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    Workplace Violence - Preparing for, Addressing during and Managing Afterwards

    Date: April 18, 2019, 11:15am
    Team Fireball & Mike Wong SmithAmundsen
    Elgin Country Club
    2575 Weld Rd
    Elgin, IL
    $20 (members & guests)
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    Violence within the workplace is becoming a more frequent reality for employers and organizations. Having the skills and knowledge to prevent, minimize and address violence that occurs in the workplace is important for all employers and organizations.

    During this special 2 hour presentation, presenters from Team Fireball, Homeland Security and SmithAmundsen will discuss different issues and scenarios of workplace violence.  Debbie Pickus of Team Fireball will discuss addressing and managing safety in the workplace, including workplace violence, Charles Dushane from Homeland Security will address active shooter scenarios, and Michael Wong of SmithAmundsen will address legal issues with workplace violence. Topics that will be covered include:

    • How to properly conduct a threat assessment to reduce the risk of workplace violence and employment lawsuits
    • Tips and tricks for effectively terminating a problem employee while avoiding litigation (or, at least, diminishing risks)
    • Personal Safety Awareness: how to heighten your mental, physical and environmental awareness to reduce risk tolerance
    • How to recognize a threat before it becomes an issue
    • Hands-on learning of basic personal safety skills
    • Information regarding active shooter scenarios
    • How to address and manage the impact of an incident of workplace violence
    Debbie Pickus
    Founder and CEO
    Team Fireball, Inc
    Charles “Chuck” DuShane
    Protective Security Advisor, Region V (Chicago District)
    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Michael D. Wong
    Partner, SmithAmundsen LLC
    3815 East Main Street, Suite A-1, St. Charles, IL 60174
    Phone (630) 587-7972 | Fax (630) 587-7399

    Registration is now closed.  Please contact for more information.

    Registration and networking: 11:15 - 11:45
    Lunch served: 11:45
    Presentation: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

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