International school programs take on tremendous responsibilities and risk each year.
The pressure and stress of offering a multitude of experiential curricular and co-curricular programs can take a toll on the school administration and in particular, the Athletic/ Activity Director(s). The AD is also likely to be involved when a crisis hits the program. This workshop explores the use of best practices in risk management and how these practices can assist program administrators, teachers, coaches and advisors as they manage their curricular and co-curricular programs. Topics will range from background checks and child protection, to emergency medical protocols both on and off campus. Participants will take part in a variety of case studies, interactive emergency response scenarios, and discussions on the current research and standards for program planning and risk management.
Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Coaches, Activity Sponsors, & Co-Curricular Program Managers seeking to define and improve their operational procedures & practice.
Rick Nelson is the Manager of Safety and Prevention for the International School Bangkok. Rick brings extensive experience working internationally with school and experiential education programs.
Rick served as the Athletic and Activity Director for international schools in Poland, Hawaii, Romania and Vietnam. He also served ten years as the K-12 District wide Youth Development Coordinator for the White Bear Lake School District in Minnesota, USA.
Rick is a seasoned program leader and instructor and has lead outdoor adventure and cultural immersion trips for students throughout North America, Europe and parts of South America, Asia and Africa. Rick has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, is a Certified Professional Coach and has served as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician.