To ensure the safety of attendees, staff and your organization, an integrated security plan combining awareness, resources, and preparedness must be implemented. Historically, events and hotels have been targets for human-caused threats, and the reality is that natural and technological risks can occur anywhere.  Using a multidimensional approach, meeting and event professionals must prepare mentally and physically for crises, emergencies, and disasters that may occur.  They must be prepared to respond appropriately when an adverse event does occur, and they must develop the personal and professional resilience to not only survive but thrive after a crisis or disaster. 

This course will look closely at each stage of the planning process, from evaluating the threats unique to your event to on-site crisis management. Participants will explore strategies to build a resilient event staff, as well as ensure the physical safety of clients.

Learner Outcomes

Benefits of attending: 
  • Realistically assess your meeting, attendees, venue, and destination in terms of threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Outline emergency response plan elements and resources that can be used for your meetings and events.
  • Explain the importance of implementing an ongoing system for preparing for, mitigating, monitoring, and responding to meeting and event crises, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Articulate the importance of developing resilience from a personal and professional perspective.

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Section Title
Integrated Security for the Event Industry (EEP)
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Nov 08, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - National Capital Region
569384 Fee non-credit $695.00
Section Notes

The Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Directions and Parking: https://ncr.vt.edu/discovery/research_center_arlington.html

SCHEDULE: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and class runs 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., with a networking lunch 

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the website: http://www.pamplin.vt.edu/execed
For weather or disaster-related information, you will be contacted via email by the program organizers.

Should you have any questions concerning your registration, please contact Conference Registration at 540-231-5182 or email cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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