Increasingly I’ve been tempted to answer my phone with “You’ve got a crisis, how can I help?” As a result of helping sport organizations better manage the “things that are keeping you up at night” through the Risk Management Project we’ve been partnering on with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in … [Read more...] about So you’ve got a Crisis, now what?
I recently had the pleasure of joining the leadership team for the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) at its Forward Command Centre prior to the event as well as during the race. The marathon, organized by the Canada Running Series, is Canada’s second largest marathon, host to … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon
This is the second of a two-part blog. Read part one here. I recently participated in several excellent webinars on the topic of emergency planning, including how the Calgary non-profit sector responded to the southern Alberta floods in 2013, and how the telecommunications company TELUS responded … [Read more...] about Emergency Preparedness Planning & Lessons from Recent Natural Disasters: Part 2
This is the first of a two-part blog. Read part two here. Earlier this year I hosted a webinar on emergency preparedness planning for events and this topic continues to be a hot-button issue for sport leaders. We are working with several clients on event-specific risk management projects and as … [Read more...] about Emergency Preparedness Planning & Lessons from Recent Natural Disasters: Part 1
Hosting a successful sport event involves many factors, some of which involve taking risks or exposing your organization to potential risks. Minimizing risk during the hosting of your events helps to avoid possible injuries, legal consequences, and a negative participant experience. As events are … [Read more...] about Sport Events & Risk Management – More Than Just a Broken Arm
With the recent successes and the rising popularity of Canadian Olympic athletes, more and more sponsorship dollars are gravitating towards amateur sport. A few statistics from the 2013 Canadian Sponsorship Landscape Study are shared below that highlight this reality (see footnote ). Naturally, … [Read more...] about Developing a Sponsorship Package