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History – In the early 1980’s, members of what is now the Vistelar Group – a global speaking, training and consulting organization – began combining their collective knowledge of physical and verbal conflict resolution skills to create a program that addressed the wide-ranging conflict issues experienced by law enforcement personnel.

What they came up with was Verbal Defense & Influence.

30 years later, police, corrections officers and the military continue to be trained in Verbal Defense & Influence. The same street-proven program is also now widely used in other applications such as in healthcare, customer service, education and business.

Media Coverage – With Verbal Defense & Influence expanding into youth and workplace bullying, education, business and healthcare, the breadth of the media coverage has expanded as well.

Individuals from the media are welcome to contact us to gain access our experts.

Recent Press Releases:

Deadline Looms for Final Opportunity To Become Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor In 2012 | December 3-7, 2012

Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor Conference: The Can’t Miss Updates | November 9-11, 2012

Instructor class showcases latest improvements | July 5, 2012

Law enforcement conference to address critical communication skills | April 27, 2012

From fools to friends: Take back April 1 | March 26, 2012

Teleconferences to discuss strategies for better communication and instruction | March 21, 2012

Without proper training, don’t expect bystanders to step up and do the right thing | March 2, 2012 

Talking Points: 12 Points of Light for 2012 | December 16, 2011

Fired-up Verbal Defense & Influence trainers say: ‘Lightning has struck in Milwaukee” | November 13, 2011

Law enforcement conference to address issues of communications and ethics this weekend | November 10, 2011

Verbal Defense & Influence recertification draws public safety trainers from across the U.S. | October 24, 2011

Been there, said that: Verbal Defense & Influence trainers leverage on-the-job experience | October 3, 2011

Educators concerned about disrespect in schools can learn about new Milwaukee-based initiative | August 5, 2011

Milwaukee conflict-resolution experts come together to CURE* the problem of disrespect and indignity in our area’s schools | August 5, 2011

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Recent Media Coverage:

YourHustonNews.com | Conflict Resolution Workshop Teaches Skills | March 7, 2014

PoliceOne.com | Former Police Chief to Detail How Public Safety Agencies Can Improve Service and Decrease Citizen Complaints | October 22, 2012

PoliceOne.com | Verbal Defense & Influence Announces Conference Agenda | September 27. 2012

JS Online | Bullish on Anti-Bullying Business | September 15, 2012

PoliceOne.com | 5 ‘Universal Truths’ for home and street | July 19, 2012

PoliceOne.com | Conflict Resolution Instructor Class Showcases Latest Improvements | July 9, 2012

PoliceOne.Com | The value of complete public transparency | April 26, 2012

PoliceOne.com | Teleconferences to discuss strategies for better communication and instruction | March 21, 2012

OnMilwaukee.com | Local Bully Expert offers free materials for parents | March 19, 2012

Today’s TMJ4 | On Your Side: Verbal Defense & Influence | February 28, 2011

News 9 Norman OK | Norman Martial Arts Instructor Teaches Verbal Self-Defense To Kids | February 12.2012

www.usgovernment-news.com | Fired-up Verbal Defense & Influence trainers say: ‘Lightning has struck in Milwaukee” | November 16, 2011

PoliceOne.com | Law enforcement conference to address issues of communications and ethics this weekend | November 10, 2011

PoliceOne.com | Complete public transparency | November 8, 2011

CorrectionsOne.com | Responding to mentally ill inmates | October 24, 2011

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