BOMA Calgary is pleased to announce the launch of the BOMA Public Safety Series, a 3-part series of workshops designed to give you and your teams the tools to navigate the difficult situations you may encounter. We have local subject matter experts to deliver a series of workshops aimed at supporting both Tenants and Building Staff develop tools to manage difficult, and potentially dangerous, situations and engage with vulnerable persons. Check out our offerings below!
Be Safe, Not Sorry (Provider: Safe & Sound Training)
In this dynamic tenant focused session, learn how to handle the ultimate “what if”. Debra deWaal, a former Calgary Police Officer, will share her experiences in an informative, high energy and humorous way. Learn what types of crime are occurring in our society and how to safely prevent and manage any potentially dangerous situation. This session will give you the mental and physical tools to be in control of any verbal or physical conflict. This session will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 9:00AM-Noon.
Safely Managing the Difficult Person (Provider: Safe & Sound Training)
In this staff focused workshop covers everything people need to know about how to recognize, avoid, and manage difficult and potentially dangerous interactions. Learn how to discern the difference between difficult and dangerous, as well as how not to freeze during the encounter. This program will also give you the necessary tools to master conflict as only a skilled leader can do. This session will take place Wednesday, March 1, 2023 1:00-4:00PM.
Engaging with Vulnerable Persons & Living with Schizophrenia (Provider: Alpha House & Schizophrenia Society of Alberta)
This Workshop breaks down common myths and misconceptions by providing an understanding of homelessness and its root causes. It offers skills and knowledge that provide individuals the comfort and confidence to not only co-exist with men and women in
their community experiencing homelessness, but also interact with them meaningfully, using compassion, empathy, and crisis intervention techniques when necessary. In the Living with Schizophrenia, clients living with schizophrenia provide educational presentations to a variety of groups across Alberta. These presenters are employed by SSA through our supportive employment program. Each presentation provides information about schizophrenia while program presenters share their personal experiences and challenges, educating the community to reduce stigma.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Provider: Kitteringham Security Group)
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime. CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms. This session has not been scheduled yet.