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WRMC 2016 Workshop Schedule

The WRMC delivers exciting new workshops that offer take home action steps—what your organization can do immediately to enhance the quality of your risk management practices. We design the conference program around your feedback. Come prepared to learn, participate, and improve your risk management program!

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Pre-conference Workshops

Conference Opening

Conference Workshops

Keynote Address and Dinner

Workshop Descriptions

 
 

Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7–8 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management

Paul Nicolazzo, Joel Reid

Navigating Health, Safety, and Security Abroad

Bill Frederick

NOLS Administrative Risk Management Training

Kate Koons, Brendan Madden

Wilderness First Responder Recert

Gates Richards, Liam Downey

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7–10 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management (cont.)

Paul Nicolazzo


Navigating Health, Safety, and Security Abroad (cont.)

Bill Frederick

 

NOLS Administrative Risk Management Training (cont.)

Kate Koons, Brendan Madden

Wilderness First Responder Recert (cont.)

Gates Richards, Liam Downey

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (full day)
8 AM–5 PM
Communicating Through Crisis: A Holistic Approach

Skip King, Will Marling

 


The Risk of Unconscious Bias

Ava Holliday, Aparna Rajagopol-Durbin

 

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (half day)

8 AM–12 PM

 

Parent Phone Call Practice Lab
Jamie O'Donnell

Root Cause Analysis: A Technique for Incident Investigation

Mark Vermeal

   
11 AM–1 PM
Pre-conference check-in

1–5 PM

And the Winner Is...(?) Hot Issues, Hot Cases

Reb Gregg, Catherine Hansen-Stamp

Performing Under Pressure
Deb Ajango

 

 

 

Conference Opening

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

4–6 PM
Conference Check-in

5–6:30 PM

Exhibitor Reception
5–6:30 PM
Poster Session
5–6:30 PM
New Attendee Information Booth

6:30–7 PM

Welcome

7–7:30 PM

Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award Ceremony

 

Conference Workshops

Thursday, October 13, 2016
8 AM–5 PM Exhibitor Showroom
 

EMERGENCY PLANNING & CRISIS

RESPONSE

FIELD

PRACTICES

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

STAFF TRAINING & DECISION MAKING

8:30–10 AM

Crisis Management: A Preplan in Actioncore workshop icon

Drew Leemon

Administration of Epinephrine in the Backcountry: Evolving Legal Considerations

Nadia Kimmell, Leah Corrigan

Risk Management Primer

Tracey Knutson

Making Good Programming Decisions in the Face of Media Hype

Chad Olcott

Checklist Manifesto for Outdoor Programs

Al Wright

10-10:30 AM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break
10:30 AM–12 PM

Crisis Communication in the Digital Age: The Basics Still Matter

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Bruce Palmer

"I Can’t Believe They’re Doing That!:" Lessons from the Intersections of Guiding and Outdoor Adventure Education

Joshua Cole, Erika Halm

Staffing and Compensation Issues

James Pearson

More Than People, Equipment, And Environment: The Design of a Risk Assessment Method

Clare Dallat

Decision-Making: Errors of Perception

Gates Richards

12–1:30 PM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break
1:30–2:30 PM

Risk Management: The Traumatic Aftermath

core workshop icon

Will Marling

 

The Frontier of American Belaying: Changing a Folkcraft to a Science

Ron Funderburke

 

Lawsuits, Legal Issues, and Lessons for the Outdoor Industry

Wilma Gray, Jill Penwarden

Supporting Students in Programs Designed to Diversify Conservation

Rob Terry, Millie Jimenez, Megan Kohli

You Know Too Much! Understanding and Mitigating Your Expert Blindspot

Emily Abell

 

2:30–3:00 PM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break
3:00–4:30 PM

Media Masters: Crisis Training for the Spotlight

Travis Taylor, Karmina Zafiro

Supporting Struggling Participants: Managing Behavioral and Mental Health Issues core workshop icon

Katie Baum Mettenbrink, Emily Ledingham

Medical Screening: Options and Answers

Frances Mock, Seth Hawkins

Defining Your Organization's Risk Tolerance: From Vision to Implementation

Nancy Crane, Jaime Amling

High Impact Training Practices: Tools for Socializing Your Training and Leveraging Relationships in Learning

Micah Leinbach

 

4:45–6 PM Structured Networking
6–6:45 PM Speaker Appreciation Reception for WRMC Presenters
8–9:30 PM Movie Night

Friday, October 14, 2016
8–3:30 PM Exhibitor Showroom
 

EMERGENCY

PLANNING & CRISIS RESPONSE

FIELD

PRACTICES

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

STAFF TRAINING & DECISION MAKING

8:30–10 AM

Blindspot: Near Miss Trauma

Brendan Madden

Advanced Foot Entrapment Techniques

Nate Ostis

 

Working with Minors: Legal Issues core workshop icon

Catherine Hansen-Stamp

When the Tail Wags The Dog: Recognizing and Avoiding Mission Creep

Steve Smith

Rejecting the Binary: Managing Risk for The Queer and Trans Communities

Elyse Rylander, Kira McGieson

10–10:30 AM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break

10:30 AM–12 PM

Complexities in Intercultural Emergency Response

Tim Hare

 

The Developing Adolescent Brain with Respect to Education and Safety Management

Steve Creech

 

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Climbing Gear Testing: Facts, Myths, and Breakin' Stuff

(OFF SITE at Black Diamond)

Garth Tino

Russell Slaugh

Exploring the Exculpatories

Reb Gregg

Safety Culture: Management Levers that Drive Safety Performance

Jeff Jackson

Training Your Staff to be Risk Managers

core workshop icon

Kate Koons

12–1:30 PM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break
1:30–3 PM

Small Organization Emergency Response Plans: Where do I Start?

John Kelley

Tools for Behavioral Crisis in the Remote Setting

Laura McGladrey, Will Marling

Have You Got it Covered? Exposures That Could Lead to an Organizational and Financial Meltdown

Steve Neal, Sam Daume

State of the Field: Using Comparative Risk Management Data to Benchmark your Program

Jim Sibthorp, Lisa Meerts-Brandsma, Shannon Rochelle, Drew Leemon

Building Intuition for Low Frequency/High Consequence Events

Clinton Culp

3–3:30 PM

Exhibitor Showcase and Break
3:30–5 PM

Risk Management and Crisis Response: A Case Study

Catherine Hansen-Stamp, Doug Stevens

Wilderness Medicine Panel

Tod Schimelpfenig

Shana Tarter, Dr. Greg Moore

Big Decisions in the Field (and Their Legal Implications)

Leslie Arutunian, Reb Gregg

Updates and Overview: Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad core workshop icon

Bill Frederick

Inclusion Practicum

Sydney Clark, Anne Peick, Emily Ledingham

5–7 PM Social Hour and Keynote Dinner
7:30–8:30 PM
Keynote Address Grant Statham
9:00pm Conference Ends

 

 


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