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HR Hot Topic: Handling Workplace Violence

About this course

Conflict is inevitable in every workplace environment but can typically be resolved with strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills. However, there are times when conflict escalates to a level that puts a worker’s well-being or safety at risk. Such dangerous conflict can have devastating effects on an organization, dissolving its focus and resources and even causing it to shut down operations completely. This course will explore the causes and signs of violence in the workplace and will provide tips on how to diffuse dangerous behavior and restore a positive, safe workplace environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define workplace violence
  • Identify the warning signs of violent behavior
  • Explain the causes of violence in the workplace
  • Describe strategies for resolving dangerous conflict
  • Discuss the role of emotions in people’s behavior
  • Identifying bullying behavior and address its presence in the workplace
  • Explain ways to prevent and deal with assault and sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Describe ways to handle active shooter and hostage situations

Estimated length: 1.5 hours
Access Time: 90 days
HRCI credits: 1.5 (General)
Delivery: Online
Cost: $39

Professional Development Institute

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

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