Save the Dates: VRSA Fall Education Forums

The Fall Education Forums will return again this fall in locations throughout the Commonwealth.

Sessions will be held this September in the locations below:

  • September 14: Fredericksburg
  • September 15: Williamsburg
  • September 21: Wytheville
  • September 22: Staunton

Presentations will cover topics including threat assessments, the expansion of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) statute, third-party contracts, and employment liability claims. Detailed presentation overviews are provided below.

Registration is now online!

2023 Fall Education Forum Topics

  • A community approach to behavioral threat assessment and management: Enhancing collaborative partnerships to identify, assess, and manage Risk for targeted violence and terrorism – Community members from a broad range of organizations and sectors are increasingly aware of subjects and/or situations that may present an ongoing risk for seriously disruptive and violent behaviors. These may include (but are not limited to) incidents of targeted violence or terrorism impacting schools, campuses, workplaces, or other community settings. This session will enhance participants’ abilities to support existing threat management processes in schools, campuses, and workplaces/organizations within their community. It will also build foundations for broader, community-based, approaches to prevent violence and foster engagement and resiliency.
  • Panel of physicians and an update on the expansion of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) statute – A panel of physicians must be offered to the employee immediately when an injury is reported. The session will discuss how to accomplish this and why it is essential. Additionally, there have been changes to the PTSD statute, and these changes will be addressed as well.
  • How do you handle third-party contracts? – This presentation will provide guidance on why it is important to include hold harmless and indemnification clauses and why requiring a certificate of liability insurance naming your locality as an additional insured is crucial.
  • Dissecting an employment claim…woulda, coulda, shoulda!! – This presentation will take the true story of one member’s employment liability claim and dissect what happened all along the way leading up to the claim. Actions that could have been taken to prevent the claim will be discussed.

For more information on the Fall Education Forums, contact VRSA Director of Education and Training Thomas Bullock at: