AVADE® 1-Day 8-hr Course Outline

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AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention
The AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention training is designed to educate, prevent and mitigate the risk of violence to individuals in the workplace.

In this one-day (8-hr) WPV Prevention training, participants will learn how to effectively create, develop, and enhance their personal safety with skills, habits and actions. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to avoid and prevent violence in the workplace. This course involves interactive exercises which will increase the retention and application of the material taught.

  • All participants will receive the book “Violence in the Workplace” and certificate of completion.
  • AVADE® Training meets State and Federal requirements for Workplace Violence Prevention.

Call us today to schedule an AVADE® Course – for YOU and your agency.
Toll Free: 1.866.773.7763 or Outside the US: (208) 664-5551
On-Site Training is available. Please call for pricing and availability.


  • What is AVADE® Training?
  • What is Workplace Violence?
  • Workplace Violence Defined
  • The Myth of Workplace Violence
  • Crime and Violence in the Workplace
  • The AVADE® Principles
  • The Three Categories of WPV Prevention
  • AVADE® Modules and Objectives
  • General Personal Safety Measures
    • Personal Safety Habits
    • Developing Habits
    • Benefits of AVADE® Training


  • Awareness
  • Worker Risk to WPV
  • Levels of Awareness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Situational Awareness
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Unconscious Awareness
  • Mental Movies & Impressing the Unconscious Mind
  • The Amazing Mind
  • Higher Awareness
  • Developing & Increasing Awareness


  • Vigilance
  • Hypervigilance
  • The Five Senses
  • Trust Your Intuition
  • Using Your Intuition
  • Messages of Intuition
  • Developing Intuition
  • Stop-Look-Listen


  • Who Commits Violence?
  • Characteristics of Individuals who Commit Violence
  • Stranger Violence
  • What is a Predator
  • Predator-Prey & Adaptation
  • The Reverse Line-Up
  • Predator Characteristics
  • Prey Paradigms
  • Prey Characteristics
  • Hard Target vs. Easy Target
  • Confident-Assertive-Defensive Presence
  • Guest/Client/Patiet Violence
  • Lateral Violence
  • Lateral Violence Symptoms
  • Domestic Violence
  • Observable Behavior May Suggest Possible Domestic Victimization
  • Protect Yourself From Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  • Imminent Threat of Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  • Developing Your Avoidance Ability

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills (IPC)
  • Interpersonal Communications Involve
  • Developing Your Communication Skills
  • The Power of Influence
  • The Three I’s of Eye Communication
  • Body Language
  • Postures and Gestures
  • Hands (Watch the Hands)
  • The “Right” Angle
  • Components of the Assault Cycle
  • Signs and Symptoms of Stress
  • Stress De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Anger
  • Anger De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Intoxication
  • Intoxication De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Combat
  • Strategies to Avoid Physical Harm
  • Signals of Submission
  • Developing IPC

Defense of Self and Others

  • What is Self-Defense?
  • The Attitude of Self-Defense
  • Assault
  • Types of Assault
  • Lawful Use of Defense
  • Reasonable Force
  • Reasonable Belief
  • Deadly Force
  • Excessive Force
  • Weapons
  • Civilian Levels of Defense
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation

Stress Management

  • What is Stress?
  • Types of Stress
  • Fear
  • Fight-Flight-Freeze
  • Putting the Breaks on the F-F-F
  • Managing Your Stress
  • Strategies for Managing Your Stress
  • Post Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Critical Incident Stress Defbriefing

Time and Distance

  • Time or Distance
  • OODA Loop
  • Weapons and Time/Distance
  • Dangerous Weapons in YOUR Workplace
  • The Art-of-Distraction

Escape Planning

  • Escape Planning
  • Developing Escape Plans
  • Improper Positioning
  • Own the Door
  • Dominant Hand / Proper Positioning
  • The “Right” Angle
  • Spatial Empathy
  • Proper Escorts
  • Relationship Escape Plans

Environmental Factors

  • Environmental Safety Factors
  • Safety Mirrors
  • Lighting
  • Cameras — CCTV
  • Panic Alarms
  • Private Places
  • Access Control
  • Staff Identification
  • Parking Lot Safety
  • Obstacles Around You
  • Telephone Safety

Emergency Codes & Procedures

  • Emergency Codes
  • Robbery Code
  • Combative Person Code
  • Combative Person Team Positioning
  • Weapon Code
  • Active Shooter
  • Surviving an Active Shooter
  • Personal Codes for Alerting Others