Risk Management School

Registration will open in September!

Become a Speaker for Risk Management School.

What is Risk Management School?

Federal Way Community CenterThe purpose of this school is to educate professionals on best practices in risk management for parks, playgrounds, and recreation programs. We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker will be Steve Smith, who will discuss some of the burning questions being confronted by park and recreation professionals. Steve Smith has worked in the outdoor industry for over twenty years, specializing in program quality, risk management, and staff training.  From remote wilderness to urban settings, he has witnessed the transformative power of outcomes-based, powerful outdoor experiences, and he has designed and implemented systems to manage the impact that unexpected incidents can have.

The general sessions available are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of risk management including tools to recognize, assess, and control exposure to loss or injury, and minimize adverse effects or impacts to your agency and program participants. The full program will be available soon!

Who Should Attend?

This program is specifically designed for parks and recreation administrators, managers and supervisors. The curriculum also is appropriate for public works professionals, attorneys, school district personnel and risk managers, as well as port districts, public utility districts, YMCA and other non-profit organizations and related fields.

Jan. 24 - 25, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Federal Way Community Center
876 S 333rd St.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Share Your Hot Topic by Speaking at the Risk Management School

Today's recreation and park professionals must possess certain core competencies to successfully serve our companies, develop our careers, and advance the profession. Dangers and risks can happen in any number of municipalities and staff need to be skilled in handling all situations.

We're looking for local speakers and leaders to present programs, ideas, and industry-leading best practices to prevent risks at the 2018 Risk Management School. This exciting two-day program is from January 24-25 at the Federal Way Community Center. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education credit while gaining invaluable insight into the latest trends and movements of the recreation and park industry.

Are you ready to submit your speaking opportunity?

Fill out the speaker RFP form online now to be considered for the 2018 Risk Management School!

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Some of the topics we are looking for:

  • Aquatics: Staffing and Pool Safety
  • Special Events Risks
  • Active Shooter Risks
  • Case Study: Washington Recreation Law
  • Background Checks: Working with Minors
  • Contractors: Program Contracts and Hiring & Managing Contracts
  • Crisis Communications: Media, Participants, and Families
  • Risky Recreation: Dog Parks, Skate Parks & Off Road Bike Courses
  • Homelessness: Homeless Youth in Recreation
  • LGBTQ Community: Inclusive Programs and Restrooms & Facilities
  • Marijuana & Vaping: Enforcement Laws and Bans
  • Playgrounds and Nature: Incorporating nature into programs and managing risks
  • Signage & Marketing: Marketing reflective of program / when to use signs
  • Pre-Op Checklists: Vans, buses and Machinery Equipment
Hurry! Submissions are due Friday, September 8th