NR.IF20.031E The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Flex Training
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The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Flex Training
Presented by: Mike Heckbert & Crystal Gaede
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
GPPSD Central Office 10127-120 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a safe, nonharmful behavior management system designed to help educators provide the best Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of confrontational, disruptive, or potentially out-of-control students, even during their most violent moments.

This course consists of TWO components; an ONLINE and a CLASSROOM component.

Online course instruction can typically be completed in 2-3 hours, and must be done in advance of the classroom portion.

The one-day classroom portion will follow successful completion of the online component.

Once registered for the NVCI FLEX training, you will receive an automated email containing a link that will allow you to access the online portion to be completed prior to the classroom portion.

The following aspects will be covered:

  • The stages of escalation and the de-escalation techniques to use during each stage.
  • Nonverbal and verbal intervention strategies for managing disruptive behavior.
  • CPI’s Personal Safety Techniques to maximize student and staff safety if the aggressive behavior becomes physical.
  • Understanding and development of team intervention strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstration and practice of safe physical control techniques to be used as a last resort if the out-of-control student becomes violent and a danger to self or others.
  • Instruction is provided in the debriefing and documentation that should take place after a crisis.




About the Presenter(s):
Mike Heckbert

Mike Heckbert is a Psychologist with Peace Collaborative Services (PCS). PCS serves Northwest Alberta with a team of specialists that supports staff and students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 participate fully in their educational programs and achieve their maximum learning potential.


Crystal Gaede

Crystal Gaede has worked for the Grande Prairie Public School district for over 10 years. She is currently an Educational Programmer on the Inclusive Education Team and works to support students and teachers across the district through PCS.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Early Childhood Providers/Prématernelle, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Note: Attendance limited to school district employees in Zone 1 Peace Collaborative Services service agreement only. 

  • Please dress in comfortable clothing as there will be a lot of moving around, learning physical movements, etc.
  • Please bring pens / pencils to classroom portion, to write with.
  • All participants must successfully complete online portion and attend for the full duration of the classroom instruction to become certified.

 Lunch is NOT provided.