Professional Assault Response Training (PART)

What is PART?

PART is designed to assist staff with a means of identification and appropriate response to potentially assaultive/aggressive situations. PART focuses on prevention by teaching the concept that all behaviour is communication. If staff can identify and respond to a behaviour, they may be able to prevent escalation to a potentially dangerous situation. Hands-on techniques are also trained to keep everyone safe when preventative measures are not successful and dangerous behaviours do occur.

When staff understand the treatment outcomes expected for an individual who is sometimes aggressive, they are better able to provide therapeutic interventions to meet the treatment objectives.

The principles of PART are: 

  • Purpose
  • Professionalism
  • Preparation
  • Identification
  • Response
  • Recording

If you have any questions, please let us know here.


PART is owned by the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. 


SARC is pleased to have a PART Instructor on staff who is able to train individuals to become PART Trainers at an Organization!

To become a PART trainer, the trainer candidate must attend a PART Train-the-Trainer session.  Once the candidate has been certified as a PART Trainer, they can then return to the organization and teach the PART program to the organization’s staff.

It is recommended that a PART Trainer be in a supervisory-type position. It is also recommended that the trainer candidate:

  • Shows interest in promoting a safe work place
  • Will support the principles of the PART© program
  • Will have the physical ability to demonstrate the physical maneuvers
  • Is comfortable presenting materials to others, including coworkers
  • Displays good communication and motivational skills
  • Job duties allow for the flexibility to provide PART© training sessions
  • Has the ability to disseminate PART© material

The PART Train-the-trainer sessions are four days in length.   Attendees will be given all necessary materials at the training session.  

Attendees are required to wear comfortable clothing to the four-day training session as demonstration of physical maneuvers is required. (Please note that there is the chance that clothing may be torn or ripped during training). Footwear must have a closed toe and be secure to the foot. 

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Trainers must be re-certified in order to retain their trainer status every two years.

PART Train-the-Trainer

  • Regina: May 22-25, 2018 This session is full
  • Saskatoon August 27-30, 2018 (Please note date change)

PART Trainer Re-Certification

  • Regina: June 12, 2018 This session is full
  • Saskatoon: March 22, 2018 This session is full


In Saskatoon, the PART Train-the-Trainer and re-certification sessions are held at the SARC Administrative Office. 111 Cardinal Crescent, Saskatoon, SK.

In Regina, the PART Train-the-Trainer and re-certification sessions are held at the Regina Travelodge Hotel. 4177 Albert Street South, Regina, SK.

To register for a PART Re-Certification session you must be a current certified PART Trainer. If your certification has lapsed, you must attend a Train-the-Trainer session again to become certified to train at your organization.

Fees for PART are as follows:

SARC Member Agency: Train-the-Trainer $175

  • Travel, accommodations, and meals are not included.
  • Trainer candidates are given their materials at the session.

SARC Member Agency: Re-certification $50

  • Travel, accommodations, and meals are not included.
  • Trainers should bring their PARTmanuals with them to the session.

*By registering for a PART Train-the-Trainer or Re-Certification session you agree to pay the registration fee listed via credit card or choosing to be invoiced by SARC.

You may cancel your registration up to 5 business days in advance to receive a refund, minus a $15 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued within 5 days of the session. You can substitute another person at no additional charge by calling 306-933-0616 ext. 239.


Lisa Malowany has been involved in the Disability Services Sector since 1989. She is a graduate of the Rehabilitation Worker Program (now called the Disability Support Worker Program) and received her two-year Diploma  from SIAST (now SaskPolytechnic). She is also a graduate of the Leadership Saskatoon Program in 2012-2013.

She has experience in a variety of roles within Community-Based Organizations from Front-line, to management, and has also served on Boards of Directors. Lisa has had the priviledge of working with a wide range of people experiencing disability and what she has learned from them has formed the basis of her career.  Although Lisa no longer works front-line, that front-line experience is at the heart of everything she does and that experience helps to form every decision she makes in her work.

Lisa has worked for SARC since 2002 in various capacities and has been a PART and TLR instructor since 2014. Lisa is SARC's Program Manager and Trainer and is described as a passionate trainer who uses her past experience and knowledge to enhance her training sessions. She loves to tell stories of her past experiences to reinforce learning and bring it to real life. Lisa also believes that you learn when you are having fun, so she uses activities and  humor in her training to help create a positive learning environment.  Lisa has been involved in the creation of many of SARC's Training Programs, including, Positive Behaviour Support, Basic Skills Training, Med Assist, and others. Lisa is SARC's representative on a variety of provincial committees and task teams. This allows her to stay at the forefront of what is happening the Disability Services Sector in our province.

Lisa is married and has two sons. Her family is avid Saskatchewan Roughrider Fans and love camping.


  • August 27-30 Saskatoon PART Train-the-Trainer

    Aug 27, 2018

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