February 26, 2021
Verbal De-escalation training available online in March
The Purdue Police Department is offering free online Verbal De-escalation (aka Verbal Judo) training in March via WebEx.
Verbal De-escalation is a two-hour PowerPoint presentation. The objective is to teach skills to help the attendee learn to remain calm and react more effectively when confronted with anger, to try to reduce the chance of escalation to physical aggression. It includes exercises involving body language/posturing and empathetic verbal language. Verbal De-escalation skills can be beneficial both personally and professionally.
The sessions (times are ET) are:
- March 8 (M): 9-11 a.m.
- March 10 (W): 9-11 a.m.
- March 12 (F): 9-11 a.m.
- March 17 (W): 1-3 p.m.
- March 22 (M): 1-3 p.m.
- March 24 (W): 2-4 p.m.
- March 25 (Th): 1-3 p.m.
- March 29 (M): 6-8 p.m.
- March 31 (W): 6-8 p.m.
These are duplicate sessions, so participants should only register for one.
The minimum age for participants is 18. Affiliation with Purdue is not required to register; however, priority will be given to Purdue students, staff and faculty.