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    Workplace Violence & Bullying

    Date: October 18, 2018, 11:30am
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.*, is recognized nationally as an expert on Workplace Violence Prevention, Workplace Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Sexual Harassment, and Cultural Diversity.

    Since 2008 Dennis has served as Ogletree Deakins’ National Director of Client Training.  In that capacity he develops and implements training programs which are designed to minimize the risks associated with inappropriate employee behavior.

    Dennis spent more than ten years consulting to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, where he used his education in Clinical Psychology to teach willful compliance techniques.

    Dennis has conducted Behavioral Risk Management Training for university personnel, governmental agencies and private corporations across the United States. In addition to training, Dennis also provides on-going threat assessments to Ogletree clients.

    Given the current atmosphere of bullying, and workplace violence, many believe that workplace violence is random, unpredictable, and inevitable.  However, contrary to common belief, research on workplace violence has shown that warning signs almost always precede acts of violence, and that violence often escalates in a cycle.  Understanding the cycle of violence allows managers and HR professionals to intervene and protect the people and assets of their organization.   

    This interesting and upbeat presentation will focus on identifying and understanding the early warning signs, symptoms, and behaviors of individuals escalating toward violent acting out.  We will discuss the 5 most important steps your organization can take to prevent incidents of violence, and reduce the severity of those incidents that do take place. 

    Additionally, we will discuss:

              * The definition of Bullying and the relationship to Violence

              * How addressing Workplace Violence and Bullying can decrease incidents of Harassment

              * What your employees should do during an actively violent incident