Working with Angry and Aggressive People 2024 - 11 April 2024 (On Demand)


Practical de-escalation techniques and ways to manage challenging behaviour

Since the pandemic, more and more people are getting angry and upset.

Across New Zealand more businesses are reporting an alarming increase in challenging and aggressive interactions with staff, customers, or the general public.

Employers have a legal obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to ensure their staff are safe from verbal and physical abuse.

Therefore, it is vital that workplaces take evidence-based steps to address this.

Aggressive and violent behaviour can be very confronting and a significant challenge to manage.

This webinar will look at what happens to our biology when we become upset, angry or aggressive, a wide range of causes of this behaviour.

It will cover specific words and actions that you can use to effectively defuse a tense situation.

This webinar will also look at safety planning and emergency procedures if you are unable to calm the person.


11 April 2024


  • What are some of the key reasons why people become angry, upset and violent?
  • What is an acceptable level of frustration and what is unacceptable anger?
  • How to manage anger and frustration on the phone.
  • You will learn a wide variety of different de-escalation techniques and strategies.
  • How should you manage threats of physical violence?
  • Understand what you can manage yourself and when do you need to call the police. (Such as if a customer is in a drug induced state)
  • How can you support staff after an upsetting interaction?
  • What are your rights when it comes to self-defence? (Please note this does not cover how to work with ram raiders)


Everyone! This is suited to all businesses from accountants, lawyers, HR, teachers, construction, government workers, charities and many more.


Michael Hempseed, Director, Frontiers of Hope.

1.5 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    • $215.00 excl. GST
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $215.00 excl. GST

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All registrants to a live webinar will automatically be sent a recording at the end of that week along with a full transcript of the webinar, regardless of whether you attended or not.

Sole practitioners

A discount on webinars is available for sole practitioners. Please contact us at NZ‑ to confirm eligibility.