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Violence Assessment and Intervention

location_on Seattle, WA
$950 (Standard) Member Price
$1250 (Standard) Nonmember Price

Earn up to 15 CPE CREDITS

Sponsored by American Military University

Common Myths

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

Immediate Benefits

  • Understand the behavioral and psychological basis for violent behavior
  • Understand how information gathering, including interviewing, needs to be focused on behavioral information for value in the assessment, rather than just "facts".
  • Examine victimization and the role of the workplace target in workplace violence incidents
  • Training in a state-of-the-art structured professional judgement violence risk assessment tool
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of modern intervention strategies- why they work and how they might fail

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 duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. This includes statutory obligations under federal and state law to provide and promote a safe and violence-free work  environment,  related to 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 complimentary 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

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

For hotel reservations, book your reservations online or contact the hotel directly at +1.800.546.9184 and reference “ASIS Education Week” to receive our special group rate of $189 per night (plus taxes and fees).

Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date of Wednesday, 16 October to secure the discounted group rate. 

Registration Fees

Member $950
Nonmember   $1250

Registration fees include daily continental breakfast, a networking lunch and reception on day one, 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

Monday, 4 November
7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, 4 November
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday, 5 November
8:00 am–5:00 pm

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Monday, 4 November, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am Keynote Address
9:00 - 9:15 am Introduction and Overview
9:15 - 10:30 am Neuropsychological Basis of Violence
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm Organizational Concerns
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Psychopaths and Investigations - Mike Prodan Mike Prodan
2:00 - 3:30 pm "The Grids"
3:30 - 5:00 pm Practical Exercises
5:00 pm First day ends
5:15 pm Reception

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am Grid/Questions & Practice Introduction to Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
9:30 - 9:45 am Break
9:45 - 12:00 pm Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing - Continues with Interview Strategy Development and specific ways to interview mentally disordered individuals Jim Cawood & Mike Prodan
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Learn, Sponsored by American Military University
1:30 - 3:15 pm Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing - Continues with Role Playing and Coaching
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:45 pm Full Material Exercise
4:45 - 5:00 pm Session Wrap-Up
5:00 pm Program Completed


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 consulting, and investigations 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. Dr. Cawood has written extensively on the topic of threat and violence assessment and management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology.


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 47 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 has qualified as an expert witness in violent crime scene analysis and criminal sexual behavior in several state courts. He is an adjunct instructor at both the South and North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Centers.




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 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.​

Code of Conduct

ASIS International Event Code of Conduct

ASIS International (“ASIS”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all event participants as defined below.

Any participant regardless of:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Religion or political affiliation
  • Gender, or gender identity or expression
  • Sexual orientation, or
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

should feel welcome and safe at any ASIS event.

Expected Behavior

This Code of Conduct applies to all event attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, contractors, other service providers, and ASIS staff (“participant”) at any event, meeting, conference, forum, social event, or meeting-related event, including those sponsored by organizations other than ASIS but held in conjunction with ASIS events in which they participate (an “event”). As such, ASIS expects that participants at events will:

  • Remain positive and welcoming to others
  • Recognize that an event is a place for diversity of thought, organization, and individuals
  • Be inclusive of others
  • Be alert and report any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech immediately to the contacts set forth below
  • Respect the specific rules and policies of the event, and
  • Otherwise uphold the reputation of ASIS 

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct
  • Inappropriate physical contact (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances, groping, sexual assault);
  • Physical stalking or written, verbal, or other abuse, or
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images or language in event presentations, or otherwise failing to obey any rules or policies of the venue or ASIS.

Whether such behavior constitutes unacceptable behavior as defined above shall be determined by ASIS and its representatives, in their sole discretion. ASIS takes matters of such unacceptable behavior in any form seriously.