Crisis Communications Boot Camp Miami

13-14 June, Miami


Crisis Communications Boot Camp Miami


13-14 June, Miami

About the Event


Dear Delegates,

We hope this message finds you safe and well. It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we must inform you of the cancellation of the Crisis Communications Boot Camp in Miami, scheduled for June 13-14.

We have tried our utmost to proceed with the event, but the severe storm in South Florida has resulted in the cancellation of flights for 90% of our delegates and speakers. With such a significant impact on attendance, we are left with no other option but to cancel the event.

We are truly sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause you. This decision was not made lightly, and we share in your frustration and sadness. Unfortunately, as this situation falls under force majeure—an event beyond our control—we are unable to offer reimbursement. However, in accordance with our terms and conditions, we are offering you a credit for any future P World event. You can review our terms and conditions here:

We understand how much you were looking forward to this event, and we deeply regret that we cannot meet in person this time. Please explore our upcoming events and use your credit at your convenience. For a complete list of our events, please visit:

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. If there is anything we can do to assist you or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

With sincere apologies,




Revamp Your Crisis Strategy in Miami!

Join us at the Crisis Communications Boot Camp on June 13-14, 2024. Following an exceptional global journey, we're thrilled to return to Miami for an in-depth exploration of fortifying your crisis plan against today's top reputational threats.

This exclusive event will cover critical topics:

  • Political Standpoints in Turbulent Times: Navigate the complexities of taking a stand in the midst of societal upheavals, guided by real-world case studies and expert insights.
  • Communicating in an Age of Skepticism and Polarization: Learn practical strategies to effectively communicate amidst skepticism and polarization, fostering trust and understanding.
  • Averting DEI Crises: Understand how to navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion concerns to prevent potential crises and foster a culture of inclusivity.
  • Shielding Against Cancel Culture: Equip yourself with strategies to protect your organization from the impact of cancel culture in today's digital landscape.

Experience interactive sessions featuring real-world case studies presented by top crisis experts from North America. Engage in workshops and simulations designed to provide hands-on experience and practical tips for immediate implementation.

Register now to secure your spot in this invaluable learning opportunity, where you'll gain actionable strategies and fortify your crisis communications toolkit.

Facts & Figures

  • Inaugural Event: The very first Crisis Communications Boot Camp was organized in Calgary in 2017, setting the stage for a journey of excellence in crisis communication training.
  • Global Reach: Since its inception, the boot camp has attracted over 2500 PR professionals, making it one of the most sought-after events in the field. It has been held in 25 cities around the world, offering participants a truly global perspective on crisis communication.
  • Global Recognition: The Crisis Communications Boot Camp is widely recognized as one of the world's leading training programs in crisis communications, not only in Europe and North America but across the globe. Its reputation for delivering cutting-edge strategies and insights has solidified its status as a go-to resource for professionals in the field.
  • Exclusive Content: The boot camp continuously evolves to address the latest challenges and trends in crisis communication. Participants can expect exclusive content, expert speakers, and practical takeaways that empower them to navigate the ever-changing landscape of crisis management.
  • Solutions-Oriented: Unlike many other events, this boot camp places a strong emphasis on practical solutions and actionable strategies. Attendees leave with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively handle crises and protect their organization's reputation.


Brandi Boatner IBM

Christian Lindmeier World Health Organization

Courtney Williams The Obama Foundation

Farnaz Khadem Stanford University

Jon Meakin

Michelle Agnew The Coca-Cola Company

Vanessa Neurohr MuckRack

Debora Lima Sensei Advisory

Darius Fisher Status Lab



Registration and Morning Coffee


Opening Mini Workshop - The Evolving Landscape: Golden Communication Rules and Crisis Skills
In this interactive session, Christian Lindmeier, Spokesperson & Communications Officer at the World Health Organization, will guide you through the development and elaboration of the Golden Communication Rules. Emphasizing the perspective of an International Organization spokesperson, Lindmeier will shed light on the crucial skills needed in today's crisis communication landscape. Special attention will be given to effectively communicating uncertainty in a dynamic environment. Gain valuable insights as the speaker explores communication scenarios tailored for Reputational Risk Management in our ever-changing world.
Christian Lindmeier, Spokesperson, World Health Organization


Say Nothing, Say Something, Post Through It’: Reputation Management in an Online World
New York Magazine’s March cover story on Stanford neuroscientist and prolific podcaster Andrew Huberman fueled the ongoing debate about whether PR still matters in an environment of increasingly rapid news cycles. In a social and business landscape defined equally by viral news stories and search engine results/AI, what role do traditional communications tactics play, and what aspects of PR need to be adapted for a modern attention economy? Darius Fisher and Debora Lima of reputation management sister agencies Status Labs and Sensei Advisory discuss: the role of SEO in crisis comms; best practices for damage control beyond media relations; and what business leaders today can learn from good and bad PR responses, drawing from agency case studies and notable crises from recent years. 
Debora Lima, Media Director, Sensei Advisory
Darius Fisher, CEO and Founder, Status Lab


