AWR 167 - Risk Management

Course Description:

The Sport Event Risk Management course is designed to build sport and special event risk management capabilities for community-wide collaboration and mitigation. Through activity-based training modules, safety and security teams will increase their knowledge of planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous improvement practices.  The expectation is for participants to return to their respective sport venues and coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system.

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


  • Public safety agencies
  • Risk management personnel
  • Emergency management
  • Event management and operations
  • Athletic departments
  • Host community response agencies
  • Venue owners and operators
  • Government


  • Threat Identification
  • Multi-agency collaboration
  • Risk assessment 
  • Sport security planning
  • Protective measures
  • Sport event staff training
  • Continuous improvement

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Registration Requirement:

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

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours) CEUs: 1.6 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule:

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
2/20/2018 2/21/2018 Davis, CA Register Here
2/20/2018 2/21/2018 West Palm Beach, FL Registration Handled Locally
3/5/2018 3/6/2018 Perry, GA Register Here
3/5/2018 3/6/2018 San Antonio, TX Registration Managed Locally
3/6/2018 3/7/2018 Everett, WA Registration Managed Locally
3/13/2018 3/14/2018 West Monroe, LA Registration Managed Locally
3/14/2018 3/15/2018 Lincoln, NE Registration Managed Locally
3/26/2018 3/27/2018 Fresno, CA Register Here
3/27/2018 3/28/2018 New Orleans, LA Registration Managed Locally
4/3/2018 4/4/2018 Ithaca, NY Register Here
4/9/2018 4/10/2018 Orange County, CA Registration Managed Locally
4/11/2018 4/12/2018 Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt University) Register Here
4/16/2018 4/17/2018 Columbus, OH Registration Managed Locally
4/25/2018 4/26/2018 Nashville, TN (Belmont University) Registration Managed Locally
4/30/2018 5/1/2018 Springfield, MO Registration Managed Locally
5/7/2018 5/8/2018 Anchorage, AK Register Here
5/15/2018 5/16/2018 Norfolk, VA Registration Managed Locally
5/22/2018 5/23/2018 Waco, TX Registration Managed Locally
5/22/2018 5/23/2018 Providence, RI Registration Managed Locally
5/22/2018 5/23/2018 Riverside, CA Registration Managed Locally
5/29/2018 5/30/2018 Natchitoches, LA Registration Managed Locally
6/4/2018 6/5/2018 Durham, NC Register Here
6/11/2018 6/12/2018 Amherst, MA Registration Managed Locally
6/19/2018 6/20/2018 Philadelphia, PA Registration Managed Locally
7/23/2018 7/24/2018 Columbia, SC Registration Managed Locally
7/23/2018 7/24/2018 Evanston, IL Register Here
8/2/2018 8/3/2018 Cleveland, OH Registration Managed Locally