People are the Prize






Unbreakable student


Greenwood, IN

1-2 Feb 2018


1-2 Feb 2018

Thursday - Friday




Greenwood Police Department Training Facility

736 Loews Blvd

Greenwood IN, 46142

Group Bonus: Register 3 or more and receive the same number in free seats!

Course at a glance...

-- 2 Day Live Professional Development

-- Advanced Violence Prevention/Mentoring

-- 14 Credit Hours & Certificate Awarded

-- Consisting of Instruction, Discussion, & Practical Application

-- Continued Support from Instructor in Implementing Concepts

-- Open to Police, School Personnel, and Parents


All participants must be approved to attend by The Shomette Group

If you know the combination to the lock, it must open for you...




We've researched countless school attacks and discovered that every student who has ever attacked a school, has lacked the same 7 Inner Strengths.


This 2 day, highly interactive, advanced violence prevention course will show you how to unlock in your students the 7 Inner Strengths. Students who possess these strengths do not attack schools, commit violence, bully other students, or accept mediocrity.


They excel in life, not hurt others.


We'll give you the skills, abilities, and techniques to build strong and unbreakable students who won't choose to use violence in the future.



We have the combination. You only must unlock it.



This class is all about application...


It's about equipping you to return to your school with lots of new and proven techniques to change your life, and the lives of your students, by changing how you interact with kids.


We'll show you how to inspire, discipline, mentor, and challenge students in a new way that will enhance their 7 Inner Strengths and make them stronger, unbreakable.


The 7 inner strengths.

1. Purpose

2. Hope

3. Growth

4. Happiness

5. Compassion

6. Truth

7. Balance


We know that big and immediate change is tough. But small, positive daily change is more effective, longer lasting, and easier.


"It's easier to raise strong boys than repair broken men."

-- Frederick Douglass 1855


We'll help you to think differently and to unlock the 7 Inner Strengths in your students.


If you do, we promise that you'll build strong, unbreakable students.


You'll love this class if...

  • You want to make a difference in this life.
  • You're grateful to work for students.
  • You see people as the solution & not the problem.
  • You're the kind of person who gets excited when you find new ways to positively impact kids...and you just can't wait to try them out!
  • Growing personally & professionally matters to you.
  • You're willing to think differently about preventing violence if it means getting the job done.
  • You've tossed & turned late at night over a student's problem and wished you had the answer.
  • Kids come to you for advice. If you're not that person now, you want to be that person!
  • You believe that school should be not only knowledge based, but also love based.
  • You want kids to be better students, but also better people.
  • You're a parent and nothing in this world matters more than your children living a happy, brilliant life.

Topics & Course Outline

Day 1: 8:30 - 4:00

    Why do some students choose violence?

    What every school attacker has taught us about the The 7 Inner Strengths

    Small but powerful techniques to guide students away from using violence

    Identifying which strength is missing, solving problems, and counseling kids

    The best way to counter burnout and exhaustion in yourself and others

    Making small, daily course corrections to keep students on the right path

    The art of telling great stories and why kids (and adults) love them

    Building motivation and energy in students by creating a worthy purpose

    Creating power in your school day by finding hope in the future

    Blending the pursuit of happiness into your educational process

    Keeping students resilient, positive, and hopeful in difficult times

Day 2: 8:30 - 4:00

    Building strong, unbreakable students who excel and won't use violence

    Creating successful patterns that raise self-esteem to high levels student self-worth

    Treating people as the solution and not the problem

    Impacting more kids by sharpening your message, focusing your efforts, and growing personally

    Maintaining mental balance in students through healthy & truthful perspectives

    Understanding and teaching right from wrong, good from bad 

    Changing your day and making the most out of the provided model

    How changing your day will change your life and the lives of your students

    Pushing back against limiting factors and those trying to impose them

    How to correct students (and adults) and have them want to listen





the instructor & creator of ACT FAST

Don Shomette is unlike any other violence prevention specialist. He doesn't focus on cameras, doors, and locks, but people. His personal motto is that People are the Prize and this unrelenting belief is embedded into everything that he and his company (People are the Prize) create or present.


Cameras record. Locks delay. People prevent violence. Nothing is more imporant than a committed, trained vigilant person.


People are the Prize!


Rated consistently for over 20 years as one of the best instructors ever, Don challenges, inspires, and has equipped thousands of schools and police departments to think differently about preventing violence.


