Workplace Violence and Active Threat Response: Preparation and Readiness Topics

On Demand Webinar Duration 90 Minutes Credits HRCI 1.5 & SHRM 1.5 PDCs

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Speaker: Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles

Who will benefit

  • Human Resources professionals, all levels
  • Senior business leaders
  • Office managers
  • Security and Safety professionals, all levels
  • Legal counsel
  • Business owners

Areas Covered

  • Potential sources and signs of workplace violence situations
  • Prevention and response to workplace violence
  • "Threat Assessment" - how you can reduce the possibility of violent incidents
  • Historical overview and case studies of active shooter situations
  • Personal survival response – how to respond when an incident occurs
  • Law enforcement response

Overview:

In the wake of recent tragedies involving gun violence that we’ve witnessed in the media, it becomes more important that employers provide education and training to their employees. As a first step, leaders and corporate specialists need to understand the warning signs of potential workplace violence situations so that they are better able to de-escalate appropriately and – hopefully – avoid an active threat situation. Leadership acumen demands that today’s managers keep a keen eye open to potentially over-stressed and harmful situations in their workforce. Furthermore, if situations do escalate, then it’s important to ensure the best preparation to respond and react to possible active threat situations.

This webinar includes two topics that are important for business leaders and employers to educate themselves on an unfortunate, yet very real trend in the country. Join us as we review Workplace Violence, specifically causes and signs to look for, pre-attack indicators, ways that you can help to de-escalate situations and keep your workplace safe, and how to prepare and handle difficult conversations. Next, we will review history cases of active shooter incidents and understand the underlying details from investigators and law enforcement officials. Included is an examination of motivators and tactics used by active shooters. We will then review suggested reactions if you find yourself in an active shooter situation (Run, Hide, or Fight), including interacting effectively with law enforcement.

Why Should You Attend

Unfortunately, active shooter incidents are not uncommon news items. Employees and former employees are stressed, upset, and frustrated and sometimes lash out in violent ways. Potential workplace violence clues are often overlooked or discounted by onlookers and co-workers for a variety of reasons. Tragically, turning away from these indications can result in dire consequences. Based on thorough analysis by law enforcement experts, we know that there are specific steps that you can take to mitigate workplace violence situations. However, if you find yourself in an active shooter situation, do you know what to do and how to react?

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®


Your Instructor


Melveen Stevenson
Melveen Stevenson

Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and executive coaching.

Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.

Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.


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