AVADE® Basic Instructor (teach-the-trainer) Course Outline

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AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention
The AVADE® WPV Prevention training program meets the requirements of State and Federal guidelines and regulatory compliance for maintaining a Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program. This instructor course involves scenario based exercises, group interaction, discussion, lecture and hands-on techniques. AVADE® training is modular based and can be adapted into a variety of scheduling and training dynamics.

Upon successful completion of the 12hr. (1.5-day) AVADE® certification program, Instructors will receive the following:

  • AVADE® 3-year In-house Instructor certification from Personal Safety Training Inc.
  • Authorization to train and certify staff in the:
    • AVADE® (2 hour) certification course
    • AVADE® (4 hour) certification course
    • AVADE® 1-day certification course
The AVADE® Instructor package includes:
  • PowerPoint CD for the AVADE® 2 hour, 4 hour and 1-day programs
  • AVADE® Advanced Instructor manual
  • Violence in the Workplace Student Guide
  • Sample Copy of Student Handout
  • Copy of “Be Safe Not Sorry” – the Art and Science of keeping YOU and your family Safe from crime and violence.
  • Sample polices on: workplace violence, active shooter, robbery & more…
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Continual support from AVADE® Personal Safety Training Inc.


  • What is AVADE® Training?
  • What is Workplace Violence?
  • Workplace Violence Defined
  • The Myth of Workplace Violence
  • Crime and Violence in the Workplace
  • The AVADE® Principles
  • The Three Categories of WPV Prevention
  • AVADE® Modules and Objectives
  • General Personal Safety Measures
    • Personal Safety Habits
    • Developing Habits
    • Benefits of AVADE® Training


  • Levels of Awareness
  • Self-Awareness
  • The Amazing Mind
  • Situational Awareness
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Unconscious Awareness
  • Mental Movies & Impressing the Unconscious Mind
  • Higher Awareness
  • Developing & Increasing Awareness


  • Hypervigilance
  • The Five Senses
  • Trust Your Intuition
  • Using Your Intuition
  • Messages of Intuition
  • Developing Intuition
  • Stop-Look-Listen


  • The Best Defense
  • Characteristics of Individuals who Commit Violence
  • Stranger Violence
  • Guest/Client/Patient Violence
  • Lateral Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • What is a Predator
  • Predator Characteristics
  • Victim Paradigms
  • Prey Characteristics
  • Intentions
  • Hard Target vs. Easy Target
  • Confident-Assertive-Defensive Presence
  • Developing Your Avoidance Availability

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • IPC Involves
  • Developing IPC
  • Body Language
  • The “Right” Angle
  • Components of the Assault Cycle
  • Signs and Symptoms of Stress
  • Stress De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Anger
  • Anger De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Intoxication
  • Intoxication De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Combat
  • Strategies to Avoid Physical Harm
  • Signals of Submission
  • Developing IPC

Defense of Self and Others

  • What is Self-Defense?
  • Assault
  • Types of Assault
  • Lawful Use of Defense
  • Reasonable Force
  • Deadly Force
  • Excessive Force
  • Civilian Levels of Defense
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation

Stress Management

  • What is Stress?
  • Types of Stress
  • Fear
  • Fight-Flight-Freeze
  • Managing Your Stress
  • Strategies for Managing Your Stress
  • Post Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Critical Incident Stress Defbriefing

Time and Distance

  • Time or Distance
  • OODA Loop
  • Weapons and Time/Distance
  • Dangerous Weapons in YOUR Workplace
  • The Art-of-Distraction

Escape Planning

  • Escape Planning
  • Developing Escape Plans
  • Improper Positioning
  • Own the Door
  • Dominant Hand / Proper Positioning
  • Spatial Empathy
  • Proper Escorts
  • Relationship Escape Plans

Environmental Factors

  • Environmental Safety Factors
  • Safety Mirrors
  • Lighting
  • Cameras — CCTV
  • Panic Alarms
  • Private Places
  • Access Control
  • Staff Identification
  • Parking Lot Safety
  • Obstacles Around You
  • Telephone Safety

Emergency Codes & Procedures

  • Fire Code
  • Medical Code
  • Lost Person Code
  • Robbery Code
  • Bomb Threat Code
  • Combative Person Code
  • Combative Person Team Positioning
  • Active Shooter Code
  • Active Shooter
  • Personal Codes for Alerting Others

Instructor Forms and Requirements

  • Appendices
  • Adult Learners
  • PowerPoint and Manuals
  • Presenting to Staff
  • Teaching Aids
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Presentation Evaluation
  • Reference Guide and Bibliography
  • Procedures for Training
  • Training Requirements
  • Forms and Written Tests
  • Skills Tests
  • Course Feedback

Trainers Development Tools and Techniques

The effective Instructor knows that through his/her interaction with their class that motivation and inspiration are needed to effect any long lasting change. A comprehensive instructor development section provides proven instructional techniques to enhance learning and retention of the AVADE® material taught.