Series G: General (5 Modules)

G1. Waivers Simplified (20 mins)

The Challenge — Many people don’t really understand what a waiver is, what it does, and when it is most effective.
The Solution — A clear explanation of waivers in simple, everyday language.
Presenter: Dr. Ian McGregor, McGregor & Associates 

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All staff
Webinar Content: Most people really don’t understand waivers and everyone in Campus Recreation needs to understand the fundamentals! This Webinar attempts to de-mystify waivers by using a ‘keep it simple’ approach, focusing on the key issues you need to understand about waivers. To gain more detailed knowledge about waivers and waiver construction, the ‘Waivers Detailed’ Webinar is recommended.
Learning Outcomes:
Gain basic understanding of waivers — what they are, what they are not.
Learn how to use the ‘Risk Matrix’ to prioritize who should sign a waiver.
Understand the importance of proper execution of waivers.

G2. Medical Screening Simplified (20 mins)

The Challenge — While you have a Duty to know if your clients are physically able to participate, it’s logistically almost impossible to medically screen everyone and/or follow up.
The Solution — A ‘High Risk’ approach to help you determine who should be/ needs to be medically screened.
Presenter: Dr. Ian McGregor, McGregor & Associates 

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All staff
Webinar Content: You have a duty to know if your clients are physically able to participate, but screening everyone in Recreation is logistically almost impossible! This Webinar focuses on how a ‘high risk’ approach can help you determine if someone should be medically screening. Also discussed are the various screening protocols available to you.
Learning Outcomes:
Know how to use the ‘Risk Matrix’ to prioritize who needs to be medically screened.
Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different screening protocols available.
Know the realities and pitfalls involved in medically screening.

G3. Event Planning Simplified (30 mins)

The Challenge — Event organizers really don’t understand the event planning process.  Things get missed!
The Solution — A Simple Approach to planning and managing events
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Presenter: Joe Risser, Risk Management Design, Butte Idaho

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All staff
Webinar Content: The increased scope and scale of a special event can increase the risks of injury and damage, as well as attract unfavourable media attention. Also, spectators are usually involved adding a new safety dimension. This Webinar focuses on developing a simple process for managing events by identifying the key risks and developing a simple, focused event organizational and staffing plan.
Learning Outcomes:
Understand the complexities of organizing special events and the need for a simple planning process
Understand the 4 step planning process in managing special events
Understand risk control and transfer techniques for special events.

G4. Climbing Wall Safety (30 mins)

The Challenge — People working in Climbing Gyms are not always aware of Industry Standards            …hence ‘Best Practices’ are not always followed.
The Solution — Get educated about and use Best Practices! Teach others!
Presenter: Heather Reynolds, Climbing and Outdoor Rec Program Coordinator, Dalhousie University.

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
Climbing Wall Staff and Instructors, plus co-workers in Recreation facility.
Webinar Content: People working in Climbing Gyms are not always aware of Industry Standards hence ‘Best Practices’ are not always used. This Webinar is designed to improve knowledge in Bouldering, Top Rope Climbing, Lead Climbing and Soloing. The presentation also focuses on ways staff can protect themselves from negligence, and how enhanced observation skills can help create a safe climbing environment.
Learning Outcomes:
Improved knowledge about some Climbing Wall ‘Best Practices’.
Better understanding on how to protect yourself from negligence.
Understand how enhanced observation skills can help create a safe environment.

G5. Using Google Docs in Recreation (25 mins)
FREE! (You do not have to purchase any other Webinar in this Series)

The Challenge — Administrivia is killing productivity (as well as trees!).
The Solution — Use ‘Google Docs’ to help you get into the 21st century through the efficient use of technology.
Presenter: Kathy Rose, Facilities Director, University of Kentucky

Core Competencies: Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All Staff.
Webinar Content: Technology can greatly assist Recreation staff do their more efficiently. This Webinar illustrates how ‘Google Docs’ can be used in multiple recreation settings — from facility checklists to surveys to staff communication. Webinar also shows how to use Google Docs on an i-Pad.
Learning Outcomes:
Learn specific ways to use Google Docs in multiple recreation department settings.
Learn how to use Google Docs to develop at least 3 applications.
Learn how to create simple forms using Google Docs.

If you are interested in only this free Webinar, please email your request to mcgregor@sportrisk.com (unfortunately PayPal does not accept a total purchase of $0).

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The Risk Management Best Practice program provides institutionally-specific feedback allowing our University Recreation department to prioritize areas for improvement to enhance the safety and well-being of our participants.  The thorough analysis by areas of operations provides our staff tangible information to determine our next steps and most effective course of action.  This feedback would take much longer and be less objective if we attempted to undertake the reviews on our own. The comparative data is good for learning trends in best practices of other institutions.

George M. Brown

Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Executive Director of University Recreation
The University of Alabama

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