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Preparation Not Paranoia: Safety Awareness, Personal Safety, and Situational Awareness in Your Workplace
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
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What: Preparation Not Paranoia: Safety Awareness, Personal Safety, and Situational Awareness in Your Workplace

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: James City Branch, Williamsburg Regional Library

Price: $40.00 (Lunch included)

Most crime prevention experts will attest that there is no “silver bullet” that can guarantee a safe working environment. Those same experts will also attest to the importance of developing and maintaining a sense of situational awareness and its positive impact on a safe workplace.

To that end, and because we live and work in very dynamic environments facing unpredictable challenges, factors and behaviors, we must be ever cognizant of our surroundings, consistently practice safe smart habits and learn to respect our intuition when it signals trouble. We must also understand our role, responsibilities and ability in such a given situation and be prepared to respond accordingly.

In this interactive safety program with Harry Katt, he’ll focus on the situational awareness that staff members need while incorporating tactical considerations when dealing with more common behavior issues that they may encounter.

Attendees of this program will learn how to:

  • Enhance the personal safety awareness and self-confidence of staff members in the workplace
  • Examine the importance of situational awareness and how to develop or strengthen that sense
  • Use the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)

  • Explain the stages of mental awareness as defined by the “Cooper Model”
  • Identify the three most common obstacles that challenge individual and organizational Situational Awareness and how to overcome them
  • Use tactical concepts and considerations for staff members to enhance their safety
  • Respond (Run, Hide, Fight) to active shooter and/or workplace violence situations
  • Promote the overall safety and welfare of the staff and those that visit the workplace

Please note: Lunch WILL be provided and I am planning to offer this workshop at least one more time before the end of the year.

Register here (password = pnp):


About the trainer:

Captain H.A. “Harry” Katt (Ret.)

Harry Katt has over thirty years of law enforcement experience and training. Over the course of his career he has developed a keen insight on personal safety, situational awareness and human behavior in the workplace.

The vast majority of his police experience was in operational field components policing neighborhoods where calls for service were frequent and customer service, personal safety and situational awareness skills were always a priority as they should be for all public servants.

It was on the streets, the back alleys and the door steps where he learned the true value of observation, communication, de-escalation and knowing your options. The same core values he shares with his clients and audiences.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cindy S. Church
Continuing Education Consultant
Library of Virginia
(804)-692-3773 (phone)
(804)-692-3771 (fax)