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2010 WRMC Workshop Schedule
This year's conference features 70% new workshops and 24 new speakers!


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 agenda* around your feedback. Come prepared to learn, participate, and improve your risk management program!

*updated 7/16/10


 
 

 

Pre - Conference Workshops
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
8:00am- 5:00pm
Wilderness First Responder Recertification - Gates Richards    
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
7:30am- 8:00am Pre - conference Workshop Registration - Lobby
8:00am- 5:00pm
Wilderness First Responder Recertification - Gates Richards NOLS Risk Management Training - Liz Tuohy Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management - Paul Nicolazzo

 

Thursday, October 14, 2010
7:30am- 8:00am Pre - conference Workshop Registration - Lobby
8:00am- 5:00pm
Wilderness First Responder Recertification - Gates Richards NOLS Risk Management Training - Liz Tuohy Effective Outdoor Program Design & Management - Paul Nicolazzo

Sharing in Safety — Risk Management for Corps - Jill Baum

Urban Program Risk Management Intensive - Rebecca Bear  
Thursday, October 14, 2010 [half day]
1:00pm- 5:00pm
What The Courts Want Us to Know - Hot Issues, Hot Cases - Reb Gregg and Cathy Hansen - Stamp Using Case Studies as a Risk Management Teaching Methodology - Deb Ajango Managing Risk With Volunteer Leaders - Alex Kosseff, Brenda Porter and Leigh Jackson - Magennis

AMGA Top Rope Site “Tools of the Trade” and Other Tricks - Ed Crothers

 
5:00pm- 7:00pm Early Conference Registration


Conference Workshops
Thursday, October 14, 2010
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00pm - 8:30pm Conference Opening, Mike Gauthier

Friday, October 15, 2010
8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibitor Showroom & Bookshop Hours
  STAFFT TRAINING & DECISION–MAKING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION FIELD PRACTICES LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS EMERGENCY PLANNING AND CRISIS RESPONSE
8:30am - 10:00am Ambushed by Myself: Growing Beyond Several Unexpected Leadership Pitfalls - Lester Zook Small Program Risk Management - Justin Talbot Behavioral Risk Management - preventing critical incidents in the field - Sky Gray and Kevin Moeller Chose Words Carefully... What You Say Matters! - Wilma Gray Getting beyond operator error: using systems to analyze accidents - Jeff Jackson
10:00am- 10:30am
Exhibitor Showcase and Break
10:30am 12:00pm
Evacuation Decision-making - Deb Ajango Managing Risk from Behind the Desk (a systems-based approach) - Josh Cole, Mitsu Iwasaki and Steve Smith Fundamentals of River Rescue: Not a discipline unto itself - Cody Harris Navigating Between Safety and Liability - Frances Mock and Bill Frederick Crisis Management: A Preplan in Action - Drew Leemon
12:00pm- 1:15pm
Break and Exhibitor Showcase
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Effective Phone Interviews - Gates Richards Medical and Psychological Screening for Outdoor Programs - David Johnson and Billy Roos Managing Urban Adolescents in the Field: Front Country and Backcountry Considerations - Alexander Chu Fundamental Legal Issues - Cathy Hansen - Stamp Internal and External Critical Incident Reviews - Jed Williamson and Jay Satz
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break and Exhibitor Showcase
3:30 - 4:30pm (60 min)
When Judgement Fails - Brendan Madden Risk Management and Technology - Peter DeRogo and Hannah Burgard Betting the Farm: Risk Propensity and Field Applications - Alan Ewert and Jay Whitacre "Standards in the Recreation Industry - What Does that Mean and How Does it Effect Your Operation?" - Tracey Knutson That Would Never Happen In My Program! - Rhonda Mickelson
4:45 - 6:00pm Structured Networking

Saturday, October 16, 2010
8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibitor Showroom & Bookshop Hours (bookshop closes at 3:30pm)
  STAFFT TRAINING & DECISION–MAKING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION FIELD PRACTICES LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS EMERGENCY PLANNING AND CRISIS RESPONSE
8:30am - 10:00am
Risk Management Lessons from the Aviation Industry - Clark Glenn Essential Eligibility Criteria – A Risk Management Tool - Janet Zeller and Cathy Hansen - Stamp Utilizing Pre - Program and Dynamic Hazard Identification - Mark Vermeal What to Expect if Your Prgram Gets Sued - An Overview of a Lawsuit - Tony Clapp Accidents in Outdoor Pursuits – Their Causes and Cures - Jed Willimason and Aram Attarian
10:00am- 10:30am
Break and Exhibitor Showcase
10:30am- 12:00pm
Is Your Outdoor Adventure Program Safe? Balancing Staff Competency with Program Design - Paul Nicolazzo Insurance Basics - What you need to know! - Rick Braschler Understanding and Managing Negative Adolescent Behavior in the Wilderness Setting - Doug Mahon Your Participant Agreement - What's Going on Here? - Reb Gregg

Promoting Risk for its Rewards: Transforming the Argument - Christopher Barnes
12:00pm- 1:00pm
Break
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Medical Topics - New, Controversial and Old - Dave Johnson
Land Management Panel - Jay Satz and Jen Lamb Pro - active Policies That Assist in Reducing Medical Issues in Wilderness Programs - Kirk Shimeall, Edwin Weih and Ron Koning Haubner & Miller vs. Abercrombie & Kent: Case study of an ongoing lawsuit - Ross Cloutier Risk Management: The Traumatic Aftermath - Will Marling
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Training Your Staff to be Risk Managers - Liz Tuohy
Crossing the Border Matters: Practical Risk Management in International Settings - Mark Ritchie and Brendan Carroll Backcountry Lightning "Safety?" - John Gookin Ask the Lawyers Panel - Reb Gregg, Catherine Hansen - Stamp, Wilma Gray, Tony Clapp, Frances Mock, and Tracey Knutson  
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Keynote Dinner and Awards Ceremony
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Keynote Speaker, Mark Udall
9:30pm Conference Ends

 


 
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