Personal Survival: 25 Rules to Live By
Simple, effective techniques to help navigate tricky survival situations

One-fourth of all Americans will become victims of a violent act, at home, work or anywhere in between. Most are unprepared to make the decisions that may save their lives. This program teaches simple, effective techniques to help navigate tricky survival situations.

A female car-jacker hits you, takes your car and your wallet/purse while you’re stopped at an intersection. Masked invaders threaten you and your family after kicking in the door at 3 a.m. An intoxicated, male pan-handler wants more money and becomes a robber after you open your wallet/purse. A child is kidnapped in a residential area on the way to school. A female manager, who is also a bully, makes your workplace toxic. A former employee shows up at work threatening to kill his co-workers. A stalker starts following you to and from work. One Sunday morning, a hooded shooter fires on the congregation from the back of your church.

Events like these aren’t impersonal stories told by the media or part of a movie plot. They happen every day — somewhere. What would you do if this was “your day”? Most people have never considered themselves or their families becoming victims, and they are unprepared to make the decisions that may save their lives. In fact, most people generally make terrible (and often inappropriate) decisions, before and during a violent event. People run when they should fight, fight when they should run and freeze when they should do something. Anything.

Why Participate?

Following simple, effective violence prevention and response techniques may significantly reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim or increase your chances of survival. Don’t you wish that you had a set of rules to help navigate tricky survival decisions? Those rules really do exist. And you can learn 25 of them here. This isn’t an academic presentation that’s long on theory and short on practicality. You’ll learn which rules to make, which rules to keep and when to break all the rules.


  • What events often occur — personally and professionally — that will likely lead to violence
  • Who the offenders really are and how they target potential victims
  • When to act, and when to wait for an opportunity to act
  • How intended victims become most vulnerable and what options exist
  • Where the most common locations are for offenders to attack, and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations
  • Why targets have survived — logical vs. emotional decision-making
  • Using hypothetical problem-solving scenarios to create self-defense plans

This presentation will help you:

  • Understand how acts of social and workplace violence can occur anywhere at any time
  • Understand the links between a person’s lifestyle and vulnerability to attack
  • Understand what to do when you come face-to-face with any aggressor
  • Demonstrate just who the violent offenders are and who they target
  • Keep offenders from getting into your personal “safety zone”
  • Understand which acts of violence are the most common and most predictable and which ones generally offer no warning


All personnel at all organizational levels.


Dana Turner, Security Education System, has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities, including the investigation of business and banking crimes. Dana has delivered thousands of platform and Internet presentations. He has designed and participated in programs offered by state and national banking associations, examining and law enforcement agencies and national security, audit and human resources organizations.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Estimated credits: 2 hours CRCM/CFSSP (self-reporting).


Live Webinar:

Member price: $265.00 | Non member price $530.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $280.00 | Non member price $560.00


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