One Team, One Fight: Collaborating to Capture the Boston Bombers
South Florida Museum
Rick DesLauriers uses his two and a half decades of FBI work—including his on-the-ground experiences during the Boston Marathon Bombing—to address questions of leadership, teamwork, decision-making, and empathy. In recounting the events of the April 2013, he focuses on the importance of collaboration, calling attention to the seamless communication between the FBI, the Boston Police Department, and other federal, state, and local agencies. (Upon taking the Special Agent in Charge position at the Boston Division, in May 2010, DesLauriers made it a priority to know all regional police chiefs and sheriffs by name, and to attend regional police association meetings, so as to establish and maintain those key relationships.) He takes audiences through the hundred hours between the explosions at the Marathon finish line and the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, recounting these horrific and thrilling events which with insight, solemnity, and deep compassion for the victims and the stricken city of Boston. Audiences come away moved, inspired, and armed with leadership and communication techniques applicable to any situation.