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WRMC 2015 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 13, 2015
7–8 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management

Paul Nicolazzo, Joel Reid

Inclusion and Cultural Competence for the Outdoor Professional

Rachael Price, Liz Hardwick

 

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad

Bill Frederick

NOLS Administrative Risk Management Training

Dave Yacubian, Katie Baum Mettenbrink, Brendan Madden

Wilderness First Responder Recert

Gates Richards, David Janney

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7–10 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management (cont.)

Paul Nicolazzo


Inclusion and Cultural Competence for the Outdoor Professional (cont.)

Rachael Price, Liz Hardwick

 

 

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad (cont.)

Bill Frederick

NOLS Administrative Risk Management Training (cont.)

Dave Yacubian, Katie Baum Mettenbrink, Brendan Madden

Wilderness First Responder Recert (cont.)

Gates Richards, David Janney

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (full day)
8 AM–5 PM

Climbing First Aid

Seth Hawkins


Communicating Through Crisis: A Holistic Approach

Will Marling

Skip King

 

 

Sharing in Safety: Risk Management for Corps

Dave McEvoy, Jarrod Ball, Greg Moore, Rachel Lettre, Su Thieda, Jeff Parker

   
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (half day)

8 AM–12 PM

 

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

Catherine Hansen-Stamp

Reb Gregg

Performing Under Pressure
Deb Ajango

     
11 AM–1 PM
Pre-conference check-in

1–5 PM

Parent Phone Call Lab
Liz Tuohy, Emily Ledingham

The Value and Practice of Medical Screening

Amberleigh Hammond

     

 

Conference Opening

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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 15, 2015
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

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

Katie Baum Mettenbrink, Emily Ledingham

Contracting with Outside Organizations

Catherine Hansen-Stamp, Todd Duncan

Structured Interviews: Moderating Risk Acceptance

Adam Brown

Ambushed by Myself: Growing Beyond Several Unexpected Leadership Pitfalls

Lester Zook

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

Practicing Critical Incident Response in Real Time

Steve Smith, Amberleigh Hammond

 

Medical Topics for Remote and Wilderness Medicine

David Johnson

The Law Says Yes to Riskcore workshop icon

Reb Gregg

 

Cases in Quantifying Risk

Ross Cloutier

Understanding Andragogy: Designing your Staff Training to Motivate Adult Learners

Jess Wilson, Joanna Lemmon

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

Blindspot: Near Miss Trauma

Brendan Madden

Developing a Culture of Risk Management Throughout Your Higher Education Institution

Paul Tame

Top 10 Do's and Don'ts to avoid Liability

Tracey Knutson

The Normalization of Deviance

Aram Attarian

A Culture of Risk Management

Jonathan Igoe, Alec Norton

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

Preparing and Executing Effective Critical Incident Simulations with Administrative Staff

Mark Vermeal

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine: Matters of Judgment

Shana Tarter

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

Steve Neal, Sam Daume, Mike Lucas, Don Pachner

Climbing Incident Analysis: Mazama Case Study

Doug Wilson

Training Your Staff to be Risk Managers core workshop icon

Liz Tuohy

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

Friday, October 16, 2015
8–3:30 PM Exhibitor Showroom
 

EMERGENCY

PLANNING & CRISIS RESPONSE

FIELD

PRACTICES

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

STAFF TRAINING & DECISION MAKING

8:30–10 AM

Crisis Communications Boot Camp core workshop icon

Skip King

Rejecting The Binary: The Benefits of Considering Emotional Risk for LGBTQ Individuals

Kira McGieson, Elyse Rylander

Case Study of a Major Burn Injury and the Subsequent Litigation

Al Wright

Evolution of a Process: Recording and Using Risk Management Data to Improve Your Program

Nathan Trappe, Kate Farthing

Performing Under Pressure core workshop icon

Deb Ajango

10–10:30 AM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break

10:30 AM–12 PM

Practicing your Worst Nightmare: A Realistic Emergency Response Scenario

Gretchen Ostherr, Frances Mock

Minimizing Risk When Working with ‘At-risk’ Populations

Facilitator: Kati Mayfield

Becca Polglase, Diana Girard, Julie Dubin

Working with Minors: Legal Issues

Catherine Hansen-Stamp

 

Travel Health for International Programming core workshop icon

Bill Frederick

Training Your Leaders as Wilderness Medicine Instructors

David McEvoy

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

Risk Management: The Traumatic Aftermath

core workshop icon

Will Marling

'I'm Not Like the Others:' Three Activities to Minimize the Emotional Risk of Exclusion

Rachael Price

Mock Trial Focus Group

Tracey Knutson, Wilma Gray

10 Steps to Better Risk Management

Alex Kosseff, Andrew Leider

Checklist Manifesto for Outdoor Programs

Al Wright

3–3:30 PM

Exhibitor Showcase and Break
3:30–5 PM

Tower of Babel: Complexities in Inter-cultural Emergency Response

Tim Hare

Psychological First Aid Toolkit

Laura Gladrey Griebling, Paul Dreyer

Understanding Hotchkiss: What Happened and How it Impacts Your Program

Frances Mock

Two Silos and a Crosswalk core workshop icon

Reb Gregg, Catherine Hansen-Stamp

Decision Making: Errors of Perception

Gates Richards

5–7 PM Social Hour and Keynote Dinner
7:30–8:30 PM
Keynote Address Mary Gibson Scott
9:00pm Conference Ends

 

 


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