Violence in Your Workplace: Prevention & Response
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CT
Recommended for 2.5 CE Credits
Workplace violence takes its toll – physically, emotionally and monetarily. How many people are currently contemplating committing an act of violence in the workplace? Preventing these acts is much preferred and more cost-effective than cleaning up afterwards. 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 occur. We will analyze recent cases to identify unheeded warnings, and then identify physical security measures and procedures that either were not in place or were ignored. Participants will have a clear understanding of the existing violence problems; ways to recognize warning signs; prevention policies and methods, and how they should respond in an active shooter situation.
This session will benefit you not only in your work life, but your personal life as well. Have you ever thought how you would react in a robbery? A violent confrontation? An active shooter situation?
- Recent Case Studies
- Recognizing Warning Signs
- Handling Domestic Violence Situations
- “Best Practice” Methods for Violence Diffusion and Prevention
- Preventive Physical Security Measures
- Active Shooter Response
- Types of workplace violence
- De-escalation techniques
Who Should Attend:
Any branch personnel responsible for physical security of the bank or credit union.
Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for financial institutions, government entities, and businesses to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and vulnerability assessments. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank. She earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice instructor with Jacksonville State University.
Carol is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training for over 80,000 corporate, manufacturing, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 24 years. Carol earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Designation) and in 2011, she was selected as a presenter on Workplace Violence at the ASIS International Conference. Carol is a current member and past chapter president of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the IES Security Lighting Committee, and a past board member of the Alabama Women in Business. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the newly formed Alabama Security Regulatory Board and served for 6 years as vice-chair of this board which regulates the security guard industry in the state.