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WRMC 2014 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

 
 

 

Pre-Conference Workshops
Monday, September 29, 2014
8 AM–5 PM

ACA Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor Certification Workshop

Jeremy Oyen, Nick Cross

 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
7–8 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

ACA Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor Certification Workshop (cont.)

Jeremy Oyen, Nick Cross

Effective Outdoor Program Design and Management
Aaron Ball

Inclusion and Cultural Compentency for the Outdoor Professional

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin

 

Navigating Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management Abroad
Bill Frederick

NOLS Risk Management Training

Liz Tuohy, Katie Baum Mettenbrink

 

WFR Recert

WMI Staff

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (full day)
7–10 AM
Pre-conference check-in
8 AM–5 PM

ACA Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor Certification Workshop (cont.)

Jeremy Oyen, Nick Cross


Effective Outdoor Program Design and Management (cont.)
Aaron Ball

 

 

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

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin

 

Navigating Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management Abroad (cont.)
Bill Frederick

NOLS Risk Management Training (cont.)

Liz Tuohy, Katie Baum Mettenbrink

 

Risk Management Training for Faculty and Staff Planning and Implementing School Trips

Angus Murray, Linda Leckie, Neil Piller

WFR Recert (cont.)

WMI Staff

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (half day)

8 AM–12 PM

 

Parent Phone Call Lab

Justin Talbot

Performing Under Pressure
Deb Ajango

The Value and Practice of Medical Screening

Amberleigh Hammond

       
11 AM–1 PM
Pre-conference check-in

1–5 PM

And the Winner is...(?) Hot Issues, Hot Cases
Catherine Hansen-Stamp, Reb Gregg

Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment on Wilderness Expeditions

Janae Turner, Katie Dalbey, Amy Ambachtsheer

Incident Reporting and Analysis

Billy Roos, Mark Vermeal

       

 

Conference Opening

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4–6 PM
Conference Check-in

5–6:30 PM

Exhibitor Reception
5–6:30 PM
Poster Sessions

6:30–7 PM

Opening Remarks

7–7:30 PM

Award Ceremony

 

Conference Workshops

Thursday, October 2, 2014
8 AM–5 PM Exhibitor Showroom
 

EMERGENCY PLANNING & CRISIS

RESPONSE

FIELD

PRACTICES

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

STAFF TRAINING & DECISION MAKING

8:30–10 AM

Risk Management the Traumatic Aftermathcore workshop icon

Will Marling

Should Wilderness Program Staff Always Accompany Their Group? Three Views

Ken Kalisch, Brad Daniel, Andrew Bobilya

Where are We Now? Epinephrine and Outdoor Programming 2014

Frances Mock, David Yacubian

Near Miss Incidents are Telling You Something Important. Are you Listening?

Josh Cole, Steve Smith

Training Your Staff to be Risk Managers core workshop icon

Liz Tuohy

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

Crisis Management:

A Preplan in Action core workshop icon

Drew Leemon

 

Supporting Struggling Participants: Strategies for Managing Behavioral and Mental Health Issues

Katie Baum Mettenbrink, Emily Ledingham

Contracting with Third Parties

Catherine Hansen-Stamp, Justin Talbot, Todd Duncan

 

Vetting for International Programs: What Can You Know; What Should You Know?

Bill Frederick

I'm Not Like the Others': 3 Activities to Minimize the Emotional Risk of Exclusion

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin

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

Small Organization Emergency Response Plans: Where do I Start?

John Kelley

It's Not All Megafuana and Altitude: Mitigating the Small but Mighty Hazards

Nelson Bruni, Laura Luttrell

Mock Trial Focus Group

Tracey Knutson, Wilma Gray, Tony Clapp

Standards Do Exist for International Programs

Natalie Mello

Decision Making: Errors of Perception

Gates Richards

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

How to Prepare and Execute Effective Critical Incident Simulations with Administrative Staff core workshop icon

Mark Vermeal

Electronics for the Outdoor Leader

Bob Myron

Insurance Provisions in Outdoor Organization Contracts and Permits

Don Pachner

Containers as Boundaries: Proactive and Participant-Centered Strategies to Raise Risk Awareness

Tim Hare, Ryan Wagner, Aaron Slosberg

Training to Failure and Other Unlikely and Highly Effective Training Strategiescore workshop icon

Jeff Jackson

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

Friday, October 3, 2014
8–3:30 PM Exhibitor Showroom
 

EMERGENCY

PLANNING & CRISIS RESPONSE

FIELD

PRACTICES

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

STAFF TRAINING & DECISION MAKING

8:30–10 AM

Near-Critical Incident Response

Brendan Madden

Intro to Climber First Aid

Seth Hawkins, Bryan Simon

The Law Says 'Yes' to Risk  core workshop icon

Reb Gregg

Concepts and Strategies for Developing Risk Management Related Decision Making in your Staff

Aaron Ball

Beyond Read and Repeat: Training Staff to Understand and Analyze Risk Management Policies

Aaron Gorban, Jess Wilson, Winslow Carroll

10–10:30 AM
Exhibitor Showcase and Break

10:30 AM–12 PM

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine

Shana Tarter

Tech Talk: Safety, Communication, and Navigation in the Backcountry

Chip Noble

Use of Participant Agreements: Releases and Related Issues core workshop icon

Catherine Hansen-Stamp

 

10 Steps to Better Risk Management

Alex Kosseff

Keeping Field Staff Fresh: A Model for Ongoing Training

Rebecca Bear, Jeremy Oyen

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

Performing Under Pressure

core workshop icon

Deb Ajango

Risk Management: An Ocean Rowing Perspective

Lloyd Figgins

Top 10 General Dos and Don'ts to Avoid in Liability

Tracey Knutson

Grassroots Organizing: A Tool to Shift Your Risk Management Culture

Melanie Mac Innis, Alex Kosseff, Sascha Paris

Stupidity Explored: Mindful Leadership Amplified

Lester Zook

3–3:30 PM

Exhibitor Showcase and Break
3:30–5 PM

It Just Got Worse: Managing Conventional and Social Media in Crisis Situations

Skip King

Transplant: Cultural Diversity from City to Wilderness

Milosz Pierwola

Screening the Whole Applicant

Anneliese Thies

The Normalization of Deviance

Aram Attarian

Buried: A Mountain Guide's Reflection on a Tragedy

Ken Wylie

5–7 PM Social Hour and Keynote Dinner
7:30–8:30 PM
Keynote Address Captain Andy Chase
9:00pm Conference Ends

 

 


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