First Do No Harm...
Having recently executed an event in Milwaukee
The event with only 40 or so attendees had a five page policy and procedure document given to each team lead to read, review, contribute to and share with their staff so we were all on the same safety/risk management page. For anyone who has heard either Joan Eisenstodt or Julia Rutherford Silvers, CSEP speak on the topic of risk management, one would NEVER attempt to even venture out of bed, or at the best their home, much less attempt to coordinate a meeting or event! But life must go on and so much the show….
Are we doing all we can to ensure the safety of not just our attendees, but our team members of staff and strategic partners as well? Are we engaging them in the active process of planning and GAP analysis to see if we’ve missed anything? It might sound silly, but I sincerely believe that each planner has equal responsibility in assuming a Hippocratic Oath to “first do no harm”. It’s always better to be safe vs. sorry. What say you?
Have you any experiences good, bad or ugly you’d like to share?