Joseph Whiten

Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

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A former Captain with the Milwaukee Police Department, Whiten now heads the law enforcement program at Gateway Technical College, and also teaches crisis communication strategies to educators.

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Verbal Defense and Influence’s
methodology centers around addressing the spectrum of human conflict by utilizing the Five Maxims of Human Interaction. It is taught by a talented group of trainers who have pooled their wide ranging areas of expertise to address the communication needs of virtually any individual or organization.

This is where I learned these techniques. As a Captain for the Milwaukee Police Department, I also taught and used these techniques for many years. Now retired from the MPD, I am on the staff at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wis.

Working in a college setting, many educators have approached me, wanting to learn these vital communication skills. They have come to realize that until now, their training has left them ill-equipped to handle the crisis situations that can arise within a student population.

With that need in mind, I have worked with the Verbal Defense & Influence team to adapt their teachings for an educational setting.

Here is my contact information, if you’d like to learn more about what we do.

Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-564-3170
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