Hello, this is Derrick S. Washington Sr.

Gary Klugiewicz and I completed a Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor Training Course in Bloomington, MN today. We had a wonderful time training 23 amazing professionals from different disciplines. Our hosts for the training this week were the public safety staff of the Mall of America.

There were participants from Guam, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Being able to teach contact professionals, tactics that can help them in their professional and personal life is very rewarding. Verbal Defense and Influence teaches non escalation drills that provides the participants the necessary tools to keep them safe no matter where the contact ends up, while looking good during the process.