Course Description:

Workplace Violence accounts for nearly 800 homicides and nearly 2 million non-fatal assaults each year in the United States. Learn what to do to make yourself, and those that you are responsible for, less likely to be a victim. This seminar will instruct how to make yourself and your workplace a harder target for those that would do harm. There are proactive steps that can be taken that WILL increase chances of survival in workplace violence situations including such events as active shooters. Fire evacuation plans at work are required, but the reality is you are more likely to lose your life to a human attacker than to a fire. The time to prepare is now.

Topics that will be covered: 
- Definitions of Workplace Violence 
- History of Workplace Violence 
- Typology of Violence (Developed by the FBI) 
- Five main elements of a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (Recommended by OSHA) 
- Target Hardening / Situational Awareness 
- Personal Safety 
- Active Shooter – What to do! 
- Verbal De-escalation (Proactive ways to calm situations)

Who should take this course? 

Individuals seeking to better their knowledge on violence and safety in the workplace.

Class Dates: October 2, 2012

Course Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Location: L106 in the Wayne Basler Library, Blountville Campus

Fees: $250.00 per participant, includes all materials 

Instructor: John Rose, M. A.

John Rose actively served in law enforcement for over 18 years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. John holds a M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from East Tennessee State University, where he is an Adjunct Faculty member and instructs classes on Counter Terrorism and Workplace Violence. In April 2009, John was a presenter at the European Association of Threat Assessment Professionals annual conference in Berlin, Germany. In April and October of 2010, John presented a lecture on Workplace Violence at the Gavin de Becker & Associates Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy at Lake Arrowhead, California. John has developed this program and lectured on workplace violence prevention specific to health care, private industry and higher education audiences. John is a member in good standing with the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

Please register for this course by September 25, 2012.