Risk Management Institute offers free course on ‘Surviving Violent Encounters’

BAYTOWN, TX — With Americans still reeling from tragic shooting incidents in Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas and around the country, the Risk Management Institute at Lee College is offering a free course this month to help community members recognize the signs that lead to a violent encounter and learn what to do to survive.

“Surviving Violent Encounters” will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Phyllis Davis Room at the Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development, located at 909 Decker Drive in Baytown. The class is free to attend and open to the public – particularly employers and employees in the health care, human resources, social services, hotel, retail, education and public safety industries who are at higher risk of being attacked, as well as anyone interested in enhancing their own personal safety. Participants can register online at www.lee.edu/rmi or contact the workforce center for more information at 281.425.6311.

In the “Surviving Violent Encounters” course, students will develop a better understanding of five basic indicators that a violent situation may occur to give them a tactical advantage if necessary. The instructor will use real-life scenario practice drills, team activities, role playing, video vignettes and guided discovery to help students assess their own preparedness and identify and utilize strategies for surviving violent encounters. Students will be able to take the skills they learn and immediately apply them in the workplace, community and home.

Funded through a donation from Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the Risk Management Institute was created to offer free seminars, workshops and training classes on health and safety for employers, employees, seniors and the general public. The institute’s tagline, “You are priceless. Safety knowledge is free,” reflects its goal of providing free safety education for the Baytown area and surrounding communities.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 15 school systems. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Risk Management Institute hosts free Distracted Driving Course, open to public

BAYTOWN AND LIBERTY, TX — Distracted drivers are responsible for approximately nine deaths and more than 1,000 injuries each day, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. In efforts to educate the community and provide greater insight into the consequences of driving while distracted, the Risk Management Institute at Lee College will provide a free Distracted Driving Course. The National Safety Council Distracted Driving Course, provided by the National Safety Council, will change drivers’ behavior and attitudes about distracted driving. The course intends to decrease the number of vehicle collisions in the community. The course is free to attend and open to the public, including employers, employees, students, adults, and young drivers.

The Risk Management Institute will hold the class at both the Baytown and Liberty locations.

Baytown, Texas:
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Phyllis Davis Room, 909 Decker Drive, Baytown, TX 77520

Liberty, Texas:
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County, Room 122, 1715 TX-146, Liberty, TX 77575

Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register for the class, call 281.425.6311 or register online at www.lee.edu/rmi/.

This course is informative and engaging, and has an interactive format to educate participants about the science of distracted driving, myths about multitasking, impact of distracted driving, financial and legal ramifications, state and federal laws, and much more. Companies with employees who operate vehicles, as well as parents with driving-aged children, are encouraged to attend.

A certificate of completion is provided after successfully completing the course. This training is not admissible for ticket dismissals.

“Reading or sending one text is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field at 55 mph, with your eyes off the road” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 15 school systems. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Lee hosts free open houses for launch of Risk Management Institute

UPDATE (Oct. 13, 2017): The event in Liberty has been cancelled.


BAYTOWN and LIBERTY, TX – The Center for Workforce and Community Development (CWCD) at Lee College will host an open house for the debut of its Risk Management Institute. Thanks to a generous donation by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the Risk Management Institute was created to offer free seminars, workshops, and safety training classes on health and safety for employers, employees, seniors, and the general public. The Institute’s tagline touts, “You are priceless. Safety knowledge is free,” and reflects the Institute’s goal of providing free safety education for the Baytown area and surrounding communities. Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend.

When: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Where: Phyllis Davis Room, 909 Decker Drive, Baytown, TX, 77520

Details: The open house will celebrate the opening of the Risk Management Institute. Door prizes will be available and refreshments will be served. Immediately following the open house, the CWCD will provide a “Safety First” workshop from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., with instructors from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register for the event, call 281.425.6311 or register online at www.lee.edu/rmi.

The CWCD will also host an open house at its South Liberty County location. Immediately following that event, the institute will provide a “Rebuilding – How To and Where to Start” workshop from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., with instructors from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Industry leaders, personnel, students, and the general public affected by Hurricane Harvey are encouraged to attend this free course. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register for the event, call 281.425.6311 or register online at www.lee.edu/rmi.

Other upcoming free safety courses provided by the Risk Management Institute include:

OSHA Recordkeeping
When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. , Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Where: Phyllis Davis Room, 909 Decker Drive, Baytown, TX 77520
Instructor: Cindy Lewis

Surviving Violent Encounters
When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Where: Phyllis Davis Room, 909 Decker Drive, Baytown, TX 77520
Instructor: Peter Harrell

The Art of Conflict Resolutions
When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Location: Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County, 1715 TX-146, Liberty, TX 77575
Instructor: Peter Harrell

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 15 school systems. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.