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IAEE and TPOP Team to Offer Workplace and Safety Training

September 18, 2018

CEM Learning Program Adds Online Safety and Security Course

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has entered into a partnership agreement with The Power Of Preparedness, LLC (TPOP) to offer customized safety and security training to the exhibitions and events industry.

“This collaboration stems from our work with the Exhibitions and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative (EMSSI),” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “The additional training geared specifically to our industry is an important added element to addressing the need for guidelines and best practices regarding safety and security at our events and in our venues.”

TPOP’s faculty, comprised of nationally recognized safety and security experts, behavioral scientists, and eLearning designers, have created best-in-class digital courseware that provides learners with the foundational preparedness and response protocols needed to survive any type of workplace violence, including an active shooter situation. “Think and Survive: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Preparedness” is a 60-minute comprehensive online course that teaches the latest proven techniques to enhance personal and corporate preparedness and response to mitigate and survive a life-threatening challenge.

“Preparedness is key in any crisis situation,” commented TPOP Chief Strategy Officer William F. Flynn. “Our curriculum combines real-life case studies and instructor experiences with adult learning science to teach preparedness and response strategies and tactics to people who may be thrust into a life-threatening situation.”

“TPOP is pleased to work with IAEE in customizing our program for an industry that will benefit greatly from this knowledge,” said TPOP President and CEO Daniel Stechow.

The comprehensive course includes chapters on workplace violence recognition, behavioral indicators, situational awareness, recognizing gunfire, surviving an active shooter event and response to injury.

“IAEE is focused on helping our members prepare for current industry landscapes,” added DuBois. “We felt it was imperative to incorporate an elevated level of education into our designation program, as well as offer it to all our members.”

Students enrolled in the IAEE Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program in the U.S. will be required to participate in the TPOP course – offered at no additional cost – while taking the Security, Risk & Crisis Management module. CEM candidates outside of the U.S. will be offered the online course at a discounted rate. However, they will not be required to complete the course in order to earn their designation.

IAEE members interested in the TPOP course will be offered a discount on the training. In addition, with the goal of raising the industry security baseline and enhancing the preparedness of all employees, corporate packages will be offered in which member companies can purchase a number of “seats” for employees to participate in the training.

Click here for more information about the IAEE CEM Learning Program.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, a2z, Inc., BearCom, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Delta Airlines, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Orange County Convention Center, Streampoint Solutions and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

About TPOP
The Power of Preparedness, LLC (TPOP) offers 21st century eLearning solutions focused on security and preparedness. The company’s nationally recognized subject matter expert faculty, combined with state-of-the-art digital education development skills, provide learners with content that is easy to consume, retain and recall. With editions dedicated to numerous industries and business channels, TPOP provides an instant and scalable solution for organizations of all types and sizes. Learn more at

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