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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