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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific

Think a violent incident won't occur at your workplace? Think again! Violence has become all too prevalent in today's workplaces, and no industry is spared. Preparing to prevent workplace violence will only get you so far; you must also be equipped with strategies for handling the aftermath of a violent incident. If handled incorrectly, it will have a negative impact on your company's bottom line.

Case in point: a Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge (ALJ) found hospital management companies in Delaware and Florida exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence. The ALJ assessed a $12,934 penalty and ordered the companies to pay $9,600 in attorneys’ fees as a sanction for the bad-faith destruction of video surveillance evidence.

In the aftermath of a violent incident, your business may end up losing a few days or even weeks of revenue if it has to close its doors to repair, restock, or clean. Not to mention your organization’s insurance costs might skyrocket depending on the severity of the situation and how many people were injured or need to seek medical treatment or counseling afterward. And your organization could even be sued or issued a citation due to extreme negligence, which would instigate long-lasting fiscal and legal ramifications for your business.

You must also take your employees into consideration. In 2019, the DOL estimated that workplace violence costs 500,000 employees 1.2 million workdays every year and that $55 million in wages are lost annually. After a violent incident occurs, your employees will not be as productive because they are trying to recuperate and process the incident and could end up having to miss days of work.

Having a workplace violence plan in place is only half the battle. You must also have a plan in place that addresses what to do after a violent incident has occurred, and fortunately, Hector Alvarez is back to help you put that plan in place!

This training will teach you how to:

  • Develop policies and procedures to actually manage an event
  • Define Run, Hide, Fight more clearly and demonstrate common errors
  • Go beyond Run, Hide, Fight and look at actual process in your facility
  • Discover how to react if a serious event occurs in your workplace
  • Encourage movement to escape threats—and the communications channels your organization may want to use if violence erupts
  • Conduct open discussion for questions and thought sharing

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

Agenda

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
High-Impact Workplace Violence Simulations

Training employees on how to respond in the event of a violent attack is important, but what’s really critical for HR and safety managers to be able to do is identify specific vulnerabilities to workplace violence and close the gaps to minimize the risk of injury or death should an attack occurs. While “run, hide, fight” training is still touted as a foundation for active shooter preparedness, it’s essential for organizations to pay close and continuous attention to three key additional elements when conducting active shooter or other workplace violence drills: safety, communication, and control.

This session will teach you how to:

  • Develop policies and procedures to actually manage an event.
  • Define “run, hide, fight” more clearly, and demonstrate common errors.
  • Go beyond “run, hide, fight,” and look at actual processes in your facility.
  • Discover how to react if a serious event occurs in your workplace.
  • Encourage movement to escape threats—and the communications channels your organization may want to use if violence erupts.
  • Conduct open discussion for questions and thought sharing.

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Beyond the Active Shooter: Addressing Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Employers have the opportunity to take a stand against violent behaviors and make the workplace a safe haven. The problem so far, however, is that employers have been talked into using compliance to solve a culture problem. For example, what we’re calling harassment prevention training is harassment corrective-action training. If it were preventive, it would include skills that prevent harassment, like standing up for your company core values.

Alvarez will share tools to:

  • Describe organizational risk factors for bullying and sexual harassment so that you can work to correct them.
  • Implement a healthy workplace policy that gets employee buy-in.
  • Implement a new kind of harassment prevention training.
  • Discern the difference between an investigation and a culture assessment.
  • Describe the role of the employer when personal issues and domestic violence spill into the workplace.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m
Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crisis Management Leadership: How to Handle the Aftermath

Alverez will wrap up this event by exploring the many aspects of identifying and addressing myriad issues relating to crisis management. With a focus on the role, expectations, and actions that leaders must implement to direct an organization through the many uncontrollable issues that are consistent in many crises, this session will provide real-world examples of missed opportunities that heightened the issues related to the original crisis and, in some cases, intensified the initial incident. While every crisis scenario is unique, there are many opportunities to take advantage of lessons learned and organize proactive, focused planning, and this session will show you how to:

  • Develop an understanding of the many components of crisis management, including the internal and external impact.
  • Identify the “early warning signs” that are frequently recognizable in pending crisis management cases.
  • Share ideas on the process of creating an effective action plan that changes the course of the issue and provides a road map to solutions.
  • Discuss the proactive steps that can assist with the many predicaments that can be mitigated with pre-crisis planning.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A with Presenter

Have lingering questions about points raised during the first day of this intensive workshop, or want to revisit a fundamental concept or two from earlier in the day? Take advantage of this opportunity to get clarification from the speaker before you wrap up for the day.

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

Speakers

Hector R. AlvarezHector R. Alvarez, MSPsy/CTM, is a security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention and is a Certified Threat Manager™ by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He holds an MS in Forensic Psychology, a BS in Criminal Justice and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Alvarez has built over 25 years of threat management, security, domestic terrorism, and crisis management experience serving as a Security Director protecting one of our nation's most sensitive critical infrastructures, to working as a city police officer and as a professional security consultant. He understands the challenges individuals and organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them.

In addition, Alvarez has helped organizations recover from significant incidents of violence, was a responder to both the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Alvarez has personally assessed and/or responded to thousands of potentially violent situations, developed numerous violence prevention programs, and trained tens of thousands of employees and managers in the areas of crisis intervention, active shooter response, violence prevention, domestic terrorism, and emergency management.

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

FAQ

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003. You can also test your system by visiting https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

SAFETY CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.5 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).

HR Certification Institute HRCI
SHRM Preferred Provider

HR CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute® for review.

Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 3.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.

The live credits expire 06/24/2021
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/2021