Strategic Risk Management

An Advanced Course

Instructor: Dr. Ian McGregor, President of ‘SportRisk’

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Who is Course aimed at?

Designed exclusively for those schools taking proactive steps towards formalizing the role of a department ‘Risk Manager’ or (Chair of the Risk Management Committee), the course is aimed at the professional staff member who has been (or will be) asked to assume this role, on a full or part-time basis.

Course Goal

This course is aimed at the department ‘Risk Manager’ (or Chair of the Risk Management Committee) – the staff member who has been delegated by the Director to assume overall responsibility for leading and coordinating all risk management efforts in the department. The primary goal of the course is to provide the Risk Manager with the tools and leadership skills needed to successfully lead and champion risk management within their department.

Course Description

As a follow-up to the introductory ‘Risk Management for Recreation Professionals’, this course is designed to take your risk management efforts to the next level. Focusing on teaching the skills needed to develop, coordinate and lead a comprehensive risk management plan for the department, the course will also train participants on how to position themselves as the Risk Manager – both internally within the department and externally within the University setting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the 4 week course, participants will:

  1. Develop
    • Skills needed to assume leadership risk management role in department
    • Strategies to entrench risk management within Recreation staff
    • A simple, comprehensive and doable risk management plan
  2. Create
    • A highly functional Risk Management Committee
    • An effective and sustainable risk management ‘Training & Education’ plan
  3. Understand
    • The importance of ‘Strategic’ and ‘Enterprise’ Risk Management
    • What leadership in Risk Management entails
    • How Campus Recreation can become campus leaders in risk management

Course Length

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

Course Features

  • Online format means students work at their own speed, in their own time
  • Webinars used to deliver online ‘lectures’ – also incorporate student Q&A
  • Guest lecturers via Webinars
  • Class enrollment limited to 8 participants to maximize interaction
  • Course participants establish a network with colleagues from across N. America
  • Results-oriented assignments are based on real department situations
  • ‘Certificate of Completion’ issued to all participants who successfully complete the course.

Course Text

SportRisk: Risk Management Planning Resource by Dr. Ian McGregor.

Prerequisite:

Risk Management for Recreation Professionals  (Introductory Online Course), or appropriate experience and background in Risk Management.

Course Outline

Next Course:

Date:  TBA

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Fee: $695 USD




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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