Monday Speakers
at the
General Session Lecture Series
IT STARTS WITH US: Leadership, Teamwork & Mindset
presented by
Jon Gordon – Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker
Teams rise and fall on culture, leadership, relationships, attitude, and effort. Three things you control daily are your attitude, effort, and actions to be a great teammate. It doesn’t matter what is happening around you and who you think is being unfair. Every day you can focus on being positive, working hard, and making others around you better.
Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences worldwide. His principles have been tested by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 25 books, including 13 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year; Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, The Garden, Relationship Grit, and The Sale. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy, and more.
Jon graduated from Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.
Armed Barricade/Officer-Involved Shooting Debrief
presented by
Commander Ramon Diaz – Delaware Tactical Unit
In August 2022, the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a bail bondsman being fired upon from a residence on Gilchrist Rd. The bondsman was attempting to follow a male with warrants for felonious assault, domestic violence, menacing by stalking, bribery, and intimidation of an attorney. While the bail bondsman passed the residence, gunfire struck his vehicle multiple times. The Knox Co. Sheriff's Office was contacted, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol was asked to fly a helicopter over the property. Upon doing so, they were fired upon by two males. The males were believed to be the 56-year-old wanted suspect and his 53-year-old brother. Both males were experienced marksmen and were believed to be heavily armed.
Due to the sheer size and number of buildings on the property, Knox Co asked for assistance from the Delaware Tactical Unit, the Mansfield Allied Special Operations Response Team, Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team, and the Marysville SWAT Team. Before the arrival of these teams, the brothers had placed several large propane tankers in key positions to prevent SWAT from moving onto the fenced-in property. After the brothers moved outside the minimum safe distance of the propane tanks, the decision was made to attempt to arrest the brothers. Both ASORT and DTU/Marysville SWAT teams were fired upon by the brothers, who then fled the property on a side-by-side ATV headed back to a location where they could detonate the propane trucks. The brothers were fired upon by DTU members, killing them and preventing them from detonating the propane tanks in an attempt to cause serious physical injury or death to law enforcement.
Henry Pratt Active Shooter Debrief
presented by
Chief Richard Robertson – Aurora, Illinois Police Department
On 15FEB19 at approximately 1330hrs, an employee brought a handgun to his termination meeting. After fatally shooting five co-workers and critically wounding another, he set up ambush points and waited for responding officers. The initial responding officers were fired upon by the offender, five of which were struck by gunfire. Additional responding officers made entry into the building, extracted an officer that was shot inside the building, and began to clear the 290,000-square-foot structure. Approximately 90 minutes after the beginning of the incident, the offender was located in his final ambush position, and the threat was terminated during a gunfight with officers.