Yesterday I participated in the Instructor Development Workshop led by Ed O’Carroll for Refuse To Be A Victim.

Yet another certification is finally under my belt. I had been trying for quite some time to find an Instructor course close by or to be able to register for the online course, but it always seemed to be just out of my grasp. Yesterday NC got nine newly minted instructors and VA received two. The day began early in Southern Pines with a four-hour workshop for attendees followed by the instructor training. One of the new instructors is the youngest in the country at 18 years old, quite an accomplishment!

If you are not familiar with the Refuse To Be A Victim program it is generally a four-hour seminar where you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. While the program is administered by the NRA, it does not include any firearms training. The concepts and ideas presented in RTBAV allow people to develop their own strategy for personal, home, automobile, workplace and internet security.

It will be a few weeks before my credentials process, but if you would like to discuss a potential seminar most anywhere in North Carolina, please let me know by posting a comment.