IN THE WORK PLACE
Self Protection Consultancy has a range of programs available to meet
a wide variety of needs.
can be of various duration and can be delivered in either formal or
informal formats. The programs cover topics such as workplace safety,
personal protection, community safety, customer service, dealing with
challenging customers, bullying, team building, self-esteem and personal
Gulliver works with her clients to ensure the program designed will
best meet their needs. Penny can undertake consultations with clients
to best identify their needs and then develop appropriate program content
around these needs.
upon the specific client requirements, the programs delivered by the
Self Protection Consultancy can involve the participation of 1 through
to 1,000 people.
programs a versatile and flexible and Penny's wealth of experience ensures
individual attention to make the programs delivered to be of relevance
and are targeted to the clients specific needs.
program achieves the best results when it is conducted over two consecutive
days yet it can be edited to meet the organisations specific timetable
course in its entirety totals 12 hours.
safety program is an essential investment for any company or department
which values the safety of their employees.
KEEPSAFE Programs are designed to provide staff with the opportunity
to learn how to:
the safety needs of client based services and find positive solutions
to respond to these needs;
- Pre-plan responses to minimise risk to themselves and client; a Work
with staff as a team in times of crisis;
- Assess long and short term triggers and violent incidents;
- De-escalate verbally a violent confrontation using the principles
of empathetic communication;
- Assume a posture of maximum safety when confronted with a violent
- Implement passive physical strategies to prevent injury to themselves
- Understand and interpret organisation policies around crisis management.
skills developed by workshops participants include:
awareness of potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them.
to assess an attacker's intentions and what to do.
power of body language - how to use a tone of voice and eye contact
to diffuse a potential attack.
to project a confident image making them less vulnerable to harassment
to use their body strength to repel an attacker. This includes striking
vital areas, blocking, anti-weapon techniques, being knocked to the
ground and transforming the stronger force of an attacker to your advantage.
and role playing techniques are used to increase participants confidence
and to learn how not to panic if they are attacked.
to clearly focus their energy to diffuse the situation, giving them
the ability to act rather than freeze.
and sharing a commitment to staff developing a skills base for managing
Discussion of problems before they turn into crisis situations, saving
time and resources.
Increased protection for staff and clients, inside and outside of work
management through increased confidence - translating fear into positive
action resulting in less stress leave and burn out rates.
in the decision making capacity of staff with increased knowledge of
how to deal with a difficult situation.
Workers Compensation due to a decrease in physical and emotional risks.
work performance and satisfaction with increased staff confidence resulting
in less staff turnover. At the conclusion of each seminar participants
receive a certificate.
is a generic course which can be taught anywhere at anytime to any group
of women. Whether it be in the workplace, on campus, high schools, church
groups, community organisations.
includes defence strategies for:
from the front
strategies for prevention (see self-defence tips)
course can be utilised by:
has been able to utilise her skills and expertise on addressing violence
against women to the development of pioneering workshops for men. Penny's
unique perceptions of male to male violence have enabled her to develop
a practical curriculum for men and this refreshing approach has seen
many men begin to benefit from Penny's wealth of experience.
street violence actually occurs against men. Men are stabbed, shot,
punched, kicked and killed in the street by strangers whereas violence
against women occurs more often in the home perpetrated by someone they
men feel uncomfortable discussing their feelings and fears around violence
and being a victim of violence because they think it is "unmanly" to
admit these fears. After all men are supposed to uphold a strong fearless
image and therefore are reluctant to admit to feelings that may fall
outside the macho male stereotype. The irony is unless men own the fear
and face it they won't change and find solutions for dealing with it.
into consideration the many male sub cultures, Penny has developed a
program for men which includes the following course content:
to strike vital areas - Strategies for fighting a larger stronger person
momentum striking with various parts of the body in different directions
punches and kicks coming from many directions especially when you are
on the ground
Falling - How to fall safely
attack - How to deal with many attackers in a street situation
with weapons - Defend against as well as using simple weapons
- How to best intervene if you see someone being beaten up
against head butts
course can be utilised by:
BUILDING SELF DEFENCE / SALSA
Just add a dash of self defence - getting participants to punch, kick
and yell in the air as a team.
(The message here is that many voices are better than one)
Combine with some partner work on hand held punching bags.
(Message - Always beware of the quite ones, they will always hit
the hardest. Your measurement of your colleagues can always be evaluated
on what they do as well as what they can say)
Measure in a couple of tablespoons of salsa for spice. Show some basic
salsa dance movements (after all salsa is the flavour dance of the month/year)
and have your staff moving with a partner to music with the role of
the leader and the follower and then reversing the roles.
(Message for success in business one must judge the right time
to lead and the right time to follow. The leader doesn't necessarily
have the power)
Lastly add two cups of fun! Put the Latino music on and watch them
let their hair down. This is particularly effective at conferences and
seminars around mid-afternoon when no matter how interesting the speakers
or subject is, the mid-afternoon energy flag is bound to hit.
recipe energises, entertains, inspires, educates and enlivens. Above
all it brings teams together and demonstrates how they need each other
to be successful
learn how to move emotionally from the "no I can't" to "yes I can".
discover new ways to:
their team building techniques
this can be achieved through understanding some basic safety strategies.
These strategies can be presented in various forms at conferences, seminars,
training sessions, orientation/induction workshops or special events.
physical demonstration of self defence with a presentation on psychological
workshop where all attendees get up and participate under instruction
combination of both of these formats. A more self-confident team is
a more efficient and productive team.
IN THE WORK PLACE
aim of this program is to provide information and insight to staff about
organisational bullying, its nature, what it costs and how it can be
Bullying is the infliction of psychological or physical violence on
one person (people) by another person (people), in the workplace. Bullying
can be one incident or, more commonly, a series of incidence. The nature
of bullying is best understood by how the bully acts towards the victim.
other words used to describe it are violence, abuse, persecution, harassment,
discrimination and conflict.
can be employee to employee, supervisor/manager to employee, employee
that everyone can have their own unique definition of what bullying
is specific to their experiences, The key factor is that someone in
the workplace is out to get you one way or another with ill intent.
occurs when one person, typically but not necessarily is in a position
of power/authority/trust/responsibility/management, etc. feels threatened
by another person, usually but not always as a subordinate. This person
is displaying qualities of ability popularity, knowledge, skill, strength,
drive, determination, tenacity, success, etc. The bully has conditioned
themselves to believe that he can never have these qualities in which
they see readily in others.
can also be defined as gaining power with malicious intent.
most common demographic for bullies is that they are male, white between
30-50, married with families and have been with the organisation for
Gulliver has developed a Bullying Program which can be delivered to
staff and managers.This
program is flexible and can be delivered in a session of one to one
and a half hours. In addition to the standard Organisational Bullying
program, a specific program in relation to Women and Organisational
Bullying has also been developed.