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Surviving an Incident of Violence at Work: Protecting Yourself & Your Employees!
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Surviving an Incident of Violence at Work: Protecting Yourself & Your Employees!

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Where: Strega Prime
Woburn Tradecenter
100 Sylvan Rd
Woburn, Massachusetts  01801
United States
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

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Surviving an Incident of Violence at Work: Protecting Yourself and Your Employees!

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Program Overview:

Successfully surviving a sudden incident of violence is 90% mental and 10% physical skill. This course focuses on the 90% mental, while concurrently providing skills to survive the 10% physical - as a last resort.

This course provides a solid foundation for gaining the skills necessary to prepare for “making good decisions in fractions of a second.” Attendees will learn the foundational skills to be able to develop an overall violence at work plan that is based on and guided by good, solid policy. The instructors will teach highly critical and general skills in mastering the decision making process by providing participants with a solid understanding of both themselves and their opponent - “the bad guy”.

In a business environment, the most important factors are recognizing signs of violence in advance and becoming proficient in de-escalation techniques and skills. We will also cover Practical Personal Defense designed to keep your employees safe while away from work via preparation for an incident of violence primarily through awareness, avoidance, and mental strength building. This material includes 100% practical, highly effective tactics and techniques, which are not dependent on what your opponent does. Finally, we will prepare you in the event of the worst case of a real violent encounter. This part is all about tactics!

Learning Objectives -This program will show you how to:

  •  Walk away with a mindset and thought process that will keep them safe both at work and home
  •  Learn and review tactics for developing a plan that is based on and guided by solid and consistent policy
  • Resources to help you prepare your employees and give them the absolute best chance to successfully navigate an incident

Program Facilitators

Terry Choate Jr.

Chief Executive Officer/President, Blue-U Defense

Terry Choate, Jr is a Co-Founder and CEO of Blue-U Defense. He has amassed extremely high levels of training and experience in law enforcement-related areas of expertise over his 15 years as a full-time law enforcement officer and SWAT Team Commander including Drug Enforcement; Predictive Profiling; Danger Human Behavior; Defensive Tactics; Stalking; Tactical Operations; Incident Command; Certified Homeland Protection Professional and on-and-on. He also has amassed significant training levels in the area of high-level corporate security to include CARVER Security Assessment Theory; Corporate and Executive Protection; Surveillance; Counter Surveillance; Anti-Terrorism; Security Advances, Intelligence Operations; and on-and-on. While he emphasizes that this is all extremely impressive, and most think that it’s the profession of law enforcement, military, and security, and the training and experiences inherent in these professions, that gives qualification for instruction in how to stay safe, this is far from reality.


His interest in the topic of understanding criminal activity and keeping people safe started when he was 13 years old and has been his life’s passion ever since. Through his 20 years serving in high-level management positions within the corporate-world, prior to becoming a law enforcement professional, and continuing through his 15 years in law enforcement, understanding criminal activity, how people become criminals, how they choose victims, and what and how we can keep ourselves safe in todays world of dangerous and unique threats has truly been his life’s passion.


He is a thought-leader on the topic of true and real safety and security.


Joseph Hileman

Executive VP, Blue-U Defense

Joe Hileman is a Co-Founder and Training Specialist for Blue-U Defense.  He served as the Assistant Team Commander of the Monadnock Regional Special Response (SWAT) Team and for 11 years as a Detective with the Jaffrey (NH) Police Department.  Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, he served as Security Supervisor at the corporate management level of a Fortune 500 company.


Mr. Hileman holds two A.A. degrees in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice – Corrections, Probation, and Parole.  His extensive tactical training includes:

  • SWAT 1 and 2 Certification, Tactical Officers and LEADS Consulting
  • SWAT Team Leader/Commander
  • Use of Force, Active Shooter Instructor
  • Narcotics – Covert Surveillance

$149 Members
$199 Non-Members


8:30am – Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am – Program Begins
11:30am - Program Adjourns

NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.

CEU Credits:
This program has been applied for 2.5 credit hours for SHRM and HRCI re-certifications


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