Preventing acts of violence is much preferred and more cost-effective than dealing with the aftermath. It’s essential that we train employees to recognize pre-incident indicators and report them before an act of violence occurs, but it is also critical to have a plan in place to respond should the unthinkable happen. Whether it be angry customers, disgruntled coworkers, domestic violence issues that spill over into the workplace, or an individual stressed out and fed up who chooses your office and your employees to terrorize, we must be equipped to handle whatever walks through our doors.
What happens when it happens? Unfortunately, it’s not a question of if, but a question of when. When discussing the recent increase in active shooter events, we can say with certainty that someone somewhere is currently planning the next attack. Whether it’s a disgruntled employee, an enraged ex-domestic partner, an angry terminated employee, or a violent criminal with no regard for his life or anyone else’s, we cannot ignore the possibility that our workplace could be impacted. We will continue the discussion of prevention and move further into training for response to violence and preparing for the aftermath. Time spent on prevention and response training is crucial, but how much time have you devoted to dealing with the aftermath of a robbery or a violent event? Consider the consequences of being unprepared.
Workplace Violence Part 1: How to Prevent and Prepare
June 9, 2023, 10:00 am CDT
Participants will have a clear understanding of existing violence problems, ways to recognize warning signs, and prevention policies and methods. Anyone can benefit from this information, and most will find the material covered to be useful in their personal life as well.
What You’ll Learn
- Types of workplace violence
- Recent case studies
- Recognizing warning signs
- De-escalation techniques
- Preventative physical security measures
- Necessary policies and procedures
- Making yourself and your institution a less attractive target
- Situational awareness
- The high cost of complacency
- Eliminating and mitigating risk
Workplace Violence Part 2: When it Happens and Handling the Aftermath
June 15, 2023, 10:00 am CDT
This session will focus on handling a violent incident, but will also show you how to better prepare, respond to, and navigate the critical time after the incident.
What You’ll Learn
- Beyond robbery
- Active shooter response
- Recent case studies and statistics
- Handling domestic violence situations
- Assessing and re-assessing
- Testimonies from survivors
- Reactionary gap
- How to survive
- What to expect after the event
- De-briefing and counseling
- Emotional first aid
- Understanding stages of grief
- Mistakes to avoid
Who Should Attend
All branch personnel.