Special Events

Course Outline

Week 1: Special Events and Managing Risks

  • What makes an event “Special”?
  • Identifying event goals and organizational values
  • Risk in Special Events
  • Identifying and analyzing risks
  • Risk management techniques
  • Case studies
  • “Sweaty Palm Issues”

Week 2: Organizing and Planning to Manage Special Event Risks

  • Event management organization structure
  • Planning the event:
    • Stakeholders
    • Tools
    • Critical information
  • Sub Plans for Key areas
  • Risk Management Plan
    • Event Risk Worksheet
    • Comprehensive Schedule
  • Documenting the management of risk

Week 3: Command and Control of the Special Event

  • Authority and Responsibility
    • Incidents
    • Environments
    • Modifications
  • Communication
  • Observation
  • Control
  • Implementing the plans
  • Media
  • After Action Reports

Week 4: Transferring Risk and Loss

  • Contracting for Services
  • Waivers and Agreements
  • Insurance Basics
    • Who is insured
    • What’s “covered”
    • Limits and Deductibles
  • Special Event Insurance
  • Non Transferable risks and losses

The ‘Concussions Training Package’ developed by SportRisk has been a great online training tool for our recreation participants and staff.

The material presented in the animated videos is easy to follow and highly engaging. Administration of the training package is easy – it’s all done online.

One of the great features for us is the ‘tracking tool’ which records to a spreadsheet each participant’s completion of the training, which in our fast paced environment is key.  This training package has been a great addition to our staff orientation. We also appreciate institutional support and endorsement of the training package through Risk Manager Merv Dahl!

Cary Primeau

Campus Recreation Coordinator
University of Saskatchewan

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