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Violence in Your Workplace: Prevention & Response - 2020
Carol Dodgen Recorded on April 7, 2020
“You must realize that this can happen anywhere.” These chilling words were spoken by a lady who watched as six of her coworkers were shot during a meeting at her office. 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. In this two-hour presentation, 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.
During this presentation, we will cover—
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
… and more.
This session will benefit you not only in your work life, but in your personal life as well. Have you ever thought how you would react in a robbery? A violent confrontation? An active shooter situation? Learn how to make your response effective to increase the odds of survival and recovery for yourself and those around you.
Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for businesses, financial institutions, and government entities to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and security 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. Carol is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training for over 100,000 corporate, manufacturing, utility, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Carol earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Designation) and provides instruction on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Robbery Prevention and Response, and Personal Safety. Carol has recently produced several video and e-learning training programs.
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