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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Pandemic Coordinator Pre-Flight Check: Preparing for 2020-21

Date: Tuesday - August 18, 2020
Location: Zoom Workshop

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm 


Pandemic Coordinator Pre-flight Check: Preparing for 2020-21

August 18, 2020 ~ 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Credentials Will Be Distributed To Attendees 2 Days Before the Workshop


Register Here


In this workshop for school pandemic coordinators, Chris Joffe (Founder and CEO of Joffe Emergency Services) and his team will run through a final 'Pre-Flight Check' as we transition from Summer into Fall.

Joffe will walk through each of the major pieces to have in place before the start of school, recommend strategies and resources to support your planning for the Next and the Later, and provide facilitated Q&A time to address any outstanding concerns from your team.




10:00-12:00 - Check Your Plane

  • Your team

    • Roles, responsibilities, redundancies

    • Communication norms and plans

  • Your community

    • Faculty / staff: 

      • Surveys

      • Health/Safety training, including staff training template

      • Understanding ‘The Plan’

      • Expectations and commitments 

    • Parents and students: 

      • Surveys / feedback

      • Orientation day(s)

      • Expectations (screening, reporting, keeping home)

      • Cohorts and schedules

  • Your space

    • Cleaning and disinfecting

    • Social distancing, traffic flow, entrances/exits

    • Isolation space(s)

    • Adaptations, limitations, creative solutions

1:00-3:00 - Chart Your Course

  • Incident response

    • Your roles 

    • Reviewing your plan

    • Other emergencies and drills

    • Incident reporting

    • Tabletop scenario: “Positive Case Walkthrough”


Workshop Facilitator: Chris Joffe, Joffe Emergency Services



Chris got his professional start saving lives in EMS (Emergency Medical Services), but if you know Chris, you know that it wasn’t on a large enough scale to satisfy him. Chris has helped protect millions of lives since 2007 based on the simple belief that people have the power to save lives through education and training. Through his commitment to that mission and his leadership, Joffe Emergency Services has become the leader in school safety programs, event safety, and disaster preparedness.




NWAIS Attendees


Early Bird (By August 4, 2020): $95

Late (After August 4, 2020): $155


Non-NWAIS Attendees: $225 (anytime)

Updated Bill School Option: Easiest way to register! Member schools are encouraged to "bill your school". This will simplify your process and minimize transactions. Your registration date will now be calculated as the date you complete your online registration, rather than the date that payment is collected.


Register Here

Registration Deadlines

Your online registration must be complete by the appropriate deadline to be eligible for the early bird discount.

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date.

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.



Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by August 13, 2020 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after August 13, 2020 are ineligible for any refund.



Attendees Will Be Eligible For 5 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits

New Process: Due to changes in state requirements, these credits can only be provided to those who register for them in advance of the event. Attendees cannot be sign up for them on-site or after the event.

Attendees from NWAIS member schools receive clock hours and STARS free of charge. For those not affiliated with a member school, there is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS Credits. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge.

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