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    August 2019 Luncheon: Workplace Violence Prevention

    Date: August 14, 2019, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Workplace Violence Prevention

    Join Robert Ellsworth and Gary DeBeeld for a dynamic presentation on workplace violence prevention.  In this presentation, Robert and Gary will provide safe and realist training by teaching pressure-tested, reasonable, necessary, and legally justifiable principles and tactics. 

    In 2018, Robert Ellsworth and Gary DeBeeld started Trifecta Training & Consulting, LLC to address the Trifecta of Survival, Self-Defense, Firearms and First Aid.  Their unique blend of these three disciplines has proven very effective to not only Law Enforcement but for business professionals, businesses, and civilians dedicated to saving their loved ones and themselves.

    About the Speakers:

    Robert Ellsworth has over 30 years experience in martial arts and self defense which began in his early teens.  He started teaching professionally in his early 20’s and was constantly searching to improve his skill and knowledge. He firmly believes he is sometimes a coach, always a student.  In 2001 he was hired by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Deputy and in 2004 he was selected to become a Defensive Tactics Instructor through the State Police Academy in Burien, WA.  In 2007 he received his certification as a Master Defensive Tactics Instructor after completing all the required classes.  Robert is also a NRA Handgun/Shotgun Instructor, Taser Instructor and Field Training Deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Gary DeBeeld became a volunteer firefighter EMT with Whatcom County Fire District 1 in 2006, following a long family history of volunteer fire fighting. From his years serving his community a desire to teach first aid to his coworkers and community was born. In 2007 he became the lead medical instructor for the Sheriffs office corrections division.  In 2012 he was given the opportunity to teach tactical medical training with the US Border Patrol. He loves to see people learn new techniques that can save lives.  As a certified instructor for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, he teaches basic and advanced first aid, CPR, and AED. In 2018 he received certification as a TacMed Instructor from The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. His passion for learning and saving lives has inspired him to combine all that he's learned since 2006 to create his own curriculum in order to best teach others the skills they may need someday.

    Generously Sponsored by: Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

    The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for businesses in the Northwest Washington region. The chamber advocates for a strong business community and aims to make the Bellingham and Whatcom County area a great place to live, work, shop and play by influencing public policy, aiding in economic development and helping its members succeed.

    For a full description, visit our Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Sponsor Page

    Please register by 5:00pm, August 12th 

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    • Member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $22.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $28.00
    • Program Only (pre-registered): $15.00 (includes refreshments)
    • Non-registered/At the door/Day of price: $31.00 (member or non-member)
    • Student Lunch & Program: $15.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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       *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.