Full course description
What you'll learn:
In the interest of preparing to work in sports facilities management, this course will explore the dark crevices of every event professional’s nightmares. Attorney Steven A. Adelman, whose practice focuses on risk management at live events, will teach you to be situationally aware in environments where attendees pay little attention to their own safety. We will use case studies from a variety of venues and events to pose the question, “What could go wrong?” Then we will separate the shiny objects from the more routine risks in order to identify what a reasonable safety and security plan might look like for a given event. The course will be supplemented by interviews with smart and interesting venue and event professionals from around the world.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the legal duty of event organizers to provide reasonable safety and security for all business invitees;
- Apply their enhanced situational awareness of the risks that exist at live events that exist in lesser forms or not at all at other types of public accommodations;
- Provide practical application of risk mitigation measures at live events, including the meaning and significance of emergency action plans, principles of crowd management, the limitations of crowds’ ability to perceive and react and the resulting importance of communication, modern security technology, and low-tech low-cost methods that still work.
Who is this course designed for:
What you'll receive:
To help professionals who work in public venues, security, law enforcement, and other areas that are directly affected by venue security improve on the legal and strategic considerations when securing the venues.
Meet the instructor
Steven A. Adelman’s practice focuses on risk management, safety and security at live event venues. He leads crowd management training, conducts risk assessements, and reviews and writes emergency action plans for venues and event organizers throughout North America. He has also been engaged as an expert witness in some of the most significant lawsuits in the live event industry. In addition to his law practice, Steve Adelman is Vice President of a non-profit organization, the Event Safety Alliance. He can often be found pondering the question, "What could go wrong?" At Arizona State University, Steve teaches "Risk Management in Venues" through the Sports Law and Business program, a joint offering of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the W.P. Carey School of Business.