Liked the case study approach, which allowed me to apply models to my workplace.
Great to listen to how other industry sectors deal with their problems / threats.
I was able to take away many strategies that will improve my program.
Your teaching style is interactive and inclusive, which makes learning much easier and much more engaging. Case studies and stories were beneficial to understanding real applications for this material. Thank you!
K. Calder & Associates provides fresh insight, customized quality programs, and services that are rare in today’s environment. They blend the latest standards of practice in a dynamic and relevant fashion for their clients.
Great course! Information that directly applies to my job duties and will allow me to expand the threat assessment role.
Instructor very competent, well-versed, and knows his stuff.
This workshop was very interesting and educational. I would recommend this to all facilities, whether long-term care, home settings or hospital settings.
We, the general public, are only familiar with what the media reports whenever a serious incident has occurred, but it’s interesting to note that many of these potential threats are defused by advisors such as you… The threat of violence can be negated through identification, assessment and management. Of particular interprets was your explanation of the types of workplace violence perpetrators and your breakdown of direct, veiled and conditional threats.
Excellent course! Handout booklet as a resource is invaluable – thanks!
So glad to be able to eliminate the ‘What if’s’. I have a much more comprehensive understanding of the threat assessment process now.
The booklet complements the course material and will be helpful to refer to while conducting a risk assessment.
As the files continue to emerge, our ability to understand and manage workplace violence becomes much more vital to maintaining and facilitating a safe and secure environment for our clients, the public and our staff. Thanks, Kevin!
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.
This effective course will assist me in protecting my employees and customers, and in meeting my regulatory obligations.
Very good presentation, added humour, which kept the crowd engaged.
Kevin presented serious information really well and added appropriate humour, which I appreciated.
Thanks, you are a great speaker and have incredible insight into workplace dynamics. Your talk gave all members of the staff who attended a clear and concise idea of what our respectful workplace policy is and what is acceptable and unacceptable. Having it in this type of forum also gives a serious yet relaxed tone to the discussions.
This was a fantastic course. So interesting! Loved the real examples and keeping it so engaging. I will start applying the tools I learned starting Monday.
Very interesting and Kevin is very engaging with the whole class. Thanks, Kevin! Looking forward to applying the skills I learned today in the workplace, and in my day-to-day life where needed.
Examples and case studies were very helpful and extremely informative – thank you!
Great to bring a new perspective to my work. Engaged group well to explain concepts. Great use of examples to explain concepts. Very knowledgeable of material, especially based on vast experience.