FEI to Present at Region IV VPPPA and BRPW Conferences

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FEI Behavioral Health, a social enterprise with a 35-year history and a leader in workforce resilience from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management, will present sessions at two upcoming events: the Region IV Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA) 2018 Safety & Health Excellence Conference and the Business Resiliency Professionals of Wisconsin (BRPW) and Southeast Wisconsin Homeland Security Partnership (SWHSP) 2018 Resiliency Services Showcase.

The Safety & Health Excellence Conference runs June 19-21 in Biloxi, Miss. FEI Senior Director, Terri Howard, will be presenting two workshops:

  • “Workplace Bullying: What, Who and How,” on June 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EST. This session will examine how bullying impacts both employees and the organization, how to address workplace bullying and how a target of bullying can start regaining control.
  • “Communication: The Key to Productive, Safe and Healthy Workplaces,” on June 21, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. EST. This workshop explores the communication process, ways that we communicate and tools we can use to respectfully interact with those around us.

Howard is responsible for working with FEI corporate clients to ensure they are prepared for, can respond to and recover from a crisis incident. She also coordinates the people support and psychological first aid services for those impacted by crises, and is responsible for developing drills and exercises aimed at testing current plans and procedures. Over the years, Howard has contributed to several international standards and guidelines on crisis management and workplace violence prevention including ASIS, a global community of more than 38,000 security practitioners, and the FBI.

The Resiliency Services Showcase takes place on June 21, 2018 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. FEI Senior Director of Crisis Management Services, Vivian Marinelli, will present the session, “Helping the Helpers: A Guide to Strengthening Responder Resilience,” on June 21, 2018, at 1:40 p.m. CST.

This workshop will outline what organizations can do to support business continuity workers and front-line staff so that they can better prepare, respond and recover from a crisis incident. The session will review dynamics of self-care and examine best practices for responder resilience.

In addition to presenting, FEI also will be exhibiting at the conference.

Marinelli brings over 20 years of work in direct clinical services specializing in trauma and grief counseling to her position which focuses on assisting individuals involved in critical incidents. Vivian has been the principal architect in designing, developing and continuing to oversee a highly successful team of specialists focused on supporting the critical needs of individuals, families and communities during disasters. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in community and organizational emergency response and provides customized training for teams throughout the world. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin.

To learn more about the Safety and Health Excellence Conference or FEI’s presentations, visit http://www.regionivvppconference.com/.

For more information about the Resiliency Services Showcase or FEI’s session, visit https://www.brpwi.org/event-2818058.

FEI has a 35-year history in enhancing workforce resiliency by offering a full spectrum of solutions, from EAP and organizational development to workplace violence prevention and crisis management. One of the most successful social enterprises in America, FEI was created by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national network of social sector organizations working to achieve its vision of healthy and equitable society. Visit http://www.feinet.com for additional information.

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