Meet Our 2021 Seminar Speakers
Consultant to Gavin de Becker & Associates
Dr. James McGee
Directs Forensic Psychological Services for Gavin de Becker & Associates
Sheridan Ryan, JD, CTM
Author of "Zero Tolerance for Violence & Violent Patients: Sound Policy or Sound Bite?"
Dr. Lynn Van Male
2nd VP on the national Board of Directors of ATAP; Assistant Professor of Psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University; Provided SME to Joint Commission; FBI symposium invited faculty member on targeted attack prevention; Consulted with the Performance Advisory Committee (Naval Yard shootings); National Director of the VA’s WVP Program
Jon Wertz, JD, RN
Director, MCW Risk Management
William Zimmerman, CTM
US Capitol Police (retired), and co-author of "Then and Now: Tracking a Federal Agency’s Threat Assessment activity Through Two Decades with an Eye Toward the Future" (2015)
I have attended the MCW Threat Assessment and Management training and have sent several of my department leaders. Sheridan and Jonathan’s work on this educational program effectively combines the processes and reasoning from threat assessment experts in the field and the application of this work to the unique healthcare conditions we work within. This training was well worth our time and has effectively driven our work in resolving threats and being able to effectively explain our rationale for each action.
Healthcare Safety & Security Director, 2015 & 2017 attendee
Frequently Asked Questions
This seminar addresses targeted (a/k/a predatory or intentional) violence in healthcare, especially targeted violence directed at healthcare providers and staff. Targeted violence is to be distinguished from affective (sometimes referred to as reactive) violence, the most common type of healthcare workplace violence, and general violence.
Healthcare security professionals (and/or police) are usually the primary resource for dealing with incidents of general violence, and may have a significant role, ideally alongside behavioral health team members, in addressing incidents involving affective or reactive violence. By comparison, acts of serious targeted violence are rare, but are the most feared among clinicians and staff and can have devastating consequences. Thus, ensuring everything reasonably possible is being done to prevent such acts is a hugely worthwhile albeit time-consuming endeavor that requires a team approach. Accordingly, the study of threat assessment and management for the prevention of targeted violence in healthcare is well suited for collaboration among a hospital or healthcare organization’s security professionals, risk managers, clinic managers, providers, human resources, legal support, and administrators.
Hotel reservations at Kohler’s Inn on Woodlake (IOW) are made by seminar staff on behalf of all paid registrants. If you have any questions about your hotel reservation, please contact seminar staff, not IOW or Kohler staff. Hotel reservation numbers are emailed to attendees in October. Upon arrival to IOW, hotel staff can look up your room with either your reservation number or your name. You will need a credit card to check in to your room.
Upon registration, please note your dietary need. At the seminar, for restaurant meals, after being seated, please let your server know (chefs will prepare separate dishes as needed and waitstaff need to know who to bring those to).
Only the Thursday evening dinner at Wisconsin Room has a more formal (business casual) dress code; otherwise, attire can be casual and jeans are fine.
We recommend comfortable shoes or boots, and you may want to bring walking or running shoes if you plan to explore Kohler Village’s walking routes. If you think you might swim at the Sports Core Pool (IOW guests are welcome to use the Sports Core), bring a swimsuit. If you plan to visit the Kohler WaterSpa (at your own expense), you may also want to pack a swimsuit. Hotel rooms have hair dryers.
Just let us know so that we can update the hotel reservation to be under that person’s name.