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Violence Assessment and Intervention

location_on Providence, RI
$950 Member Price
$1250 Nonmember Price

Earn up to 15 CPE CREDITS

Are common myths about workplace violence impeding employee safety?

Workplace violence touches everyone. The concern for safety and the threat of violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, as well as an  organization's profitability. While the incidence of actual injuries at work is relatively low, intentional acts and accidents affect the lives of thousands of innocent citizens each year. This program provides a practical methodology for assessing the risk of future violence in known subjects and discusses practical ways to assess and manage​​ this risk. 

Common Myths

  • 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
  • Review 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 how to 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

​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.

  • Neuropsychological Basis of Violence
  • Organizational Concerns
  • Psychopaths and ​Investigations
  • "The Grids"
  • Practical Exercises
  • Introduction to Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
  • Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing​ with Role-Playing and Coaching
  • Full Material Exercise

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.


James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP, PCI, PSP,

President, Factor One

Dr. Cawood has worked in the areas of threat and violence risk assessment and management, behavioral analysis, violence prevention, security analysis, and incident resolution for more than 30 years. He has successfully assessed and managed over 5,000 violence-related cases for federal and state government agencies, universities and colleges, public and private corporations, and other business entities throughout North America. 


Michael Prodan

Special Agent in Charge

Michael Prodan is Special Agent in Charge - Criminal Investigative Profiler of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Behavioral Science Unit where he has served since 1998. He has 45 years of law enforcement experience, with over 35 years investigating violent crime. Mike has investigated, assessed, and managed over 1,000 threatening and inappropriate communications to government officials, media personalities, and citizens. He is an adjunct instructor at both the South and North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Centers.


"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

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904

Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 13, 2018.

Book your hotel now at the special discounted group rate


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer travel discounts for ASIS International. To take advantage of these travel discounts, book your flights online or call +1.800.328.1111 and refer to meeting event code NMRV2 (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm CT).

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  • Discounts apply to round trip travel only
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
  • Fare rules will determine eligibility

Please note: There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Registration Fees

Register before March 24th and save $100!

Member - $950
Nonmember  - $1250

Registration 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

Registration Hours

Sunday, May 6
5:00–6:00 pm

Monday, May 7
7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, May 7
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8
8:00 am–5:00 pm




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. This program awards up to 14 CPEs.

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 at least 10 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 at +1.703.519.6200 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.​