Workplace Violence: Escalation Awareness


One of the most critical components of curbing violence in the workplace, is the ability to recognize that there is a threat. This session will walk through the key factors that indicate escalating behavior in workplace violence and the resulting action that should be taken.

Registration Pricing

Member: $165
Non-Member: $199
Registration includes unlimited connections per registered facility.


Mike Dunning, Principal Consultant, The Healthcare Security Consulting Group, LLC, Atlanta

Mike Dunning is an optimist and believes healthcare can be provided in safe environments without staff fearing for their safety. Over 75% of all workplace violence resulting in injuries occurs in healthcare facilities. And that is not acceptable or sustainable. He founded The Healthcare Security Consulting Group to help hospitals and other healthcare facilities create safer environments. Before starting his company, he was the Vice President of Healthcare Operations for the world’s largest security services company, where he served as the subject matter expert for healthcare security operations, providing oversight for the security programs in over 800 hospitals and 4,000 healthcare facilities across the United States and Canada. 

By gaining experience working with over 800 hospitals across the United States, Mike has found holistic, realistic, and prevention-based solutions work when applied with conviction.

He has served as the Director of Security and Emergency Management for two level-1 trauma systems. Mike also served in the United States Air Force, providing executive protection for the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe and the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Mike is a recognized security and emergency management expert with board certifications from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the Medical College of Georgia, and the International Association for Emergency Managers (IAEM). He holds an associate degree in law enforcement from The Community College of the Air Force, a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a MA in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University.

Mike is a published author, with his most recent book, Workplace Violence in Healthcare: An Evidenced-Based, Holistic Approach to Reducing Workplace Violence receiving wide acclaim.  He has been the guest speaker at numerous events across the United States, presenting on topics including preventing workplace violence, bettering your security and safety programs, and preparing your security program for accreditation.

He volunteers by providing webinars and training to help reduce violence in healthcare facilities. And is an active member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), ASIS International, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and as a decorated veteran, he is a member and supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) actively helping veterans transition into civilian life.

Mike is an energetic community member, supporting high school bands by raising community support and donations for those music and education programs.