The topics of our two new video-based interactive workshops may be uncomfortable for some people, but there’s no denying their importance.

UT Professional & Personal Development and UT Independent Study have teamed with a nationally-known authority on sexual assault and harassment to offer “The Realities of Sexual Assault & Stalking” and “The Realities of Workplace Violence/Threat Assessment.”

The first workshop addresses the realities of sexual assault, dispelling much of the ignorance-based attitudes and perceptions permeating our culture. Laws are examined, as well as behavior patterns and characteristics of individuals who engage in sexual assault and stalking.

Our second workshop explores the types of threats associated with the workplace and focuses on what can be done to recognize and minimize the potential for violence.

Steve Thompson, director of Sexual Aggression Services at Central Michigan University, is the leader of each workshop. He is the author of No More Fear and lectures throughout the U.S. on this sensitive topic.

Steve’s passionate and informative delivery of the content, along with a series of review questions, make these workshops an important training opportunity for so many groups … residence life officials and supervisors at colleges, law enforcement personnel, HR leaders, etc.

These online workshops were custom-created at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, over the past few months.

Workshop #1 is available for $495, while the following content in Workshop #2 costs $150. Continuing education credits are available for each.

If your organization or business is interested in group rates, please contact Dr. Fadia Alvic, assistant director of UT Independent Study, at

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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