Emergency Preparedness For Meetings and Events


About the Course

Created in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi, this 6-hour, intensive course will take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. Event and meeting planners will be introduced to techniques to prevent and respond to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and ordinary incidents such as fights, or drunkenness to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies.


Participants of this course receive:

  • Certificate in Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events
  • 6 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain C: Risk Management





What You'll Learn

  • Learn to Differentiate between events and incidents for purposes of managing risk
  • Examine the roles of various stakeholders in communication and collaboration
  • Apply risk Assesment and management techniques to mitigate, transfer, accept and/or avoid risk
  • Explain the critical components of the emergency planning process
  • Summarize post-event reporting and lessons learned for continuous improvement

About the MPI - NCS4 Partnership

Like spectator sports, meetings and events are soft targets. They often take place over several legal jurisdictions and involve transportation, crowd control and multiple indoor/outdoor spaces. NCS4's mission is to conduct innovative research, deliver quality training, and enhance professional development. This dovetails neatly with MPI's vision to lead and empower the meeting and event community to change the world – in this case, that change begins with creating safer and more secure meetings and events.



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Live Event:

Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events
March 22, 2018 
9:00 AM Central – 3:00 PM Central
Dallas, Texas


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Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events
September 20, 2018 
9:00 AM Central – 3:00 PM Central
Dallas, Texas


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