Safe Terminations: Best Practices for High Risk Terminations
With Active Shooters ravaging our communities, on average once every 47 days, Human Resources Managers must learn the warning signs of potentially violent situations, how to not make an already bad situation even worse, techniques to de-escalate emotionally charged situations, and best practices for performing high-risk terminations.
- Understanding How Violence Occurs
- Learning the Warning Signs (Pre-Incident Indicators)
- How Not to Make the Situation Worse
- Preparing for the Termination
- Room Set-Up for Safety
- Choose the Right Timing
- After Termination Re-Assessments
Doug Elms, PPS®, PMP®, LSS-GB®
Doug Elms is an expert in behavioral threat assessment and management, executive protection, in keeping people safe, and protecting clients’ brands. As a police officer, in what is known as “The Most Dangerous Small City in America”, Doug gained extraordinary experience understanding violent behavior while managing thousands of violent crime investigations and arrests. Doug was recognized by White House agencies for his work in protective intelligence and dignitary protection during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in Little Rock. And, while serving as a police officer, Doug survived multiple deadly encounters including being wounded during a gun fight while arresting four armed robbers by himself. During his 24-year career at the world’s largest company, Doug was personally responsible for the protection of three CEO’s, executives, and members of the Walton Family in the U.S. and during travels in over 60 countries. Doug then led the assessment of business and security risks to Walmart’s global enterprise. Before retiring from Walmart, Doug led business segments with over $1 billion in annual sales and contributed to huge success stories like opening Walmart operations throughout Asia, $4 Generics, and launching Walmart Pay in the Walmart app. Doug is a graduate of the highly regarded Executive Protection Institute, maintains designations in Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management, is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager through the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, is active in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and regularly participates in FBI’s InfraGard briefings.