Corporate Self-Defense, De-escalation, Bystander Intervention, Active Shooter Survival, and Meditation
You are looking for something different, training that is relevant, empowering, and has excellent value for the investment of time and resources for your company. You want a presenter who engages your team and teaches valuable skills and information they can use every day. Whether you are part of a human resources department, a safety committee, or on an organizational board getting ready for a big conference or convention, you’ve come to the right place.
Presentations, discussions, and hands-on training empower, impact, and inspire. Eyes light up and heads nod eagerly as connections are made and shared. Spontaneous laughter is commonplace, along with, “Oh my gosh! Who knew?!”
The world, and even the workplace, present your team with scenarios that go beyond the on-the-job situations you have trained them to handle. Men and women out in the field, traveling for work, and even in the office or at home, are dealing with people and circumstances that present unforeseen risks. Go above and beyond, and give your company team the skills they will thank you for for the rest of their lives.
All workshops are available in person and online.
Corporate Self-Defense Workshops
Your team travels on the job, stays late/comes in early to the office, rides public transportation, or deals directly with the public. No matter their safety concerns, support your team with a power-packed workshop custom-designed to meet their needs. Information is specific and tailored. Hands-on practice is fun and collaborative. Anyone can do this! Count on hearing laughter echoing through the hallways as you empower your people! They will thank you – and that’s a promise!
You and your employees are on the frontlines. You deal with hostile, angry and aggressive people or situations. This is scary, stressful, exhausting and hard! No one enjoys explosive or volatile encounters! Strategies are informed by experiences your staff currently copes with. Hands-on training and practice is immediately impactful. This workshop is collaborative, empowering and yes, it is even fun! Deepened communication and support are a direct result of this workshop. Give your team the tools they need to be effective and stay safe!
Times have been challenging as hate crimes and violence are on the rise. Domestic violence has escalated during the pandemic and angry rhetoric is all over social media and in public spaces. Our day-to-day lives can increasingly feel uncertain. We wonder what we’d do if we saw someone getting harassed or put in harm’s way. Bystander Intervention workshops give your employees the tools they need to assess situations and determine whether or not to interrupt the harm and violence. If they decide to intervene, they will have the skills to do so while keeping a watchful eye on their own safety and that of others.
There are so many reasons for you to offer a meditation workshop for your staff. Aside from all the goodness we know meditation can provide, your employees benefit from learning new skills together, as a team. In the current competitive market, proactive employers are bumping up their retention and benefits offerings. What better way to show that health and wellness is a company value than by giving your team training we know helps reduce anxiety, increases blood flow to the brain and boosts the immune system?
Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
Your team faces a vast array of situations both at the workplace and off the job, and you want them to be as prepared as possible. Give them up-to-date information and hands-on experience for an event that is unpredictable, unfolds quickly and one in which fast decisions and actions save lives. Inform and empower the people who work with you and feel good knowing you are taking steps to make the world a safer place.
Corporate Training Blogs
The InvitationThe Human Resources department at Dr. Martens USA Headquarters asked us to teach a three-part self-defense and de-escalation workshop. Here is what they had to say about it:Dear Future Naga Partners, Successful businesses create engagement through...
Our MissionOver the years, we have been honored to work with many companies in the Portland Metro Area. They have invited us onsite to teach self-defense, de-escalation and empowerment techniques to their teams. These courses focus on basic skills and information with...
Our Mission One aspect of our mission at Naga is to reach out into the broader community. Over the years, many companies have invited us onsite to teach self-defense, de-escalation and empowerment techniques to their teams. These courses focus on basic skills and...
First Tech - What a Great Place!The campus in Hillsboro is incredibly beautiful, the new building is gorgeous and the employees, top of the line! The brown bag class was filled to maximum capacity and the participants were rarin’ to go! I had three excellent helpers...
Administrative Assistants, “Admin Days” Gathering Just this week, I had the joy of teaching a rocking self-defense class for the women of Weyerhaeuser which is one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands and a big player here in the Great Northwest. Many...
Meditation is Good for Everyone The Portland FBI asked me to teach meditation techniques to their employees for Staff Appreciation Day. I can only imagine working at the FBI must sometimes be, shall we say, stressful? These are people who make it their business to...
Employee Appreciation Day at the FBI The Portland FBI asked me to teach a self-defense class for their Employee Appreciation Day which sounded like a lot of fun! It turned out to be a lovely day with the sun peeking through the clouds – neither too hot nor too cold –...
Making Everyone Safer is a Company Commitment What a blast we had teaching at Portland Internetworks! This fantastic company provided self-defense and de-escalation training for their staff. Recently, there was an incident outside their offices in NE Portland which...
Women of Air - Nike Manufacturing Recently, I had the opportunity to teach a self-defense class for the Women of Air - Nike Air Manufacturing. The women, all engineers, organized a series of workshops throughout March, Women’s History Month. Their request?...
Successful businesses create engagement through building a community within their workforce. Silvia Smart has been a key partner to Dr. Marten’s AirWair USA in fostering essential components of community. Those components are safety and well-being.
Silvia conducted a series of training courses for our staff that combined lecture, storytelling, demonstration, and both physical and verbal participation. It was so satisfying to hear my fellow Dr. Marten’s employees talk about how the training increased their confidence and sense of empowerment. The trainings were a great value for the time. And, they were a lot of fun! I’d recommend Silvia to any business looking to invest in the physical and mental well-being of their teams.
Silvia provided multiple Self Defense classes for our team and the positive feedback from our employees was amazing. She really did a great job making our people feel comfortable and able to participate.
Our employees truly felt that the class was engaging, well thought out, and they learned a great deal. Some of them even went to a second class because they enjoyed it so much!
I would highly recommend Silvia for any company/group/individual trainings.
We are so grateful to have made the partnership and look forward to more wonderful classes in the near future.
Our trainings are fun too!
Silvia Smart, director of Naga recently delivered a 3-part self-defense class at our office. Silvia’s experience and foresight ensured that time spent in each class was maximized and rewarding. Although some topics associated with self-awareness/assessment and self-defense can be uncomfortable, Silvia ensured the atmosphere was conducive to learning and that students were focused while executing self-defense methods. Students were encouraged by Silvia to have open discussion of experiences and she continually reinforced previous lessons learned. Silvia effectively facilitates conversation and leads students to think about self-defense in a multi-faceted way. I would recommend scheduling Silvia in to teach self-defense to any group, young or old, male or female. It’s hard to deny Silvia’s passion for what she does!
For our safety and wellness program, I asked Silvia to come to our organization and conduct a two hour self-defense class for our employees. She delivered a customized session that addressed the specific concerns and needs of our staff, which enabled them to feel more empowered and confident. Our employees thoroughly enjoyed Silvia’s presentation style and her ability to engage the audience. I highly recommend Silvia to anyone looking for a self-defense class for their organization.
This training was awesome!
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