TAG Advanced Instruction and Certification - October 15-16, 2018

TAG is pleased to offer an exclusive advanced training experience in Newport Beach, CA, to qualified professionals who manage workplace misconduct risks in their organizations.

Participants will receive private instruction from TAG founder Park Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. Instruction is interactive, and an optional final examination is administered at the end of the course. Those successfully completing the course and final examination will receive TAG’s two-year certification in advanced workplace misconduct mitigation. 

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Expert Spotlight: Lauren Ambrozic, M.A.

After graduating with honors from the University of Colorado, Ms. Ambrozic earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is experienced in providing services and training in the areas of workplace misconduct mitigation, conflict management (including labor-management disputes), mediation, substance abuse, team building, and critical incident stress debriefing.

Ms. Ambrozic joined TAG in 2002 as a consultant in the management of workplace misconduct prevention programs and a specialist in the training of managers and supervisors.

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Herbalife prepared a 'secret dossier' on Bill Ackman as it geared up for fight with activist

The hedge fund star Bill Ackman had taken to a stage in midtown Manhattan and accused the company of being a pyramid scheme, waging $1 billion that the company was a fraud. Shares plunged. The media went wild and some 3,000 miles away, inside the company's Los Angeles headquarters, CEO Michael Johnson was shell-shocked.

Few inside the glass-enclosed bubble of Herbalife's HQ had even heard of Ackman, no less what he might be up to in calling the company out so publicly.

It wanted to fight back, but how?

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When Mass Shootings End, the Painful Wait for Answers Begins

“When we engage in an obsessive questioning of why a shooter did it, we are granting their exact wish,” said Park Dietz, one of the country’s foremost forensic psychiatrists.

Over the past three decades, Dietz has evaluated more than a dozen mass murderers, including the Charleston shooter ­Dylann Roof. And for Dietz, there is no mystery surrounding their motives.

The specifics may vary from case to case, he said, but the broad strokes always boil down to two elements: “First is the blaming of others for their own suffering or the suffering of someone they care about. The second is their quest for immortality.”

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Expert Spotlight: Leeanne M. Whitwell (former Special Agent, U.S. Capitol Police)

In October of 2016, Ms. Whitwell joined TAG as an Analyst and Instructor in the assessment and management of threatening and concerning behavior, the prevention of violence, and the response to attacks in progress. Ms. Whitwell has particular expertise in conducting assessments and investigations into unwanted communications, harassment, threats, and stalking by known and unknown individuals.  

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Pathways to Extremist Violence

Keynote Speaker: Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D.

Over the past 40 years, Dr. Park Dietz has had an insider’s view of some of the most dangerous men and women to affect our nation’s security, conducting comprehensive forensic psychiatric evaluations of mass murderers, bombers, serial killers, and terrorists. For 30 of those years, he’s been applying his insights to prevent violence within organizations by developing early warning systems of deviant human behavior that result in prompt expert risk assessment and risk management.

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