Thank you to all who joined us at our annual Risk Management Workshop in Heber City. For those who would like to revisit any workshop topic or for those who weren’t able to join us, we have included a workshop breakdown with video & PowerPoint from each presentation.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Selling Risk—Top Down and Bottom Up: Dean Coughenour
Getting others to understand the importance of risk management is not always an easy task. Mr. Coughenour, a regular speaker for the Public Risk Managers Association will share his strategies to promote risk management to all levels of your agency’s management.
Drones—Privacy and Safety: Professor Randy Dryer
Drones continue to grow in popularity, as new uses for them are implemented every day. For the public agency risk manager, concerns regarding how the agency is using drones are compounded by the need to also address how others are using drones in public arena.
Cyber Risk Responsibilities: Sergeant Jeffrey Plank, Dean Sapp, Elaina Maragakis
In an increasingly technological world, digital threats are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. Managing this risk may be intimidating, yet it is absolutely essential to public safety and continued success. Professionals from the Salt Lake Chamber’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council will be sharing powerful, achievable solutions to help you make your agency cyber secure.
PowerPoint-Sergeant Jeffrey Plank (Available upon request)
Rise in ADA Non-Compliance Claims—How to Be Prepared: Kristin VanOrman
There is clearly a trend of increased claims for non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. VanOrman will discuss this trend, and the things your agency can do to be prepared for an ADA claim.
State Nepotism Laws and How to Handle the Exceptions: Susan Black Dunn and Lewis Black
While exceptions exist in the Prohibiting Employment of Relatives Act, special accommodations must be made when an employee is supervised by a relative. Ms. Dunn will review the Act and provide her thoughts on how to utilize the exceptions in the Act.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Active Shooter: Sergeant Wyatt Weber
The Utah Department of Public Safety has been conducting training on preparedness for active shooter incident. Sergeant Weber will discuss the importance of active shooter training, what is involved in planning for an active shooter exercise, and the basics of how to react if you are caught up in an active shooter incident.
Effective Safety Training Techniques for the Trainer: Danielle Denne
Training is a crucial part of any agency’s risk management efforts. Some training must be tailored to your agency’s specific policies and procedures, which require you to occasionally develop your own training presentations. Ms. Denne will provide insight into how to develop and present an effective training session.
Promoting the Portal—Training for Officials and Employees: Tony Green
On-line training provides your agency a great way to train employees on a wide variety of topics, in a very flexible format, with solid documentation of the training completed. Mr. Green will review how to best utilize the on-line training option to supplement your overall training programs.