Food Defense, Crisis Management and Intentional Adulteration with Rod Wheeler (Orlando)

This workshop not only addresses readiness for food defense, but also facility and employee protection and crisis situations, providing best practices related to security and crisis management.   It will assist with designing GFSI CPO-compliant Crisis Management programs, as well as FSMA compliance for companies that are subject to the Food Defense* rule. This workshop teaches common risks and vulnerabilities that may be applied to a food or agricultural facility, but the same concepts also apply to any organization focused on protecting the safety of its products and its employees. The focus of this workshop is on identifying and responding to intentional adulteration of products, working with law enforcement, security cameras, and much more.  It addresses best practices for violent situations (such as an active shooter) with real-life examples that will blow your mind! Are you subject to this rule? Click here to find out.

Rod Wheeler is a former Washington, D.C. street cop and homicide detective, as well as a frequent correspondent on national news. His unique way of looking at things cannot be replicated. His life experience has shown him a side of the world that most people don’t even think about, because their minds do not work that way. It’s unfortunate, but to be one step ahead of the criminal element, one must learn to think like a criminal. This course is full of tips and tricks that are unbelievably simple, and you’ll be amazed to see common situations presented in a new and engaging light.

The two-day course option includes a hands-on, practical vulnerability assessment workshop. After this exercise, you will never see your facility the same way again! Rod Wheeler can also perform a professional vulnerability assessment as part of the course curriculum if you bring the course to your facility. This is a great way to train many people for a reasonable price, and the professional assistance with program design is the cherry on top.

What you will learn:

  • Steps to perform a vulnerability assessment.
  • Broad and focused mitigation strategies, with discussions of industry-specific applications that apply to individual attendees.
  • FSMA-required components for mitigation strategies, including monitoring, verification, corrective action, and documentation.
  • Common misconceptions and vulnerabilities often found in existing Food Defense and Crisis Management programs.
  • Best practices surrounding topics such as how to conduct internal tampering investigations, developing general security policies and procedures, handling hostile situations, and more!

Who will benefit:

Any individual who works in an industry where they make a product for distribution would benefit from this course; it is applicable to every manufacturing sector, as well as any business open to the public. From the receptionist (who is arguably the most vulnerable individual in the facility) to the CEO, every single associate will walk away with a fresh understanding of crime and terrorism, as well as strategies to stay calm in a crisis and work with law enforcement to reclaim your business and avoid negative public relations.

Rod’s dynamic personality and presentation style are one-of-a-kind. As keynote speaker at the SQF conference multiple years running, Rod’s presentation is always one of the best-attended and most engaging options on the agenda. Join us to learn why he is in such high demand – it could save your life!

Registration Information

We are offering a special drawing to attendees who register before January 31, 2018! Use code WINTER at checkout and be entered for a chance to win two adult full day passes to Universal Studios! Bring your plus one to Orlando for a Florida vacation in the middle of winter - and WIN VALENTINE'S DAY for LIFE!

This course is offered at the Drury Inn and Suites in Orlando. Venue information. We can bring any workshop to your facility and train many associates at once for a reasonable price. If you are interested in having us present this customized workshop with a professional vulnerability assessment at your organization, please call us at (407) 290-2754.


Event Properties

Start Date 02-08-2018 9:00 am
End Date 02-09-2018 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-05-2017
Cut off date 02-08-2018 9:00 am
Individual Price $895.00
Drury Inn and Suites
7301 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Drury Inn and Suites
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Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 845.00
$895.00 27
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