K. Calder & Associates provides seminars, lunch-and-learns, workshops, one-on-one training, and courses which meet your requirements.

Maximize efficiency and minimize stress: convenient, cost-effective, valuable training brought right to your workplace.

Kevin Calder is trained and experienced in outcome-based curriculum design, and can tailor learning to your situation, organization and needs.

Contact us if you would like to schedule any of the following offerings for your organization.

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You’ll learn how to…

  • Identify behaviours and situations of concern
  • Assess the threat of workplace bullying, harassment and intimidation
  • Assess the risk of affective and predatory violence
  • Recognize pre-incident behavioural cues associated with the risk of homicide and suicide in the workplace
  • Identify key behaviours and situational indicators that the risk of violence is escalating
  • Define and differentiate roles and responsibilities for threat management
  • Develop threat management strategies to manage a various forms of workplace violence
  • Establish investigation and monitoring strategies

Current legislation places a significant onus on employers to alert workers to circumstances and individuals who may pose a risk of physical violence, bullying, harassment in the workplace. In addition, employers must implement policies, procedures and practices on how they will investigate, assess and manage individual situations. These requirements only heighten the need for a robust threat management process as a way of minimizing your organizational risk exposure.

K. Calder & Associates is a recognized leader in the field of workplace violence threat assessment and risk management. Topics covered in training include the tactical management of a variety of threats, including homicide and suicide. Our training is built on a unique combination of solid theory and indelible real life experience, from a Canadian perspective.

Attendees at our training events have included safety, security and emergency management personnel, human resources and legal service professionals, investigators, corporate managers, as well as others tasked with managing workplace violence.

Our alumni represent organizations from all industrial sectors including health care, government, health care, transportation, manufacturing, education, legal, construction, business services, private industry and hospitality. In every case, our approach to training is tailored to the needs of the client.

Participants are introduced to current best practices in investigative, assessment and management strategies. Our performance-based training is delivered through interactive lectures, group and individual work, case studies and scenario-based applications. Each participant receives a participant guide, for use as a job aid and reference material.

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Workplace Violence course outline PDF (148 kb)

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From elementary schools, to malls, government facilities, airports, and recently in Ottawa, events are compelling security, safety and emergency management professionals to review their practices for responding to the threat of an “active shooter”. This class will provide attendees with an introduction to preparing, responding and recovering from an “active shooter” incident. Participants will review the latest in best practice principles and tactics to enhance the safety of employees, customers and the general public. Attendees will participate in the review of case studies, interactive lectures and hands-on application and planning.

Specific workshop objectives include: In this course, participants will understand the three main concepts when dealing with an active shooter:

Preparedness

  • Describe the latest “active shooter” statistics and demographics
  • Discuss the issue of preparedness from a Canadian perspective
  • Review the latest approaches and research in “active shooter” response
  • What does being prepared mean?
  • Discuss training and exercise options
  • Differentiate between an “active shooter” incident and a “barricaded subject and hostage” incident

Response

  • Review current police response and tactics, individual responses and the use of lockdown, shelter-in-place, evacuate and fight back
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities for on-site security and management
  • Use of physical security during incidents
  • Evacuation and shelter in place strategies

Recovery 

  • Discuss short- and long-term incident recovery strategies
  • Site and operational security
  • Police liaison
  • Victim, family and co-worker assistance
  • Organizational roles and responsibilities
  • Communication strategies
  • Business continuity planning

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Active Shooter training outline PDF

An engaging introduction to the basics of threat awareness and recognition, including various types of unacceptable behaviours and appropriate strategies.

The Personal Threat Awareness Workshop is a half-day interactive introduction to the basics of threat awareness and recognition in public and private sector workplaces. Threat awareness workshops are appropriate for delivery in a variety of public and private sector environments. Workshops have been delivered to business, college campus, health care, and other environments where the risk of targeted violence is present. Attendees participate in interactive activities and discussions related to the differences between inappropriate, threatening, and violent behaviour. Participants are introduced to what individuals are attempting to achieve, and will learn appropriate strategies for dealing with the unique threat each behaviour poses. Particular attention is paid to the introduction to, and recognition of, pre-incident indicators of violence behaviour carried out by perpetrators of significant acts of school and workplace violence. Finally, attendees are introduced to a practical method for quickly identifying the type of concerning behaviour, and what next steps they should consider when managing the situation.

Workshop Outline
  • Introduction and background
  • Introduction to inappropriate, threatening, and violent behaviour
  • The proper approach to threat awareness; awareness versus paranoia
  • Types of school violence perpetrators
  • Criminal activity and the risk of violence
  • Organizational-specific factors that increase the threat of targeted violence
  • Recognizing behaviours of concern
  • Identification of reactive and proactive violence
  • Recognition of pre-incident indicators for targeted violence
  • Practical questions to identify the potential for targeted violence

Contact us today to schedule this workshop for your organization.

Personal Threat Awareness outline PDF

Information on managing threats, specific to Human Resources and Labour Relations professionals, and managers.

This one-day workshop, containing key information for HR/LR personnel and all managers, will focus on:

  • Introduction to inappropriate, threatening, and violent behaviour
  • A reasoned approach to threat awareness; awareness versus paranoia
  • Recognizing behaviours of concern
  • Inappropriate communications and contacts
  • Intimidation/bullying
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Violent behaviour and targeted violence
  • Identification of reactive and proactive violence
  • Recognition of pre-incident indicators for targeted violence
  • Practical questions to identify the potential for targeted violence
  • How to assist in the mitigation of identified threats while performing the responsibilities of an LR/HR professional during a disciplinary case or termination

Contact us today to schedule this workshop for your organization.

Managing Threats for HR-LR outline PDF

A thought-provoking half-day look at the basics of threat awareness in public and private sector workplaces.

The Assessing Threats of Targeted Violence Workshop is a half-day interactive introduction to the basics of threat awareness and recognition in public and private sector workplaces. Threat awareness workshops are appropriate for delivery in a variety of public and private sector environments. Workshops have been delivered to business, college campus, health care, and other environments where the risk of targeted violence is present. Attendees participate in interactive activities and discussions related to the differences between inappropriate, threatening, and violent behaviour. Participants are introduced to what individuals are attempting to achieve, and will learn appropriate strategies for dealing with the unique threat each behaviour poses. Particular attention is paid to the introduction to, and recognition of, pre-incident indicators of violence behaviour carried out by perpetrators of significant acts of school and workplace violence. Finally, attendees are introduced to a practical method for quickly identifying the type of concerning behaviour, and what next steps they should consider when managing the situation.

Workshop Outline
  • Introduction and background
  • Introduction to inappropriate, threatening, and violent behaviour
  • The proper approach to threat awareness; awareness versus paranoia
  • Types of school violence perpetrators
  • Criminal activity and the risk of violence
  • Organizational-specific factors that increase the threat of targeted violence
  • Recognizing behaviours of concern
  • Identification of reactive and proactive violence
  • Recognition of pre-incident indicators for targeted violence
  • Practical questions to identify the potential for targeted violence

Contact us today to schedule this workshop for your organization.