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CSIA Presents: Workplace Violence Prevention
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When: April 29, 2010
8:00am - 10am
Where: CSIA
216 16th Street
Suite 850
Denver, Colorado  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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Workplace Violence Prevention

This Workplace Violence Prevention Training  will highlight the tools, methods, and best practices used by experts to effectively prevent workplace violence.

Attendees will learn:

  • The causes of workplace violence
  • How to identify a potentially violent individual
  • How to de-escalate dangerous individuals
  • When and where to get help
  • We’ll also examine the many myths and misunderstandings about workplace violence and its causes.

Although the incidence of actual physical violence at work is relatively low, workplace violence affects the lives of thousands of innocent Americans each year.  Even when the act of aggression is only psychological, it can be painful and costly. 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.

Who should attend?  HR VPs, Directors and Managers.  Click here to forward this event to your HR team.

Ticket Information:
Free for all members!  Non members $25

Steven Foster, CPP, PCI – President, Business Controls
Mr. Foster's 25 years of unique and diversified experience combines expertise in enterprise risk management, technology, and security with high level consulting in employee misconduct matters. Mr. Foster frequently lectures across the country on topics related to risk management, workplace violence, ethics and corporate compliance, conducting ethical workplace investigations, and the convergence of technology and security.  Prior to entering the business world, Mr. Foster was a law enforcement officer with both civilian and military organizations.  In his military and law enforcement career, Mr. Foster received over 20 awards and medals for bravery and heroism.  This experience gives him a unique advantage when training companies on workplace violence prevention.  He is also a national expert in workplace violence litigation.

Mr. Foster is board certified and an instructor in Security Management (CPP designation) and in Case Management for Internal Investigations (PCI designation) and is National Chair of the ASIS Business Practices Council. Mr. Foster also serves on the Board of Directors and Co-Chairs the C-Level at a Mile High steering committee for CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association.

Autumn L. Lowry, M.A., Forensic Psychology, Business Controls
Autumn Lowry is the Manager of the Professional Services team and is a Behavioral Sciences Specialist for Business Controls, Inc. Ms. Lowry’s areas of expertise includes workplace investigations on topics such as substance abuse, harassment, and discrimination. In addition, she conducts and oversees threat assessments and workplace violence investigations. She is also a contributing editor for BCInsights, a monthly newsletter published by BCI.Ms.

Lowry obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree on Psychology, with a Minor in Criminal Justice, from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Further, she completed her Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Before joining BCI, Ms. Lowry worked for a Psychologist who specialized in the assessment and evaluation of adult offenders. Ms. Lowry’s responsibilities included the assessment of mental health disorders, violence and risk assessments, and therapy and placement recommendations for the court. She wrote Evaluation Reports which outlined the offenders’ static and dynamic risk factors that influenced their likelihood to re-offend, and engage in violent behavior. These experiences gave Ms. Lowry specialized knowledge in psychological assessment, risk and violence assessment, interpretation of psychological instruments, and working with diverse populations.

Since working for BCI, Ms. Lowry has conducted numerous workplace threat assessments in a variety of employment settings. Further, Ms. Lowry has trained employers and employees in matters relating to workplace violence, sexual harassment, and the process of conducting workplace investigations.

About Business Controls, Inc. (BCI) is a global provider of corporate investigation, anonymous reporting systems, training, and consulting.  Founded in 1994 to help clients reduce employee misconduct and exposure to litigation, BCI services are currently delivered to over a million employees in over 130 countries. BCI frequently trains clients and speaks widely on the topic of workplace violence, fraud detection, and workplace investigations. Clients include corporations, government agencies, institutions of higher learning, and law firms.

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