Scientifically Validated to Reliably Prevent
John D. Byrnes
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Center for Aggression
John D. Byrnes, D.Hum-hc is a successful businessman, author and lecturer who became interested in the subject
of aggression management after concluding that there were no comprehensive training programs dedicated to
preventing aggression in the workplace. His research revealed that other methods being used to deal with conflict
and violence were not working.
In 1993, Mr. Byrnes formed the Center for Aggression Management to train organizations and individuals to use
aggression management techniques to recognize aggressive behavior and to prevent violence by managing
aggressive behavior. This training has demonstrated to individuals and employers that they can prevent aggression
rather than merely react to it and, thereby, reduce the risk of aggression related violence, reduce risk management
costs, and improve productivity.
In 2013, after two years of application, the Critcial Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) was scientifically validated
by Eastern Kentucky University's Student Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT) members.
Mr. Byrnes was selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a
Workplace Risk Conference held in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a joint effort by the United States, Canada
and Mexico through the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), the NAFTA labor side
agreement. Byrnes expressed his views at the conference: "These are vigilant times. Aggression is on the hearts and
minds of most all in North American. Whether in Afghanistan or in workplaces or our schools, aggression is
something that we must get our arms around and vanquish. All North Americans, young and old alike, should have
the right to feel safe when they go to work or to school."
Mr. Byrnes conducted Insider Threat Prevention Training for the US Army Special Operations Command, Terrorism
Division in 2016.
Mr. Byrnes has been interviewed on workplace violence by most major news outlets and has presented at over 100
conferences dealing with workplace, campus, church or school violence. He received an honorary doctorate of
humanities in 2000 for his discovery and development of Aggression Management.
John Byrnes created the Center for Aggression
Management® in 1993 to provide organizations
with much-needed Aggression Management®
Since that time, he has served as the CEO and
lead Instructor as the Center for Aggression
Management has provided training to individuals
from approximately 500 organizations throughout