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Tuesday, February 12
 

11:00am

11:30am

Lunch
Tuesday February 12, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - James B

12:30pm

Conference Welcome & Thanks to Our Sponsors
Sponsors
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AIG

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AON

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FM Global

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McGowan Program Administrators

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Riggs Counselman Michaels & Downes Inc.

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Safety National

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Travelers

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Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage Inc.

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Tuesday February 12, 2019 12:30pm - 12:35pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

12:35pm

Effective Risk Management in Experiential Education Programming
(Core Competency #1: Risk Management Technical Skills) This session will introduce risk management theories and methods used in experiential and adventure-based education. Presenters will discuss how risk management is different in these two settings and how to effectively address issues in these contexts. Attendees also will learn risk management techniques and concepts that can be applied to outdoor programs or affiliate organization programs taking place on their campuses. This session will be interactive and will involve opportunities for discussion and application of the ideas presented.

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

+ Learn about pedagogies and frameworks related to experiential and adventure-based education
+ Explore differences in institutional risk management practices for an adventure-based academic program, co-curricular trips program, and on-campus challenge course
+ Examine ways to integrate this information into their professional practice and with colleagues on their home campuses

Moderators
avatar for Julie Groves (moderator)

Julie Groves (moderator)

Wake Forest University, Director, Risk Services

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Fisher

Meghan Fisher

Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Elon University
Meghan Fisher serves as the Assistant Director of Administrative Services at Elon University where she oversees the university's general liability insurance policies and risk management practices and procedures. Meghan currently serves as a lead of the Health, Safety & Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Evan Small

Evan Small

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventures, Elon University
Evan Small serves at the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventures at Elon University where he oversees outdoor education programming and teaches in the School of Education. Evan's background includes a strong focus on social justice, service-learning, risk... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2019 12:35pm - 1:50pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

1:50pm

2:00pm

Round Table Discussions
This round table discussion session will provide attendees a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers in an informally-moderated environment. The planning committee will serve as your moderators.

Tuesday February 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

3:15pm

3:30pm

The Case of the Missing Study-abroad Student
(Core Competency #4: Organizational Engagement) Learn how the Rhode Island School of Design International Incident Response Team (IIRT) responded when a parent called to tell us that his son never arrived at the airport back home after his international program ended. We will review the risk management strategies that we employ prior to travel with our faculty and students, and then walk through our response when we got the call that a student was missing. During the session, the presenter will share resources, such as our campus response chart for all international incidents and a list of questions to use for gathering information when a student abroad is reported as missing.

Session attendees will leave with a better understanding of:

+ What to think about when selecting students for international programs
+ What type of predeparture training can help students and faculty studying abroad
+ how to respond to a missing student report, including which insurance policies are activated

Moderators
avatar for Keesha Trim (moderator)

Keesha Trim (moderator)

Director, Risk Management & Insurance, University of Richmond

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Howley

Jennifer Howley

Risk & Emergency Manager, Rhode Island School of Design
Jennifer Howley is the Risk & Emergency Manager at Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked at RISD since 2007 and has led the Risk and Emergency Management programs since 2013. In her work, she created a formal emergency management structure and has organized teams dedicated... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

4:30pm

Sponsor Hosted Reception
Sponsors
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AIG

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AON

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FM Global

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avatar for McGowan Program Administrators

McGowan Program Administrators

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avatar for Riggs Counselman Michaels & Downes Inc.

Riggs Counselman Michaels & Downes Inc.

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avatar for Safety National

Safety National

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Travelers

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avatar for Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage Inc.

Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage Inc.

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Tuesday February 12, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Rocketts Landing
 
Wednesday, February 13
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday February 13, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

8:00am

Reflections from Day One & Thanks to Our Sponsors
Moderators
avatar for Chauncey Fagler (moderator)

Chauncey Fagler (moderator)

Executive Director & CRO, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium

Wednesday February 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

8:15am

An Enterprise Approach to Clery Act Risk Management
(Core Competency #4: Organizational Engagement) Institutions today face larger fines, more investigations, voluminous guidance, and stricter enforcement related to the Clery Act. Even as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has curtailed the breadth of Title IX investigations, the act’s enforcement process has quickened, and fines have risen steeply, more than doubling since the law was enacted. Historically, institutions viewed Clery Act compliance as a public safety function. While that perspective was never accurate, since the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization amendments to the act, such a myopic view makes compliance failures a certainty. Clery Act failings not only make headlines about larger schools like Penn State and the University of Montana, but also are reported for smaller institutions like Occidental College and the University of St. Thomas. This session will show participants that an interdisciplinary collaboration on Clery Act compliance across campus is essential. The session will cover the enforcement process used by ED, important gap identification strategies, and proven processes for enhancing compliance to make campuses safer.