And if that doesn't make him different enough, he's has 8 kids of his own, was a prior School Resource Officer, therapeutic foster parent, and a US Marine for 12 years with the distinction of being an honor graduate from Marine Corps Recruit Training, Infantry Training School, Non-Commissioned Officer School, and Officer Candidate School.


As an expert in assessing threats of violence and conducting human threat assessments, Don has equipped countless school districts, superintendents, principals, SRO's, counselors, teachers, mayors, city managers, and other community leaders with the skills and materials to quickly and accurately determine if a student truly poses a threat to himself and others.


Don's expertise in discerning threats of violence is consistently sought by law enforcement and school personnel throughout the country.

Don Shomette

"I was going to retire, but you inspired me to keep going."


--New York Police Officer 20+ years

"I have never had a presenter who was so knowledgeable on the topic. I learned more in this 2-day course than in my 16 years in my law enforcement and teaching career."


--Professor of Criminal Justice, AL

"I enjoyed your class so much that I texted my training Sgt and thanked him for sending me!"


--Indiana Police Officer 8+ Years





He's had the privilege of working inside and with urban, rural, suburban, private, charter, universities, and religious schools with mild to severe violence issues and ranging in size from 8,000 students to over 65,000 students.

Some of those that he's helped...


and many more...


"Exceptional practical applications and materials! I have learned something new and increased my skill level through each training program. I would love to take ANY training you offer."


-- School administrator 8+ yrs

"Awesome training! Very useful skills! Thank you!"


-- Counselor 15+ yrs

"This is wonderful training! The information presented was very helpful. I'm looking forward to incorporating it into our school!"


-- School social worker 15+ yrs

"Great training with hands-on application! Extremely helpful to look at our school through different eyes. Statement that hit me the hardest - 'Good is the enemy of great'."


-- Administrator 8+ yrs

"Don is such an exceptional instructor, so knowledgable. Makes training very interesting."


-- Administrator 8-15 yrs

"Don is such a very excellent instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The information shared was priceless and I look forward to implementing these techniques in the future."


-- SRO 8-15 yrs

"Don does a remarkable job presenting all this information!


-- Principal 8-15 yrs


"Excellent course that encouraged discussion among participants! This course is a must for every administrator to take!"


-- Principal 8+ yrs

"This course is a must for SRO's!!!!"


-- SRO 4+ yrs

"Don makes himself accessible forever which is a huge asset and resource."


-- SRO 15+ yrs

"Don's commitment to preventing violence through relationships first and foremost is heartening!"


-- Principal 15+ yrs

"Outstanding training, great information to take back to my school!"


-- SRO 15+ yrs

Register for The Unbreakable Student!


Only 35 seats available!


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Registration Fee:


$395 per person*


TEAMWORK: Group Registration Fee:

It takes TEAMWORK to prevent violence!


For agencies that register 3 or more participants, we'll give you the same number in free seats! Send 3, 4, 5, 6 or more and we'll give you 3, 4, 5, 6 or more in free seats!

Cancellation/Reschedule Policy:

  1. The Shomette Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training. If the training is cancelled or rescheduled, you will be contacted at the email address and/or phone number you provided when you registered.
  2. Any training with less than 15 registrations one week prior to the course start date may be rescheduled or cancelled.
  3. The Shomette Group is not responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of the rescheduling or cancellation of any course.

Attendance Policy:

  1. All trainings are private and not open to the public.
  2. No person will be admitted without prior written approval from The Shomette Group.
  3. All registrations must be made prior to start of the training. Those who arrive on the day of the training, without first being registered and approved to attend, will be denied access.
  4. Because of the sensitivity of the materials, participants may be required to validate their law enforcement and or association with an educational institution.
  5. The Shomette Group reserves the right to deny anyone admittance to the training at any time.

Refund Policy:

  1. Request for refunds must be made in writing two weeks prior to the course start date or the registration fee will be applied to another training.
  2. A $25 dollar refund fee may be charged depending on payment method.

For Assistance:

Please call or email Don Shomette


Your privacy:

Matters a great deal to us. We will never share your information. Period.

* Fee includes instruction, materials, support, and access to free staff development materials only for the participants and their individual school. For a school to use the materials, they must send a staff member to the training.

*All participants must be approved by The Shomette Group which reserves the right to make the final determination of who is permitted to attend a professional development.

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