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Certified Aggression Managers' Workshop

Employers, with a focus on healthcare and hospitals, across the United States are now required, according to OSHA, to raise their standards to include Workplace Violence “Prevention.” OSHA declared, “Health care and social service workers are almost four times more likely to be injured as a result of violence than the average private sector worker.” In 2015, OSHA issued citations to, and levied fines on, several healthcare providers for workplace violence prevention “failures.” Every month, it seems we are hearing about injuries or even deaths occuring due to Workplace Violence.

Do you have Workplace Violence “Prevention” Programs? Many Professionals think they have but learn too late they don’t! Is your company exposed? How will you demonstrate to OSHA, in an empirical way, that you have Workplace Violence “Prevention?”  Now you can!

The Center for Aggression Management’s Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) utilizes scientifically-validated means to reliably prevent Workplace Violence using “Evidence-based” Best Practices. There are no other programs that rise to this level!  Attendees will become Certified Aggression Managers (CAM) by learning the following:

1.   How to apply our scientifically-validated Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) that enables its user to evaluate behavior that is “aggressive,” (i.e., destructive, negative behavior, threatening), which is on the path to violence.

2.   How to use CAPS to determine at what level of aggression the individual is and thereby the presumption of threat (Low, Moderate, High)!

3.   How to Use scientific measures applying CAPS's Objective Measurable Observables in real-time, offering the Certified Aggression Manager the precursors to someone on the path to violence.

4.   Learn how CAPS uses only “aggressive behavior” in its assessment. How CAPS does not contravene HIPAA or privacy regulations. Certified Aggression Managers can therefore record and track this “aggressive behavior” with virtual impunity.

5.   Certified Aggression Managers will learn how CAPS provides a scalable system that achieves Evidence-based Best Practices.

The Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) uses scientific “cause and effect” principles within its Meter of Emerging Aggression. CAPS produces the highest form of “evidence-based” Best Practices, thereby helping Aggression Managers remain objective, which places them on a path to legal defensibility and offers an extra measure of protection for all within the Workplace setting.

The CAPS Solution is based on 23 years of research into aggressive behavior, and the recognition that practical tools to identify, measure, and assess specifically emerging human aggression were necessary. 

Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) is uniquely built upon scientifically-validated measures of emerging aggression, providing Aggression Managers the opportunity to reliably prevent bullying, harassment, abuse, discrimination, the loss of trust, and the next shooting with its proprietary Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua and Meter of Emerging Aggression.


This Certified Aggression Managers' "Live" Webinar-Workshop is intended to provide in-house utility, without the cost of travel and lodging expenses. Upon successful completion of this 2-day training, participants receive Aggression Managers' Certification from the Center for Aggression Management for as little as $595 per attendee (reductions for volume: with five participants, one comes free!). Once we receive full payment (credit cards are accepted below), the complete package of information will be sent to you by email enabling you to begin learning these critical skills

Reach out to us today with any questions you may have: Email: or Phone: 407-718-5637.

The price of the Certified Aggression Managers' Workshop is only $595.00 per person. Register below for our upcoming workshop!

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Other Training Options 

Because these are "live" webinar workshops, you can attend one person at a time and there are no costs of travel, lodging and/or per diem. Corporate clients can request training at their facilities. Simply contact us at 407-718-5637. 

Introduction to CAPS (One-day)
$249.00 per person  (Discounts Available)
Ambassadors' (Train-the-trainers) Workshop (Four-days)

Orlando, FL – John D. Byrnes, D.Hum, Founder and CEO of Center for Aggression Management proposes the most effective way to prevent incidents such as the Parkland shooting is not gun control or mental health profiling, but rather school boards like Parkland’s making an immediate commitment to creating a common language and process for threat detection and prevention.

In an article describing why mental health assessments are not reliable predictors of potential shooters, Dr. Byrnes references the Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy. It was noted that most people who are violent do not have a mental illness, but those that are mentally ill are more typically victims of this behavior. Byrnes believes that the dialogue surrounding the Parkland shooting will be most effective when it shifts from mental health assessments or gun control as the solution, to more scientifically-validated and empirical solutions such as threat/aggression management and the creation of a common language and process for detecting and preventing this behavior.

In a study conducted as a collaboration between the US Secret Service, Dept of Education and the National Institute of Justice called the “Safe School Initiative Study”, it was found that the only “reliable” way to identify a future shooter was to identify someone “on the path to violence.” By implementing a process like the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), a common language and thorough process for assessing a potential threat and reaching someone trained to handle this threat are created. CAPS’s most important contribution is that it determines a person Stage (Level) of Aggression and thus the presumption of threat (Low, Moderate, High Threat Levels), which creates the sense of urgency that was missing from the 45 times that Nikolas Cruz was reported.

While many schools, college campuses, and workplaces have their own Behavior Intervention services in place, many of these programs operate based off of vague reports of “weird” or “menacing” behavior. This completely subjective language fails to effectively target the source of the problem. Byrnes believes that people need to be trained to effectively evaluate communication, body language and behavior in order to encourage a potential aggressor to seek help, or de-escalate the issue themselves.

To publish Byrnes’ article or schedule an interview with Byrnes please call Sarah Bishop with Crank Communications at 407-830-7312 (office) or 631-875-3712 (cell) or e-mail To learn more visit

About John D. Byrnes, D.Hum.

John D. Byrnes, D.Hum. is an author, lecturer, veteran (USS Nautilus 571) and founder of the Center for Aggression Management. Byrnes regularly speaks on Behavior Intervention at engagements such as being selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference in Montreal, Canada. Byrnes was Keynote Speaker at the US Army's Special Operations Command, Terrorism Division at their Conference on Preventing Insider Threats, as well as, the first Protective Security Conference (ProSecCon). Byrnes authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, which is now being used by Behavior Intervention Teams in over 177 college and university campuses as well as developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS). Byrnes has been interviewed as an expert by major news outlets such as FOX35, WESH, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more.

About Center for Aggression Management

The Center for Aggression Management was founded by John D. Byrnes in 1993 to provide organizations with Aggression Management skills through training. The Center for Aggression Management developed the Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua. All of the body language, behavior and communication indicators offer a reliable and definable method of assessing “aggressive behavior”. This identifies and ranks the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence in order to provide the opportunity to prevent such incidents. The center uses a mobile-based software product called the Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA). Because the MEA uses no mental health, culture, gender, education, age, or sexual orientation in its aggression assessment, it does not conflict with HIPAA or Privacy regulations.

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