Class Length 1 Day
The upheaval caused by 9-11, uncertainty in the marketplace, wars that don’t seem to end, terrorism, business malfeasances, constant uncertainty and constant change, greater emphasis on speed and the pressure to do more work with fewer people, has greatly increased your employee’s level of stress, tension, and frustration.
The fact that some employees lack the emotional skills or temperament to manage this pressure has resulted in a sharp increase in workplace violence – acts, threats, bullying, anger, sabotage, absenteeism.
This increased potential for confrontation has place new demands on supervisors, many of whom are unprepared to handle such demands.
This course prepares you to identify symptoms and causes of workplace violence, and to take corrective actions. You learn the warning signs of potential violence and defuse anger and conflict.
- Human Resources, Supervisors, or other employees receiving complaints about threats from co-workers
- Increase in workplace violence
- Employees are unsure how to handle such situations
- Establish processes and procedures in advance.
- Identify the early warning signs related to violence.
- Empathize with those under stress.
- Communicate effectively to all involved.
- Recognize when the situation is beyond you and seek help.
- The physiology and psychology of anger and violence
- Developing a more expressive communicating style - handling criticism and aggressive individuals
- Constructive and effective conflict resolution methods
- Developing Self Esteem in one’s self and in others, to reduce conflict
- Listening effectively - Feedback
- How to handle difficult people
- Reading Body Language
- Understanding Aggressive/Assertive/Submissive behavior
- Good and Bad Conflict
- Recognizing tense situations and reducing the potential for conflict
- Communicating with persuasion and win support
- Defusing anger
- Use of “Violence Response Teams”
- Legal and liability issues
- What you must and must not do when employees are in a “high risk” way
- The role of government in curbing workplace violence (OSHA)
- Leadership and organizational dynamics
- Managing Conflict - as it relates to behavior
- Establishing clear channels for communicating threats
- Identifying potentially dangerous individuals, as well as difficult situations that spur violence
- What you must and must not do, as a manager, when employees are in a high risk way