Workplace violence is one of the most significant security threats in America. How can you and your employees increase readiness for both hostile customers and – the worst type of violence – an active shooter event? What steps can be taken to mitigate the risk to your staff and business? And if the unthinkable happens, are you prepared to manage the post-incident crisis of communications, employee care, and more?

The Power of Preparedness (TPOP) and FMI are hosting a series of 1-hour digital seminars detailing the essentials for workplace violence prevention and preparedness. This vital, 5-part series led by TPOP Principal and Chief Content Officer William Flynn is based on TPOP’s comprehensive training for the food retail industry. The seminars include the following:

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Seminar #1: Understanding Threats and Mitigating Risk

October 25, 2022

The latest intelligence on threats currently facing the food retail industry, and the best practices you can apply to protect people and assets.

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Seminar #2: The Importance of Situational Awareness

December 6, 2022

A workshop on identifying behavioral indicators, recognizing gunfire, understanding your surroundings, and how to respond to an emergency.

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Seminar #3: Mitigating Workplace Violence Through De-Escalation

January 10, 2023, 2pm Eastern

Concepts, techniques, and examples of what to do and what not to do to defuse interpersonal conflict calmly and rationally before it turns violent; and how to give the same de-escalation training to your teams.

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Seminar #4: Active Shooter Preparedness

February 21, 2023, 2pm Eastern

An in-depth analysis of Run-Hide-Fight principles and protocols, and how to build muscle memory to act decisively in the face of an active shooter incident.

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Seminar #5: Being Prepared for Post-Incident Response

March 28, 2023, 2pm Eastern

A discussion on the aftermath of a active shooter event, and decisions your organization can make now to address planning before a crisis occurs.

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Throughout the series, Mr. Flynn will be joined by FMI staff and industry experts to offer further insight into these important topics as well as answer attendee questions.

Please use the links above to sign up for this special webinar event and discover how TPOP and FMI can help your organization prevent and prepare for workplace violence.

For more information about The Power of Preparedness online training for verbal de-escalation and active shooter preparedness, and the FMI member discount, visit

To download the FMI-TPOP Active Assailant Preparedness and Response Guide for the Food Retail Industry, visit the FMI web site here.