Jill Weisensel


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Jill is a consultant/instructor for Verbal Defense and Influence and has campus law enforcement experience, in part, directing and managing shift patrol operations within an urban campus environment. She is the lead Defensive and Arrest Tactics Instructor and the lead Tactical Communication instructor, teaches applications of Tactical Strength and Conditioning at Marquette University and has close to a decade of experience in the field. She is also a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.

In understanding the need for non-escalatory tactics and a more effective and professional way to relate with and manage people, she became an advocate of the universally applicable Verbal Defense and Influence program.

Jill is currently researching and developing bystander intervention programming for bullying and sexual violence prevention, with a particular focus on threat assessment and bystander mobilization. Her academic background (she earned her Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Carthage College), athletic training and professional experience make her uniquely qualified to address topics in teaching and speaking such as: the need for personal credibility and professional development, training in motivation and adherence, nutrition and holistic wellness, team building and the development of leadership and life skills.