Targeted violence can be viewed as separate and distinct from the aggressive behaviour we manage, usually from our patients, on a daily basis in all of our health care facilities. Incidents where both the perpetrator and target(s) are identified or identifiable prior to the incident are occurring with alarming frequency in our health authorities, sometimes with deadly results. Kevin Calder and Associates provides vital training, guidance and expertise in the areas risk assessment and threat awareness through defined principles and methodology. Our continued engagement with Kevin Calder and Associates has greatly assisted myself and others within our business to bring formality and structure as we pursue our own organizational Threat Awareness Program.
I unreservedly recommend Calder and Associates for their work in threat / risk assessment, analysis and mitigation as well as in the training associated with these disciplines. I have found Kevin’s work to be professional, timely and accurate, all of which is a reflection of the expertise, diligence and reliability he brings to a project. Kevin has a unique ability to earn and retain trust both with individuals and organizations and gets results while being appropriately sensitive to personal rights and needs. K Calder and Associates are excellent partners to have whether you are in difficult times or simply preparing for them.
The Practical Violence and Risk Assessment course was fantastic, and drove our threat assessment and management program to the next level. I am certain that this training will have a measurable improvement to the safety of our workplace.
Over the past several years, I worked directly with Kevin Calder of K. Calder & Associates, on numerous security-related projects. Their services and security methodology are grounded solidly in the best practices of the industry, and we have been very satisfied with the work they’ve done for us… Kevin led our team in tried and tested methodology, conducted key stakeholder interviews, and developed a strategic series of targets moving forward. We were pleased with the quality of the report and the level of detail within. K. Calder & Associates were on time and on budget with this project. I recommend them without hesitation and would hire them again if given the opportunity.
Conducting threat assessments, Kevin brought my attention to things about workplace violence that I never considered, and more importantly, made me rethink things I thought I knew. I found his critical thinking skills invaluable and his strategic mind paramount in bringing these issues to a safe conclusion.