Active Assailant Response and Mindset
With active shooter incidents increasing exponentially worldwide, every industry must prepare their workforce for how to respond and survive. In 2017, Josh Bitsko responded to the One October Massacre, the largest mass shooting in US history, where he led a team that ultimately made entry into the suspect's room. He will share his unique experience to provide employees and employers with insight into what to expect before, during, and after an active shooter response. Topics covered in this class are:
How to cope with the fear and anxiety during an incident for a more effective and safe response for your employees.
The survivor's guilt post incident.
Healthy coping strategies for processing trauma.
Ways for a company to improve the wellness of its workforce after trauma.
Employee Resilience Program Creation
Bitsko Consulting will assist in the creation of an employee resilience program for your organization. This goes well beyond just peer support. Our model involves all aspects of employee resilience to include physical health, mental health, mindfulness training, and more.
Our team, led by Joshua Bitsko, a law enforcement professional with decades of leadership experience, collaborates closely with your organization to perform an assessment and create a program uniquely designed for your organization. Bitsko Consulting will:
Identify stressors and vulnerabilities specific to your organization.
Create and lead strategic planning sessions with a focus on resiliency.
Conduct personalized coaching sessions leadership.
Based on our data-driven assessments, we will develop a custom program to increase employee wellness and resilience.
Through our comprehensive approach, we not only minimize burnout and turnover rates but also enhance team cohesion, productivity, and overall well-being.
With a deep-rooted understanding of the demands placed on both corporate and law enforcement personnel, Bitsko Consulting is your partner in building a workforce that thrives in the face of adversity. Contact us today to start your organization's journey towards a more resilient workforce.
Leading Through Fear
Leadership at all levels and in any organization will be confronted with scenarios that elicit a physical response due to either fear or anxiety. How a leader responds to their own physiological response can be the difference between success and failure. Whether this is counseling a problem employee or leading a police response to a major critical incident, stress can inhibit decision making and clear communication. Josh will provide the students with a step-by-step process of leading through fear and provide the students with tools to navigate their own stress response and get the job done.
Tabletop exercises are a valuable tool to prepare your company for critical incident response. A tabletop built specifically for your organization’s unique environment and challenges by Josh, a law enforcement professional with over two decades of experience, will equip your workforce with the necessary tools to respond effectively and confidently to a critical incident. Josh has led tabletop exercises for law enforcement, retail companies, major resorts, and other public and private businesses.
If your company is planning a large event such as a concert or festival, a tabletop exercise involving all of the key stakeholders is essential for smooth communication and operations on the day of the event.
Bitsko Consulting will work with you to help build a realistic tabletop exercise, and then administer it in a dynamic and informative manner. We will then provide you with feedback and areas for improvement for your organization.