Violence in post-secondary institutions is a serious problem that has gained a great deal of attention over the last decade, partly as a consequence of tragic cases involving students, staff, faculty, and community members. Post-secondary institutions have made significant advances during this time to understand the nature of this problem and to establish teams to address this problem.

Randall Kropp and Kelly Watt, both internationally recognized threat assessment experts, will be hosting a 5-day workshop on violence risk assessment and management in conjunction with Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada this coming June 18-22, 2012.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for violence in post-secondary institutions. Not only will participants learn about general principles underlying violence risk assessment and management, but also about best practices supported by researchers and practitioners around the world.

Why Attend?

Develop confidence and skills

Build your confidence when making decisions about cases that involve violence risk and develop you skills when communicating and collaborating with others about these cases.

Implement best practices

Learn about best practices in screening, assessing, and managing violence risk that will help you to prevent future harm and protect you from potential liability.

Network with others

Strengthen your relationships with other professionals with a shared interest in and responsibility for protecting public safety and preventing future harm within post-secondary institutions.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is relevant for professionals within and outside of post-secondary institutions interested in assessing and managing violence risk including administration, human resources, faculty relations, resident life, legal, security, criminal justice, health care, and social services.

This workshop will be an excellent complement to other training offered in this area. Not only will it reinforce your knowledge in this area, but it will also provide you with the skills required to effectively and systematically assess and manage risk for violence.

Workshop Instructors

Dr. Randall Kropp and Dr. Kelly Watt are internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. Both are passionate about providing evidence-based understanding, knowledge and skills about violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in practice.

Dr. Randall Kropp

Dr. Randall Kropp works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc. and as a clinical and forensic psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. Dr. Kropp is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in the assessment and management of violent offenders.

Dr. Kelly Watt

Dr. Kelly Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc., and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt’s work focuses on conducting assessments, proving training, and developing strategies for workplaces related to preventing, assessing, and managing workplace violence. Dr. Watt is the author of over 70 articles, chapters, reports, and presentations and has conducted numerous workshops around the world related to violence risk assessment and management.

Workshop Overview

DAY 1 General Principles of Violence Risk Assessment and Management

  • Discuss general risk assessment and management principles
  • Apply general risk assessment and management principles to post-secondary Institutions
  • Learn essential knowledge and skills to conduct violence risk assessments and develop management plans

DAY 2 Assessing and Managing Risk for Intimate Partner Violence

  • Review the nature and causes of general violence
  • Discuss risk assessment and management procedures
  • Learn to administer the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20)

DAY 3 Assessing and Managing Risk for Intimate Partner Violence

  • Review the literature on intimate partner violence
  • Discuss risk assessment and management procedures
  • Learn to administer Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA)

DAY 4 Assessing and Managing Risk for Stalking

  • Review the literature on stalking
  • Discuss risk assessment and management procedures
  • Learn to administer Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM)

DAY 5 Implementation of Violence Risk Assessment and Management Procedures

  • Learn about screening for violence risk

  • Discuss purpose, format, and content of written reports
  • Discuss issues related to establishing Threat Assessment Teams

Registration Details

Venue: Room HA017, Concordia University College of Alberta, 7128 Ada Blvd., Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4 Canada

Cost: $1250 (CAD) + HST per participant (until May 18); $1500 (CAD) + HST per participant (after May 18); $625 (CAD) + HST for graduate students in professional training programs. Groups who register five or more participants will receive free admission for every fifth person. Cost includes all materials (HCR-20, SARA, SAM manuals and worksheets). Light refreshments provided.

CE Credits: 30 (Note: Please click here for details on obtaining Continuing Education credits for this workshop)