October 30, 2019 - As meeting planners, you are constantly planning for everything, but we hope you don't forget to plan for unexpected disturbances and crises. Especially in this day and age, we all need to have plans and strategies for dealing with terrorists, active shooters, strikes, and other disruptions. These articles may help you develop those emergency and crisis plans.
"Woulda-coulda-shoulda" regrets are never more painful than when we must admit, in retrospect, we didn't have a contingency plan in place. (Item #1)
The reality is that while you can't foresee and prevent many crises, there are steps that every planner should take to ensure they are prepared to handle any issue that comes along, as part of their "duty of care." (Item #2)
A strong and up-to-date plan should be in place to ensure the safety and security of attendees regardless of where a meeting is held. (Item #3)
No matter the size or location of the area you are trying to protect, following these steps will help you have a safe and enjoyable event for your attendees and staff. (Item #4)
These resources may be helpful when developing your emergency/crisis plan for meetings. (Item #5)
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