MGT-466: Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment

MGT-466: Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment







The Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment course brings first and emergency responders, government, and commercial facilities professionals together to prepare or enhance risk management and assessment programs. The course introduces methodologies designed to complement and expand on national critical infrastructure framework guidelines. The training leverages a combination of exercises, discussions, and activities to optimize participant experience.

The training is applicable across the United States regardless of the venue size, capacity, or type of event. Those who successfully complete this course should be able to use this training to develop or improve risk management and assessment programs for any sport or special event venue.

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.


  • Risk Management Principles/Concepts
  • Identifying and Assessing Risk
  • Risk Prioritization
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Evaluating Mitigation Strategies
  • Application of Risk Management


  • Risk Managers
  • Venue/Event Managers
  • Event Planners
  • Venue/Event Operations
  • Facility Managers
  • Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Protective Security Advisors
  • Special Event Officers/Liaisons
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Frontline Staff Supervisors
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Public Health
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Event Promoters

Recommended Training

  • AWR-167, Sport and Special Event Risk Management
  • IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-200.C: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction

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, 2024Abilene, TXClick Here
Feb 22, 2024Feb 23, 2024Benton Harbor, MIClick Here
Feb 28, 2024Feb 29, 2024Steelton/Harrisburg, PAClick Here
Feb 28, 2024Feb 29, 2024New Orleans, LAClick Here
Mar 20, 2024Mar 21, 2024Wilmington, NCClick Here
Mar 26, 2024Mar 27, 2024Dallas, TXClick Here
Apr 25, 2024Apr 26, 2024Richmond, VAClick Here
Jun 4, 2024Jun 5, 2024Crowley, LAClick Here
Jun 25, 2024Jun 26, 2024Lauderdale Lakes, FLClick Here
Jun 25, 2024Jun 26, 2024Lebanon, OHClick Here
Jul 16, 2024Jul 17, 2024Durham, NCClick Here

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