Search & Rescue: Critical Leadership Lessons
March 26, 2019 Breakfast Series
Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI
8:00am – 9:30am
About the Morning
“If you want to stand out as a leader, you must remain centered, calm and composed.”
This is one of the critical lessons, search and rescue dog handler, Jennifer Anderson says has shaped her leadership. Often faced with dire circumstances and environmental challenges, the success of their search and rescue missions exemplifies teamwork at its best.
Like any team, effective communication is one of the keys to their success. But here, effective communication can mean saving lives. Learn how their powerful life-saving bond and search and rescue experiences has shaped Jennifer as a leader. Through rigorous training focused on leadership, trust, play, team work, and steady emotions to accomplish a common goal: successfully completing a search, learn how you can apply these critical leadership lessons that allows teams to persevere in the face of chaos.
Join us for a unique and surprising look into leadership through the eyes of the handler and her working dog’s most spectacular organ — his nose!
This breakfast is sponsored by our partner Marsh & McLennan Agency. To Learn more about them, click here.
Meet the Speakers
Jennifer P. Anderson & Ryder
Jennifer P. Anderson (Jen) is the principal and owner of Riverhorse Consulting, LLC – a canine training company. A graduate of the FBI New Haven Division Citizen’s Academy she has continued study in Forensics and Forensic Anthropology and integrates these disciplines into her training and knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of scent, and human and animal behavior. Jen is also an assistant instructor with the Veterinary Tactical Group (VTG) headquartered in NC whose mission is to provide quality triage veterinary medical training for military, Law enforcement and civilian canine handlers.
Jennifer is a certified canine search specialist with the State of Rhode Island Search and Rescue Team and Co-Instructor for the RI Canine Search and Rescue team. A Cadaver, Urban Disaster and Wilderness Instructor with the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA). Jen works in assisting team members and IPWDA candidates prepare for certifications and deployment. She works with her search certified canine partner, Ryder (6) and Finn (2) – both Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
By day, Jen is the Facilities Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Manager for Hexagon’s North American.
Her responsibilities include coordinating training for the 175 field service engineers and 125 plant staff; keeping the facilities operational; Due Diligence, Environmental Management Systems and running the sites’ respective security systems. Jen started with Hexagon in 2010 in a succession planning role under the previous Facilities Manager however due to an accelerated need, she was named to the role of Facilities Manager north America in June 2011. The task is daunting but never boring and she has the benefit of an exceptional small highly focused team.