Workplace Violence 101: Awareness & Prevention

Lifelong Learning Seminar: Presented by Larry J. Chavez, B.A., M.P.A.

Date & Time

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 8:00am–12:30pm


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Union Institute & University
160 Promenade Circle #115 | Sacramento, CA 95834


Registration begins at 7:30am

This event is open to the public and appropriate for law enforcement, HR managers, corporate leaders, supervisors and managers, security professionals, risk managers, NGOs, and nonprofits.


$110, $99 in advance (or for multiple attendees from one organization)


CEU approved by HRCI.

Topics of Discussion Include:

  • What is workplace violence?
  • Where can it occur?
  • Victims beyond the workplace
  • Domestic violence in the workplace
  • A profile of the perpetrator
  • Early warning signs
  • Triggering events
  • Threat assessment
  • Case studies
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Recognizing and eliminating risk factors
  • Tips to eliminate or reduce lawsuits


Larry J. Chavez, a nationally known trainer and consultant on organizational violence, is an adjunct professor and faculty advisor for Union Institute & University. A graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiations School at Quantico, Virginia, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of California and a B.A.from California State University, Sacramento. Professor Chavez retired from the Sacramento Police Department in 2002 after 31 years of service. His area of expertise was crisis communication, serving as Senior Hostage Negotiator for 18 years. Professor Chavez has written several articles on workplace violence awareness and prevention and has served as an expert for the History Channel, A&E, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. In 1999, he represented the United Nations World Health Organization at the Global Symposium on Violence and Health in Kobe, Japan.

To register, contact:

Lifelong Learning at 1-800-861-6400 x1168 or

To view Workplace Violence 101 flyer