Sessions & Workshops

Event Contingency Planning

How does an organization keep an event running when a disruption occurs? By executing its Event Contingency Plans. But first, you must have one. Learn the types of disruptions that can affect a meeting or an event and how to develop a strategy to handle these unforeseen occurrences. We will discuss Contingency Planning vs. Emergency Response, the principles of emergency management, the components of a good Event Contingency Plan and how to get started.


Session participants will:

  • Understand the five phases of emergency management and how they apply to Event Contingency Plan
  • Learn the components of a Event Contingency Plan and how to develop one;
  • “Be exposed” to the Threats and Hazards that can impact an organization;
  • Understand the importance of creating, maintaining, and testing an Event Contingency Plan;
  • Discuss lessons learned from both previously experienced disasters and future disasters that could affect their organization.

Program Outline:

  • Contingency Planning vs. Emergency Response
  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Threats & Hazards
  • What’s in an Event Contingency Plan
  • How to Develop a Plan
  • Q & A
  • Resources & Wrapup

Length: 60 to 90 minutes

Audience: This session is positioned for entry-level attendees through those with some continuity planning experience.