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John D. Byrnes, D.Hum
Founder and CEO

Annual Conferences

Byrnes has conducted workshops at the following conferences:

  • Keynote Speaker at 1st Protective Security Conference (ProSecCon)

  • Keynote Speaker at the annual ESI (Executive Security International) Alumni Conference

  • NaBITA (National Behavioral Intervention Team Association), Preconference Workshop, Conference Session and Institute Workshop.

  • General Assembly Speaker at Aon Corporation's Conference for Risk Retention Pools

  • Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association  (VPPPA) Conference (three times)

  • The Florida Workers' Compensation Educational Annual Conference (twice)

  • ACPA, American College Personnel Association - College Student Educators International Annual Conference

  • ASJA The Association for Student Judicial Affairs Annual Conference

  • The Alabama Governor's Safety & Health Annual Conference

  • The US Army Medical Command Safety Conference

  • The RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) Conference on "Rage, Rage & More Rage"

  • NCHERM (National Center for Higher Education Risk Management) Institutes around the Nation: Kean U., Illinois State University, UTSA, Concordia U. and many more

  • The Academy of Venue Safety and Security

  • The IAAM (International Association of Assembly Managers)

  • The ICMC (International Crowd Management Conference)

  • The NSC (National Safety Council) Annual Conference

  • The NASB (National Association of School Boards) Annual Conference

  • The NDPC (National Dropout Prevention Center) Annual Conference

  • The TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Annual Conference

  • The ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) Annual Conference

  • The Alliance for American Insurers Annual Conference

  • The ASLET (American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers) Annual Conference

  • The AIA (American Insurance Association) Annual Conference

  • The AORN (Association of Operating Room Nurses) Annual Conference

  • Selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Tri-National (Canada, Mexico and USA) Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference

See video clips of Byrnes at VPPPA Annual Conference ...


    The Center for Aggression Management®, which is headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, was founded by John D. Byrnes, D.Hum in 1993.  Byrnes is a successful businessman, author and lecturer who became interested in the subject of aggression management after concluding that there were no comprehensive training programs dedicated to preventing aggression in the workplace.  His research revealed that conventional approaches to deal with conflict and violence were not working.  He therefore created the Center for Aggression Management® to fill this void and provide organizations with the much-needed Aggression Management® Skills. These human-based skills have demonstrated to employers that they can prevent aggression rather than merely react to it; by a cross-section of employers they have proven  to be effective in diminishing aggression and increasing productivity.   
    Byrnes is very proud to be working with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM).  Together they have been providing insights and training for Behavioral Intervention Teams at colleges, universities and community colleges around the nation.  Byrnes is a major contributor to the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and has spoken at numerous higher education conferences.   
    Byrnes was selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference held in Montreal, Canada.  This conference is a joint effort by the United States, Canada and Mexico through the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), the NAFTA labor side agreement.  Byrnes expressed his views at the conference:  "These are vigilant times.  Aggression is on the hearts and minds of most all in North American. Whether in Afghanistan or in workplaces or our schools, aggression is something that we must get our arms around and vanquish. All North Americans, young and old alike, should have the right to feel safe when they go to work or to school."
Byrnes has conducted seminars and workshops for some of our country’s largest corporations, organizations and schools: United States Post Service, NASA; Disney Development Company, Florida Hospitals, US Army Center for Civilian Human Resource Management, Mississippi Attorney General's Office, Department for Safe Schools Center, numerous school districts across the country, as well as many National Associations:  NSC (National Safety Council), NASB (National Association of School Boards), NDPC (National Dropout Prevention Center), TASB (Texas Association of School Boards), ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security), Alliance for American Insurers, ASLET (American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers), AIA (American Insurance Association), AORN (Association of Operating Room Nurses), VPPPA Annual National Conference: (Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, FWCI (Florida Workers' Compensation Education Conference), Alabama Governor's Safety & Health ConferenceThe Florida Psychological Association has  recommended Aggression Management® Workshops to all its psychologists.  Byrnes has been an advisor to the Florida Partnership for Safety and Health. For his discovery and development of Aggression Management, Byrnes received a Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa - honorary - in 2000. Byrnes is working with the University of South Florida's OSHA Training Center developing Aggression Management Solutions online workshops for those in Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Secondary Schools and employees everywhere.


