Emergency Preparedness for Events 07.28.2020

Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM

You must be registered to participate!

$499 Members | $699 Non-Members

For your events, you can secure top subject matter experts, cutting-edge multimedia vendors and the tastiest F&B. But are you securing the most important aspect—the safety of your attendees?

Your No. 1 role as a meeting professional is ensuring the security of the people you bring together. How prepared do you feel during a crisis or incident? Do you have the plans in place to successfully navigate an emergency?

MPI’s Emergency Preparedness for Events Certificate Program gives you the tools you need to effectively plan for— and respond to—crisis situations and deliver on your responsibility to both your attendees and your organization. You’ll learn how you can ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of an emergency.

Through this six-hour certificate course, developed in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi, you’ll build and maintain an understanding of risk management and emergency planning process. You’ll learn processes for risk assessment and emergency preparedness, adapted from the best-in-class experts in marathons and World Cups, and take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. You’ll also learn techniques to prevent and respond to everything from ordinary incidents such as fights or drunkenness to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

At the completion of this program you will be able to ...

  • Differentiate between events and incidents for managing risk onsite at meetings and events of all kinds.
  • Identify various stakeholders in communication and collaboration for meeting and event emergency preparedness.
  • Apply risk assessment and management techniques to mitigate, transfer, accept and/or avoid risk.
  • Implement and execute the critical components of the emergency planning process.
  • Create post-event reports and lessons learned and implement tactics for continuous improvement.

Speaker(s):
  • Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International