Basic Threat Assessment Training
Basic threat assessment training is available in half-day and full-day sessions. Both formats include basic statistics on the prevalence of different types of violent crime and insider threats in the workplace, case studies of rampage shootings, major facts about targeted attacks and insider sabotage, implications for violence prevention and safety, basic principles of threat assessment and threat management, and strategies for enhancing information-sharing and reporting. For full-day sessions, the training also includes recommended team composition, decision-making, and activities; supporting policies and procedures; steps for investigating and evaluating threats and other concerning behavior; resources and strategies for managing individuals that may pose a threat of harm; identifying and developing key community resources; legal considerations for case documentation and accessing confidential/privileged information; and case studies of prevented attacks. Basic threat assessment training is appropriate for managers or supervisors, human resource professionals, mental health professionals, corporate security or law enforcement professionals, administrative staff, and any others who are interested in or responsible for violence prevention or safety.
Advanced Threat Assessment Training
Advanced training is offered for established threat assessment teams. The training leads the team through one (half-day) or multiple (full-day) table-top exercises on an array of simulated threats, allowing the team the opportunity to handle a threat case(s) from start to finish, hone their roles and responsibilities, and evaluate their procedures and decision-making, all with trainer feedback. In addition to more table-top exercises, full day advanced training also includes discussion of advanced strategies for effective interviewing, red flags for deception in interviewing, and common problems and solutions in implementing campus threat assessment programs.
General Awareness Training
General awareness sessions are offered to help threat assessment teams alert those in their workplace about the existence of the team and the array of resources that can be accessed to prevent workplace violence, enhance safety, and get help for persons that may be troubled or in need of some assistance. The training, crafted in consultation with the threat assessment team, can be used to inform employees, supervisors, and others that violent incidents can be prevented, reinforce the message that threat assessment is about prevention and support; and tell them how and where to relay any concerns they may have. This training can also be provided to a threat assessment team in a train-the-trainer format, to allow the team to provide this training directly within their workplace.