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Violence Assessment and Intervention

10 - 11 May 2017
Las Vegas, NV


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This course changed the way that I currently handle threat assessment at my hospital and will ultimately make it a safer place for staff, visitors, and patients.
Todd Miller
SSM Health

  • Workplace aggressors are easy to identify
  • Prevention is expensive and time consuming
  • Having good policies is enough
  • People just “snap”

Immediate Benefits

  • Define the common myths and misunderstandings regarding workplace violence and prevention
  • Examine victimization and the role of the workplace target in workplace violence incidents
  • Gain an in-depth examination of modern intervention and prevention strategies
  • Understand policy development
  • Discuss a complete review and analysis of the ASIS/SHRM WVPI.1-2011 American National Standard and the ways organizations and security professionals should use it
  • Identify when and where to get help

Who Should Attend

  • Security directors
  • Corporate security professionals
  • Investigations professionals
  • Loss prevention professionals
  • HR professionals

Program Overview

Workplace violence touches everyone. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. The concern for safety and the threat of violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, and ultimately our profitability. Although the incidence of actual injuries while at work is relatively low, intentional acts and accidents affect the lives of thousands of innocent citizens each year. This training will address this problem and reveal what can be done about it. Regardless of one’s organizational responsibilities, every one of us plays a role in violence prevention and workplace safety.

Employers have a moral duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. They also have statutory obligations under federal and state law to provide and promote a safe and violence-free work  environment. These include the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state Workers’ Compensation laws. Employers also have responsibilities to the public. Either vicariously or directly, employers may be liable for the harm brought to others by workplace violence.

This intricate web of statutes, standards, rules, and regulations creates a legal minefield for supervisors and managers. Employers must protect employees and other parties without infringing on anyone’s rights. Rarely has the challenge for employers been greater. Fortunately, there are solutions.

All attendees receive a complimentray copy of Violence Assessment and Intervention:  The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition, by James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP and Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D.

 Hotel, Fees and Schedule


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $159 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 21, 2017.

Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and Violence Assessment and Intervention:  The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition, by James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP and Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D. Hotel costs are not included

Early bird
(before April 1)
After April 1

Registration Hours

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Program Hours

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

 Policies and Discounts


If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE.

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone (+1.703.519.6200), fax (+1.703.519.6299), or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least 10 business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of a third-party site, the host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

Team Discount

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount

ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.


Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • President
  • Factor One
  • San Leandro CA, UNITED STATES
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Bio: Dr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Mr Michael Prodan
  • Mr Michael Prodan
  • West Columbia SC, UNITED STATES
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Bio: Michael Prodan is the Special Agent in Charge - Criminal Investigative Profiler of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Behavioral Science Unit. He has served with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division - Behavioral Science Unit since 1998. Prior, he was with the Covina, California, Police Department, and then the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation. From 1990 to 1998 Capt. Prodan was the Special Agent Supervisor of California DOJ’s Violent Crime Profiling Unit. He has 45 years of law enforcement experience, with over 35 years of investigating violent crime. He has qualified as an expert witness in violent crime scene analysis and criminal sexual behavior in State Courts in Alaska, California, Oregon, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas, and in threat assessment in North and South Carolina and US District Court in South Carolina. Capt. Prodan is one of only 34 graduates worldwide of the FBI's Police Fellowship in Criminal Investigative Profiling and Crime Scene Analysis at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He has also attended training with the United States Secret Service at their National Threat Assessment Center in Washington, DC. He is currently a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and has presented several case studies at their annual training conferences in Anaheim, CA. He has investigated, assessed and managed over 1000 threatening and inappropriate communications to elected and government officials, media personalities and citizens. He is an adjunct instructor at both the South and North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Centers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach and is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Delinquency Control Institute.