    Byrnes authored "Before Conflict, Preventing Aggressive Behavior" currently being published by Scarecrow Education Press and he has been interviewed by or published articles for the Wall Street Journal: Wall Street Journal; USA Today (Campus Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) is featured in USA Today);; Business Insurance Magazine; Safety+Health (National Safety Council); Professional Safety (ASSE); Risk Management Magazine (RIMS); HRMagazine (SHRM); CONTROLLER Magazine; Public Risk Magazine (PRIMA); American Health Consultants, Hospital Employee Health Magazine; InSights (The Aon Risk Services Risk Management and Insurance Review); Reuters Wire Service; CNN.COM; Knight Ridder Newspapers; Workplace Violence Prevention Reporter - James Publishing; TODAY, Gannett Suburban Newspapers; Black Enterprise Magazine;  The Cincinnati Enquirer; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Yomiuri Shimbun; LA Times; The Orlando Sentinel; St. Petersburg Times; The Gazette, Montreal, Canada; Wired News; Global Energy Business; About.com, The Human Internet; NewsNet5; Denver Post; Rocky Mountain News; Federal Times; The Atlanta Journal; Washington Office; The Synergist; Long-Term Care Administrator - Published by American College of Health Care Administrators; and Safety Check - Published by Rodale Press; Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management - an affiliate of the Florida Hospital Association; Global Television Network-Quebec, Canada; WCPX-TV Channel 6; WESH-TV Florida's 2 NBC; WOFL Fox35-TV; The Wall Street Journal Radio Network: Work & Family; WOMX-FM Radio 105.1; WCFB-FM Radio Star 94.5; WHTQ Radio 96.5; WHOO Radio 990; WDBO-AM Radio 580; WWKA-FM Radio K92; WTKS-FM Real Radio 104.1 WLOQ-FM Radio 103.1;  News Talk Television - Gannett Co. Inc.; Radio KRRF Denver, 1280 Ralph; Kool 105 KXK Los Angles; CBS New Radio; and WMAL, ABC affiliate in Washington, DC.

        Look at what the participants are saying...


The Opinions of Your Colleagues About Aggression Management Solutions
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Dr. Philip Hestand, Director of Counseling and Career Planning, Arkansas State University

Dr. Jeff Quan, Counselor,
Eastfield College

Lesley Frederick, Dean of Students,
McHenry County College

Steve Gregory, Director of Security,
Wake Technical Community College

Dr. Brian Van Brunt, Director of Counseling,
Counseling & Testing Center,
Western Kentucky University

Elizabeth Mohon, Staff Counselor, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator,
Western Kentucky University

Chris Parkerson, CEO,
West Coast Executive Services

Cary Kern, Kern Enterprises LLC,
Executive Protection International

Continued: Cary Kern, Kern Enterprises LLC,
Executive Protection International

John Paul, Owner, Guardian

Dr. Perry Francis, Coordinator-Counseling, COE-Clinical Suite, Eastern Michigan University


Higher Education Professionals attend
Aggression Management Workshops/Seminars
The Center for Aggression Management is very proud of its relationship with NCHERM
(the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management)

   Alverno College
   Anne Arundel Community College
   Arkansas State University
   Art Institute of Chicago
   Bristol Community College (MA)
   California Institute of the Arts
   California State University, Fresno
   Cardinal Stritch University
   Clayton State University|
   Colby-Sawyer College
   College of Southern Maryland
   Columbus State Community College
   Columbus State State Police
   Concordia University
   Community College of Baltimore County
   Creighton University
   Cumberland County College
   Cuyahoga Community College
   Dominican University
   Eastfield College
   Edgewood College
   Frederick Community College
   Fullerton State
   George Mason University
   Hamilton County Education Services

   Harding University
Harford Community College
   Harrisburg Area Community College
   Hobart College and William Smith College
   Howard Community College
   Husson College
   Indiana University Kokomo
   Indiana University of Pennsylvania
   Indiana University, Southeast
   Jackson State University
   Kean University
   Keene State College
   Kutztown University
   Lackawanna College
   LaGuardia Community College
   Lehigh Carbon Community College
   Lincoln University
   Loyola College in Maryland
   Marian College
   Marquette University
   McHenry County College
   Minnesota State
   Mississippi State
   Minnesota State Community and Technical College
   Montgomery College, Germantown Campus
   Northern Essex Community College 
   Northland College
   Ohio Dominican University
   Orange Coast College
   Penn State University
   Prince George's Community College
   Reading Area Community College
   Spaulding University
   Southern New Hampshire Univ.
   St. Norbert College
   The University of Maine
   University of California, Berkeley
   University of California, San Diego
   University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
   University of New Hampshire
   University of Rhode Island
   University of San Diego
   University of Tennessee
   University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
   University of Wisconsin, Madison
   Utah Valley State College
   Wake Technical Community College
   West Chester University Police Department
   West Coast Executive Services
   Western Kentucky University
   Wright State University

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