AVADE® 1-Day 8-hr with Defensive Control Course Outline

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AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention
The AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention training is designed to educate, prevent and mitigate the risk of violence to individuals in the workplace.

In this one-day (8-hr) traing with Defensive Control, participants will learn how to effectively create, develop, and enhance their personal safety with skills, habits and actions. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to avoid and prevent violence in the workplace. This course involves interactive exercises which will increase the retention and application of the material taught.

  • All participants will receive the book “Violence in the Workplace” and certificate of completion.
  • AVADE® Training meets State and Federal requirements for Workplace Violence Prevention.

Call us today to schedule an AVADE® Course – for YOU and your agency.
Toll Free: 1.866.773.7763 or Outside the US: (208) 664-5551
On-Site Training is available. Please call for pricing and availability.


  • What is AVADE® Training?
  • What is Workplace Violence?
  • Workplace Violence Defined
  • The Myth of Workplace Violence
  • Crime and Violence in the Workplace
  • The AVADE® Philosophy


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


  • Hypervigilance
  • The Five Senses
  • Trust Your Intuition
  • Using Your Intuition
  • Messages of Intuition
  • Developing Intuition


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

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • IPC Involves
  • Body Language
  • 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?
  • The Attitude of Self-Defense
  • Lawful Use of Defense
  • Post Incident Response & Documentation
  • Reasonable Force

Stress Management

  • What is Stress?
  • Fear
  • Fight-Flight-Freeze
  • Managing Your Stress

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
  • Own the Door
  • Spatial Empathy
  • Relationship Escape Plans
  • Developing Escape Plans

Environmental Factors

  • Environmental Safety Factors
  • Cameras – CCTV
  • Panic Alarms
  • Private Places/Access Control
  • Staff Identification
  • Obstacles Around You

Emergency Codes & Procedures

  • Combative Person Code
  • Combative Person Team Positioning
  • Active Shooter Code
  • Active Shooter Responses
  • Personal Codes for Alerting Others

2nd half of training course

Defensive Control Tactics & Techniques

Safety Rules

  • Use of Force Awareness

Fundamentals of Defensive Tactics

  • Stance-Balance-Stability
  • Defensive Movements
  • Core Energy Principle
  • Defensive Verbalization
  • Distraction Techniques
  • Escape Strategies
  • Reactionary Gap
  • Hand Positions

Contact and Cover Positioning

  • Initial Contact
  • Proper Hand Positions
  • 1 Person and 2 Person
  • Contact Cover Strategy
  • Contact and Cover with Initial

Contact Escort Strategies & Techniques

  • ABC’s of the Escort
  • Escort (1 and 2 Person)
  • Hands-On Escort (1 and 2 Person)
  • Contact and Cover with Hands-On Escort

Control & Decentralization Techniques

  • One Arm Take-Down
  • Prone Control Positioning (Kneeling and Standing)
  • Standing the Prone Subject
  • Positional Asphyxia
  • Rear Arm Control

Elements of Reporting Force

  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation