• Eric Grabski
  • Captain,
    USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • October 29, 2014
  • 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is co-sponsored by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, the Office of Student Conduct, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Are you prepared to handle a disruptive student in your classroom? With Verbal Judo, you will be. Verbal Judo is a process of using your words to prevent, de-escalate or end an attempted disruption. You'll learn skills to prepare you for verbal conflict in all areas of your life. In a classroom situation, you'll be equipped to remain under emotional control during disagreements, maintain professionalism, use words instead of actions to achieve goals, avoid charged language, employ empathy to stay engaged with people, and safely take action when words fail. All who teach are invited to this introduction to Verbal Judo for classroom situations. Participants will learn a collection of skills that can be put into use immediately.

About the Facilitator

Eric Grabski is a Captain with the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. During the course of his 29-year law enforcement career, he has worked closely with faculty, staff, and students to resolve conflict and maintain safety. Eric is a member of the University's Behavioral Intervention Team.


Verbal Judo for the Classroom