Planning the Best Event Means Preparing for the Worst
What you will learn
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.