Our Director of Training, Gerard O’Dea, and Professor Chris Cushion worked with a number of experienced conflict and physical intervention trainers from NHS boards around Scotland to introduce them to the SCENA Scenario-Driven Training Approach in early March 2022. The team – already competently teaching a variety of approaches to tactics including Maybo, GSA, Functional (read more)
Hospital Security and Violence Reduction
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A social contract which protects everyone.
As a leader at your hospital, you want staff to have confidence that they are doing the right things, which create a space at your hospital where violence is not compatible with how people are welcomed to the hospital and how they are treated while they are there.
Teams all over your hospital can benefit from increased skills in conflict:
By understanding the key conflict flashpoints which hospitals everywhere face, and helping you to discover the flashpoints which may be unique or acute in your service right now, our team of advisors and trainers can offer training interventions and policy-building which gives you greater control and visibility of the problems.
Our aim is that your hospital establishes and protects a social contract – a culture of appropriately dealing with conflict, violence and aggression – which uplifts your staff and allows your organisation's values to shine through in every interaction.
Book your free discussion about your training needs
Every organisation is unique and so you need a unique training course. Our free training needs assessment is a 30-minute process where we identify the risks your staff face and the training solutions you need.
We formulate a Relevant and Beneficial Training Course.
Having understood the needs of your organisation we will formulate a tried-and trusted training course which is tailored to your conflict flashpoints, issues and incident profile.
Your Staff experience Engaging and Effective training.
We will conduct your training course using our evidence-based and research informed approach which focuses on authentic learning and real transfer into your wards, clinics and departments.
You experience a transformed environment of safety
You will be delighted to watch your adverse incidents of violence and aggression reduced as your staff approach their encounters with patients and visitors more confidently with pre-planned and practiced responses, creating a safer environment at your hospital.
Make your hospital a safer working environment.
Our wide range of courses are designed for hospital clinical staff, security, and other allied professionals working in healthcare facilities and services who deal with vulnerable individuals and those capable of spontaneous aggression. Our aim is that every person is treated with dignity and is shown respect, even when there is disagreement.
Book a tailored training course from Dynamis Training and your team will:
- Be aware of conflict triggers - both their own and others
- Use approaches which prevent situations from escalating
- Redirect negative behaviour without taking it personally
- Be persuasive using influence to win people around
- Listen and Empathise in order to resolve flashpoints
- Create and maintain a social contract in every interaction
The power of evidence-based training
High Staff Engagement
Because of the immediate relevance your staff see in our course design and delivery, they are engaged, motivated and energised during and after the training.
Better Transfer to the Workplace
Because sessions are all driven by your own scenarios, issues and challenges with the people you meet in your work, it has immediate relevance and transfers directly to your day-to-day workplace.
"Time Well Spent"
Your teams get many, many opportunities to learn and practice their new skills during 'countless reps' of the target skills, actively learning in every session. There are no boring powerpoints!
Measurable Change Happens
With highly targeted new skills, your teams can make measurable changes to their interactions and truly realise your organisation's safety ethos, focussing on dignity and respect, safety and wellbeing.
Gerard O'Dea // Director of Training at Dynamis
Hi and thanks for visiting our webpage today.
I carried out my first conflict audit of an emergency department in 2008, observing for several days the pressures and strains everyone in the E.D. suffers as they navigate critical healthcare moments.
Hospital staff have come to learn that violence is 'just part of the job' however I have seen the benefits of carefully planned programmes which challenge this assumption.
Hospitals can become calmer, warmer and safer places to be when the entire team has the skills to gently enforce an agreed-upon Social Contract which understands something we call 'Gateway Behaviours'.
I and my team of professional trainers have helped hospitals and their clinical or security teams around the UK and internationally to establish and maintain safer environments using these ideas.
We have sought out the best conflict management training content and the best learning methods in the world and bring them together for you and your team.
Our Partners and Accreditation
Member of The Institute of
Dynamis is a Quality Award Centre with the ICM, a recognised accrediting body in the U.K. for workplace training in the prevention and management of workplace violence.
Regional representative for 9 Attitudes behavioural tactics
Dynamis represents the 9 Attitudes system, a fully behavioural approach to self-protection and physical control which is based on the observable realities of physical confrontation.
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Tailored to situations we actually face...
“Gerard was a great teacher, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He tailored the training to situations we might actually find ourselves in which I found incredibly useful.”
Louise C. // Homeless Shelter Support Worker
I left feeling confident that I could safely apply the techniques I had been shown and know when to use them. Since completing this training another member of staff and I who where both on the course have been able to safely escort a child, whom we have previously struggled and felt unsure/ unsafe with escorting when dis-regulated back in to the school building safety. We were both on the same page as were the other members of staff who witnessed the incident (and were also present for the training that day) and this greatly helped us to safely bring the child back in to school. I would like to once again give my thanks to the team who came in to teach us that day. They were both amazing!
Classroom Teacher // Blossom House School March 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the training carried out?
Usually the training venue will be our client's responsibility and full details of this are made clear around the time of booking so that you know what we are going to need to give your people the best possible experience of training with our team.
We have often helped our clients to source appropriate training venues, where that assistance was requested!
Due to the nature of our training approach, we often require a good-sized training room which has the capacity for your team to move around in and in which we can set up scenarios which are as close as we can get them to real-world applications of the material we teach your people.
What is the investment in training?
Our training costs are often calculated on a per-day basis and directly related to the Needs Analysis which we carry out with you.
We are constantly working to make sure that the investment level is reasonable and competitive.
We generally ask for an investment which takes into account the type of content we are going to work on with your staff, the numbers of staff involved, the risk level of the encounters they engage in and the number of days of training which will be required to get your people up to the proper standard.
We are VAT registered and all pricing sent to you is 'plus VAT at the prevailing rate'.
We also charge travel expenses which you should discuss with our training advisor so that these are as clear as possible as you book in your training course.
How quickly can I book training to happen?
Our training advisor is waiting to have a call with you to discuss your timelines and preferred schedule. We generally book training 4-6 weeks out from today, however we always have been able to respond to clients who need training 'as soon as possible' when urgent needs pop up. The sooner we talk with you, the sooner we can get the training in place!
How many people can attend a training course?
There are numerous formats which we use to deliver training with your team, whether it be a large group or a smaller team. We know that the best group sizes for learning depend on the complexity of the material to be covered, the amount of time we have with your people and also the constraints you may be working with in your budget and resources. Most of our clients put 12-16 people in our less-physically demanding training courses, and often fewer people than this into our more demanding courses. Let's talk about the best solution for your needs....
Is Dynamis training Accredited?
Dynamis has attained the respected Quality Award Centre status (QAC #2201) with the Institute for Conflict Management (ICM), demonstrating our commitment to quality assurance and strict adherence to the most recent guidance on the management and prevention of workplace conflict. All our trainers are fully qualified and attend CPD development on a regular basis in accordance with ICM requirements.
Is the training suitable for my staff and my context?
Our goal is that you see a tremendous improvement in your team's ability to prevent and manage difficult encounters with the people in your service, so we focus on making sure that each training session with your people feels directly connected to their everyday work and is compliant with the relevant guidance which governs it.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied by the training we deliver for your team, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.
In going through the Conflict scenarios for the ED, we made sure that staff were really successful in establishing initial contact with the people, by carefully Being Alert and Decisive – noticing things about the patient or their family, by addressing those visiting or travelling with the person. We discussed perhaps opening the encounter with (read more)