Threat Assessment Best Practices: From the White House to the Workplace

Wednesday, September 29 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: Defensive Strategies: Surviving the Unexpected Theater

Event Information

Title: Threat Assessment Best Practices: From the White House to the Workplace


Every business, venue, or organization needs a threat management plan, program, and team— because the safety of your people depends on how well you identify, assess, and manage individuals and the concerning behavior they exhibit. To ensure a safe and secure workplace, you must develop tools to assess threats, implement strategies for intervention and managing threatening individuals, standardize documentation in a case management system, and train your employees to recognize warning signs and how to report them. Learn threat management best practices from a former United States Secret Service agent and former Northwestern University Police Department Director of Threat Assessment as they share techniques to identify behavioral indicators suggestive of a pathway to violence.

Type: All Access Education

Target Audience Experience Level: Advanced

Industry Application: Industry Agnostic

Globally Focused Session: Globally Applicable

Learning Objective #1: Identify, assess, and manage threats by activating and empowering a multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Team (TAT). Because managing a threat requires complementary skills, your TAT must demonstrate how diverse skill sets work together to recognize the warning signs of potential violence by evaluating it through different perspectives.

Learning Objective #2: Learn how threatening behavior can lead to workplace violence. To effectively mitigate threats, you must build a profile of the individual through a coordinated process of data collection, information sharing, interviewing techniques, records checks, web open source querying, social media monitoring, and liaison with law enforcement.

Learning Objective #3: Investigative best practices combine internal and external resources to mitigate threats: proprietary resources include incident reports, disciplinary actions, employee statements, and HR records and exterior behaviors and circumstances include alcohol or drug abuse, mental health struggles, suicidal or homicidal signs, social media posts, and existing social supports.