MGT-440: Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management

MGT-440: Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management







This course is scenario-based, focusing on event planning, incident management, and policy-level decision-making. The course is intended to prepare participants for the response to a large-scale incident during sporting or special events. Participants will engage in three all-hazard, simulation-supported (Biological, Mass Casualty, Active Shooter, Improvised Explosive Device (IED), HAZMAT, or natural disaster), emergency response exercises to hone individual and team decision-making skills from a Policy Group, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Incident Command Post perspective.

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.


  • Event Action Planning
  • Incident Action Planning
  • Critical Considerations
  • Governance and Strategic Policy Considerations
  • Evacuation and Sheltering


  • Athletic Departments
  • Executive Management/Owners
  • 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 Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Hospitals, Medical Centers
  • Other State and Local Agency Representatives

Recommended Training

  • A working knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS) and Emergency Center (EOC) processes is highly recommended. IS-700.B, IS-800.D, IS-100.C, IS-200.C, ICS-300

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
Mar 5, 2024Mar 7, 2024Salt Lake City, UTClick Here
Apr 2, 2024Apr 4, 2024Oak Forest, ILClick Here
Apr 16, 2024Apr 18, 2024Erie, PAClick Here
May 21, 2024May 23, 2024Gainesville, FLClick Here

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