Active Shooter Training

Monday, May 3, On Zoom

5:30 PM Pacific, 8:30PM Eastern


From Columbine to Sandy Hook and Atlanta to Boulder, these shootings leave us feeling anguished and terrified. Talking about mass shootings and training for such a situation, one of the worst-case scenarios imaginable, is important because knowing what to do and making fast decisions save lives.

“Silvia is masterful in her presentation of this triggering topic.”

This workshop is a one-hour presentation with time for Q&A at the end.

We will be discussing a challenging subject and watching some video enactments. If you are a parent, consider the subject matter when deciding if this is an appropriate training for your tween or teen.

Sliding Scale: $15 – $50

This workshop covers:


Learn about Active Shooter Incidents in the US which put our current day situation in context. Take the time and space to process our changing landscape.

~ Knowledge is Power!


Learn the specifics about the strategic response developed by the FBI. Breathe a little more freely knowing you have the most important information needed to make fast decisions and know what to do an active shooter situation.

~ Be Decisive!

Q & A:

Stick around and debrief after the workshop. The nature of this workshop is emotionally challenging. Sometimes it helps afterward to sit around and chat a bit in a safe space.

~ Peace of Mind!

Silvia’s Street Creds


Sixth Degree Black Belt – Over Three Decades of Teaching and Training

Master’s Degree in Education – Focus on Special Needs

National Women’s Martial Arts Federation – Certified Empowerment Self Defense Instructor

Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

FBI Portland CAAA Executive Board: Family, Safety, Community


Silvia’s training in this topic comes from multiple sources including but not limited to the FBI, Infragard, and Beyond Lockdown. She teaches this course on her own, not as a representative of any other organization.

When our safety committee was tasked with putting together an Active Shooter Preparedness Plan, I invited Silvia to come to our office to share her knowledge on this important topic. Her presentation was engaging and included all of the pertinent information necessary for our committee to create a clear and concise plan for our organization.

Kara Long, SHRM-CP, PHR

Senior Advisor - Human Resources, Education Northwest