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John D. Byrnes, D.Hum.
Founder and CEO

John Byrnes created the Center for Aggression Management® in 1993 to provide organizations with much-needed Aggression Management® skills.

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 the US.

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 was the Keynote Speaker at the first Protective Security Conference (ProSecCon) Sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  Represented were the penical of Executive Protective Security Professionals, such as teams representing "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation," "Coca-Cola Company," "Cisco Systems, Inc." "Microsoft," "Dell," Amazon," Kellogg Company," "Wal-Mart," Kissinger & Associates," "Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC)," and many more.

Mr. Byrnes has conducted training for the lengendary Bob Duggan and his Executive Security International (ESI).

Mr. Byrnes conducted Insider Threat Prevention Training for the US Army Special Operations Command, Terrorism Division in 2016.

Mr. Byrnes authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, now being use by Behavior Intervention Teams in over 177 college and university campuses to assess the risk of violence. Byrnes developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), which now allows employers to achieve the highest form of Evidence-based Best Practices.

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

Training Options

Because these are "live" webinar workshops, you can attend one person at a time and there are no costs of travel, lodging and/or per diem. Corporate clients can request training at their facilities. Simply contact us at 407-718-5637. 

Introduction to CAPS (One-day)Certified Aggression Management Training (Two-days)Ambassadors' (Train-the-trainers) Workshop (Four-days)

The FBI's Behavioral Threat Assessment Center asserts that their ability to prevent future violence is predicated on identifying a person who is "on the pathway to violence," which illustrates the precursor threats of violence.

John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management, has spent the past 23 years developing the means to idenitify, measure and manage the precursors to all forms of aggressive behavior in others and ourselves. His CAPS System provides the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence so you may reliably prevent these maladies.

Watch the "CAPS Comprehensive Video" (below) to learn why the Center's scientifically validated CAPS system produces evidence-based best practices to identify those on the path to violence:

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