MGT-404: Sports and Special Events Incident Management

MGT-404: Sports and Special Events Incident Management







This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). At the end of the course, a practical application exercise can be customized to the facility where the course is held.

This course has a limited offering with priority to large venue sporting and special events.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS⁴) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&M University System.


  • Incident Management for Sports/Special Events
  • National Incident Management System
  • Business Continuity Considerations
  • After Action Reporting
  • Incident Action Planning
  • Resource Management Process


  • Athletic Departments
  • Operators of Large Arenas/Venues
  • Campus Emergency Management, Administration, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Affairs and Sports Information, and Physical Plant/Public Works
  • Local Elected Officials
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Other State and Local Agency Representatives
  • Media Representatives

Recommended Training

  • IS-200.C: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200 or equivalent basic Incident Command System training
  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management or equivalent training/experience

Registration Requirements

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online here.

Workshop Resources

Course Schedule

Start DateCompletion DateCityOnline Registration
Feb 21, 2024Feb 22, 2024San Francisco, CAClick Here
Feb 21, 2024Feb 22, 2024Wilmington, NCClick Here
Mar 6, 2024Mar 7, 2024Oak Forest, ILClick Here
Mar 26, 2024Mar 27, 2024Kyle, TXClick Here
Apr 2, 2024Apr 3, 2024Aurora, ILClick Here
Apr 9, 2024Apr 10, 2024Conway, ARClick Here
Apr 9, 2024Apr 10, 2024Houston, TXClick Here

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