Class Details

In addition to participating in the general audience classes listed below, departments and work groups within MD Anderson and UTHealth can also request a safety class by contacting Community Outreach at 713-563-7794 or utphoutreach@mdanderson.orgClick here to refer to a full list of classes.


Active Shooter Prevention & Response

The course provides faculty and staff with critical guidance on how to recognize and survive an active shooter situation as well as how to identify behaviors of concern that may signal the need for intervention to prevent a violent incident from occurring. (1-hour course) 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. School of Public Health, 102A
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Monday, May 20, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Institute of Molecular Medicine, IMM104
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. University Center Tower, UCT1505C
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. McGovern Medical School Building, MSB3.001
Thursday, August 1, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Cizik School of Nursing, SON360
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Thursday, September 5, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3, Rooms 2 and 7
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. School of Dentistry, SOD4320
Thursday, October 10, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4144, Room A
Thursday, November 7, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3, Rooms 4 and 5
Monday, November 18, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Institute of Molecular Medicine, IMM110
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3, Rooms 4 and 5
Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. University Center Tower, UCT1505C

Conflict in Relationships: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

The course familiarizes attendees with Texas laws associated with family violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.Guidance is provided on how to recognize the signs of intimate partner violence, the significance of early action and reporting options. (1-hour course)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4142, Room B

Don't Fall For It: Scams and How to Spot Them

The course familiarizes attendees with Texas laws associated with common scams. Guidance is provided on how to spot scams, tips to protect yourself and how to report a scam. (1-hour course)

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002

General Campus Safety

The course provides general safety tips on how to minimize the risk of being a potential target or victim, and community resources that aim to curtail crime. (1-hour course)

Thursday, September 26, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002

Identity Theft

The course teaches attendees about various kinds of identity theft, ways to protect against identity theft and the impact identity theft can have on its victims. The course also discusses action steps and resources for identity theft victims. (1-hour course)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4144, Room A

Introduction to Verbal Defense and Influence 

The course teaches individuals to defend and deflect words with proven strategies that can turn a heated conversation to their advantage while keeping tension to a minimum. VDI has been taught to hundreds of thousands worldwide over the last 30+ years and has been shown to reduce complaints, liability and injuries, while improving team performance, morale and overall safety. (1-hour course) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001
Thursday, September 12, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4144, Room A
Thursday, October 24, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002
Thursday, November 21, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002
Thursday, December 19, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002

Verbal Defense and Influence, 4-hour Course

The course teaches individuals to defend and deflect words with proven strategies that can turn a heated conversation to their advantage while keeping tension to a minimum. VDI has been taught to hundreds of thousands worldwide over the last 30+ years and has been shown to reduce complaints, liability and injuries, while improving team performance, morale and overall safety. (4-hour course) 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4142, Room B

Travel Safety

The course provides guidance and best practices for safe travels. The individual will learn how to pack, increase their security during hotel stay, avoid scams and minimize the risk of being a potential target. (1-hour course) 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mendelsohn Faculty Center, FC1.2002
Thursday, November 14, 2019 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Pickens Tower, FCT2.4144, Room A