Special Events

Instructor

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

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 timeRegistry-Logo01-blue
  • 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.
www.nonprofitrisk.org/store/pub_detail.asp
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: Oct 21 – Dec 6, 2013 (4 week course spread over 8 weeks)

Register now to secure your place!  To Register: go to ‘Add to Cart’ and pay through PayPal – you are then automatically registered and you’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours.

Course Fee: $455 USD




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

The Sport Clubs online course provided an outstanding curriculum that allowed me to gauge our program’s “health”, and critically assess our protocols. The wealth of information and feedback provided throughout the four weeks was really impactful, and will both benefit our student-athletes and enhance my knowledge base.”

James Wayne

Coordinator – Sport Clubs
Illinois State University

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