Workplace violence workshop being offered

February 23, 2010

A well-regarded workshop on "Workplace Violence: Awareness, Prevention, Survival" is being offered by several campus offices April 8. Pre-registration is required.

The workshop is a cooperative training effort by Physical Facilities Training, Purdue Police Department, and the Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office.

The session will be from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 1142, Lawson Computer Science Building. For those needing parking, the University Street Garage is just across Third Street.

The workshop will address subjects including:

* Developing awareness of the potential for violence in the workplace.

* Recognizing the early warning signs of a potentially violent person or situation.

* Observable behaviors of concern.

* Identifying behaviors of increased risk and why aren’t they reported.

* Handling confrontational individuals.

* Identifying nonverbal communication skills.

* Advanced shelter in place.

This training workshop uses active audience participation, computer-generated graphics, sound and video. These features, along with the facilitator, produce an effective program that is also entertaining. The facilitator is Dan Larson, training specialist in Physical Facilities Training.

Attendees at recent offerings of this workshop have commented on it using phrases such as "gave me great tools," "very illuminating" and "very upbeat with a lot of useful info."

To pre-register, go to This will lead first to a page requiring log-in with user name and career account password. After log-in, the browser will go directly to the event registration page.

Registration also is possible by phone at 49-61064 (leave message with your full name) or e-mail to Phone and e-mail registrations are subject to seating availability.