Special Events

Instructor
Joe Risser CPCU, ARM-P
Design Leader, Risk Management Design

event

Course Goal

This online course is designed for people who are directly responsible for planning and managing all aspects of Special Events. The primary goal of the course is to provide event planners with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the challenging task of running Special Events — large and small.

Course Description

Special Events have transformed into a big issue for many University and Parks & Recreation Administrators. This course will focus on a simple process, techniques and tools to assess and manage the complex risks involved in planning, organizing and running Special Events. While the course is aimed primarily at staff new to special event planning, seasoned planners will especially benefit from the hands-on exercises included in the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn how to:
1. Develop a simple framework to effectively manage Special Events.
2. Learn how to apply risk management for Special Events
3. Identify and evaluate risks specific to an event.
4. Avoid, control and share the risks of Special Events.
5. Develop emergency response plans for your events.
6. Understand the role of insurance for Special Events

Course Length

This is a 4 week course. Course work and assignments should take approximately 5-7 hours per week.

Course Features

  • Online format means students work at their own speed, in their own time
  • Webinars used to deliver online ‘lectures’
  • Small class size maximizes class interactions
  • Course participants establish a network with colleagues from across North America
  • Results-oriented assignments are based on real events
  • ‘Certificate of Completion’ issued to all participants who successfully complete the course.
  • One (1) CEU credit available through the NIRSA Registry!

Course Text

Managing Special Event Risks: 10 Steps to Safety, 2nd Edition, Melanie Lockwood Herman and Joe Risser. Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 2009.
Text can be downloaded directly from website: Cost is $20

Who is Course aimed at?

The course is aimed at full time professional staff who are new to special event planning or staff who are seeking ways to improve and better manage their current events. There will be extensive networking opportunities, with ‘real’ project assignments being geared towards issues specific to your campus and your event.

Course Outline

Maximum course registration: 16

Next Course:  Fall 2017 – dates TBA

Register now to secure your place.
To register: click on ‘Add to Cart’ and pay for course through PayPal.

Course Fee: $475





To get more information contact Ian McGregor directly at mcgregor@sportrisk.com

In July of 2015 California State University, Chico had the opportunity to participate in Sport Risk’s new ‘Best Practices’ risk management review conducted by Ian McGregor & Associates. Ian is clearly one of the most knowledgable and experienced leaders in risk management practices and our institution was excited to be one of the first Universities to use this new evaluation process. 

 While evaluating our programs we found his work to be innovative, comprehensive, and easy to use throughout all aspects of our various recreation programs. Because of his outstanding work we are using the recommendations as a catalyst for program improvement.  Being able to contrast our practices with other NIRSA institutions is invaluable in bringing our programs to a higher standard of excellence. Without hesitation, I would recommend this process to any collegiate recreation program who is interested in current, state of the art, risk management practices. You will find Ian McGregor and Associates to be professional and cost effective in helping you meet your administrative responsibilities.

Kimberly Scott

Director of Recreational Sports
Associate Director of Student Life
California State University, Chico

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