Behavioral Threat Assessment and The Pathway to Violence | Sessions

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Behavioral Threat Assessment and The Pathway to Violence
In-Person Wednesday 06/14/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Emerging Professional, Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn the established pathway to violence predatory actors follow, warning signs they exhibit, and how human resources can prevent them from acting. 

Preventing targeted violence in the workplace requires an approach founded in science, empathy, and teamwork. Behavioral threat assessment is a relatively new methodology bringing together subject matter experts to assess threats to employees and implementing interventions to keep them safe. This presentation is a primer on understanding the known pathway predatory actors follow, the eight warning behaviors to look out for, and how to assemble a team to prevent mass casualty violence.

Learning Objectives:

  • The difference between affective and predatory violence.
  • Understanding the scientifically established pathway to violence.
  • Learning the eight warning behaviors HR professionals should be watching for.
  • The crucial role of HR in assessing, managing, and preventing predatory threats to employees.

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Joshua Shelton, Threat Assessment Manager,