Upcoming webinar

Establishing a Best-in-Class Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2 p.m. ET

Day after day, acts of violence continue to shatter workplaces around the United States. While the probability that any single employee will fall victim to such a terrible event is very small, the broader impact of just one incident can shatter company morale for thousands.

As an HR professional, what exactly do you need to know about protecting the workplace? What have we learned, as a nation, about the motives, intents and "tells" of an attacker – and how do you and your colleagues within and beyond HR translate this insight into an effective workplace violence prevention program?

Join Hillard Heintze's Senior Vice President Matthew Doherty for a vibrant hour-long discussion. Learn about behavioral threat assessment and how to coordinate and align internal and external resources to prevent violence before it occurs.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge needed to build the business case for a workplace violence prevention program and begin to identify metrics to measure the program's short, medium, and long-term contributions to HR and business performance.
  • Become familiar with the scope and intent of the legal implications of workplace violence prevention across issues that relate, for example, to OHSA, HIPAA, FERPA and the "duty to warn."
  • Learn to identify common roadblocks to early intervention in workplace violence prevention – as well as the leading research related to attackers, plus the methodology best used to differentiate between "making a threat" and "posing a threat."

Webinar speaker

Matthew Doherty

Matthew Doherty is widely recognized across the US as among the most experienced experts in assessing an individual's potential for danger and preventing targeted violence. In addition to serving as a thought leader in targeted violence, workplace violence prevention and active shooter planning, Matthew is a Senior Vice President at Hillard Heintze and leads the firm's Threat and Violence Risk Management Practice.

For over 25 years, Matthew has developed plans to monitor an individual and to intervene, as appropriate, to prevent an attack by coordinating intervention strategies with social systems such as family, work, community, criminal justice, mental health and social services.

He advises federal agencies and private sectors by gathering and assessing information about persons or groups who may have the interest, motive, intention and capability of violence.

Matthew has been credited with saving lives by intervening on domestic abuse, terminations, severe mental illness and other critical situations in today's workforce. He routinely briefs US corporations, security organizations, and government agency heads on threat assessment methodologies.

A former Secret Service agent, Matthew has received numerous awards and commendations including Treasury and Homeland Security Departments for Exceptional Service; U.S. Marshal Service Directors Award and the U.S. Capitol Police Chiefs Award for assisting in developing their threat assessment programs. Featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and news media for major articles on insider threats, assassinations and school shootings, Matthew is consistently one of the most sought after speakers at ASIS International, a global community of security practitioners.