Topic: Risk Management/Legal Issues

Risk Management/Legal Issues; Managing/Leading Student Staff
The Evolution of an EAP: What We Learned from Real-Life Emergencies and How We Adapted 1645
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Sarasota 1/2/3
  • Robert Weeks, University of Cincinnati
Every facility faces emergency situations, and so every facility has plans in place to handle them. This presentation will show how real-life situations can be used to change your department’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and how you can incorporate these situations into your department’s drills. Presenters will also explore unusual situations that may not yet have a plan in place to guide your team’s response.
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Observe how action taken to improve response from critical incidents impacted performance in future emergencies.
  2. Learn how to draw from real-life situations and incorporate difficulties into an EAP and drill program.
  3. Identify a number of unusual emergency scenarios and begin prepare for them before the occur.
Aquatics; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Hot Topics in Collegiate Recreation 3995
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Shawn DeRosa, RCRSP, Penn State University
Colleges and universities across the nation are often microcosms of a greater youth culture. In many cases, our academic institutions are leaders in social justice and equity. At the same time, aging facilities can face challenges when balancing their inclusive goals against the practical implications of operating a recreation facility. With an emphasis on aquatics, this session will explore ever-changing attitudes and policies surrounding two hot topics: the needs of the transgender student at recreational venues and the creation of a safe environment for youth at recreational facilities.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the challenges affecting transgender students as they attempt to fully utilize campus recreational programs and services.
  2. Prepare communication strategies for staff and customers surrounding transgender use of facilities.
  3. Be able to explain your institution”s policies and procedures for youth programs that are sponsored by both the institution and outside groups.
Family/Youth; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Maximizing Youth Program Potential 1779
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Phyllis Allen, University of Arizona; Samantha Wallace, University of Arizona; Sean Graninger, Central Michigan University; Tara Yesenski, Arizona State University
Whether you’re looking to start youth camps or to enhance practices you already have in place, this session will give you ideas and tools to implement diverse activities, including during times of the year when youth programming is not traditionally run in the Campus Recreation setting. As the quantity of programs increases, the attention to risk management needs to remain at the highest quality. This session will also cover how to train your staff and remain vigilant in regards to safety measures, staff conduct, and camp operations.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory; Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about strategies and methods to maximize facilities, resources, and programming as used by other youth programs across the country.
  2. Determine possibilities for collaborations with departments and programs on your campus to increase youth program participation, visibility, and advocates at your institution.
  3. Identify additional risk management strategies to implement in your hiring, registration, and daily camp procedures.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Gender Nonconforming Students: Locker Room Use and Program Participation 1839
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Osceola 4/5/6
  • Maureen McGonagle, CRSS, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University; Shane Bennett, RCRSP, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Campus recreation departments often aim to provide “something for everyone.” But how well are we serving our students who identify as gender non-conforming? Discussion points in this session will include our moral and legal responsibilities, facility and locker room policies, program participation, and communication. Participants will leave the session with helpful resources.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Legal Liability & Risk Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify at least two legal obligations we have to gender non-conforming students regarding facility use.
  2. Be able to explain one element of NIRSA”s policy on transgendered student participation in programs.
  3. Articulate two considerations you will consider when drafting policy communications about gender non-conforming students.
Sport Clubs; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Concussion Education on a Shoestring Budget 1804
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Osceola A
  • Lexi Chaput, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Head injuries and concussions are a hot topic in all levels of sport. For those of us who are constantly asked to do more with less, finding an appropriate and reasonable level of care and attention to this issue can be a challenge. Learn about some options that are available for concussion management and education, including one that can be implemented at virtually no cost!
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the definition of concussion as well as the concussion recovery steps.
