CORE 1 SERIES : Negligence & Risk Management (4 Modules)

A1. Why is Negligence such a Big Deal? (animated video: 7 mins)

The Challenge — Staff really don’t understand what negligence means in the recreation setting.
The Solution — A simple non-legalistic explanation of negligence, liability and risk management.

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
: All staff — especially new, young professional staff.
Video Content: What constitutes Negligence and how can you be found negligent in your job? This Webinar simplifies Negligence by explaining the key concepts of ‘Duty of Care’, ‘Standard of Care’ and the ‘Reasonable Person Test’. The session also focuses on the 5 Key Risk Areas for negligence (Supervision & Instruction; Training; Facilities & Equipment; Documentation; Emergency Response Plan) – and what staff need to know to avoid being held negligent.
Learning Outcomes
:
Greater understanding of what constitutes Negligence in the Recreation setting
Better understanding of how ‘Standard of Care’ applies specifically to job function
Ability to identify and apply the 5 Key Risk Areas to specific job functions.

A2. What is Risk Management? (animated movie: 6 mins)

The Challenge — Risk Management is everyone’s concern.  What does it entail in the Recreation setting?
The Solution — A simple explanation of  how to simplify risk management planning. 

Core Competencies: Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All staff
Learning Outcomes:
Increased awareness by staff of what constitutes a solid risk management plan.

A3. Negligence Awareness Training for Student Supervisors (18 mins: with tracking tool)

The Challenge — Part-time student staff often don’t fully understand what negligence means in their work place.
The Solution — A simple explanation of negligence and liability and the need  for awareness and observation at all times.

Core Competencies: Negligence & Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
Part-time student employees in all areas. Tracking Option now included in this module!
Video Content: Theme: ‘You Need to Pay Attention’
Concerned that your part-time staff are not aware or are not paying attention to what’s going on around them? Student staff need to be aware — of the need for diligence at all times — and the consequences of ‘not paying attention’. This video focuses on Negligence Awareness training and improving observation skills. A ‘Tracking Option’ allows professional staff supervisors to track successful completion of this module by students (after each student successfully completes short quiz at end of module, their supervisor automatically receives email confirming completion).
Learning Outcomes:
Increased awareness by student staff of need for constant diligence.
Better understanding of negligence and the consequences of ‘not paying attention’.
Increased observation skills.

A4. Determining Risk Profile (3 animated mini-movies)

The Challenge — Recreation staff don’t spend enough time determining just how risky activities are, and whether they can manage the risks inherent in these activities.

The Solution — Two simple planning tools (Risk Matrix and Risk Rating) are demonstrated – which will help all staff determine how risky activities are – and provide a starting point to determine if the risks can actually be managed.

Core Competencies: Risk Management; Management Techniques
Target Audience
:
All staff

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It’s great to work with expertise who really understand the critical issues of managing our inherent risk in recreation and student programming. As a professional who is committed to providing safe programming, it’s essential to know your problem areas and how your program measures up nationally. I want to do everything possible to identify weaknesses and build concrete action plans – and this assessment tool does both!

Kathleen Hatch

Executive Director, Recreational Sports
The Ohio State University

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