September Education Event
September 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am MDTVaries
Join RMPCMA for our 3rd Education Event!
September 21, 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora
8:30 AM- Registration
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM- Education Program- Speaker Brenda Rivers, President & CEO of Andavo Meetings
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM- New Member Orientation
Mitigating Meeting Disaster: Creating Safe Meetings In an Unsafe World
After 25 successful years as a CEO in the Meeting & Incentive industry, Brenda Rivers, J.D., knew there was a better way to ensure her meeting clients were not only ready but able to deal with whatever potential disaster could come their way. In this content rich session, Brenda will share a new, collaborative approach to building, executing and most importantly, selling your C-Suite on an exceptional and cost-effective method for ensuring your company is ready… for anything. Participants will engage in a discovery process that puts their crisis management skills to the test. Using interactive polling and a crisis scenario exercise, participants will understand how to fulfill their duty of care, how to handle their own fear and panic and how to develop a customized crisis management plan for their organization. Standards for meeting risk management (MRM) are necessary in order to meet the duty of care to keep attendees safe. A vulnerability study is the basis for the development of a crisis management and communication plan that is integrated in each meeting design. Meeting the duty of care will insure that the organization’s financial and legal integrity is protected, and its reputation is preserved.
About the Speaker:
Brenda Rivers, JD, is the founder and CEO of Andavo Meetings, Incentives and Consulting. With a background is in hospitality law, she is certified by Institute of Crisis Management. Over the past twenty-five years, spanning 75 countries, Rivers and her team have guided Fortune 1000 companies and non-profits through event disruptions and catastrophes that include hurricanes, ice storms, serious medical emergencies, bomb threats, hecklers, homicide and even a horse running wild! She firmly believes that with today’s climate unpredictability, natural disasters, pandemics, acts of terrorism and active shooters there is a heightened duty of care for meeting sponsors to protect the safety of participants and safeguard the financial integrity and reputation of their organizations. In her experience Rivers finds that corporations have extensive risk management and legal teams who manage corporate risk, most corporate crisis plans fail to address the serious threats to an organization’s meetings and events.
Rivers and her team have developed a unique, interactive and empowering risk management strategy which aims to prepare event management teams for potential major event crises and threats, including pandemics, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In addition to training meeting teams, Rivers also speaks at the Hospitality Law Conference on the duty of care owed by organizations to keep their meeting attendees safe.
RMPCMA Would like to thank the following sponsors: