Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training – Two Day Foundations Course

Imagine Institute facilitators are certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) to provide the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training. The first day will emphasize early intervention and non-physical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behaviour. CPI’s disengagement skills are also demonstrated and practiced in this seminar to prepare staff to safely remove themselves from and others from a dangerous situation.  The second day of training expands on crisis intervention methods to include the study and practice of holding skills. These skills are taught to be used as a last resort when an individual becomes an immediate danger to self or others. Certification is valid for two years following successful completion of training.

You will Learn:

  • How to identify behaviours that could lead to a crisis.
  • How to most effectively respond to each behaviour to prevent the situation from escalating.
  • How to use verbal and non-verbal techniques to defuse hostile behaviour and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.
  • How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.
  • How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.
  • How to use CPI’s disengagement skills to avoid injury if behaviour becomes physical.
  • When it is appropriate to physically intervene.
  • How to assess the physical and psychological well-being of those involved in a crisis.
  • How to maintain rapport with the individual in crisis.
  • Key steps for debriefing after a crisis.
  • How to promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security SM


Imagine Institute for Learning
101-13025 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB

Date & Time:

June 8-9, 2020 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.

Professional and Student members of AECEA are eligible for up to 15% off all public Imagine Institute workshops, contact the AECEA office if you do not have your discount code.

Event Date: 
Jun 8 9:00 am to Jun 9 4:00 pm