As a result of participating in this session, each attendee will:

+ Understand, at a high level, what the Clery Act requires, where to find detailed guidance, and how ED identifies an institution for various types of reviews
+ Appreciate the increasing risks posed by Clery Act requirements, especially since the Violence Against Women Act
+ Acquire concrete strategies and actual tools to improve their institution’s compliance, thus reducing their institution’s risk

Moderators
avatar for Julie Groves (moderator)

Julie Groves (moderator)

Wake Forest University, Director, Risk Services

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Gates

Gabe Gates

Assistant Vice President for Clery Compliance, University of Virginia
Gabe Gates is the inaugural Assistant Vice President for Clery Compliance at the University of Virginia working collaboratively across the University, particularly with colleagues in compliance, student affairs, Title IX, university police, athletics, environmental health and safety... Read More →
avatar for Michael Webster

Michael Webster

Director for Regulatory Compliance, Margolis Healy
In January of 2015, Mike was appointed the Director for Regulatory Compliance at Margolis Healy. He helps clients comply with the Clery Act and Title IX, and contributes to teams delivering Public Safety Management Studies ™. Since joining Margolis Healy in 2010 as an Associate... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

9:30am

9:45am

Liability for Negligent Security in a Changing Mass Casualty Landscape
(Core Competency #2: Strategic Management) This session will explore all the elements that make up an institution’s current security landscape. These include the current climate of shifting threats as well as the evolving mitigation techniques that feed into negligent security as a liability claim and security as a market force. We will explain the current threat landscape, from global terrorism threats and their domestic implications to more common violent crime trends. We will then explain how those trends feed into shifting concepts of “foreseeable threats” and “reasonable security measures” with respect to a premises liability / negligent security case. We will delve deeper into student and parent expectations, plus best practices by institutions.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees:

+ Better understand the current terrorism and mass casualty landscape
+ Better understand what makes up a negligent security liability case and the rising bar defendants must meet to defeat a negligent security claim
+ Take away strategies to proactively prepare to defend potential cases as well as strategies for mitigating the chance of, or at least damage from, acts of violence on campus

Moderators
avatar for Peggy Axelrod (moderator)

Peggy Axelrod (moderator)

Director, Budget and Risk Management, Marymount University

Speakers
avatar for Matthew J. Kelly Jr.

Matthew J. Kelly Jr.

Global Leader – General & Emerging Liability, AIG
Matt Kelly works in-house and with clients to address existing and potential claims and existing and emerging loss drivers, particularly those related to litigation exposures. He analyzes issues across the spectrum of third-party liabilities that businesses encounter – safety... Read More →
avatar for Kim Nimmo

Kim Nimmo

Director, Risk Management, Lehigh University
Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management at Lehigh University, maintains and implements the University’s insurance policies, Enterprise Risk Management program, as well as the University’s emergency preparedness, crisis management and business continuity plans. He has extensive... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

10:45am

11:00am

Never Been Without a Phone: Millennials, Distractions, and Challenges to Safety on Campus
(Core Competency #2: Strategic Management) Three seconds is how long it typically takes to drive across a football field, send a text message, or change the channel on the radio. It’s also the amount of time many drivers (or walkers) are engaged in distracted activities that can impact their safety. We’ve all seen students crossing the street against the light while their faces are buried in their cell phones. We’ve all seen them talking on their phones while carding into a building without noticing the person behind them piggybacking through the door. Building a safety culture on campus with a generation that has never known life without a smart phone or social media is hard. Using a PBS documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel, this session focuses on the challenges, opportunities and evolving best practices needed to raise awareness of the hazards of cell phone distractions on campus.

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

+ Understand the impact of cell phone distractions on campus safety
+ Become familiar with resources for increasing awareness of distracted driving/walking
+ Learn about best practices and policies for managing the hazards of cell phone distractions

Moderators
avatar for Kim Nimmo (Moderator)

Kim Nimmo (Moderator)

Director, Risk Management, Lehigh University
Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management at Lehigh University, maintains and implements the University’s insurance policies, Enterprise Risk Management program, as well as the University’s emergency preparedness, crisis management and business continuity plans. He has extensive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Hersey

Sherry Hersey

Marketing Strategy Lead, Travelers
Sherry serves as the Marketing Strategy Lead for Business Insurance at Travelers. Prior to her current role at Travelers, Sherry served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Ace International Life Insurance, Director of International Insurance for Citigroup, and Regional Financial Officer... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Rauluk

Ruth Rauluk

AVP Risk Management & Procurement, Point Park University
Ruth is a procurement and risk management professional who began her higher education career by establishing Point Park University’s first centralized procurement operation. Today her role has expanded to managing the University's contract, risk management, and enterprise risk management... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom

12:00pm

Conference Closing & Thanks to Our Sponsors
Sponsors
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AIG

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AON

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FM Global

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McGowan Program Administrators

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avatar for Riggs Counselman Michaels & Downes Inc.

Riggs Counselman Michaels & Downes Inc.

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avatar for Safety National

Safety National

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avatar for Travelers

Travelers

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avatar for Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage Inc.

Turner Surety and Insurance Brokerage Inc.

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Wednesday February 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown - Kanawha Ballroom