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2013 PACE Day

April 26, 2013

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PACE day is brand new this year. It’s an opportunity for you to receive training, connect with other members and learn how to leverage your insurance policy and access services.

You’ll learn:

  • How to save time and money by using PACE services
  • Why your participation is crucial to the success of the pool
  • What steps the board of trustees has taken to ensure PACE’s stability and financial health

But wait, there’s more… You’ll also receive training to help you in your everyday work.

  • School safety and dealing with crisis before, during and after an incident
  • Employment claims and the dangers and expenses you could experience
  • Sexual abuse and boundary invasion
  • Year-in-review of claims and risk management

And, we think it’s so important for you to attend, we’ll cover one hotel night and registration for one person in each PACE member entity. How can you say no to that?

This is an image of first-attendee-free-iconOne attendee from each member entity will receive:

  • One night hotel
  • Registration
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Conference materials

Just choose “Free registration - 1st attendee” when registering.

This is an image of additional-attendee-iconEach additional attendee from a member entity will cost:

  • Hotel - $120/night + 14.5% tax
  • Registration - $100 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials)

Choose “Registration - additional attendees”

Register online

8:30-9:30 a.m. 


This is PACE

PACE has a lot to offer and we want to make sure you know about the services and coverage that save you time and money. We’ll cover how PACE works, services you may not know about and why you are an important partner in your insurance pool.
9:30-11:00 a.m. Keynote
I Love U Guys
John-Michael Keyes
Executive Director, I Love U Guys Foundation


John-Michael Keyes, co-founder of the I Love U Guys Foundation, will speak about bullying and school violence. He’ll include powerful reminders of the importance of safety and the recognition that no school is immune.

Inspiration for the foundation sprang from the death of Keyes’ daughter, Emily, during a hostage-taking and shooting incident at Platte Canyon High School in 2006 in Bailey, Colorado. Emily’s final text message to her family was, “I love u guys.”

The foundation’s mission is to promote collaboration with families, schools, communities, government entities and organizations to protect young people. They developed the Standard Response Protocol, a classroom response to any school incident. Schools and government agencies in several states have adopted the protocol and hail it as a simple, effective way to cope with dangerous situations.

Mr. Keyes will share details of the family’s response and the deliberate decisions about handling national and local media, finances, donations, community healing, support people and organizations and the creation of the I Love U Guys Foundation. Mr Keyes outlines not just the immediate aftermath and response, but events that occurred in the years that followed. He’ll talk about how the Standard Response Protocol was developed, describe how it works and why it is fast becoming a standard in many schools.

Sponsor: Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation
11:00–11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Employment Law
Patterson Buchanan Law Firm
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Addressing sexually-based offenses
Micah Smith
Detective, Linn County Sheriff’s Office


While many schools have procedures in place for responding to reported sex abuse, how prepared are school staff to recognize signs of sexually-based offenses committed against students? During this presentation, learn from Detective Micah Smith about grooming behaviors, signs of victimization, what constitutes mandatory reporting in today's high-tech world, and how social media is adding to the field of sex crimes against minors. This presentation will include an interesting analysis of common policies and procedures from schools around the state, and highlight where those policies are strong, as well as where they can be stronger to aid and support student sex abuse victims.

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Year-in-review - Claims and risk management
Geoff Sinclair and Scott Neufeld
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing

We think your attendance is so important that we’ll cover hotel and registration for one staff person from each PACE member entity.

    This is an image of first-attendee-free-icon

    Register now to receive:

    • One night hotel
    • Registration
    • Continental breakfast and lunch
    • Conference materials

    Just choose “Free registration - 1st attendee” when registering.

    This is an image of additional-attendee-iconEach additional attendee from a member entity will cost:

    • Registration - $100 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials)
    • Hotel - $120/night + 14.5% tax

    Choose “Registration - additional attendees”

    Register online

Make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

1000 NE Multnomah Street

Portland, Oregon  97232


$120/night + 14.5% tax

Make reservations online or by calling 800-996-0510. The group code is SDA.

Make your reservations directly with the hotel and we’ll take care of picking up one night directly with the hotel before you arrive (for one attendee per member entity). You’ll just need to cover any additional nights and incidentals when you check-out.

The group rate is guaranteed through April 17.

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