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Verbal De Escalation: Stepping Back from the Edge

02 Mar 2022
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Verbal De Escalation: Stepping Back from the Edge

Have you ever been yelled by a citizen while conducting an investigation or helping a customer at the animal shelter? Did you say something that made the situation worse? Have you ever needed to call for a police officer or a supervisor to help you with a verbally combative person? This lecture was designed from techniques like verbal judo, crisis intervention and mediation. We will look at how your body language, tone and the words you use dictate the flow of your interaction and how to make an argumentative person become polite and respectful.