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Thursday, April 11 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Design and Use of Tabletop Exercises for Emergency Planning

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(Core Competency #4: Organizational Engagement) Every school will face a crisis from time to time, and we know that the handling of that crisis has far-reaching implications for the institution’s reputation. The actions of the crisis team – how well prepared they are, how quickly they respond, and how they handle communication – can make or break the school’s reputation. Tabletop exercises, which bring together members of the institution’s crisis team to deal with a simulated disaster scenario, are one of the best risk management tools available for emergency planning. This session will show how your school can make these sessions more beneficial and interesting, as well as how you can use them to prepare more of your school’s community for the inevitable crisis.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:

+Understand how tabletop exercises improve the ability to effectively respond to crisis situations
+ Learn best practices for designing and implementing tabletop exercises
+ Acquire different ideas on how to use tabletop exercises to more fully engage the campus community and raise awareness about what to do during a crisis

Moderators
avatar for Mary C. Dewey (moderator)

Mary C. Dewey (moderator)

Director of Risk Management & Safety, University of Vermont
Mary C. Dewey, CPCU, ARM, CIC, DRM, is the Director of Risk Management & Safety at the University of Vermont, where she has worked since 1988. She oversees a comprehensive risk management program for occupational health and safety, fire and life safety, environmental health and safety... Read More →

Speakers
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Marcy Bauers

Senior Risk Managment Consultant, Fred C. Church Inc.
Marcy Bauers is a Senior Risk Management Consultant for Fred C. Church Insurance, an independent regional broker headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. Marcy has more than 25 years experience providing risk management support and service to educational institutions. She works directly... Read More →
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Brian Burns

Director of Compliance and Risk Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Brian Burns is currently the director of compliance and risk management at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Brian’s career in higher education spans more than 30 years. He began his career on the business side of the house, where he held roles managing budgets, real estate and... Read More →
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Chris Duble

Account Executive/CEO, Fred C. Church Inc.
Chris Duble is the Chief Executive Officer of Fred C. Church Insurance, an independent regional broker headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. Chris co-founded the Education Practice at Fred C. Church in 1994 – since then, they have become the leading provider of insurance brokerage... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel-Symphony Ballroom A

Attendees (5)