  2. Understand different preventative, responsive, and educational options for concussions.
  3. Identify opportunities to incorporate concussion education into your club sports program.
Risk Management/Legal Issues
Before the Shots Were Fired: Recruitment, Training, and Response to an Active Shooter 3988
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Osceola C/D
  • David Perry, Florida State University
On November 20, 2014, a gunman walked into the Strozier Library on the Florida State University campus. No warning about the subject, who turned out to be a former student and somewhat familiar with the university, was provided to law enforcement or the university. A review of the incident by state and federal investigators revealed that family members saw warning signs, but those signs went unreported. This presentation will combine original images, firsthand accounts, radio transmissions, videos, and actual documents from the incident in a dynamic display that highlights police officers’ response to the shooter, the communications officers’ calm demeanor, and the preparations completed for each of the major press conferences that provided timely updates to the swarm of media that descended on the FSU campus. The presentation will also highlight security enhancements implemented prior to the event, which helped the shooting from becoming an even worse tragedy.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the lifesaving tools and trainings that Florida State University used in confronting an active shooter.
  2. Understand the communications officers’ preparations for ensuing press conferences and the intense media presence on campus.
  3. Learn from this case study how to approach the threat of weapons and potential violence at sporting events.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Everyone Plays: Applying the Dear Colleague Letter to Campus Recreation 1767
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Miami 1/2/3
  • Jen Armbruster, Portland State University; Arianna Warner, Portland State University
Since the Department of Education published its 2013 Dear Colleague letter, athletics and recreation have been challenged to become more inclusive for athletes and patrons with disabilities. In this session, learn the key points of the Dear Colleague letter through interactive and fun activities of how your recreation center can become compliant because, everyone plays!
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to identify at least three critical concepts that would assist in your department becoming compliant with the 2013 Dear Colleague letter.
  2. Identify at least three ways that existing programming at your rec center can become more compliant with the 2013 Dear Colleague letter.
  3. Compare and contrast the spirit of the 2013 Dear Colleague letter with its literal interpretation.
Risk Management/Legal Issues
Risk Management and You 1640
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Chad Day, MPA, Auburn University
This round table will be an opportunity for the Risk Management Community gather and discuss pressing issues in today’s university recreation realm.
Sport Clubs; Risk Management/Legal Issues
Implementing Effective Club Sports Coaches Trainings 1865
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola 4/5/6
  • Brian Smith, UCLA; Kyle Urban, UCLA
Club sports programs throughout the country are becoming more competitive, which has resulted in an increase in the use of coaches. Learn about how club sports coaches are being trained across the country. The results of a national survey of club sports programs will be shared, and attendees will listen to training ideas they might be able to take back to their own program.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the most important components to consider when planning an effective club sports coaches training.
  2. Understand the results of a survey of over 100 club sports programs that examined formats used for club sports coaches trainings.
  3. Develop a plan to administer a club sports coaches training at your institution.
Risk Management/Legal Issues; Research/Assessment
Risk Management Best Practices 1777
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Ian McGregor, Ph.D., Ian McGregor & Associates; George Brown, CRSS, Ph.D., The University of Alabama
McGregor & Associates has created the new Best Practices Risk Assessment Tool, a comprehensive series of risk management best practices for 16 recreation program and facility areas. In this sessions, learn how these best practices were developed, tested, and piloted at NIRSA member schools. Also learn about the implications of creating a large national database related to risk management. The session will also cover roll-out plans for this new tool and explain how attendees can use it.
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Research & Evaluation; Business Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the difference between best practices and standards, and learn about the advantages of using a best practices approach to risk assessment.
  2. Understand why best practices are not all of equal priority, and how they can be prioritized and weighted to produce an effective scoring system used to benchmark schools.
  3. Understand the implications related to guiding risk management priorities that the Best Practices Risk Assessment Tool has for NIRSA schools.
Risk Management/Legal Issues; Revenue Generation/Mindshift/Entrepreneurial
Safety First: Establish Your Department Safety Training Program and Take It to the Next Level 1950
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Miami 1/2/3
  • Zach Talstein, The Ohio State University; Scott Holmes, The Ohio State University
This presentation will focus on the internal and external benefits of well-established departmental safety training programs. Participants will learn how to refine their department EAP, outline in-services, and execute staff trainings including CPR/AED, first aid, and other emergency procedures. We will also discuss how to establish a revenue-generating program by expanding to a community outreach model of instruction. This presentation is based on instruction by the American Red Cross.
Core Competencies: Programming; Legal Liability & Risk Management; Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify key components of an intentional Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  2. Understand the structure of a safety training program.
  3. Learn how a safety training program can be used as a foundation to generate revenue.