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    HR's Role in Preventing Violence in the Workplace

    Date: March 20, 2013, 7:30am – 11:00am
    Anne Mary Cullins (
    Lenny's Restaurant
    23418 Three Notch Road
    California, MD 20619
    $24.00 for members; $29.00 for non-members
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    Attendees will learn how knowledge and preparation translate into preparedness and are key in confronting an incident in the workplace. As an HR Professional, dealing with the aftermath of a workplace violence incident can be traumatic and overwhelming. You will learn ways to reduce the chances of an incident through risk assessment and target hardening of your facility. You will learn ways to best manage and address workplace threats when they occur. You will receive information on training your managers and employees to be better prepared to survive a violent workplace encounter and the importance of updating company procedures to stay current with crime trends and legal changes.

    Presenter Bio:

    Steve Simonds earned his B.S. degree from Towson University. He has over 13 years of law enforcement experience in a variety of roles. Over the last several years he has been assigned as a Criminal Intelligence Investigator for the Southern Maryland Information Center, conducting criminal intelligence gathering and threat assessments. In this role he has monitored extremist groups, prison gangs, violent drug organizations and investigated hate crimes, homicides, and multi-jurisdictional crimes throughout the southern Maryland region.  He is a certified police instructor and instructs law enforcement personnel in current gang activity trends. In addition, he is requested to speak with civilian groups on a variety of crime related topics.  Steve holds several other certifications to include Advanced K9 Explosive Detection. He received the Southern Maryland Information Center Criminal Investigator of the Year Award in 2012. In his spare time Steve enjoys outdoor sports, computer graphic design and spending time with his family. 

    This seminar is approved for 2.5 general recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.  


    7:30-8:00am: Registration
    8:00-8:30am: Breakfast / General meeting
    8:30-11:00am: Presentation

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Noon, Wednesday, March 13th