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Risk Management Committee Learning Lab

Risk Management Committee Learning Lab

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM) (CDT)


Located within the A&F Section, the Risk Management Committee consists of park district professionals in a risk management and/or safety role at their agency. This learning lab will feature a presentation of "Being Weather Ready for Outdoor Events" by Mike Bardou with the National Weather Service of Chicago. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register.

Presentation Details:  Weather is a key component of any effective outdoor event action plan. A thorough evaluation of weather hazards and continuous monitoring of evolving hazards can lead to more confident and effective decisions regarding the safety of event-goers. A weather liaison should be designated to maintain situational awareness and be a conduit for information to and from the local National Weather Service (or commercial weather provider). This presentation will discuss planning for weather hazards, considerations for evacuation and sheltering relative to weather threats, the role of the weather liaison and tools available to support that function, and finally NWS support services

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of having a weather safety plan and the importance of calculating the time needed to alert and evacuate/shelter the attendees.
2. Understand the importance of having a designated weather liaison for the event to support planning and decision making.
3. Become familiar with services available from the National Weather Service or other professional meteorologists.

How to Participate: This event will be on Zoom.  Links will be sent to all registrants May 8.

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CEUs: Event is approved for 0.1 CEUs and will only be awarded to members in live attendance for a minimum of 45 minutes (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CTRS, CPRE and CPRP certification).


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Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM) (CDT)
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