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Reset the Clock

  • November 2, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Damrell Executive Conference Center, 4795 Meadow Wood Lane, Chantilly, VA
Reset the Clock - Replace liability with credibility

Reset the Clock: A process that prevents a plaintiff attorney from taking something leaders did wrong or did not do and using it to challenge future employee-relations decisions they make. Past events cannot be used to support future legal claims. In effect, both employer and personal liability clocks are reset.

A continuing challenge facing fire departments is staying litigation-free. Compliance training programs provide only a partial solution.

Because employers lost more lawsuits than they won after the EEO laws came into effect, they adopted compliance training programs. They began to win more lawsuits than they lost. But they still had plenty of lawsuits because the focus of compliance is on what not to do.

This program focuses on what to do. It provides a leadership framework that concentrates on what matters: attendance - performance - conduct.

The IAFC and Virginia Fire Chiefs Association proudly partner to bring this valuable learning opportunity to the Northern Virginia region. Please join us for this one-day workshop presented by Michael Mirarchi.

Light continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.



Housing Options:

*The IAFC has a preferred corporate rate with Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South. Ask for the IAFC corporate rate #CR112353 when contacting the hotel directly.


In this interactive and entertaining program specifically designed for leaders in the fire and emergency service, an extensive array of employee-relations scenarios are covered. Situation-specific advice is provided:

  • Effective employee relations practices that minimize department and personal liability.
  • Scripted responses to use in sensitive employee relations situations.
  • How to avoid hearing "you should have anticipated this" after an avoidable legal claim.

Leaders gain skill and increased confidence in handling employee relations situations that, while difficult and uncomfortable, must be addressed carefully to prevent legal problems.

  • Outside attorney intervention and court review of business decisions are minimized.
  • Bad publicity and public embarrassment are avoided.
  • Liability is replaced with credibility.
  • Department and personal assets are protected.

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