Anura Shah

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    Anura Shah

    Anura Shah is the CEO and owner of Beyond Force, a consulting firm that she founded in 2015 as a response to the growing need for customized education and training regarding workplace violence prevention and crisis management. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the industry and provides training on subjects ranging from de-escalation strategies to workplace safety. Anura travels throughout the nation providing executive-level consultation services to elected officials, corporate managers and leaders, police chiefs and health care executives. Anura is also an Instructor with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission teaching Crisis Intervention Team training (CIT) courses to law enforcement and other first responders. Anura has been an Associate Faculty member at Shoreline Community College in Washington in the Criminal Justice and Continuing Education Departments since 2017. She has developed a 3-course series entitled the Criminal Justice Advocacy Certificate (CJAC), the first of its kind in the nation. She also co-created and instructs a professional development series of courses for clinicians and other social service providers working alongside or within the criminal justice system. All of her courses focus on understanding the intersection of law and behavioral health. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at the college. Prior to starting Beyond Force, Anura spent 11 years as a social worker and manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs. During her tenure, she served as Director, Workplace Violence Prevention Program at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, a department that she founded in 2012 and has been replicated nationwide. It was in this capacity that she served as a co-responder, embedded with federal law enforcement, as well as a Train-the-Trainer Lead for co-responders. Anura has a masters degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work and a masters degree in health administration from School of Medicine Health Administration Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).

    Anura Shah is the CEO and owner of Beyond Force, a consulting firm that she founded in 2015 as a response to the growing need for customized education and training regarding workplace violence prevention and crisis management.
    2019-05-31
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    2022-06-28

CEO & Owner, Beyond Force

Anura Shah is the CEO and owner of Beyond Force, a consulting firm that she founded in 2015 as a response to the growing need for customized education and training regarding workplace violence prevention and crisis management. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the industry and provides training on subjects ranging from de-escalation strategies to workplace safety. Anura travels throughout the nation providing executive-level consultation services to elected officials, corporate managers and leaders, police chiefs and health care executives. Anura is also an Instructor with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission teaching Crisis Intervention Team training (CIT) courses to law enforcement and other first responders. Anura has been an Associate Faculty member at Shoreline Community College in Washington in the Criminal Justice and Continuing Education Departments since 2017. She has developed a 3-course series entitled the Criminal Justice Advocacy Certificate (CJAC), the first of its kind in the nation. She also co-created and instructs a professional development series of courses for clinicians and other social service providers working alongside or within the criminal justice system. All of her courses focus on understanding the intersection of law and behavioral health. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at the college. Prior to starting Beyond Force, Anura spent 11 years as a social worker and manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs. During her tenure, she served as Director, Workplace Violence Prevention Program at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, a department that she founded in 2012 and has been replicated nationwide. It was in this capacity that she served as a co-responder, embedded with federal law enforcement, as well as a Train-the-Trainer Lead for co-responders. Anura has a masters degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work and a masters degree in health administration from School of Medicine Health Administration Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).