Workforce Solutions offers seminar on workplace violence preparedness

Do you know that workplace violence accounts for nearly 800 homicides and nearly 2 million non-fatal assaults each year in the United States? Learn to prepare and be responsible for your own safety in a one-day seminar offered by Workforce Solutions at Northeast State.

The Workforce Violence Preparedness seminar teaches participants how to make themselves and their workplace a harder target for those that would do harm. The seminar teaches steps that can be taken to raise the chances of survival in violent situations including events such as “active shooters.”

The course explains the definitions of workplace violence and its history.  Participants also learn the typology of violence (developed by the FBI), the five main elements of a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, situational awareness and personal safety.  The course also advises participants what to do if an active shooter appears at their workplace and the skill of “verbal de-escalation” to calm volatile situations.

The seminar meets on May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the main campus, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.  The course fee is $250 per participant and includes all course materials.

Instructor John Rose actively served in local law enforcement for over 18 years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Criminal Justice and Criminology department at East Tennessee State University.

Priority registration date for the class is April 17.  For more information, contact 423.354.2570 or e-mail