11:45 am Buses to Denver International Airport