APCA National Advisor’s Institute 2008
RISK MANAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE
Hazard or danger that could result in accidental injury
The process of
Advising organizations of perceived & potential risks
Monitoring organization activities
Taking proactive steps and corrective actions to minimize
accidental injury or loss
What risks are present in
the structure of the event?
Activities that could lead to injury
Group or institution’s reputation
Personal feelings of members or
What are the consequences for
the organization, participants, &
institution should the risk be
Document risk management plan
Carbon copy of event request referencing handbook
Agreed upon contract
Design an action plan to follow during the event
to monitor risky components
Organization members, advisor, and coordinating
offices/departments should have a copy, too!
Review with organization at least 1 month prior to
event – then refresh closer to event date.
Evaluate what worked and what didn’t .
Document steps taken if risky component
Were all steps of
Currently, do you manage
Traveling in a personal car convoy
Attending a conference
Minors attending events
Outdoor venue events
Advisor presence at event
Off campus vs. On campus events
Methods of Management
Trainings with organization reps & advisors
Best/worst case scenarios
Self-report surveys of past practices to determine future
Jennifer Blackwell :: email@example.com
Phil Sims :: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Spranza :: email@example.com
Dennis Koch :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Legal Counsel / RM Office
NCHERM & FIPG
www.ncherm.org/legal.htm (Nat’l Ctr. for Higher Ed.
www.fipg.org (Fraternal Information & Planning
Events, by nature, involve some sort of risk.
It’s up to you to eliminate, manage or accept its presence.