Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California law enforcement. His education as a risk manager and experience as a practicing attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to become a leading professional speaker on public safety.
Gordon Graham is law enforcement’s leading expert on risk management, but the central theme of his messages can be applied to any job in any industry, as well as outside the workplace. Simply put, Graham’s philosophy is that risk management is the process of looking into the future (short or long term) and asking what can go wrong and then doing something about it to prevent it from going wrong.
With more than four decades of related experience in his field, Graham convinces audiences everywhere that identifiable risks are manageable risks. He has dedicated his professional life to helping others find ways of minimizing risk to protect themselves from the grievous consequences that can be suffered when a tragedy, which could have been prevented/avoided, occurs.
Graham champions developing and utilizing sound policies to ensure that tasks are managed properly. But you must never stop – you must continuously look at the way you do things and apply effective analyses to determine whether or not there are risks lurking within your life and activities. And management is more responsible than anyone – identifying risky situations, creating and delivering appropriate policy, and regular practicing preventative behaviors so that they become second nature.
Graham’s career with the California Highway Patrol is legendary, but that experience is but one part of a life in which he has studied all aspects of risk management. Today, he serves as the president of Lexipol (from Latin meaning public safety policy) where he continues to share his message with the public-safety community. He is an inspiration to anyone serving, or having served, in the field of law enforcement and related professions. Every person, especially those in public service, could benefit from an hour or two with the dynamic, but grounded, Gordon Graham.
PERMA will make your room reservation. Do not contact the Sagamore to reserve.
Lodge room, lower level $199
Lodge room, walk-in $219
Lodge suite, lower level $279
Lodge suite, walk-in $299
Hotel room, traditional $279
Hotel room, lake view $299
All room rates are single occupancy and include a $20 resort fee. Each additional guest per room is $175.
Prices do NOT include sales tax. If you are tax-exempt, please forward your tax-exempt form to PERMA with your reservation.
10:00 AM Conference Registration
10:00 – 11:00 AM Morning Session
11:00 – 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch
11:00 – 3:00 PM PERMA Safety & Wellness Fair
12:30 – 1:00 PM Special Session
1:00 – 2:00 PM Workshop Session I
2:10 – 3:10 PM Workshop Session II
3:10 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM Workshop Session III
4:30 – 6:00 PM Free Time
6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 – 8:30 PM Dinner
8:30 – 9:15 PM Risk Management Awards Presentation
9:15 – 11:00 PM Evening Event
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:00 AM Annual Member Meeting
9:00 – 11:00 AM Keynote Speaker
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Raffle Drawing
Stop by the Safety and Wellness Fair and learn how to reduce absenteeism and boost productivity in your workplace by keeping employees safe and helping them stay healthy.
We are bringing back the classics with Casino Night on Thursday. You can play our casino tables with free “money,” converse with friendly and
knowledgeable croupiers, and collect tickets to win fabulous raffle prizes! And don’t touch that dial – there is more entertainment information to come!
The Sagamore offers an unmatched variety of activities to occupy conference attendees’ leisure time. Active pursuits include: tennis, a full complement of waterfront activities, and a fitness center complete with state-of-the-art equipment and daily exercise classes. Also on offer is croquet on the Teardrop Lawn and a nature trail located conveniently near the Lodges.
Make sure to check out the Sagamore’s indoor and outdoor pools, followed by a luxurious soak in the Jacuzzi.