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Charlotte County SHRM has been awarded the 2018 Gold Excel Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations, a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services as well as continued growth & development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success.                                                                                                                  

Register today for the 2019 HR Florida Conference and Expo August 25-28th.  You won't want to miss out on the great selection of educational sessions, keynote speakers, and great networking opportunities!  CCSHRM members get a special discount rate. Email for more information. Register at  

Charlotte County SHRM - Monthly Lunch, Learn and Linger

Members & Guests Invited
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Check In:  11:30 AM
Chapter Announcements: 11:40 AM - 11:45 AM (time has changed)
ESGR Sponsor Spotlight:  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation & Networking: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Register online (Members = $15  Guests = $20)
This fee may be waived - TBA 7/16/2019. ESGR may be our luncheon sponsor and pay member fee only. Guest fee still required. To be announced. Register and hold on payment. 

July Speaker & Topic - relevant to all - bring guests 

Active Shooter Training brought to us by Officer Scott Griffith of Lee County Sheriff's Office. 

Does your workplace have an active shooter policy? Do you offer workplace training? Active shooter training has taken roots in our schools, places of worship and now needed more than ever in our workplaces. HR staff manage conflict every day. What are the best steps you can take to prepare for the worst rather than hope for the best?

Read this informative article on SHRM's website, but don't stop there. Come join us for this critical training.  

Watch this Wink News report on Officer Griffith's Training in Lee County. 

About Our Speaker

Scott Griffith, Lee County Staff Officer

After being released from the Ottawa Roughriders in the Canadian Football league, Scott
started his law enforcement career at a small police department outside of Cleveland, Ohio in
1979. While working there he continued to train for football and had multiple tryouts in the NFL
– the last one being with the Miami Dolphins in 1983. Deciding to make Florida his new home,
he was hired by the Ft. Myers Police Department in Ft. Myers, Florida in 1984. Working his way
up through the ranks, Scott served in a variety of command leadership positions within Law
Enforcement including SWAT, Special Operations, Investigations, Training and Internal Affairs
before retiring as a Bureau Commander after 30 years of service. Being the son of a retired
Chief and a second-generation law enforcement officer, his passion for his noble profession
continued and is now a Staff Officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, responsible for
teaching/training civilian and sworn personnel on Active Shooter Response.

Scott is also a recognized motivational speaker and throughout his career has had the
opportunity to teach, train, and coach well over 30,000 people in both the public and private
sectors throughout the United States. Recognized as a subject matter expert in leadership,
tactical fitness, and use of force issues – Scott’s HardLine Leadership style and approach to his
presentations has garnered a great deal of attention and positive feedback.

Scott has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, is an FBI National Academy
graduate and a senior Executive Leadership Instructor for the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. Scott is also a senior instructor trainer in leadership, defensive tactics, and
firearms at the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy and is the co-author of
Gridiron Leadership: Winning Strategies and Breakthrough Tactics with the foreword written
by Art Rooney II, President of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Contact Information:
Scott W. Griffith
Cell: 239-478-0075
Office: 239-258-3296

About the Topic

Run-Hide-Fight Active Shooter Preparedness Tranining

If you unexpectedly found yourself in the chaos of an active shooter or mass casualty
event, would you know what to do to survive?
 Can you safely escape?
 Is there a good place to hide?
 Will you attack the shooter?
This seminar will address those issues and much more. From the start, participants will
learn how to prepare before an incident takes place and learn the applications/options
of Run – Hide – Fight along with the “when, where & how” they can be realistically
applied. We then go beyond the options/concepts and explain what will happen to you
both mentally and physically in these types of situations and how to use them to your
advantage. And finally, no program would be complete without addressing last resort
options when it comes to defending yourself and others. Knowing how to Respond,
Assess, Protect; Identify Defenses during an active assailant assault could be the
difference in your survival.

Active Shooter Outline
I. Intro to Run, Hide, Fight
a. (Video) Applications
b. Stats Relative to Location’s
c. Mindset/Current Data of an Active Shooter

II. Video of an Active Shooter Incident (live)
a. Points To Consider
b. Recent Tragedies / Things to Consider
c. W.I.T.T. (what if – then thinking)

III. Reaction Under Stress
a. Heart rate
b. Fine/Gross Motor Skills
c. Brain Processing Information
d. Creatures of Habit

IV. Responses To An Active Shooter Event Inside/Outside Property

V. Run – Hide – Fight Considerations
a. What if Scenarios
b. Various locations
c. Considerations
d. Contact w/Law Enforcement (at the scene – what to expect)
a. Fighting/defending – last resort

VI. Human Resource Considerations/Threat Assessment Teams



St. Vincent dePaul

We are continuing to collect non-perishable food and infant items for St. Vincent dePaul throughout the year. Please bring a can or two and place on the membership table. 

Back to School Resource Fair

Backpacks of school supplies being given to 294 K-12 students in Charlotte County. CCSHRM will have a booth. Rather than bringing supplies to our July meeting, please consider a small donation. The supplies have been purchased by the organization and they request donations to offset the cost of supplies. 

Consider volunteering for an hour or two to offer resume and job search tips to high school students and maybe their parents!

Meeting Location:

Laishley Crab House

150 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda FL 33950

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