AVADE® Self-defense Training

Basic self-defense training for all staff and students at McGill. The full one day training will cover the basics of controlling an escalated situation, increase situational awareness and offer practical skills and techniques for self-defense. The course costs $50 with payment by cash only at our office (Burnside Hall room 102). No food or beverages supplied. It is recommended to bring snacks etc. and wear comfortable clothing and footwear appropriate for physical activity.

To make your payment, our office is open:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 - 12:00

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Active Threat Training Workshop (Virtual)

This workshop is designed to empower individuals with tools to recognize and survive an active threat situation. The course is only offered online and lasts one hour. It is free for students, faculty and staff members of McGill University. Click on the link to the registration below to take you to Minerva training menu. Note that you will receive a link to the training a day prior to the workshop.

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ (Staff only) (Virtual)

This half-day (online only) workshop for staff is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. You do not need to be approved by your supervisor to attend this workshop.

You will be required to provide a foapal for this training. If you cannot attend the workshop and to avoid being charged the course fee, you will need to cancel 48 hours in advance.

The workshop costs $25 per person. 

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Area Access Manager Training (LNL100)

An Area Access Manager (or AAM) is a designated person within a department or faculty responsible for managing its card reader(s) by assigning and removing cardholder access to their areas and establishing and modifying card reader settings. AAMs receive specific training from Security Services. All Area Access Managers must have this training. You must be approved by your manager to register for this course.

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