Workplace Violence Courses

Workplace Violence Prevention and Response

Duration: four- to sixteen-hour workshop

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for any aspect of workplace violence management including security, risk management, human resources, and ancillary leadership.

Course Description:

This training follows the American National Standard Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard (ASIS International and Society for Human Resource Management). 

Shorter courses provide an overview of a defined assessment process to identify specific risks within an organization and determine the policies and processes to prevent violence and effectively resolve threats and violence that occur. 

Longer courses allow for more examples and in-depth discussion of the assessment process, interdisciplinary team members to include in the process, program planning and implementation, threat response, and incident management.

Training Content:

  • Assess an organization to identify risks and determine the most-needed elements of an effective workplace violence prevention and intervention (WVP&I) program
  • Plan and implement a WVP&I program
  • Respond to and effectively manage incidents
  • Appropriately involve law enforcement
  • Integrate domestic violence
  • Debrief incidents and adjust the program as necessary


Active Shooter Preparedness and Response

Duration: two-hour workshop to three-day train-the-trainer instructor school

Who Should Attend: Employees at organizations at-risk of an active assailant/shooter incident — or trainers of these employees.

Course Description:

Every organization must prepare for an attack by an active shooter and must know how to respond should an attack occur.

Vistelar, a world-leader in conflict-management training, offers comprehensive live and online training programs that address both active shooter preparedness and response. 

In developing this course, Vistelar drew upon on Dave Young’s (one of the company’s founders) 30+ years as a professional trainer in the Marine Corps and for law enforcement as well as the expertise of Vistelar’s other subject matter experts in conflict management.

Dave developed one of the first active shooter training programs for the Marine Corps in 1990. The content of this course is based on real-world experience, not academic theory (e.g., flawed strategies like “lock-down” are not discussed).

Training Content:

  • Importance of remaining alert, being decisive, having a pre-planned practiced response
  • Profiles and common traits of the active shooter
  • Conducting a threat assessment
  • How to develop an organization safety plan for dealing with an active assailant/shooter
  • Understanding the role of the leader in a crisis
  • How to use hand and sound signals
  • Identifying possible escape routes and managing movement
  • How to barricade a location to prevent an active assailant/shooter from entering
  • Selecting and using weapons of opportunity
  • How to move groups of employees to a secure location
  • Basics of tactical emergency first aid
  • How to work with local law enforcement