Meeting/Event Crisis Response Planning

How does an organization keep a meeting/event running when a disruption occurs? By executing its Crisis Response Plan. 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 Crisis Management vs. Emergency Response, the principles of emergency management, the components of a good Meeting/Event Crisis Response Plan and how to get started.


Session participants will:

  • Understand the five phases of emergency management and how they apply to Event Crisis Response Planning
  • Learn the components of a Crisis Response 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 Crisis Response Plan;
  • Discuss lessons learned from both previously experienced disasters and future disasters that could affect their organization.

Program Outline:

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

Length: 60 to 90 minutes

Audience: This session is positioned for any level attendee.