Preventing Workplace Violence

  • Registration fee: $1,095

  • October 20, 2017
    East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    300 M.A.C. Avenue
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Phone: (517) 337-4440
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Workplace violence—it can happen in any organization, at any time. Make sure your employees are prepared.

Every year, two million American workers become victims of violence at work.1 Every private and public sector organization in the United States is increasingly at risk from a variety of security threats, including workplace violence, thefts, property damage, and cyber-attacks. More than one-third (36%) of organizations have reported incidents of workplace violence. From schools to night clubs to the Navy Yard, every employer is at risk.


36% of organizations reporting incidents of workplace violence.





Minimizing the risk and teaching employees how to work safe is an important first step. Also important is developing policies and protocols for dealing with violent or potentially violent encounters, and ensuring that every employee knows what to do when "it's not a drill."


By attending Preventing Workplace Violence, you will be prepared to:

  • Identify the security risks that exist in your organization
  • Close the "security gaps" revealed through your assessment
  • Minimize your risk and take appropriate action when the unthinkable occurs
  • Ensure that every employee knows how to respond to an active shooter situation
  • Recognize the warning signs and learn how to respond when they appear
  • Develop, or enhance, an effective workplace security program, tailored to the unique needs of your organization
  • Design and implement security training that works
  • Engage in post-incident activities to minimize the negative impact of workplace violence
  • Monitor, evaluate, and improve your workplace security program

Hoping that workplace violence won't strike your organization is simply not realistic.

Minimizing the risk and preparing for the worst is realistic, and a workplace imperative.

2. "Workplace Violence," OSHA,, n.d.


Tina Riley Tina Riley, PhD, is Director of Human Resources Executive Education in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She holds a PhD in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education as well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. She has served as director of the School's Human Resources Education and Training Center and as Associate Director for Outreach. Dr. Riley has given presentations nationwide on the topics of strategic recruiting, training and development, supervisory skills, and employment law. She is also a CAPT-qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has worked with many groups in developing value from differences within the workplace.



Registration fee: $1,095

The seminar fee includes:

  • Course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation
  • Continental breakfast and networking lunch are included

Program times:

Registration & continental breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30am
Program time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Networking lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
October 20, 2017 course offering
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    School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
    South Kedzie Hall
    368 Farm Lane, Room S423
    East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start:  10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start:  50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start:  no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program.  Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



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