Lunch for Speakers and Delegates


Navigating Permacrisis in a Polarized World 
Join Farnaz Khadem, Stanford University's Vice President for University Communications, for a dynamic presentation on Crisis Planning in a Polarized World and safeguarding your reputation in an age of Permacrisis. Explore authentic strategies for taking a stand on societal issues and gain insights into effective crisis planning. In this engaging conversation, we'll also delve into the crucial skills needed for adept crisis communicators, equipping you with essential tools to navigate the complexities of our polarized world.
Farnaz Khadem, Vice President for University Communications, Stanford University


The New Normal: Success in an Era of Permacrisis
Join Michelle Agnew in an enlightening session on ‘The New Normal: Success in a Constant State of Crisis.’ In a time of heightened corporate scrutiny and polarization, it has never been more important to ensure your company is aligned on its foundational values. Michelle will delve into strategies and data-driven insights essential for maintaining consumer trust in an era marked by perpetual challenges and will share foundational elements to help ensure your company is set up for success in the face of ongoing uncertainties. Gain valuable perspectives from one of the industry’s leading experts on managing communications in a world where crisis and issues management has become the new standard.
Michelle Agnew, Senior Director, Policy & Issues Communications, The Coca-Cola Company


Networking and Refreshment Break


How a Lack of Diversity Can Fuel a Reputational Crisis
Diversity and inclusion for many organizations has been seen as a nice to have, but in today's new world, it is actually a must have. In this session Courtney will focus on the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in times of crisis, the risks from lack of diversity and inclusion in your organization, how to create an inclusive crisis plan and protect your reputation in a world where organizations are expected to align with the social and political values of their consumers.
Courtney Williams, Former Director of Communications, The Obama Foundation


Mastering Crisis: Cancel Culture Edition – A Reputation Survival Guide
In this session led by Brandi, delve into the intricacies of navigating cancel culture and crisis communications to protect your brand's reputation. Explore strategies to proactively address potential challenges, mitigate risks, and effectively respond to public scrutiny. Learn key insights on building resilience and maintaining authenticity in the face of cancel culture, ensuring your organization remains steadfast while navigating the complexities of today's social landscape. Join us for a practical discussion on safeguarding your reputation in this era and avoiding the pitfalls of cancellation
Brandi Boatner, Manager, Digital Advocacy Communications, IBM


End of Day One

10.00- 16.00

A Full-Day Crisis Simulation Workshop: Navigating the Crisis Landscape: Strategies for Success
Embark on a transformative journey led by Jon Meakin, a distinguished communication consultant with 30 years of experience on both sides of the Atlantic, in this immersive Crisis Simulation Workshop. Dive into the heart of crisis communications in a post-pandemic world, where reputational threats loom large, and the landscape is shaped by evolving communication dynamics, political shifts, and societal upheavals.

What Makes This Workshop Unmissable:
Jon Meakin, renowned for his strategic acumen in crisis communication, brings a unique blend of expertise to help you fortify your crisis plan. This workshop is not just about theories but about practical, hands-on exercises that simulate real-life scenarios, ensuring you're not just prepared but resilient in the face of modern challenges.

Key Highlights:
- Strategic Insights from Jon Meakin: Gain exclusive access to Jon's top strategies, honed by years of navigating crisis scenarios on a global scale.
- Leadership Empowerment: Craft a concrete plan to elevate your leadership team's preparedness, providing them with the tools needed to lead confidently during crises.
- Mastery of Modern Communication: Hone your skills in effective communication, tailored to today's assertive environment.

Equip Yourself to:
- Strategic Preparedness: Understand the vital link between proactive preparation and swift, effective crisis response.
- Adaptive Social Media Mastery: Acquire skills to evaluate and adapt your organization's social media communication during crises.
- Media Interview Proficiency: Develop proficiency in handling assertive question types during crisis media interviews.
- Dynamic Crisis Plan Updates: Walk away ready to update and revise your organization's crisis communication plan, armed with valuable insights gained during the workshop.
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to not only navigate the biggest reputational threats but to emerge with a strategic advantage, positioning your organization as a beacon of resilience in today's ever-changing landscape. Join Jon Meakin for a workshop that goes beyond preparedness — it's about mastering crisis communication in the new era.


09.00 Registration and Morning Coffee
10.00 Part 1
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Parti 2
14.45 Networking Break
15.00 Part 3
16.30 End of Workshop

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