Wind River Casino educates employees on workplace violence; Intervention and prevention are important

(Riverton, Wyo.) - Violence in the workplace is a big deal. Wind River Hotel & Casino took the initiative to train all 700 of their employees in how to prevent and how to handle situations where violence could occur in the workplace and even in home settings. A mother and daughter from South Dakota, Laticia & Yvonne DeCory, were invited to Fremont County by CEO Jim Conrade to teach the training to all employees. [image: b78fa218-65f6-44fd-8353-8ea864f14b46.png] The class spanned over two days so that many groups could participate at different times to take the mandatory training. The mother and daughter reminded the employees that drugs and alcohol are not always part of every situation. “Sometimes people can snap,” Leticia DeCory said, “We are here to educate, and from that, provide intervention as well as prevention.” [image: 14ded307-5f2c-4f79-974e-baff60f8a5b2.png] Topics such as workplace bullying, how to be a better manager and supervisor, how to respond to situations during workplace incidents, and even mobbing - meaning when a group of people click together and make you feel uncomfortable - were some of the issues talked about during the two-hour training. Events across the nation about workplace violence, such as shootings, and stabbings were highlighted. “Be educated and know your company policies. Don’t be naive thinking it could never happen here,” Mother Yvonne Decory said. [image: 18d1ca94-513a-4a90-b849-5c3b516d0413.png] “Everyone has a role in preventing workplace violence,” Laticia Decory said. “Don’t be afraid to tell. Suicide, loss of a job, physical violence, and even death could be the result of being afraid.” The pair offered conflict resolutions skills, letting some employees speak into the microphone so all in attendance could hear. “It is always good to work on ourselves," Laticia said. “Get out of bed in the morning thinking 'who am I going to impress today ... who's life can I change in a positive way?'" The difference between bullying and aggression, bullying and teasing, and deliberate and not intending harm were talked about as well. "Everyone is born with a temperament,” the pair said, “we can’t change temperaments, but we can adjust them.” “Change is good,” said the mother and daughter to the attendees. “Sometimes it is hard for us to accept it. There’s always two solutions to keep in mind—we can either find another job or fix the problems in a positive way.” This was a great informative training for the employees of the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Everyone seemed to be attentive, laughed at the jokes, smiled when they could relate, and left with a lot to think about. [image: 4b0fb0c8-c07f-4a72-81c3-89fc5054a9dc.png] #perez #county10 #news