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
May 21, 2024May 23, 2024Gainesville, FLClick Here

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