Risk Management Primer: How to Protect Your Attendees and Organization From Disaster

Presenter: Brenda Rivers

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
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Safety and security are a top concern in the meetings an events industry. COVID-19 has rocked our world and we were woefully unprepared. With today’s climate of unpredictability, pandemics, threats of terrorism and active shooters, there is a heightened duty to protect the safety of participants and safeguard the organization’s reputation and financial integrity.

Many event organizers are confident that they are prepared to handle a crisis, yet they report having no crisis communication strategy or contingency options in place for their event, leaving many concerned about personal safety. Planners want to integrate risk management into their event design process but do not know where to start.

Join Meetings Today and Brenda Rivers, JD, certified crisis management expert and author of The Meeting and Event Risk Management Guide,* who will share the most critical yet practical steps to developing a risk management strategy for all types of events, and also critical information about dealing with the current coronavirus pandemic.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to assess your company’s current state of risk management preparedness and gain senior management buy-in.
  • How to design a risk management assessment tool for any size, complexity or type of event.
  • How to involve the hotel, event suppliers and first responders in pre- event safety planning and rehearsals.
  • How to use the emergency procedures from your event responder network and draft your onsite crisis response plan for your team to know what to do in the first 10 minutes of any crisis.
  • How to plan for alternative crisis outcomes.
  • How to create an event crisis communication plan, including social media channels, an empowered communication hub and key documentation for the post crisis debrief.

This webinar will engage you from the first moment with “at your desk” crisis scenarios to share with your team! Don’t miss it!

*Brenda and her team have developed an interactive and empowering risk management training program that aims to prepare event management teams for potential event crises. This book, The Meeting and Event Risk Management Guide: How to Develop Your Risk Management Playbook, is the foundation of her four-hour training class. 

Limited time offer: Use code SAVE20 for discounted price on the book.

For more information, please visit http://andavomeetings.com/event-crisis-management.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Risk Management Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Brenda Rivers, JD, HMCC, CIS
Founder, Strategic Consultant
Andavo Meetings & Incentives; SAFE

Brenda is president and CEO of Andavo Meetings, Incentives, Events and Consulting, and her new risk management-focused company, SAFE. She is a risk management expert who frequently speaks at major meetings industry events. She also works with corporations, universities and other organizations that believe the security of their attendees and employees is a paramount concern.

Brenda has written many articles about risk management and mitigation for Meetings Today, including: Risk Management Best Practices: 10 Easy Tips for Meeting and Event PlannersDuty of Care Simplified: A Meeting Planner's Guide, and Is Your Meeting or Event Prepared for a Crisis?


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